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The Grove Theatre
276 E. 9th Street Upland, CA 91786
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"An Evening With Lucille Ball"
8 ratings
3.4 average rating
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15 events
7 reviews
6 stars
attended Aug 10 2008

We found it boring and almost left at intermission. She looks like Lucy and has Lucy's mannerisms but she didn't sound like Lucy and found very little of her act entertaining.

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5 reviews
11 stars
attended Aug 10 2008

Did not like opening - dressing room - both times.

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0 stars
attended Aug 10 2008

I took friends who are avid Lucy fans and they loved the show. They could not get over the likeness of Suzanne to Lucy. I was not as familar with the material but truly enjoyed the evening

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Quotes & Highlights

“Suzanne’s likeness to Lucille is uncanny. She has caught all her mannerisms, her voice, and even her appearance. It’s sort of spooky!” —Madelyn Pugh Davis, original “I Love Lucy” co-creator and writer


Desilu-approved Lucille Ball official impersonator Suzanne LaRusch was awarded 4th runner-up on ABC’s “The Next Best Thing,” and finished as the highest ranked woman celebrity impersonator in the nationwide search competition. She is kicking off her U.S. tour of An Evening with Lucille Ball by doing one special performance in the Los Angeles area at The Grove Theatre.

Using a Q&A forum, An Evening with Lucille Ball features Lucy reminiscing as well as addressing the most asked questions by Lucy fans.

Act One reveals a 1960 Lucy as her popular television show “I Love Lucy” has come to an end after its nine-year run—along with her 20-year marriage to famous Cuban bandleader Desi Arnaz. Expecting to only be answering questions and taking photos, she learns the awaiting audience is expecting a comedy performance from “The Great Lucille Ball.” Not wanting to disappoint her fans, she quickly improvises by adding some “Lucy” type antics to the lineup. 

Act Two takes place in 1974. As Lucy readies for the opening of her picture “Mame,” she realizes she has somehow been booked in the same venue and situation as 14 years prior, and decides to again come up with things the fans would enjoy from “Lucy.”