Escaping the bloodshed of Cuba, a young man sets sail on a turbulent journey that leads him all the way to Hollywood and into the arms of a fiery, redheaded movie star. No, this is not the premise of a new movie, but rather the beginnings of the fabled romance between Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball. Hear the rest of the story when you witness The Cuban and the Redhead at the Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts.
In this stunning theatrical production, Desi and Lucy put their egos and dreams of stardom on the line in a gamble to save one thing—their marriage—risking it all on an untested and floundering new medium called television. Can these two star-crossed lovers blaze a path that defies Hollywood and history to be together?
The Cuban and the Redhead is a new musical about Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball, with book, music and lyrics by Robert Bartley and Danny Whitman. The musical follows in the footsteps of Gypsy, Jersey Boys, Dreamgirls and Funny Girl honoring famous icons. The show features an original score with sounds from 1940s big band to hot Latin rhythms.
If you’re a fan of I Love Lucy, or simply enjoy marveling at the romantic lives of Hollywood’s most iconic acts, you certainly won’t want to miss The Cuban and the Redhead. Tickets are available for purchase online and at the Eisemann Center box office.
We know you love your home at Oxford at Crossroads Centre Apartments in Waxahachie, Texas, but it’s important to stay active and involved in your community. Attending this event is the perfect chance for you to journey outside your comfort zone to meet new people and seek new opportunities.
Thursday, September 13, 2018—8:00PM
Event Venue Location:
Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts
2351 Performance Drive
Richardson, Texas 75082