By Kenneth Jones
02 Apr 2012
I Love Lucy Live On Stage is a "musical stage show adapted from the longest-running and most beloved television program in history," making its Midwest premiere in Chicago. According to production notes, "It's 1952 and you are a member of the studio audience awaiting the filming of two hilarious and 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."
The show is produced under license from CBS Consumer Products. Chicago performances will play Sept. 12-Nov. 11 at Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place.
Shows being offered as non-subscription titles include Rock of Ages (June 5-Aug. 5 at Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place); Stuffed and Unstrung, an improv comedy with puppets produced by WestBeth Entertainment and Henson Alternative (June 12-17 at Bank of America Theatre); Rain — A Tribute to the Beatles (June 26-July 1 at the Oriental Theatre); Les Miserables, the freshly conceived 25th anniversary tour of the musical (Nov. 14-Dec. 2).
New subscriptions will be available on Friday, April 27 for the 2012 Fall Season. Current subscribers may renew now by calling (312) 977-1717. Tickets are available now for groups by calling Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977-1710. Individual tickets will go on sale at a later date.
For more information, visit www.BroadwayInChicago.com.