March 23, 2012

I Love Lucy Live on Stage Will Make Chicago Debut in the Fall

I Love Lucy Live on Stage, the musical stage show adapted from the long-running television program that starred Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, will play Chicago's Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 East Chestnut St.) starting September 12, 2012 through November 11th.

Under a license from CBS Consumer Products, the show premiered in Los Angeles in 2011.

"Imagine stepping back in time and into the Desilu Playhouse soundstage!" press notes state. "It’s 1952 and you are a member of the studio audience awaiting the filming of two hilarious and oh so familiar 'I Love Lucy' episodes. A charming host entertains and enlightens you to the behind-the-scenes filming process, the 1950s hi-fidelity technology, and this brand new thing called ‘television.’ The episodes begin and you witness, firsthand, the side-splitting antics of that crazy redhead in the Ricardos’ New York apartment and thrill to the Cuban sounds of 'The Ricky Ricardo Orchestra' at the famed Tropicana Nightclub. In between scenes? The Crystaltone Singers perform live advertising jingles of the show’s newest sponsors in perfect ’50s style harmony. Can you say ‘Brylcreem’?!"

I Love Lucy Live on Stage is staged and directed by Rick Sparks, and presented by S. Kahn Presents and Millrock Company.

Tickets range from $23–$65. Tickets are available now for groups of 10 or more by calling Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977-1710. Individual tickets will go on sale at a later date.

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