6ABC Loves The Arts
"I Love Lucy" at the Merriam Theater
December 8, 2013 (WPVI) -- One of the greatest female characters of all time is coming to the Merriam Theatre.
The 'I love Lucy' show was a comedic hit during the dawn of television with Lucille Ball and her antics. Now the crazy redhead and the whole crazy cast-Lucy and Eddie, Fred and Ethel are coming back to life and taking audiences back in time. Matt Wolf, VP of Programming for the Kimmel Center says the show "creates the atmosphere as if you were going to see a live taping of the Lucy show years ago so there's all these live jingles and there's a great band and choreography."
The stage production revolves around two of I Love Lucy's most iconic episodes: 'The Benefit' and 'Lucy Gets Her Eyes Examined.' "It preserves the great comedy, the timing, the music of Ricky and his band," says Wolf, "You get to go back. You get to be part of one of the greatest TV shows of all time with one of the greatest entertainers of all time."
And, unlike the black and white re-runs still airing today, Wolf says the show allows you to experience I Love Lucy in color. "The great thing about I love Lucy is the comedy is physical. It's exciting. It's funny and it's the type of show that everyone can come to."
I Love Lucy will be at the Merriam Theatre for 8 performances starting the day after Christmas through December 29th. For tickets and show times, go to www.TheArtsinphilly.org.
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