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‘Lucy’ loves Chicago; stage show returns for December dates

A scene from “I Love Lucy —¤Live on Stage” Sirena Irwin as Lucy Ricardo and Joanna Daniels as Ethel Mertz and Curtis Pettyjohn as Fred Mertz)| PHOTO BY Justin Barbin

“I Love Lucy — Live on Stage,” the comedy throwback to the 1950s that takes the audience back to a “live taping” of two episodes of the iconic television show “I Love Lucy,” returns to Chicago Dec. 9-14 at the Bank of America Theatre, 18 W. Monroe.

The show, which began with extended sit-down productions in Los Angeles and Chicago, now features Thea Brooks and Euriamis Losada as Lucy and Ricky Ricardo, with Kevin Remington and Lori Hammel playing Fred and Ethel Mertz in the national touring production.

The show centers on two “I Love Lucy” episodes: “The Benefit” and “Lucy Has Her Eyes Examined”:

Group tickets for 10 or more are now on sale by calling Broadway In Chicago at (312) 977-1710. Individual tickets will go on sale at a later date. For more information, visit www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

“I Love Lucy — Live on Stage” ran for four months at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place in 2012.

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