Laughter has many health benefits, from lowering blood pressure to scaring away snakes. Enjoy some biting wit with this GrouponLive deal.
- $20 for one ticket to see An Evening with Groucho (up to $33 value)
- When: Friday, September 19, at 7:30 p.m.
- Where: Levoy Theatre
- Seating: orchestra or front-mezzanine section
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees
- Click here to view the seating chart
An Evening with Groucho
His bushy mop of hair and thick, greasepaint eyebrows and mustache nearly seal the deal before he even moves. But when Frank Ferrante lopes to center stage, a long cigar clasped between his teeth and his back stooped just so, even an eagle-eyed audience member might think they were watching Groucho Marx in his prime. They wouldn't be the only ones—hand-picked to play Marx by the comedian's son, Ferrante puts on a performance that moved Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune to rave "Frank Ferrante is as good an interpreter of the live Groucho Marx experience as you can find." In his 90-minute one-man show, Ferrante mimics the great comedian's jokes, songs, and ad-libbed one-liner, spreading his infectious energy and necessitating a CDC administration of warm milk.
There was no joy—or Puccini—in Millville when the Wilson Opera House burned to rubble in 1898. Thankfully for entertainment seekers, the Levoy Theatre rose from those ashes just 10 years later. As with many theaters in the National Register of Historic Places, the Levoy witnessed vaudeville's demise when Warner Brothers turned it into a movie house in 1930. Yet the replacement of live comedy with talkies was to the theater's benefit, snaking crowds around the block throughout the '40s. When the age of multiplexes arose, however, the Levoy began to erode, leading to 36 years of vacancy and tumbleweeds rolling past its doors. Then, in 1998, the Levoy Theater Preservation Society formed to save the landmark from extinction and restore its luster. Today, the marquee, facade, and interiors mirror the Levoy of the 1920s, and brand-new seats and a souped-up sound system help audiences forget about the world outside. But despite the times, the Levoy hasn't forgotten its roots, and at its 2012 reopening the silent films of Charles Chaplin and Buster Keaton graced the screen, accompanied by a ragtime orchestra.
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