North Texas Loves Lucy! Read all the great reviews, watch Lucy & Ricky do a babalu!

WELL PLAYED: Kevin Remington (Fred), Joanna Daniels (Ethel), Sirena Irwin (Lucy), and Bill Mendieta (Ricky) in I LOVE LUCY® LIVE ON STAGE (Photo by Jeremy Daniel)
WELL PLAYED: Kevin Remington (Fred), Joanna Daniels (Ethel), Sirena Irwin (Lucy), and Bill Mendieta (Ricky) in I LOVE LUCY® LIVE ON STAGE (Photo by Jeremy Daniel)

North Texas loves it some Lucy!

I LOVE LUCY LIVE ON STAGE made its Texas premiere this week at Bass Performance Hall, where it’s proven to be a huge hit, garnering great reviews and attracting near sold-out crowds.

The Star-Telegram’s Mark Lowry wrote, “the giggles, snorts and all-out howls won’t be hard to come by.” He also called the cast performances “fantastic.”

Broadway World‘s Sara Brown also singled out the performances from Sirena Irwin (Lucy), Bill Mendieta (Ricky), Peter Kevoian (an understudy playing the role of Fred) and Joanna Daniels (Ethel), writing, “…at some point I almost forgot they weren’t the real people.”

Theater Jones’ Amy Martin gave the show a thumbs-up, too, calling the inclusion of period TV commercials, “clever”. “The Alka-Seltzer ad is cute, but the one for Brylcreem (“A little dab will do ya”), complete with an 8-foot-tall sandwich board of a tube, caused older members of the audience to visibly swoon.”

Jayme Lake, Gregory Franklin, Carlos Martin and Mark Christopher Tracy in I LOVE LUCY® LIVE ON STAGE (Photo by Jeremy Daniel)
Jayme Lake, Gregory Franklin, Carlos Martin and Mark Christopher Tracy in I LOVE LUCY® LIVE ON STAGE (Photo by Jeremy Daniel)

Writing for John Garcia’s The Column, reviewer Eric Maskell called the show, “engaging and rewarding, and a time machine for I Love Lucy fans of all ages.”

The cast was up and at ’em Wednesday morning for media day. Lucy and Ricky performed a little babalu on Good Morning Texas. You can watch the clip here: here.

While Lucy and Ricky were singing and dancing the morning away, across town at KTXD, Joanna Daniels and Mark Christopher Tracy were chatting with “The Broadcast’s” Courtney Kerr and Lisa Pineiro. Watch here.

On opening night, CBS’ Teresa Frosini had a blast with the cast for a live segment.

If you want to read about the nuts and bolts and origins of the show, check out:

Star-Telegram’s interview with Sirena, done by Mark Lowry.

Dallas Morning News’ Nancy Churnin chats with SMU alum and co-producer Kim Flagg.

Theater Jones got to talk to both Lucy and Ricky.

Tickets are still available! Get your tickets here. here.

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