Centerstage presents Frank Ferrante as Groucho Marx in “An Evening with Groucho.” Show times begin at 8 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday at the Knutzen Family Theatre, 3200 S.W. Dash Point Road, Federal Way. Tickets cost $35 for adults, $30 for seniors/military and $15 for people 25 and younger. Tickets are available online at www.CenterstageTheatre.com or by phone, 253-661-1444.
The show features award-winning actor/director/playwright Frank Ferrante, who recreates his acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx in this fast-paced 90 minutes of hilarity. The 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 becomes part of the show as Ferrante ad-libs his way throughout the performance in grand Groucho style. Accompanied by his onstage pianist, Ferrante portrays the young Groucho of stage and film and reacquaints the audience 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.