For more than 60 years the enduring charm of I Love Lucy has been an integral part of American popular culture. Now the zany antics of everyone's favorite redhead, her Cuban bandleader husband and their neighbors, Fred and Ethel, have moved from the black-and-white era to the stage for a madcap and colorful new production. Audience members are transported back to the Desilu sound stage of 1952 as the costumes, sets and atmosphere of early television are reproduced live, just like the old days. I Love Lucy Live on Stage presents two classic episodes of the show, with real advertising breaks and period jingles from the Crystaltone Singers between scene changes.
8 p.m. Fri., 2 & 8 p.m. Sat., 1 & 6:30 p.m. Sun. (Apr. 17-19). Peabody Opera House (1400 Market Street; 314-499-7676 or www.peabodyoperahouse.com). $27 to $82..
Fri., April 17, 8 p.m.; Sat., April 18, 2 & 8 p.m.; Sun., April 19, 1 & 6:30 p.m., 2015