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I LOVE LUCY LIVE ON STAGE! presented by Broadway in Cincinnati through June 14. Click here for more information on the production. I attended the opening performance.
I LOVE LUCY LIVE ON STAGE! is a fun, nostalgic trip back in time, to the golden age of television. The Procter and Gamble Hall becomes the Desilu Playhouse studio where you are the audience, attending the taping of two classic I LOVE LUCY episodes, “The Benefit” and “Lucy Has Her Eyes Examined.”
This production does a great job of capturing the time period and boasts a strong ensemble. Leads Thea Brooks and Euriamis Losada have great chemistry and hit all the right notes as Lucy and Ricky Ricardo. Brooks’ physical comedy is a highlight of the show. Losada inhabits Ricky and has a great singing voice.
In the ensemble, Mark Christopher Tracy is spot-on as Desilu Playhouse host Maury Jasper. Fellow audience member Mrs. Birdie Mae Figg (played by Denise Moses) is a gem of a character actress. Her look uncannily reminded me of a supporting actress from the period. Together the two ab-lib some great laughs during the trivia contest.
Overall a fun and unique experience for I LOVE LUCY fans of all ages.
My rating: 4.0 out of 5
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