Lucy and Ricky LIVE!

Lucy and Ricky LIVE!

May 30 - June 09

by Samantha Cormier

Directed by Samantha Cormier

Starring:
Samantha Cormier
Nick Gallardo

From screen to stage, join Samantha Cormier and Nick Gallardo as they embrace the iconic roles of Lucy and Ricky Ricardo and take you back to Desilu Studios through the most iconic moments from the "I Love Lucy!" show. Join us for your favorite musical numbers and classic scenes and feel free to sing along and laugh out loud...YOU are the live studio audience! Whether it's Ricky beating the conga in "Babalu" or Lucy stumbling and mumbling her way through "Vitameatavegamin", there's something for everyone to enjoy! Daniel "Sly" Slipetsky dazzles on the piano and Rylande Dodge sets the tempo for this wild episode! Plus, show off your knowledge with "I Love Lucy" trivia, fun for the whole family! From first timers to epic fans, "Lucy and Ricky LIVE!" will bring a smile to your face and leave a song in your heart.

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Previews:

Opening Night: May 30th, 2024

Regular Performances:

Thursday, May 30th, 7:30pm
Friday, May 31st,
7:30pm
Saturday, June 1st, 3:00pm

Thursday, June 6th, 7:30pm
Friday, June 7th, 7:30pm
Saturday, June 8th, 3:00pm (double show day)
Saturday, June 8th, 7:30pm
Sunday, June 9th,  3:00pm

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About The Artists

Samantha Cormier

Samantha Cormier

Sam LOVES Lucy and she knows you will LOVE this show! She holds an M.F.A in Performing Arts from SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design) and a B.F.A in Directing/Theatre Production from the University of Arizona. She has performed and directed in theatres from New York to Savannah to your favorite theatres in Tucson/Phoenix including The Gaslight Theatre/Music Hall, Live Theatre Workshop, Arizona Broadway Theatre, The Rogue Theatre, Invisible Theatre and Arizona Theatre Company. Favorite shows Directed/Choreographed: THINGS BEING WHAT THEY ARE, [MAC Award Nom, Best Director] YOU’RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN, and SNOOPY!!! THE MUSICAL, [MAC award nomination, Best Director], MIDNIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS and NUNSENSE Favorite roles include: Senga in DANCING LESSONS, [MAC Nom, Best Actress], Princess Fiona in SHREK THE MUSICAL, Cindy Lou Who in a one women show WHO’S HOLIDAY, Winnifred in ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, Columbia in THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW [MAC Award nomination, Best Actress], Frankie VOICE OF THE PRAIRIE, [MAC Award Winner, Best Actress] and Vanda in VENUS IN FUR( A show she later directed here at LTW). She has had over 21 years of teaching experience with the pleasure of teaching at LTW, Gaslight, BASIS, Stagedoor Manor In New York, [#1 Theatre Camp in the world]. She is currently the OMA Teaching Artist with TUSD.  She thanks you for supporting LUCY AND RICKY LIVE! and is grateful to portray one of her comedic and business idols. She thanks you for supporting LTW and LUCY AND RICKY LIVE! She especially thanks LTW for this amazing opportunity and all the wonderful opportunities they have given her in the last 18 years.

Nick Gallardo

Nick Gallardo

“Oy oy oy oy oy!” Nick is thrilled to be back on stage with his real life Lucy and partner in crime, Samantha Cormier! Nick is an established concert entertainer currently touring and emulating the Rock ‘n’ Roll greats with live tributes “Not Fade Away: Rock and Roll Reignited,” “Forever Everly”, as well as his own Cabaret show, “Valens to Valli.” Nick has also performed on over 40 cruises internationally portraying Frankie Valli with “December 63”. Favorite roles include: Leaf Coneybear in The 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, (MAC Award WIN, Best Actor) Duke in THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL, (MAC Award WIN, Best Musical) Jinx in FOREVER PLAID and many more. Nick has also performed with Linda Ronstadt, Shirley Jones, and Richard Kline. Enjoy Lucy and Ricky Live!

Daniel "Sly" Slipetksy

Daniel "Sly" Slipetksy

Daniel “Sly” Slipetsky is a free-lancing jazz pianist/tuba player who has happily made Arizona his home since the summer of 1997, when he was twenty-three years young.  A native of Wilmington, Delaware, Sly began his piano studies at the ripe age of eight, and when he unexpectedly picked up the tuba at fourteen, his musical world expanded beyond what he could have imagined.  In between his high school years, he travelled up north to Maine to a summer camp for musicians known as Camp Encore/Coda, where he got his first taste of playing jazz and improvising.  He attended three universities (University of Delaware, University of Arizona, and Arizona State University) to further hone his musicality.  Since moving to the Grand Canyon State, Sly has been blessed to be able to make his living strictly as a performing musician:  everything from solo piano, to piano/vocal duos, to jazz combos, to jazz big bands, to salsa bands, to traditional 1920s New Orleans-type jazz, to pop/rock ensembles, to church praise bands, to theatrical accompaniment, to mock radio shows with a little bit of Looney Tunes voice acting.

Rylande Dodge

Rylande Dodge

Julia Hupp

Julia Hupp

Julia Hupp she/her is very excited to be a part of this wonderful production! She has been stage managing since high school, and some of her past shows at LTW include QUIRKUS CIRCUS AND THE MISSING RINGMASTER, DRY POWDER, STONES IN HIS POCKETS, TYLER’S MAGIC BOOK OF MANY, MANY, MANY STORIES, THE WAIT, and THE REALISTIC JONESES. She has also been acting for many years, and some of her past roles were Hamlet in CANNED HAMLET, Wilbur Holmes in THE ADVENTURES OF WILBUR HOLMES: SHERLOCK’S COUSIN, TWICE REMOVED, and Hunyak in CHICAGO. She has also been in several of the family shows at Live Theatre Workshop, including THE GREAT ZANTINI AND THE MAGIC THIEF (Regina Renly Rabbit), GOODIES GOONS AND GOBLINS – A HALLOWEEN BASH (J. Parker Pumpkin), and TAKE A HIKE (Jamie). She just graduated from the University of Arizona where she earned her BA in Film and Television. She is thrilled that you came to see the show, and hopes you enjoy it as much as she does!

Norm Testa

Norm Testa

Norm Testa (Scenic Designer) received a BFA from UCSB and a MFA from UA in Lighting and Sound design. He has worked at The Children’s Theatre Company, in Minneapolis MN as Stage Supervisor for three seasons + 8 months touring across the country. He was a Lighting Designer and Stage Manager for Norwegian and Holland America Cruise Lines for 3-1/2 years. Back in Tucson he worked as a Facilities Technical Coordinator for ATC, running all event rentals. From 1998-2004 Norm volunteered his time to restore the Tucson Fox Theatre. In 1998 he began teaching at Catalina Foothills HS developing a premier 4-year technical theatre program, achieved National Board Certification and retired from teaching in 2021.

Brian McElroy

Brian McElroy

Brian McElroy was, essentially, raised on the LTW stage, with his first play at the age of 6. While you may have seen him in recent years on the LTW stage in PUFFS or ROCKIN’ AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE, or on other Tucson stages in MATILDA or AMADEUS, he has also been a stage manager or designer for over forty-five LTW productions, and nearly a hundred other productions in Southern Arizona and off-Broadway. His projects have been nominated for MAC awards 20 times and won twice. Thanks as always to family and friends who support his drive for theatre.

Michael James Zimmerman

Michael James Zimmerman

Michael James Zimmerman is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, audio engineer, and private music instructor with over 20 years of teaching experience and more than 35 years of acting and performance experience. He spent 25-plus years as a recording artist and touring musician with Honeybeegroove and Kristen Chandler. After graduating from the University of Oregon in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Music Technology, Michael moved to Tucson, AZ. He currently teaches guitar, piano, voice, drums, percussion, bass guitar, and music theory both from his home studio and as a master teacher at Music & Arts.