Are you an I LOVE LUCY® fan?
Whether you are a die hard fan of the show or just vaguely familiar with it, you will find this play to be a joy to watch!
I Love Lucy ® also happens to be responsible for my desire to cross stomping the grapes off my list. One day I will cross that off! The show is such a classic that is loved by generations.
I LOVE LUCY® LIVE ON STAGE is the brand-new hit stage show adapted from the most beloved program in television history! America’s favorite foursome – Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel – is live on stage and in color for the very first time!
Thea Brooks and Euriamis Losada lead the company as Lucy and Ricky Ricardo, with Kevin Remington and Lori Hammel playing Fred and Ethel Mertz, the Ricardo’s loveable landlords and sidekicks.
The cast also includes Sara Jayne Blackmore, Sarah Elizabeth Combs, Gregory Franklin, Jody Madaras, Carlos Martin, Denise Moses, Cindy Sciacca, Kami Seymour, Richard Strimer and Mark Christopher Tracy.
An “out-of-body experience for ‘Lucy’ fans” according to Showbiz Chicago. I LOVE LUCY® LIVE ON STAGE takes audience members back to 1952 as members of the Desilu Playhouse studio audience where they await the filming of two hilarious and oh-so-familiar I LOVE LUCY® episodes, “The Benefit” and “Lucy Has Her Eyes Examined.” A charming host entertains and enlightens the crowd to the behind-the-scenes filming process of a brand new thing called “television,” the Crystaltone Singers perform advertising jingles in perfect 50s style harmony and the sidesplitting antics of America’s favorite foursome – Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel. It’s a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience TV Guide’s William Keck calls “the most entertaining stage production I’ve seen in years – including Broadway!”
The iconic hit sitcom I LOVE LUCY® originally aired on CBS from 1951 – 1957 for a total of six seasons and 179 episodes and is widely considered to be one of the most popular programs in the history of television. Due in no small part to its relatable characters, sharp comedic writing and Lucille Ball’s signature zany charm, the show continues to endear new audiences with every passing generation. The program was a technical trailblazer, pioneering the multi-camera shooting technique (still employed by the majority of traditional sitcoms to this day) and the use of 35mm film for the capture of a weekly, 30-minute scripted television program (which made possible the re-airing of episodes at a later date, what we now know as “reruns”). In September 2012, I LOVE LUCY® was named the “Best TV Show Of All Time” and the “Greatest TV Comedy” by People Magazine and ABC’s “20/20” special “Best in TV: The Greatest TV Shows of Our Time.”
The cast did a great job of resembling the characters that everyone loves along with adding commercials from that time period that older generations will recognize. I enjoyed listening to the older audience members sitting nearby as they sung along to the commercial jingles that they recognized.
This play is lighthearted and does a great job of interacting with the audience in a way that really makes you feel like you are part of a live studio audience.
Don’t miss your chance to see it!
I LOVE LUCY® LIVE ON STAGE will play the Aronoff Center from June 2 – 14
Tuesday – Thursday at 7:30PM,
Friday at 8:00PM
Saturday at 2:00PM and 8:00PM
Sunday at 1:00PM and 6:30PM.
Tickets for I LOVE LUCY® LIVE ON STAGE start at $29. They are available at the Aronoff Center Box Office downtown at 650 Walnut Street, online at CincinnatiArts.org or by phone at 513.621.ARTS.
For tickets and more information, please visit ILoveLucyLive.com.
Makes its CINCINNATI Premiere
at THE ARONOFF CENTER
JUNE 2 – 14, 2015
Tickets on sale NOW!
Disclosure: I received complimentary tickets for review purposes. All opinions are my own.