'Trouble at the Tropicabana'
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Lucy Ricardo, played by Kayla Sabol, Minersville, puts pressure on husband Ricky, played by Dan Thomas, Jr., Ashland, in 'Trouble at the Tropicabana.' The show, by Lift Your Spirits Performing Arts, will help support the struggling Grier City Sunday School.
Lucy and Ricky Ricardo will help to save the Grier City Sunday School, Barnesville, thanks to a special production to be staged in late September.
Lift Your Spirits Performing Arts will celebrate the 60th anniversary of I Love Lucy as well as Lucy's 101th birthday with an I Love Lucy spoof presented to help support Grier City Sunday School.
The characters of Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel will be showcased in 'Trouble at the Tropicabana,' an audience participation murder mystery by Tony Schwartz and Marylou Ambrose, on September 29 at 6 p.m. at the Christ Church (White Church) 132 Church Road, Tamaqua. The church is located near Marian High School.
"What can you expect from an audience participation murder mystery," say the organizers "Fun the minute you walk in the door." Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time and visitors will get a chance to mingle with Lucy, Ricky, and other cast members as they drop hints about themselves and the show. The cast also is expected to mingle with guests during dinner.
After dinner, action will switch to Lucy and Ricky's living room and then transfers to Ricky's club where Ricky sings Latin favorites.
The Cabana Girls dance and join in a Conga Line and take Mambo lessons.
Besides the four main characters, guests will meet movie mogul heiress Celia B. DeMilo, Mr. Big, a notorious gangster, and Ricky's cousin Rosita, an illegal alien. Organizers say that, in true mystery format, someone will be "ruthlessly murdered" by the end of the show and it'll be up to guests to solve the crime.
More information is available by calling Georgine (570) 668-2748, Edie (570) 467-2634 or the LYSPA group (570) 590-2368.
LYSPA is a non profit 501(c) (3) organization registered with the IRS. The organization is committed to bringing affordable, quality productions to the public. For more information on LYSPA, visit the group's website at www.lysperformingarts.com.