‘What Would Lucy Do?’ performed at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre featuring award-winning Lucille Ball impressionist Suzanne LaRusch
Live theatrical event!
The outrageous comedy “What Would Lucy Do?” comes to Sedona when it is performed live, onstage by award-winning Lucille Ball impressionist Suzanne LaRusch, who is currently playing to sold-out shows around the country. This live theatrical event — the ultimate Lucille Ball tribute show — will be presented by the Sedona International Film Festival at its Mary D. Fisher Theatre. There will be four performances Oct. 17-20.
Suzanne LaRusch is a Hollywood-based actress-impressionist who recreates the magic of the world's most beloved comedienne, Lucille Ball.
LaRusch first played Lucy Ricardo on special assignment for Universal Studios and quickly came to the attention of Lucie and Desi Arnaz Jr. who authorized her to portray their mother's work in venues across the country.
Desilu, too, Inc., and CBS Worldwide TV, Inc., (which owns the “I Love Lucy” property) have since also recognized Suzanne as "THE OFFICIAL LUCY PERFORMER".
Over the years, she has entertained for former President George Bush, was a surprise guest for Roseanne at the 1997 Women in Film Lucy Awards, appeared on such national television programs as The Better Half with Dick Clark, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, The View with Barbara Walters, hosted 5 appearances on HSN (Home Shopping Network) selling out of every “I Love Lucy” product offered.
In 2007, Suzanne appeared for ABC on their number one rated hit reality show The Next Best Thing — a national competition and search for the greatest celebrity impersonator. Suzanne wrote and performed all original material for the show. The result? America voted her fourth runner up and Number One Female Celebrity impressionist in the country!
Lucille Ball’s family and friends rave about LaRusch’s performance and likeness to the world’s most famous redhead:
"You're tremendous! It's a little eerie. We'll talk soon, Mom." — Lucie Arnaz
"Suzanne's likeness to Lucille is uncanny. She has caught all her mannerisms, her voice and even her appearance. It's kind of spooky!" —Madelyn Paugh Davis, co-creator and writer of "I Love Lucy"
“I have seen Lucille Ball saluted in many ways over the years, but no one has ever captured the essence of the lady the way Suzanne has.” — Tom Watson, Lucille Ball’s business affairs manager and friend
There will be four performances of “What Would Lucy Do?” Oct. 17-20. Showtimes will be 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 17 and 18; 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, Oct. 19; 1 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Oct. 20. Tickets are $20 general admission and $17 for Film Festival members. All tickets include a meet-and-greet with LaRusch in the lobby after the show.
Click on the link below to order tickets online. To order tickets by phone or for performance information, please call 928-282-1177. Both the Sedona International Film Festival Office and the Mary D. Fisher Theatre are located at 2030 W. SR 89A in West Sedona.