Looking for something zany and fun to do on St. Patrick’s Day weekend? Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center presents An Evening with Groucho at the Orpheum Theatre in Sioux Falls for two incredible performances.
Award-winning actor/director/playwright Frank Ferrante recreates his PBS, New York and London acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx in this fast paced, 90 minutes of hilarity. Chock full of the best Groucho one-liners, anecdotes and songs, the audience literally becomes part of the show as Ferrante ad-libs his way throughout the performance in grand Groucho style. Ferrante has been dubbed “the greatest living interpreter of Groucho Mark material.”
Accompanied by his onstage pianist, Jim Furmston, Ferrante portrays the young Groucho of stage and film and reacquaints us with the like of brothers Harpo, Chico, Zeppo and Gummo, Charlie Chaplin, W.C. Fields, Greta Garbo, Marx foil Margaret Dumont and MGM’s Louis B. Mayer.
Shows are Saturday, March 17 at 7:30 PM and Sunday March 18 at 2:00 PM at the Orpheum Theater in downtown Sioux Falls and tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children. To reserve your seats, visit www.mysect.org
or call the Sioux Empire Community Theatre at (605) 360-4800. Due to generous event sponsors, proceeds benefit the Black Hills Playhouse and Sioux Empire Community Theatre .
In addition, people may purchase tickets to a St. Patrick’s Day Party hosted by Lt. Gov. Matt Michels for $100 each which includes Irish food, beverages + Groucho performance.
Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center, Pryntcomm, Citi, the South Dakota Community Foundation, Larson Manufacturing, Midcontinent Communications & Harms Oil Company