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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
Joanna Daniels and Curtis Pettyjohn play Ethel and Fred Mertz in "I Love Lucy Live on Stage"

Joanna Daniels and Curtis Pettyjohn play Ethel and Fred Mertz in "I Love Lucy Live on Stage"

Joanna Daniels and Curtis Pettyjohn play Ethel and Fred Mertz, including a salute to the couple's vaudville days, in "I Love Lucy Live on Stage" playing an extended run through March 3 at Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place in Chicago.

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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Actress Sirena Irwin as Lucy Ricardo in "I Love Lucy Live on Stage"

Actress Sirena Irwin as Lucy Ricardo in "I Love Lucy Live on Stage"

Actress Sirena Irwin studied countless episodes of "I Love Lucy" to fine-tune the mannerisms of the famed red-headed comedienne's Lucy Ricardo character for I Love Lucy Live on Stage, which has its Midwest premiere in Chicago at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place through November 11.

October 04, 2012 5:30 pm
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
OFFBEAT: 'I Love Lucy Live' stage show coming to Chicago Fall 2012

OFFBEAT: 'I Love Lucy Live' stage show coming to Chicago Fall 2012

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 01, 2012 12:00 am
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