Frank Ferrante has been bringing Groucho Marx to life on American stages for three decades.
Enjoy a Fun ‘Night with Groucho’ in Chicago | Theater
Ferrante will once again present his show “An Evening with Groucho” at The Windy City on October 26 at the Spiegeltent ZaZou on the 14th floor of the Cambria Hotel in Chicago.
“This will be the first ‘Groucho’ show I have done since the pandemic,” Ferrante said in a recent telephone interview.
Ferrante is currently playing the role of “Caesar” in the dinner / theater / cabaret type production “Teatro Zinzanni”, also at the Spiegeltent ZaZou.
In “An Evening with Groucho”, members of the audience will hear many jokes, stories and songs familiar to Groucho. They will also hear stories about his famous brothers and other friends in show business.
âA third of the show is improvised and I do a lot of crowd work. It’s different every night,â he said. Ferrante said the show is played in rounds, which makes it fun for him as it has “easy access to the public.”
Ferrante, who became interested in Groucho at the age of nine after watching a Marx Brothers film, has been playing the role of comic book legend for more than 35 years. He portrayed the legendary artist in the production “Groucho: A Life in Revue”, written by the son of comedic actor Arthur, and in the touring production “An Evening with Groucho” over the years.