April 01, 2013
Lucie Arnaz Heads to Reagle Music Theatre
Lucie Arnaz brings her critically acclaimed cabaret "An Afternoon with Lucie Arnaz" to Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston on Sunday, April 21 at 3 p.m. In an exclusive Boston area engagement, the famed daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz sings, shares stories, and demonstrates the musical savvy and comic pizzazz that have established her as a star in her own right for the past 45 years.
"We are thrilled to continue our 45th season concert series with another true legend," says Robert Eagle, producing artistic director of Reagle Music Theatre. "Lucie Arnaz started in show business at the age of 10, working with and learning from the greatest comedienne of all time, her mother, Lucille Ball. But even before she stepped in front of the camera professionally, she literally grew up in the spotlight, absorbing invaluable lessons from two of the world's most famous television pioneers. From her mother's incomparable wit and her father's musical genius she has developed her own unique style. Lucie Arnaz is a consummate entertainer. Her show is a knockout."
In "An Afternoon with Lucie Arnaz," the star takes her audience on an eclectic ride through a varied songbook, from jazz standards to Broadway show tunes. She performs inspired medleys with fresh and exciting arrangements and includes a set of hot Latin numbers in homage to her Cuban-born father. Her show-stopping rendition of "Hey, Look Me Over" by Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh recalls her mother's one Broadway hit, "Wildcat."
Lucie Arnaz has had an extremely diversified career spanning more than 45 years in show business. She has starred on the New York stage in "They're Playing Our Song" (Theatre World, LA Drama Critics and Outer Critic's Circle Awards), "Lost in Yonkers," "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" and "Grace and Glorie;" in the London premiere of "The Witches Of Eastwick;" in the Coconut Grove Playhouse premieres of "Once Removed" and "A Picasso;" in national tours of "Seesaw," "Whose Life Is It Anyway?," "Social Security" and "My One And Only" (Sarah Siddons Award); and in regional theatre productions of "Wonderful Town," "Master Class," "Cabaret," "The Guardsman," "Annie Get Your Gun," "I Do! I Do!," "Educating Rita," "Vanities" and "Mack And Mabel," to name just a few.
Arnaz has appeared on television in "The Lucie Arnaz Show," "Sons And Daughters," "The Black Dahlia," "The Mating Season," "Who Gets The Friends?," "Washington Mistress," "Death Scream" and six seasons of "Here's Lucy." On the big screen she appeared with Neil Diamond and Sir Laurence Oliver in "The Jazz Singer" (Golden Globe Nomination), "Down To You," "Second Thoughts," "Billy Jack Goes To Washington," "The Pack," and "Wild Seven." She has also lent her voice to the new animated fantasy about the NY Yankees, "Henry and Me."
In addition, Arnaz has performed the opening number on the Academy Awards (1981) and at The White House several times. She was Executive Producer of the "I Love Lucy 50th Anniversary Special" (Emmy nomination) and "Lucy & Desi: A Home Movie" (Emmy winner 1993). She recorded her first album for Concord Jazz, "Just in Time," and her newest CD, "Latin Roots," is a celebration of her Cuban heritage. Arnaz has been traveling the country and the world with her various concerts for more than 20 years.
With her brother, Desi, she manages Desilu, too, LLC. With her husband, actor Laurence Luckinbill, she manages five grown children. Much more information is available online at www.luciearnaz.com.
"An Afternoon with Lucie Arnaz" performs at Reagle Music Theatre, Robinson Theater, 617 Lexington Street, Waltham on Sunday, April 21 at 3 p.m. Tickets are priced from $34 to $54. Seniors (60+) receive $3 off adult prices. Youth tickets (ages 5-18) are $25 for any seat. Student rush seats at 50% off are available at the Box Office one hour before curtain; a valid college ID is required.
Tickets may be purchased by phone at 781-891-5600 or in person at the Box Office during regular business hours, Mondays through Fridays 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and performance days 9 a.m. to curtain. Tickets may also be purchased online anytime at www.reaglemusictheatre.org. For groups of 10 or more, call 781-894-2330 or 781-891-5600.
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