Archive for January 22nd, 2012
You just drove past Lucille Ball’s Beverly Hills home on your Hollywood tour so what is more perfect than spending the evening in a studio audience enjoying a “live” recreation of the taping of two I Love Lucy television episodes. With an affable host and four extremely talented actors perfectly recreating the original characters (Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel, as if you need reminding) you get to participate in a full evening of music and hilarity. The original television show remains in syndication 60 years after its debut, and though the Desilu studio is no more there are still reminders of those days in Hollywood and Culver City you might have seen in any number of star tours in Hollywood.
If you’re an I Love Lucy fan, this is your moment. The two original episodes, “The Benefit” and “Lucy Has Her Eyes Examined,” are a hoot, but so are the hilarious commercial breaks, the Lucy trivia contest and the surprising variety of musical and dance numbers.
Through February 26th
Greenway Court Theatre
544 N. Fairfax Avenue