HAMILTON – The Palace Theater, Hamilton, is pleased to present award-winning actor/director/playwright Frank Ferrante as he recreates his PBS, New York and London acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx, at 8 p.m. Saturday.
The fast paced 90 minute, two-act comedy consists of the best Groucho one-liners, anecdotes and songs including “Hooray for Captain Spalding,” and “Lydia, the Tattooed Lady.” The audience literally becomes part of the show as Ferrante ad-libs his way throughout the performance in grand Groucho style. Accompanied by his onstage pianist, Jim Furmston, Ferrante portrays the young Groucho of stage and film and reacquaints us with the likes of brothers Harpo, Chico, Zeppo and Gummo, Charlie Chaplin, W.C. Fields, Greta Garbo, Marx foil, Margaret Dumont and MGM’s Louis B. Mayer. “Such a performance is rare.” The London Daily Mail;“Artful…Mr. Ferrante’s timing is digital sharp…” The New York Times; “Frank Ferrante is a marvelous Groucho…” Newsday; “Ferrante’s Groucho is a tour de force…” Variety. “An Evening With Groucho is sure to thrill and entertain all ages!”