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'An Evening with Groucho' - Frank Ferrante
July 13, 2013 / 8pm
Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center
Jammin In July 

'An Evening with Groucho' - Frank Ferante - July 13, 2013The one and only Groucho Marx was an unforgettable figure in this country’s history. The New York Times summed up this comedic genius as “America’s most gifted funny man.” This summer, Centenary Stage Company welcomes the performer that has been recognized and applauded world-wide for his ability to embody this legend. Award-winning actor/director/playwright Frank Ferrante brings back the classic laughs of the black and white era, in his popular touring show An Evening with Groucho Saturday, July 13th at 8 pm at the Sitnik Theatre in the David and Carol Lackland Center.

Frank Ferrante recreates his highly acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx in this fast paced 90 minute show full of hilarity that has been aired on PBS, and featured on stages in New York and London. Ferrante was also one of a select few interviewed on a Groucho Marx feature on the CBS Morning Show. 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 literally becomes part of the show as Ferrante ad-libs his way throughout the performance in grand Groucho style. Ferrante portrays the young Groucho of stage and film and reacquaints us with the likes of brothers Harpo, Chico, Zeppo and Gummo with moments from legends like Charlie Chaplin, W.C. Fields, Greta Garbo, Marx Foil, Margaret Dumont and MGM's Louis B. Mayer. Ferrante was also one of a select group of celebrities interviewed on the CBS Morning Show feature about the life and works of Groucho Marx.

Also see:
Groucho YouTube video.
Interview with Frank Ferrante

Tickets for An Evening with Groucho on Saturday, July 13th at 8 pm range from $22.50 to $30 in advance and $25.50 to $35 at the door, with discounts for seniors, students, and children under 12.

An Evening with Groucho is part of Centenary Stage Company’s Jammin’ in July Summer Concert Series, which will also include Masters of Motown, The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra, and New Jersey Youth Theatre’s production of West Side Story with a Flex Pass available to all FOUR events at $90.00 per person.

Tickets are available online at, or by calling the box office at 908-979-0900. They may also be purchased through the CSC Box office at 715 Grand Ave., open 1-5 PM Monday through Friday, and 2 hours prior to each performance.

See Ticket and the Summer Concert Series Flex Pass
subscription description and prices below.

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Sitnik Theater of the David and Carol Lackland Performing Arts Center on the campus of Centenary College in Hackettstown, New Jersey.   Directions

About the David and Carol Lackland Center

Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Performing Arts Center
   Sitnik Theater of the
   Lackland Performing Arts Center

The Centenary Stage Company moved to the Carol and David Lackland Center (located at 715 Grand Ave, Hackettstown) in August, 2010. With a 22,000-square-foot performance space, the facility is the most sophisticated performing arts venues in northwest New Jersey. The center includes a new state-of-the-art 500-seat theatre (Sitnik Theater), a black box theater (The Edith Bolte Kutz 42 Theater), a dance studio, scene shop, a costume shop, green room and dressing rooms. In addition to housing the theatre, the 68K square foot Lackland Center is home to a variety of cultural activity, and including WNTI, the College's listener-supported public radio station, CCTV, Centenary's Comcast-licensed television studio, and gallery space for visual artists.

Named in honor of Carol Burgess Lackland, A Centenary graduate (Class of 1954), and her husband, David A. Lackland, a Centenary College Trustee, The David and Carol Lackland Center, has been designed to enrich student life and bring new cultural opportunities to northwest New Jersey.             ...more (including photos, progress reports, and 'Tour Lackland with Carl')

Tickets for Centenary Stage Company's Jammin' in July Summer Concert Series are available through the CSC Box office at 715 Grand Ave., open 1-5 PM Monday through Friday, and 2 hours prior to each performance. They may also be purchased using our Secure Online Ticketing, or by calling the box office at 908-979-0900.

   Series Pricing
  Summer Series Flex Pass (all four events):   $90.00 per person
   Individual Tickets

An Evening With Groucho - July 13, 2013 / 8pm
   Adult $30.00, Senior/Student $27.50, Child -12 $22.50

Masters of Motown - July 20, 2013 / 8pm
Adult $30.00, Senior/Student $27.50, Child -12 $22.50
Paragon Ragtime Orchestra - July 27, 2013 / 8pm
   Adult $27.50, Senior/Student $25, Child -12 $20

West Side Story:
    Sunday Matinee, Thurs. & Friday Evenings $26, Senior/Student $23, Child -12 $18.50
    Saturday Evening: Adult $28, Senior/Student $25, Child-12 $20
    Summer Camp Matinee Thursday, August 8th at 12:30pm:  Groups Sales $16.00

Note:  Add $5.00 for tickets purchased on the day of the show

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*** NOTE:  Children under the age of 5 are not permitted into the professional CSC main stage productions. However, they are permitted to CSC’s Young Audience and Family Fun Series productions for age-appropriate performances.
Patrons are encouraged to check the age recommendation for individual shows.

Jammin in July is a fundraiser for Centenary Stage Company.
Thank You for your Support!

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The 2013-14 season of performing arts events at Centenary Stage Company is made possible (and affordable) through the generous support of the The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, The New Jersey State Council on the Arts, The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, and sponsors, including Premier Sponsors Fulton Bank of New Jersey and Heath Village Retirement Community, as well as Silver Sponsors Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, Holiday Inn (Budd Lake-Rockaway Area), Bronze Sponsor, Mama's and Café Baci, in Hackettstown and Centenary Stage Company Members and Sponsors.

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