A tribute to Lucy breaks the mould
COMING to Proserpine this week is a show that celebrates the life and work of screen legend Lucille Ball.
The Everybody Loves Lucy show gives a fascinating behind-thescenes insight into the television icon’s world.
Brimming with Lucille Ball’s irrepressible spirit, acclaimed Australian musical theatre star Elise McCann (Mamma Mia, South Pacific and Miss Honey in Matilda The Musical) stars in this hilarious cabaret tribute to a true trail-blazer.
Elise is also one of the co-writers of the piece.
The production has gained international traction after Cate Blanchett was announced as the lead role of Lucille Ball in a Hollywood produced film on the iconic star’s life.
“Helmed with a pitch-perfect performance by (Elise) McCann, and subtle direction from Helen Dallimore, Everybody Loves Lucy is equal parts amusing and bitter-sweet. A fitting tribute to the paradox that was Lucille Ball,” Daily Telegraph critics reported.
After years paying her dues in B-movies, Lucille Ball won the public’s hearts and reigned supreme as television’s biggest star in I Love Lucy, one of the most popular sitcoms in television history.
Wacky, fearless, and totally endearing, I Love Lucy broke the mould for the way women were allowed to behave on screen.
But beneath the seemingly ditzy veneer of a 1950s housewife was an ambitious and savvy businesswoman whose success owed little to luck.
As the producer of I Love Lucy once said, “Lucille Ball is about as different from Lucy Ricardo as anyone could possibly be”.
■ 8pm, July 14
■ Proserpine RSL
■ Adults $30, Concession/student $28, Child U15 $18
■ 4945 2312
TV ICON: Elise McCann stars as Lucille Ball in Everybody Loves Lucy.