'An Evening With Groucho' at Northshore Performing Arts
March 18, 2009 · Updated 10:14 AM
Award-winning actor/playwright Frank Ferrante recreates his acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx in what was described as the fast-paced romp, “An Evening with Groucho,” at 8 p.m. March 21 at the Northshore Performing Arts Center, 18125 92nd Ave. N.E., Bothell. The two-act comedy consists of what the Arts Center proclaimed as Groucho’s best one-liners, anecdotes and songs. The audience becomes part of the show as Ferrante ad-libs his way throughout the performance. Accompanied onstage by pianist Jim Furnston, Ferrante portrays the young Groucho of stage and film and reacquaints fans with the likes of the other Marx brothers (Harpo, Chico, Zeppo and Gummo), Charlie Chaplin, W.C. Fields, Greta Garbo, Margaret Dumont and Louis B. Mayer. Ferrante has played Groucho in numerous incarnations, from New York City to London. He played the title role in “Groucho: A Life in Revue” (written by Marx’s son, Arthur), as well as in revivals of “The Cocoanuts.” Most recently, locals might have seen Ferrante as Chef Caesar in “A Rose in Rio” at Seattle’s Teatro ZinZanni. Tickets for “An Evening with Groucho” are $24 for adults, $20 for seniors and $15 for those under 25. Call 425-408-7988 or 800-992-TIXX. Online, visit www.ticketswest.com.