Grover Kemble Portrays Beloved Entertainer, Jimmy Durante
“Kemble, like Durante is a superb entertainer, filled with compassion, energy and hilarious stories of the famous and infamous…a sheer delight!” – Stan Barber, Artistic Director, Pax Amicus Castle Theater
“Anyone nostalgic for the Age of Vaudeville will enjoy this show. There’s a wide-eyed ebullience to Kemble’s performance that should make it enjoyable for viewers of all ages!” – Jay Lustig, NJ Arts.net, NJ Star Ledger
“DURANTE!” is a rollicking, nostalgic jaunt through the life of American singer, actor, comedian, and ever popular entertainer, Jimmy Durante. The show is packed with Durante’s hilarious gravelly speech, butchered comic language, and catchy one-liners. It includes entertaining musical selections from his unique ragtime jazz hits and some of the softer, more nostalgic ballads which endeared him to legions of fans during a career spanning well over 60 years!
Durante: Grover Kemble Piano: Regan Ryzuk Bass: Tim Metz