On Thursday, May 1st, Beaufort Performing Arts is happy to present Say Goodnight, Gracie! This hit Broadway play invites you to spend a hilarious, heart-warming evening in the uplifting company of the world’s favorite–and funniest—centenarian: George Burns! The performance will take place at USCB in downtown Beaufort at 8 pm.
George Burns, whose life spanned one hundred years of American entertainment, is now miraculously alive and kicking in a stunning tour-de-force.  Say Goodnight, Gracie was Broadway’s third longest running solo performance show, was nominated for a 2003 Tony Award for BEST PLAY and won the 2003-04 National Broadway Theatre Award for BEST PLAY.
    In Say Goodnight, Gracie, we discover George in limbo between this world and the next, unable to join his beloved wife and partner Gracie Allen until he gives the Command Performance of his lifetime for God. He looks back upon his impoverished, plucky youth on the lower East Side of New York…his disastrous but tenacious career in Vaudeville…the momentous day when he meets a fabulously talented young Irish girl  named Gracie Ethel Cecile Rosalie Allen…their instant chemistry, with his flawless timing a perfect mate to her dizzy delivery…his wooing her, their marriage and their rise to the pinnacles of Vaudeville, the movies, radio and television.  Gracie’s death forced George to start from square one in life and in his career, eventually achieving an equal level of success as a solo raconteur and Academy Award-winning actor, portraying everything from a Sunshine Boy to God.
     Tickets are on sale now at the USCB Performing Arts Center.  Ticket prices are $40-35-30 and half price for children 12 years old and younger.  Box Office: (843) 521-4145 Monday-Friday 10 am – 5 pm.