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It's Not That I Don't Love Lucy Live on Stage...

Maxwell Singer 

It's Not That I Don't Love Lucy Live On Stage...

Even for all the cynicism that I can muster, I must say that I never expected to see a sitcom adapted to the stage. Perhaps a webcomic, snapchat or hour long television drama (CSI: Dead on stage), would make it, but a sitcom? But more shocking than a sitcom adapting to stage is that my…


Added by Maxwell Singer on January 22, 2015 at 11:28pm — 1 Comment

I Kind of Loved Lucy

Prepare to be pulled back in time to the eccentric and restless 1950's when you sit down to see I Love Lucy Live on Stage. We are transported to the Desilu Playhouse, and from the moment the show starts, we are greeted by an eager Mark Christopher Tracy (Desilu Playhouse Host) to tell us all about how the filming process in Hollywood works. That’s right folks, get ready to be a studio audience member watching one of the most beloved television shows…


Added by Maya Richardson on January 22, 2015 at 11:08pm — 2 Comments

I Have Neutral Feelings About Lucy

On Tuesday night at the state theater, the stage was transformed into a television set straight out of the 1950’s. I Love Lucy Live on Stage takes you into the studio as the live studio audience, where I Love Lucy was filmed. The host (Mark Christopher Tracy) takes you through the filming, which features amusing sing-songy commercials and a trivia game between episodes. The episodes include “The Benefit” and “Lucy Gets Her Eyes Examined,” both of which were joyous and fun.

The set was…


Added by Delia Grimes on January 22, 2015 at 10:58pm — 1 Comment

I Love Lucy But That's About It

If you’ve ever wanted to be present for the live taping of a show, I Love Lucy Live on Stage is the place for you. Running through January 20th at the State Theater, this show encapsulates the energy and lightheartedness of the couple everyone loves, Lucy and Ricky Ricardo. The characters are brought to life with a talented and enthusiastic cast who bring the good clean fun of the 50’s is back to life.

The show is set up…


Added by Sonya Yermishkin on January 22, 2015 at 10:47pm — 1 Comment


The iconic 50’s television series I Love Lucy has been brought to life at State Theater in the adaptation I Love Lucy: Live on Stage, showing January 20th through the 25th. Countless Americans grew up with Lucy, Ricky, Ethel, and Fred in this popular comedy television show. The live play is set in a way to make you feel like you were part of a studio audience during the filming of two I Love Lucy episodes. In…


Added by Ruby Regan on January 22, 2015 at 10:44pm — 1 Comment

Lucy is Almost 65... Time to Retire?

                I Love Lucy was a monumental TV show at the time of its debut in 1951. It featured an interracial couple – Ricky Ricardo, a Cuban, and his American wife Lucy. Later in the series, Lucille Ball became pregnant and they incorporated it into the series, at a time when the show was forced to censor the word “pregnant,” using “expecting” instead.

But in a new millennium, I Love Lucy: Live on Stage does not bring the show to age with grace, allowing its…


Added by Alison Grausam on January 22, 2015 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Thespis Is Weeping

We’re human beings, and we love stories. Theatre has been a method of telling stories for thousands of years. The cavemen told stories, the Ancient Greeks told stories, and around the world it has always brought people together to enjoy a shared experience of human interaction and legend. “I Love Lucy,” currently showing at the State Theatre in Minneapolis until January 25th, isn’t theatre. Theatre is…


Added by Mary Katherine Fiala on January 22, 2015 at 9:33pm — 2 Comments

Lucy Lovers Will Love "Lucy Live" But "Lucy Live" Lacks (Creative) License

I Love Lucy Live On Stage is exactly what it sounds like: the lights go down in 2015, and when they come back up again we are transported to the Desilu Playhouse in 1952 to watch the filming of iconic comedy show "I Love Lucy".  Audience members are presented with two full episodes of "Lucy": "The Benefit" and "Lucy Has Her Eyes Examined".  I remember watching "I Love…


Added by Kathleen T. WIllard on January 22, 2015 at 9:33pm — 1 Comment

“I Love Lucy Live on Stage" as Seen by a Millennial

I Love Lucy Live on Stage

Grace Peterson

I Love Lucy Live on Stage as Seen by a Millennial

            Lucy, Ricky,…


Added by Grace Peterson on January 22, 2015 at 9:32pm — 3 Comments

Lost In Translation

Lost, confused,and a terrible idea is what defines “I Love Lucy” Live on Stage. It was recently shown at the Orpheum this past week in Minneapolis. This below average play brings the iconic roles on the TV show of the same to your local theater. In this two hour one act “play” you get to see the filming of two famous episodes with the name of “The Benefit” and “Lucy Has Her Eyes Examined”. It was as if you were on a Universal Studios interactive ride that doesn’t allow you to…


Added by Jack Bonko on January 22, 2015 at 9:24pm — 1 Comment

You Might Just Discover a Love for Lucy

     I Love Lucy Live on Stage struck up lots of laughs in the State Theater. This show stuck to the beloved classic I Love Lucy, while keeping up with modern audiences. Just like the TV series, this show was goofy, bright, lively, dorky, and fun. I Love Lucy Live on Stage brings back I Love Lucy wonderfully, this show captures an era, which is truly shown by the audience’s reactions. Everyone found something to laugh at from the original fans of the TV series, to youth who have found…


Added by Claire Mathews-Lingen on January 22, 2015 at 9:01pm — 2 Comments

I Loved Lucy...Not so Much Everything Else

Every now and again people need some reminiscent and light-hearted comedy. I Love Lucy Live on Stage at the State Theater through January 25 provides just that. The classic duo originated by Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz comes to life in this stage rendition. While the 1950’s humor may be a little tame for today’s modern audiences, the classic appeal of yesteryear bridges this generational gap.

The stage adaptation takes place on set of I Love Lucy. Audience members are…


Added by Taylor Leighton on January 22, 2015 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

I Like Lucy

Annika Peterson

“I Love Lucy” Live on Stage

As I walked into the beautiful and cozy State Theater on Tuesday January 20, all I could think about was homework and my upcoming finals. I was thoroughly hoping that “I Love Lucy” would help take my mind off my studies. In short, the show didn’t do this. I wasn’t very engaged and found my thoughts wandering periodically. The show was based off of the T.V…


Added by Annika Peterson on January 22, 2015 at 7:51pm — 1 Comment

Lucy... You Got Some ‘Splainin to Do

Alex King

I Love Lucy


Lucy... You Got Some ‘Splainin to Do


 I Love Lucy is a broadway musical currently performing at the State Theater in downtown Minneapolis until Sunday January 25th..  I became a member of a live studio audience for the filming of two episodes of the beloved television show…


Added by Alex king on January 22, 2015 at 7:30pm — 3 Comments

I (mostly) loved "Lucy."

I Love Lucy aired on CBS from 1951-1957. During that time the American People fell in love with  Lucy. Fifty-Five years after I Love Lucy’s last season it was voted “Best TV Show of All Time” in a survey done by ABC News and People Magazine. As a results, you can imagine the kind of pressure put on the actors of I Love Lucy: Live on Stage. For the most part these actors filled these very large…


Added by Anne Boatman on January 22, 2015 at 7:03pm — 1 Comment

I Love Lucy Review

Karina Strom

I Love Lucy Live on Stage


                                                            I Love Lucy

            I Love Lucy Live on Stage at the State Theatre in Minneapolis was a disappointment to many on Tuesday night. Instead of the play just being a remake of the show transferred onto a stage, the whole performance was set up like the…


Added by Karina Strom on January 22, 2015 at 6:42pm — 1 Comment

Who's the Real Star of this Funny Show?

Naveh Shavit-Lonstein

I Love Lucy, Live on Stage

Who’s the real star of this funny show?

I love everything about the 1950’s. The movies, music, dress, TV shows, everything. I love Lucy was very refreshing to see onstage. Each catchy jingle from the 50’s was played as a musical theater performance through a talented ensemble cast. As we became a part of the show as the studio audience of the taped episodes, I felt like I was really there, watching…


Added by Naveh Shavit-Lonstein on January 22, 2015 at 5:52pm — 1 Comment

I Loved "I Love Lucy"

“I Love Lucy” was a unique television show that originally aired from 1951 until 1957.  The sitcom is about an aspiring actress and her husband.  “I Love Lucy” has been brought to the stage with new characteristics that make it more unique than ever.   

            The play goes beyond the plot of the original show by…


Added by Noah Coon on January 22, 2015 at 12:58am — 1 Comment

Lucy Puts on a Delightful Show!

When the original “I Love Lucy” began airing in the 1950s, it brought something new to the screen that people had rarely seen before: A comedy led by a…


Added by Jane Pena on January 22, 2015 at 12:46am — 1 Comment


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