I’ve mentioned before that I’m a huge I Love Lucy fan. So are my mother and daughter. I didn’t expect that to come up during our Christmas trip to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, but it did. The characters of I Love Lucy were on stage at the Great Smoky Mountain Murder Mystery Dinner Show, and someone was going to get murdered!
Lucy, you got some ‘splaining to do!
Here’s the premise:
Everyone’s favorite redhead is up to her old tricks and involving the whole gang and a few new characters! Welcome to Club Tropicana where Ricky Bacardi is getting ready to debut his brand new show! Ricky has enlisted the help of his friends and neighbors, Fred and Ethel Hertz, and famous Vaudeville singers, The Gabor Sisters, to star in his new show… “Babaloo Broadway”! But, of course Lucy wants to be in the show as well. Adding to the excitement of the night, a TV crew will be taping the show. Bullets and laughter fly through the air in this side-splitting comedy!
Truthfully, what we liked best about the show were all the little catchphrases that we associate with Ricky, Lucy, Ethel and Fred. The actor who played Ricky had his laugh down pat. We all smiled when we heard it. But not as much as when he started to sing Ricky Ricardo’s “Cuban Pete (Chick-Chicky-Boom).” Remember that Spanish gem?
The spin on Lucy’s Vitameatavegamin commercial was cute. If you know all the lines, you can recite it in your head as the actress playing Lucy did her twist on that classic. (Of course we know all the lines. Don’t you?)
I won’t give away who was murdered or whodunnit. In fact, I took a solemn oath not to at the end of the night. Besides, you wouldn’t want me to ruin the surprise. Turnabout is fair play, so if you go and see Frankly, Scarlett, You’re Dead, don’t tell me who the murderer is in that one.
Have you been to any good mystery dinner theaters?