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Stage Neighbors: 'I Love Lucy on Stage' returns to salute Ricardos and Mertz TV humor

Stage Neighbors: 'I Love Lucy on Stage' returns to salute Ricardos and Mertz TV humor

Joanna Daniels and Curtis Pettyjohn, the Chicago duo of local stage veterans playing "stage veterans" Ethel and Fred Mertz of "I Love Lucy" TV  fame have a clever way of interpreting their performance art.

January 11, 2013 12:00 am
Resurrecting the Favorite Redhead of Reruns: Midwest premiere of 'I Love Lucy Live on Stage' channels fans of sitcom characters

Resurrecting the Favorite Redhead of Reruns: Midwest premiere of 'I Love Lucy Live on Stage' channels fans of sitcom characters

Rick Sparks, the man behind I Love Lucy Live on Stage, knows just how dedicated fans are of Lucille Ball and her landmark TV comedy starring the Ricardos and the Mertzes.

October 04, 2012 9:00 pm Photos

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Sirena Irwin and Bill Mendieta as Lucy and Ricky Ricardo

Sirena Irwin and Bill Mendieta as Lucy and Ricky Ricardo

Sirena Irwin and Bill Mendieta play classic TV characters Lucy and Ricky Ricardo of sitcom fame in I Love Lucy Live on Stage at Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place in Chicago through November 11.

October 04, 2012 5:30 pm
Broadway in Chicago Presents Sirena Irwin and Bill Mendieta as Lucy and Ricky Ricardo

Broadway in Chicago Presents Sirena Irwin and Bill Mendieta as Lucy and Ricky Ricardo

Sirena Irwin and Bill Mendieta play classic TV characters Lucy and Ricky Ricardo of sitcom fame in "I Love Lucy Live on Stage" at Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place in Chicago through Nov. 11.

October 04, 2012 12:00 am
The Cast of "I Love Lucy Live on Stage" in Chicago at the Broadway Playhouse

The Cast of "I Love Lucy Live on Stage" in Chicago at the Broadway Playhouse

Cast members Sirena Irwin (center) as Lucy, Curtis Pettyjohn (right) as Fred and Joanna Daniels as Ethel star in "I Love Lucy Live on Stage" playing a Chicago run until Nov. 11.

October 02, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: 'I Love Lucy Live on Stage' fun, but antennae needs adjusting

OFFBEAT: 'I Love Lucy Live on Stage' fun, but antennae needs adjusting

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

October 02, 2012 12:00 am
"I Love Lucy Live" Stage Show

"I Love Lucy Live" Stage Show

Sirena Irwin (left to right) and Bill Mendieta star as Lucy and Ricky, along with Ed Martin playing an episode eye doctor in "I Love Lucy Live," a stage tour coming to Chicago in fall 2012.

April 01, 2012 12:00 am
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