Photo Flash: LUCY's Bill Mendieta Performs National Anthem at Bears Game

I LOVE LUCY® LIVE ON STAGE's own Ricky Ricardo, Bill Mendieta, stopped by Soldier Field on Sunday, September 23 to perform the national anthem prior to the Bears game. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look below.

I LOVE LUCY® LIVE ON STAGE had its Midwest premiere in Chicago at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 East Chestnut St.) on Sep. 12. The show will run through Nov. 11, 2012.

Imagine stepping back in time and into the Desilu Playhouse soundstage! It’s 1952 and you are a member of the studio audience awaiting the filming of two hilarious and oh so familiar “I Love Lucy” episodes. A charming host entertains and enlightens you to the behind-the-scenes filming process, the 1950’s hi-fidelity technology, and this brand new thing called ‘television’. The episodes begin and you witness, firsthand, the side-splitting antics of that crazy redhead in the Ricardo’s New York apartment and thrill to the Cuban sounds of “The Ricky Ricardo Orchestra” at the famed Tropicana Nightclub. In between scenes? The Crystaltone Singers perform live advertising jingles of the show’s newest sponsors in perfect 50s style harmony. Can you say ‘Brylcreem’?!

I LOVE LUCY® LIVE ON STAGE premiered in Los Angeles 2011 to stellar reviews, prestigious awards and sold out crowds for its initial five month run. According to John Soltes at HollywoodSoapbox.com, “One of the hardest LA tickets to snag is to I LOVE LUCY® LIVE ON STAGE. If you’re a fan of Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel, this is a must-see experience.

I LOVE LUCY® LIVE ON STAGE is staged and directed by Rick Sparks, and presented by S. Kahn Presents and Millrock Company.

The performance schedule for I LOVE LUCY® LIVE ON STAGE is as follows:
Wednesdays at 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
Fridays at 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Sundays at 2 p.m. & 6 p.m.

 
Photos Courtesy of the Chicago Bears

Photo Flash: LUCY's Bill Mendieta Performs National Anthem at Bears Game

Photo Flash: LUCY's Bill Mendieta Performs National Anthem at Bears Game
Bill Mendieta

Photo Flash: LUCY's Bill Mendieta Performs National Anthem at Bears Game
Bill Mendieta

Photo Flash: LUCY's Bill Mendieta Performs National Anthem at Bears Game
Bill Mendieta

Photo Flash: LUCY's Bill Mendieta Performs National Anthem at Bears Game



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