Friday, February 13, 2015 - Sunday, February 15, 2015
Friday at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Sunday at 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Cobb Great Hall
$35.00 - $67.00 ● Plus applicable fees
517.432.2000 or 1.800.WHARTON
The 2014 - 2015 national tour of I LOVE LUCY ® LIVE ON STAGE , the hit stage show adapted from the most beloved program in television history, is coming to Wharton Center on February 13 - 15, 2015.The production, which began with extended sit - down productions in Los Angeles and Chicago, quickly became an audience favorite and hit the road. Tickets to see of I LOVE LUCY ® LIVE ON STAGE
, part of the MSU Federal Credit Union Broadway at Wharton Center
Series , are available at the official source to purchase Wharton Center tickets online, whartoncenter.com , at the Auto - Owners Insurance Ticket Office, or by calling 1 - 800 - WHARTON.
Thea Brooks and Euriamis Losada lead the company as Lucy and Ricky Ricardo, with Kevin Remington and Lori Hammel playing Fred and Ethel Mertz, the Ricardo’s loveable landlords and sidekicks. The cast also includes Sara Jayne Blackmore , Sarah Elizabeth Combs , Gregory Franklin , Jody Madaras , Carlos Martin , Denise Moses , Cindy Sciacca , Kami Seymour, Richard Strimer and Mark Christopher Tracy . An “out - of - body experience for ‘Lucy’ fans” according to Showbiz Chicago, I LOVE LUCY ® LIVE ON STAGE takes audiences back to 1952 as members of the Desilu Playhouse studio audience where they await the filming of two hilarious and oh - so - familiar I LOVE LUCY ® episodes, “The Benefit” and “Lucy Has Her Eyes Examined.” A charming host entertains and enlightens the crowd to the behind - the - scenes filming process of a brand new thing called “television,” the Crystaltone Singers perform advertising jingles in perfect 50s style harmony and the sidesplitting antics of America’s favorite foursome – Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel – are presented live on stage and in color for the very first time! It’s a one - of - a - kind theatrical experience TV Guide ’s William Keck calls “the most entertaining stage production I’ve seen in years – including Broadway!”
The iconic hit sitcom I LOVE LUCY ® originally aired on CBS from 1951 – 1957 for a total of six seasons and 179 episodes and is widely considered to be one of the most popular programs in the history of television. Due in no small part to its relatable characters, sharp comedic writing and Lucille Ball’s signature zany charm, the show continues to endear new audiences with every passing generation. The program was a technical trailblazer, pioneering the multi-camera shooting technique (still employed by the majority of traditional sitcoms to this day) and the use of 35mm film for the capture of a weekly, 30 minute scripted television program (which made possible the re - airing of episodes at a later date, what we now know as “reruns”).