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I Love Lucy® Live On Stage

Posted on March 17, 2014 | 11:35am | Travel Costa Mesa

Segerstrom Center for the Arts will be transformed into the Desilu Playhouse for the I Love Lucy® Live On Stage show March 18-23 as guests are taken back to 1952 as two of the most hilarious Lucy episodes are performed live on stage.  Guests can see what it was like to sit in the studio audience during the filming of the original program.

Kevin Remington (Fred), Joanna Daniels (Ethel), Sirena Irwin (Lucy), and Bill Mendieta (Ricky) in I LOVE LUCY® LIVE ON STAGE copyFans of the beloved television program will love seeing “The Benefit” and “Lucy Has Her Eyes Examined” again, but for the first time live.  At the time of its production, I Love Lucy®  was one of the most technically advanced shows, including its implementation of the multi-camera shooting technique, which is still used by many sitcoms today.  The weekly, 30-minute scripted show was such a hit, it made Lucille Ball one of the most recognized and iconic performers in television history.  It has even been called the greatest TV comedy of all time by People Magazine.

The fun starts long before the curtain is drawn with pre-show activities.  Patrons attending the show are encouraged to arrive early to take photos at the specially made set that comes complete with props. As voted on by SCFTA’s social media followers, the set will allow patrons to recreate the Vitameatavegamin skit from the hilarious episode “Lucy Does a TV Commercial” that first aired on May 5, 1952.

Sirena Irwin as Lucy and Bill Mendieta as Ricky in I LOVE LUCY® LIVE ON STAGE. Photo by Jeremy Daniel (2) copyBe sure to share your photos via social media.  At the end of the show’s run, Segerstrom Center for the Arts will pick a winner, who will receive a prize pack!  To enter your photos, you must tag @SegerstromArts and @ILoveLucyLive and include the hashtag #OCLovesLucy.

We’re giving away a FREE pair of tickets to see I Love Lucy® Live On Stage on Thursday, March 20 at 7:30pm.  Be sure to follow us on Twitter at @TravelCostaMesa to see how you can win! We’ll be tweeting about it tomorrow, Tuesday, March 18.