April 10, 2012

Lucy Fest 2012 Schedule Update

Lucie Arnaz: Host and Musical Guest, Friday August 3rd

Lucy Fest's Friday Night Stand -Up showcase with host and musical guest Lucie Arnaz. Arnaz, daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, has seen critically acclaimed success wearing the hats of producer, singer, actor and director, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of The American Theatre Wing.

Tickets for this show, Paula Poundstone, and Billy Gardell will go on sale starting April 17th. For more information visit www.LucyComedyFest.com.

Lucy Fest 2012 will feature Jamestown hosting their very own Lucy Olympics, a competition on Friday Aug. 3 & Saturday Aug. 4. Contestants will compete in events including candy wrapping from the "Job Switching" episode, grape stomping from the "Lucy's Italian Movie" episode, and the most comprehensive I Love Lucy trivia contest ever believed to be held! Along with all of this, a costume contest featuring several different categories will also be held as part of the Olympics. Any contestants testing positive for abnormal levels of vitameatavegamin or any other performance enhancing drugs will automatically be disqualified.

Be part of the "studio audience" for a live "Lucy" radio comedy show!

By popular demand, Gregg Oppenheimer, son of I Love Lucy creator Jess Oppenheimer, returns to Jamestown to direct more radio comedy on the stage of the beautiful Reg Lenna Theatre. Last year, on this same stage, the world premiere of his original production I Love Lucy: The Untold Story was a huge success-so much so that it was the subject of four separate nationwide broadcasts on SiriusXM Radio.

This year's laugh-filled show opens with another original behind-the-scenes look at the creation of I Love Lucy-the world premiere of Gregg Oppenheimer's "Finding Fred and Ethel." Next up is a side-splitting episode of Jess Oppenheimer's first sitcom, Baby Snooks, the show that inspired him to create the character we know as "Lucy Ricardo". And to round out the program, another hilarious episode of Lucille Ball's radio sitcom, My Favorite Husband: "Valentine's Day" (later adapted for TV into the I Love Lucy episode "Lucy Plays Cupid.")

All three shows will be performed in the style of old-time radio, with the actors standing at microphones on the stage, plus sound effects and music, including live singers.

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