Everybody Loves Lucy, performed by Elise McCann will play at Chapel Off Chapel as part of the Cabaret Festival 2014 on June 22 & June 29 2014.

 

Lucille Ball was the Queen of American comedy for decades. After years paying her dues in B-movies, she won the public’s hearts and reigned supreme as television’s biggest star in I Love Lucy – the most popular sitcom in American history.

 

Starring Musical Theatre’s Elise McCann, who has wowed the stage in Mamma Mia and South Pacific, and now presents a tribute to a true trail-blazer. Having appeared in Breast Wishes and the World Premiere of Doctor Zhivago the Musical, Elise is thrilled to perform in Everybody Loves Lucy.

 

“I am so excited to be able to do this show! It really challenges the typical dynamic of a cabaret and takes the audience into the dramatic and hilarious world of the 1950's and I Love Lucy. It's bold and funny and exciting- and reminds us all that laughter and honesty is the key to success in life,”said Elise McCann.

 

As she conquered the entertainment industry, Lucy was joined every step of the way by her real-life and on-screen husband Desi Arnaz. As the first couple of television comedy, Lucy and Desi held up a fun-house mirror to every marriage in America exaggerating and making amusing every idiosyncrasy of married life. But as Lucy’s popularity and relationship with the public thrived, her relationship with Desi suffered both professionally and privately.

Her own marriage may have fallen by the wayside, but in doing so, she was credited with saving the marriages of millions of Americans. Brimming with Lucille Ball’s irrepressible spirit, McCann tells the tale of this Queen of Comedy.

Featuring the hit songs Be a Clown, You’re So Right For Me, Make Someone Happy, We’re Having a Baby, You Don’t Have To Know The Language, Give It All You Got and Lose That Long Face.

 

Directed by Helen Dallimore

Written by Elise McCann & Richard Carroll

DramaTurge Merridy Eastman

Musical Director Nigel Ubrihien

Everybody Loves Lucy

Chapel Off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel St, Prahan

Dates: June 22 & June 29

Times: Sunday, 22 June at 7pm& Sunday, 29 June at 7pm

Tickets: $35 full price, $32 concession, $29 Holders of a ‘Friends of the Festival’ card

Bookings: http://www.melbournecabaret.com

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