Thursday, February 07, 2013

I Love Lucy: Live on Stage" at Ed Debevic's for Valentine's Day!


enjoy PERFORMANCES by the I Love Lucy® Live on Stage cast

CHICAGO (Feb. 7, 2013) - I Love Lucy® Live on Stage stars Lucy and Ricky Ricardo, joined by Fred and Ethel Mertz (played by Sirena Irwin, Bill Mendieta and Chicago locals Curtis Pettyjohn and Joanna Daniels), will make a special guest appearance and perform classic hits from “I Love Lucy” at Ed Debevic’s (640 N. Wells St., Chicago), on Valentine’s Day, Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 12:30 p.m.  In honor of this special cast appearance, Ed Debevic’s will offer a Valentine's Day lovebird special for two: two hamburgers, one strawberry milkshake with two straws, and Mitchell's hand made chocolate candies, $19.99.
ABOUT I Love Lucy® Live on Stage
Imagine stepping back in time and into the Desilu Playhouse soundstage!  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.  A charming host entertains and enlightens you to the behind-the-scenes filming process, the 1950’s 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 iconic television hit sitcom “I Love Lucy” was most recently honored in September 2012 as the “Best TV Show Of All Time” and the “Greatest TV Comedy” by People Magazine and ABC’s "20/20
" special "Best in TV: The Greatest TV Shows of Our Time." I Love Lucy® Live on Stage is produced under license from CBS Consumer Products.
Individual tickets for I Love Lucy® Live on Stage are on-sale now for performances through March 17, 2013 and range from $35–$85. A select number of premium seats are also available. Tickets for groups of 10+ start at $25 and can be purchased by calling 312-977-1710. Tickets are available at all Broadway In Chicago Box Offices (24 W. Randolph St., 151 W. Randolph St., 18 W. Monroe St. and 175 E. Chestnut St.), the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Kiosk at Water Tower Place (845 N. Michigan Ave.), the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Line at (800) 775‐2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and online
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If you like what you’re eatin’, order more.  If you don’t – there’s the door.  Since 1984, Ed Debevic’s, at 640 N. Wells St. has been dishing out delicious food served with a side of sass– Chicago style of course.  Family-owned Ed Debevic’s warps guests back to the ‘50s and ‘60s with their diner décor and menu that features mouth-watering burgers, wieners, creamy milkshakes and desserts featuring Mitchell’s Ice Cream, and the best chili you’ll find on this side of town. 
Make sure to know what you’re ordering however, because Ed’s servers are all too willing to dish out a generous serving of attitude; and guests can’t get enough.  Fans can expect a memorable night of Ed’s servers’ quick wit, guffaw moments, jukebox music and catchy countertop dance moves. 

Ed Debevic’s is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Friday: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m. – 11 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.  Breakfast is served only on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.  Also call Ed’s to host your next party or catering event.  Maybe they can pencil you in.  For more information visit
or call 312.664.1707.  Eat and Tweet @EatAtEds and join the fervor on Facebook.

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