Frank Ferrante recreates his New York, London and PBS triumph as the legendary Groucho Marx in this fast-paced comedy packed with songs, stories and inspired audience interaction.
All proceeds benefit Mr. Ferrante's alma mater La Salle High School and it's Art Programs. Tickets are still available tickets and may be purchased at the door on a first come, first served basis.
GROUCHO MARX The Marx Brothers revolutionized the world of comedy. From vaudeville to Broadway to film, they made millions laugh with classics like Animal Crackers, Duck Soup and A Night at the Opera. Dubbed by The New York Times as "America's most gifted funny man," Groucho is today considered the father of modern comedy whose influence extends from M*A*S*H to Jerry Seinfeld to Woody Allen. Irreverence, satire, social commentary filtered through ingenious physicality and wordplay are hallmarks of Groucho's humor. Throughout the 1950's, television audiences rediscovered Groucho's wit on You Bet Your Life. At 83, Groucho Marx accepted a special Academy Award for the "unequalled brilliant achievements" of the Marx Brothers.
FRANK FERRANTE Collaborating with the Marx family for two decades, Frank Ferrante was cast off-Broadway in Groucho: A Life in Revue written by Groucho's son Arthur. Performing this role more than 2,000 times, he earned a New York Theatre World Award and a nomination for London's most distinguished honor the Laurence Olivier Award. Mr. Ferrante is an actor and director of film, television and stage, and directed the premiere of the Pulitzer finalist Old Wicked Songs.
JIM FURMSTON (Music Director/Piano) Mr. Furmston's performances have garnered international acclaim in both worlds of classical and popular music. His lively interpretations of classic American composers and affable onstage rapport with Mr. Ferrante have earned high praise among theater-goers and critics alike.
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