Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Jamie Farr, George Burns, Snow White: Halloran Centre Launches 3-Show Stage Series

Posted By on Tue, Aug 15, 2017 at 12:57 PM

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I don't normally announce good news with a sad story but when I saw the George Burns show Say Goodnight Gracie on the Halloran Centre's new stage series it reminded me of the time Frank Gorshin told me, with forced enthusiasm, "I might be getting Burnsed out." The original Riddler was as hyperactive as ever when we spoke, but he sounded tired. He'd been sick for a long time and I had a feeling that crack was no joke. It was Gorshin's last interview and Say Goodnight Gracie at the Orpheum was his last performance.

click to enlarge My autographed Frank pic.
  • My autographed Frank pic.
Gorshin was a special kind of mimic and a hard act to follow in any case. Hopefully Memphis will be a better, happier ending gig for Wizards of Waverley Place actor Alan Safier.

M*A*S*H* fans and Tuesdays With Morrie fans can get both in one place when Corporal Maxwell Q. Klinger (AKA Gong Show panelist Jamie Farr) brings his adaptation of Tuesdays With Morrie to town.
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The series closes with the adult fairytale musical Disenchanted, which seems like the perfect show after a couple of blocks workout on the party-bike. Amiright?

At $90 for a season pass, the price is right for this new series. Fun gift for friends who like vintage comedians and girls night out.

For more details, here you go.

TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE starring Jamie Farr
December 2 – 3, 2017
Television icon and star of M*A*S*H Jamie Farr brings this funny and touching stage adaptation of Mitch Albom’s bestselling book to life. Tuesdays is the true story of Mitch, whose chance reunion with former college professor Morrie leads to a weekly master class in the meaning of life.

Alan Safier as George Burns in SAY GOODNIGHT GRACIE
February 17 – 18, 2018
Spend a hilarious, heart-warming evening in the uplifting company of George Burns, the world’s favorite and funniest centenarian. Burns, who spanned over 90 years of American entertainment history, is now alive and kicking – and singing and dancing – in a stunning solo performance for Safier. Say Goodnight Gracie brings to life Burns’s fascinating story.

DISENCHANTED! The Hilarious Hit Musical
March 16 – 17, 2018
Poisoned apples. Glass slippers. Who needs ‘em?! Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in the hilarious hit musical that’s anything but Grimm. Forget the princesses you think you know – the original storybook heroines have come back to life to set the record straight. These royal renegades tossed off their tiaras to bring their hilariously subversive, not-for-the-kiddies musical to you – and what you thought about princesses will never be the same.

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