August 04, 2008

Lucille Ball comes to Upland California

The Grove Theatre in Historic downtown Upland, California is excited to present An Evening with Lucille Ball, starring Suzanne LaRusch, on August 10th at 6:00 pm. Suzanne LaRusch, as Lucy, was awarded fourth runner-up on ABC’s The Next Best Thing, and finished as the highest ranked woman celebrity impersonator in the nationwide search competition. She is the Desilu-approved Lucille Ball official impersonator.

Suzanne is kicking off her U.S. tour by doing one special performance in the Los Angeles area At The Grove Theatre. An Evening with Lucille Ball is a delightful one-woman show based on the amusing lectures Lucy frequently gave throughout her career as her way of connecting with her adoring public and “giving back”. Using a Q & A forum, it features her reminiscing as well as addressing the most asked questions by Lucy fans. Through monologues, questions and musical numbers, Suzanne LaRusch recreates the magic of the world’s most beloved comedienne, Lucille Ball.

Act ONE reveals a 1960 LUCY as her popular television show I LOVE LUCY has come to an end after its 9 year run - along with her 20 year marriage to famous Cuban bandleader Desi Arnaz. Expecting to only be answering questions and taking photos; she learns the awaiting audience is expecting a comedy performance from “The Great Lucille Ball”. Not wanting to disappoint her fans she quickly improvises by adding some “Lucy” type antics to the line-up. ACT TWO - 1974, as she readies for the opening of her picture, MAME, she realizes she has somehow been booked in the same venue and situation as 14 year prior and decides to again come up with things the fans would enjoy from “Lucy”.

Tickets to see An Evening with Lucille Ball are $25.00 for adults $20.00 for seniors. Group discounts are available. Tickets can be purchased by calling (909) 920-4343, by visiting The Grove’s box office or by going to the website at http://www.grovetheatre.com.

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