The Royal Alexandra Theatre recently celebrated its centennial in 2007 & is a masterpiece of beaux-arts architecture. It is the centrepiece of Toronto theatre & is the oldest continuously operating legitimate theatre in North America.
BEGINS OCTOBER 15, 2013
I LOVE LUCY® LIVE ON STAGE is the brand-new hit stage show adapted from the most beloved program in television history! America’s favorite foursome – Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel – is live on stage and in color for the very first time!
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. Imagine stepping back in time onto the Desilu Playhouse soundstage where a charming host entertains and enlightens you to the behind-the-scenes filming process, the 1950s 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?!”
The truth is in the title – whether young or old, everybody really does LOVE LUCY!
Over its history the Royal Alex has been home to over 3,000 productions including the recent hits, Mamma Mia!, Les Miserables, Private Lives starring Kim Cattrell & Paul Gross, Rock of Ages & Dirty Dancing.