Can’t get enough of classic television? Are you ready for Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel, live on stage? I Love Lucy® Live on Stage, a musical tribute to one of the most popular television shows in history, kicks off a 10-month, 33-city National Tour in Miami, FL on September 30th.
In I Love Lucy® Live on Stage, audiences are transported back to the 1950s and the Desilu Studios to watch the “filming” of two episodes of the ishow, complete with a television studio host and vintage-style live musical commercials. In addition to the classic comedy that takes place in Lucy and Ricky Ricardo’s New York apartment, the “studio audience” will enjoy The Ricky Ricardo Orchestra as they play live from the Tropicana Nightclub.
“The black-and-white world of Lucy and Ricky explodes in screwball jokes, catchy songs, terrific dance and vivid color in this superb environmental staging,” wrote the Los Angeles Times when I Love Lucy® Live on Stage premiered in Los Angeles during its original run in 2011. TV Guide columnist William Keck called it “the most entertaining stage production I’ve seen in years – including Broadway.” After Opening at L.A.’s Greenway Court Theatre in Oct. 2011, the production enjoyed a five-month sold-out run. A subsequent Chicago production was launched that played two engagements at the Broadway Playhouse, Sept. 2012 through March 2013, and a 2013-2014 national tour visited cities including Toronto, Boston, Philadelphia, Nashville and Costa Mesa.
The original CBS series I Love Lucy aired its first episode on October 15, 1951, and went on to become an American institution. It established the sitcom as TV’s dominant genre, pioneering the production of TV shows on film in front of a live audience. All 179 episodes still air regularly in the U.S.
For more information about I Love Lucy® Live on Stage and the national tour, visit http://www.ilovelucylive.com