ArtsNash was there Thursday night for I LOVE LUCY® LIVE ON STAGE, the hit stage show adapted from the beloved TV program that runs through Feb. 2 at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s James K. Polk Theater. Tickets are available at www.tpac.org, by phone at (615) 782-4040, and at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick Street, in downtown Nashville. For group sales, please call (615) 782-4060.
Sirena Irwin and Bill Mendieta lead the company as Lucy and Ricky Ricardo, reprising the roles they created in the original Los Angeles and Chicago productions. Kevin Remington and Joanna Daniels play Fred and Ethel Mertz, the Ricardo’s loveable landlords and sidekicks. The cast also includes Sarah Combs, Gregory Franklin, Peter Kevoian, Jayme Lake, Carlos Martin, Tyler Milliron, Denise Moses, Cindy Sciacca, Jeffrey Christopher Todd, Mark Christopher Tracy, Carolynne Warren and Tamara Zook.
The I LOVE LUCY® LIVE ON STAGE on-stage band comprises Wayne Moore (musical director, conductor and first keyboard), Andy Belling (assistant conductor and second keyboard), Ron Barrow (trumpet), Steve Bringelson (bass), Dave Lotfi (drums/conga), David Olivas (saxophone), and Nicholas Stankus (guitar, banjo and conga). For more information visit ILoveLucyLive.com or follow the show at www.facebook.com/ILoveLucyLiveOnStage and @ilovelucylive.
Now, some pictures taken before the show, at the performance and afterward at a cast party: