BLUE STARLITE DRIVE-IN PRESENTS
FRANK FERRANTE'S GROUCHO
March 10-April 7 (Times Vary) | Blue Starlite Drive-In Theatres
Frank Ferrante's Groucho, filmed at the two-time Tony Award-winning Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, hits the big screen beginning March 10 at the Blue Starlite Drive-In.
Ferrante, who wrote the stage vehicle, portrays legendary comedian Groucho Marx in the internationally acclaimed show that has racked up over 3,000 performances in over 500 cities since 1985. Independent filmmaker Dreya Weber (The Gymnast and A Marine's Story) directs the stage and film version. Screenings are scheduled through April 7th at the Blue Starlite Drive-In Downtown and Austin Mueller locations.
Blue Starlite's owner Josh Frank says the collaboration with Ferrante emerged from the challenges presented to live theaters and stage performers by the pandemic. A New York Theatre World Award winner and a London Laurence Oliver Award nominee for the role, Ferrante will introduce the first week of screenings with question and answer sessions immediately following.
The film highlights Groucho's life in story, song, improvisation and audience interaction.
Frank Ferrante's Groucho is produced by Comedia Entertainment. The staging features music direction by Gerald Sternbach, set design by Tamara Honesty and lighting design by Mark Williams. Ferrante and Weber executive direct.
The Marx Brothers classic film Monkey Business which celebrates its 90th anniversary will be offered on a double bill with select screenings.
- Date: March 10-April 7
- Time: Times and locations vary
- Website: https://www.bluestarlitedrivein.com/about-basic
- Cost: $40.00 and up
- Name: Blue Starlite Drive-In
The Blue Starlite is the worlds one and only mini-urban boutique drive-in movie theatre - 10 years running! A boutique drive-in movie theatre for the next generation of outdoor movie lovers.
The owners claim to have jump started the new drive-in resurgence that is currently sweeping the nation! The outdoor screens take 15-40 cars a night depending on the location and screen so customers get all the attention they deserve. The most intimate, personal, one of a kind drive-in experience in the world!
The company focuses on childhood favorites, drive-in classics, indie films, art house, Cult, and Gen X/Y pop culture faves . A new drive-in experience is born right in the heart of the city.
Blue Starlite the drive- in movie theater for the modern age with locations in downtown Austin, Mueller, and Round Rock.