I LOVE LUCY LIVE ON STAGE! Review

Kevin Remington (Fred Mertz), Thea Brooks (Lucy Ricardo), Lori Hammel (Ethel Mertz) and Euriamis Losada (Ricky Ricardo) in the national tour of I LOVE LUCY®LIVE ON STAGE (Photo by Justin Namon).

Kevin Remington (Fred Mertz), Thea Brooks (Lucy Ricardo), Lori Hammel (Ethel Mertz) and Euriamis Losada (Ricky Ricardo). Photo by Justin Namon.

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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.

(Front Row, from left) Richard Strimer, Cindy Sciacca, Carlos Martin, (Back Row, from left) Sarah Elizabeth Combs, Gregory Franklin and Sara Jayne Blackmore in the national tour of I LOVE LUCY® LIVE ON STAGE (Photo by Justin Namon).

(Front Row, from left) Richard Strimer, Cindy Sciacca, Carlos Martin, (Back Row, from left) Sarah Elizabeth Combs, Gregory Franklin and Sara Jayne Blackmore. Photo by Justin Namon.

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.

Euriamis Losada (Ricky Ricardo) and the company of the national tour of I LOVE LUCY® LIVE ON STAGE (Photo by Hyra George).

Euriamis Losada (Ricky Ricardo) and the company of the national tour. Photo by Hyra George.

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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  1. patrick Schmude

    I did not love this Lucy. I thought the whole show was very flat with no points during the entire performance that were anything you’d want to tell your friends about. The best thing about the show was the guy who played Ricky but he had basically only one song. A total misfire, in my opinion.

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