Program for the Arts

Live performance art expresses something that cannot be expressed any other way. Exposing ourselves to performance art results in us experiencing something new or seeing something we see everyday in a totally different light or from a different perspective. In short, performance art enriches our lives.While a performance itself is ephemeral, what we learn from it lasts a lifetime.

The Dortort Program For The Arts is designed to extend and deepen the theatrical experience. It’s a chance to totally immerse yourself in all this special medium has to offer.

This program is made possible through the generosity of Rose (L”Z) and David (L”Z) Dortort.

Frank Ferrante in An Evening with Groucho


Award-winning actor and director Frank Ferrante recreates his PBS, New York and London

acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx. The hilarity consists of the best Groucho one-liners, anecdotes and songs including "Hooray for Captain Spalding," and "Lydia, the Tattooed Lady." The audience literally becomes part of the show as Ferrante ad-libs in grand Groucho style. Accompanied by his onstage pianist, Ferrante portrays the young Groucho of stage and film and reacquaints us with brothers Harpo, Chico, Zeppo and Gummo, as well as Charlie Chaplin, W.C. Fields, Marx foil, Margaret Dumont and MGM's Louis B. Mayer. A show perfect for all ages!

“Artful...Mr. Ferrante's timing is digital sharp.” ~ The New York Times

"Ferrante's Groucho is a tour de force." ~ Variety

"Truly astounding" ~ Los Angeles Daily News

"Brilliant" ~ The Today Show

"Frank doesn't just do Groucho...he is Groucho." ~ Miriam Marx Allen, Groucho's daughter

Sunday, 1/11/2015, 4-6 p.m.

Premier $45        #15WD7GGP

General $35        #15WD7GGG

Student $18        #15WD7GGS

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