Two of the many things I love. Getting frocked up and Lucille Ball.
So when my illustrious friend Mz Billie told me that she had gotten a bunch of us tickets to the opening night AND the after-show soiree I did an almighty fist pump in the air & yelled
Everybody Loves Lucy is a fascinating behind-the-scenes insight into a television icon.
We all met at the QPAC main bar area first for a few 'refreshments' before having a few snap shots taken in front of Mal & Lesil's incredible Cadillac.
Suddenly the show beeper started blaring & the speakers announced that the
show was about to begin!
The show was done in a really interesting and effective way.
The left of the stage was set up as the BACK STAGE of the TV show.
The centre of the stage was the ON AIR TV show where they did 'bits' from the I Love Lucy show and the right side of the stage was a lounge chair with Elise playing a housewife who comments on the show.
The show had a more serious tone than I was expecting but the re-enactments of a few I Love Lucy skits were hilarious and made up for the more sombre tones. In particular, the Vitameatavegamin skit was great and had everyone in the audience roaring with laughter. I also loved the 1950s housewife.
The leading lady Elise McCann has the most beautiful powerful singing voice and you could have heard a pin drop as she sang she was so mesmerizing.
All too soon the show was over & it was time to go to the after show nibbles & drinks.
I got to meet Elise, her extremely proud mother AND grandmother and they were just so lovely & friendly.
|Doing our best "Lucy" wink.|
We vintage dames did what we do best.... swanned around looking fabulous, socialised, drunk wine (I was on the mineral water) and took shit loads of photos/selfies.
Some beautiful photos were taken by the QPAC photographer and our own personal paparazzi broads Susanne & Elizabeth.
TO SEE HEAPS MORE PHOTOS FROM THE NIGHT JUST GO TO THE QPAC FACEBOOK PAGE BELOW:
After swishing about the room for a while it was then time to announce the winners of the BEST DRESSED competition.
It must have been a nightmare to choose because everyone looked GORGEOUS.
We had all worn our best 'after 5' wear.
Just between you & I, I think that at least 50% of us were dressed by Atomic Vintage Martini.
|THIRD PRIZE & SECOND PRIZE WINNERS|
ERIN & BILLIE
|FIRST PRIZE WINNERS OF BEST DRESSED COMP|
It was such a lovely night. I get a bit ty-ty going out on a 'school night' but it just feels so good to do my hair & put on a really beautiful frock. Not only that but I got to see a great show and catch up & hug some of my favourite people in the whole world.
I think it was just what a bunch of us needed.
If you love Lucille Ball and want to catch a really nice little show I would recommend going to see the show.
You can buy tickets here: http://www.qpac.com.au/event/Everybody_Loves_Lucy_15.aspx#.VO_kNE0frIU
Are you tired, run-down, listless?
Do you poop out at parties?
Are you unpopular?
The answer to all your problems is in this little bottle.
|ELISSA aka Lucille Ball |