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Love Actually? The Unauthorized Musical Parody

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Members say: Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Great singing, Hilarious

About the show

A new, holiday season sendup of the iconic romantic comedy and Christmas movie "Love Actually." More…

From the show:

Love Actually? The Unauthorized Musical Parody is a hilarious brand-new musical that follows nine unique couples who attempt to tackle the idea of love during the holiday season, and even 16 years after the movie premiere, we still ask ourselves these questions every Christmas... Will Karen recover from Harry's cliché affair with his secretary? Who's this guy Mark, and why is he hitting on his best friend's wife? How do I sign up to be a "stand-in" for an adult film to find love? Do you really need to speak the same language before proposing marriage? (The answer is yes.)

Whether you love Love Actually or love to hate Love Actually or have never seen Love Actually, you will actually love this musical! Get ready for awkward meet-cutes, over-the-top grand gestures, and Mr. Bean! Oh, and lots and lots of love, actually.

Member Reviews (107)


Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Great singing, Hilarious
Avg Score

Must know original film, Funny/clever, Riveting, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you'd like a clever parody of the film's many plotlines/chars. Gr escapism; non-tradl holiday fare. Talented cast, imaginative staging. Fun!

Don't see it if you've never seen the film (you'll be lost) or want meaty theater. LA is pure entertainment. Gr costumes. Fast 90 mins. Brite lights in eyes

Insipid, Great singing, Disappointing, Dreadful, Excruciating

See it if You want to support someone in the cast or crew. There is some great singing of some silly throwaway songs and lots of running around.

Don't see it if You have any fond memories of the movie, this show is not clever or smart in any way and will likely just ruin the movie for you.

Great acting, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy parodies, wacky costume changes, songs & laughter. Young cast is high energy & is having a great time. 90+ minutes goes quickly.

Don't see it if You don't need to know the movie but you'll get a bit more out of it if you do.

Refreshing, Hilarious, Great acting, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You are a fan of the movie, and like to watch wonderful singing and acting by terrific performers. Some play many roles.

Don't see it if You never heard of the movie, and think parodies are just silly. Dislike gender bending.

Also Enthusiastic cast and quick costume changes make this a really hilario... Read more Read less

Confusing, Refreshing, Funny, Clever

See it if You like parodies. Funny parts but gets confusing at times.

Don't see it if You want something serious.

Delightful, Funny, Clever, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if you love Love Actually and you love a great parody. We laughed so, so much.

Don't see it if you’ve never watched Love Actually.

Also What fun it is to partake of parody done right. This was 90 minutes of... Read more Read less

Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Poor sound design

See it if you enjoy musical parody of "remembered" shows or movies

Don't see it if musical parody, no matter how good, is not your thing. If you detest it when voices come at you from every direction, except the actors

Also The costuming was exceptional and set changes quick. I got the feeling... Read more Read less

Banal, Silly without wit, Confusing, Unfunny farce, Sophomoric

See it if you loved the movie "Love Actually" so much that a less that vapid hackneyed farce is acceptable and a somewhat talented cast.

Don't see it if you dislike sophomoric, overly stupid farces that have little wit, nuance or satire.

Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if you want a quality parody show that steps outside the movie for even funnier puns and jokes.

Don't see it if you didn't like the movie. That's the only reason to miss this jewel.


See it if Hilariously squeezes the movie into 1.5 hours + singing and an insane amount of costume changes. Additional material from actors' lives.

Don't see it if Jokes funnier if you know the movie and the actors' other films. Funny sketches, doesn't go deep, ok songs.

Also Diversity: 1 token Black actor (Keira Knightley's husband) who points ... Read more Read less

Raunchy, Hilarious, Great singing, Clever, Delightful

See it if you saw and remember the original film and enjoy parody and musicals, but you will understand some comedy even if you did and do not

Don't see it if you don’t like parody, comedy, musicals, British humor, loud music, bright lights, uncomfortable seats close together, small elevator/walkup

Fluffy, Fun, Entertaining, Silly, Funny

See it if You love Love Actually. Or if you hate Love Actually. There's funny stuff in here for the lovers and the haters.

Don't see it if You haven't seen the movie, don't want to see it made fun of, or expecting a serious interpretation. This was silly, but fun.

Harsh lighting, Mediocre staging, Funny, Delightful, Clever

See it if you're familiar w/ movie version & like it & slapstick comedy.Play is clever & funny. Audience laughed a lot.

Don't see it if you're not familiar with the movie; I doubt anyone who isn't will enjoy this; you don't like parodies or slapstick.

Also I read the plot summary of the movie in Wikipedia before seeing this t... Read more Read less

Great acting, Indulgent, Fluffy, Funny, Clever

See it if you're a fan of the movie but don't take it too seriously

Don't see it if you know nothing about the movie or don't like cheap/obvious jokes.

Hilarious, Funny, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if you know the movie well and are ok with it being picked apart.

Don't see it if if you either don't know the movie at all or love it too much to hear any criticism.

Refreshing, Great singing, Funny, Enchanting, Cliched

See it if You like parodies of Christmas movies. You like romantic comedy parodied.

Don't see it if You do not have a sense of humor

Refreshing, Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if looking for a fun show. The actors did an amazing job in both acting and singing. Lot of references to the original actors previous roles.

Don't see it if not looking for a fun night. Seeing Love Actually will help you enjoy the show, but it's not a deal breaker if you havent.

Also I haven't saw the movie since it came out and forgot most of it. I sti... Read more Read less

Indulgent, Insipid, Banal, Disappointing

See it if you want to support a cast member. Some of the singers had lovely voices.

Don't see it if You enjoy good writing and good musicals. However, the audience kept laughing throughout the show.

Fast-paced send up of the movie and its stars has the hardest working laugh-a-minute cast in show business, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if The better you know and love the movie, the more you'll enjoy and harder you'll laugh.

Don't see it if If you have no clue about the movie you may be a little lost but will still have some fun.

Raunchy, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you enjoyed the film, you love movie actors and enjoy seeing them "sent up", you want light entertainment, you're in the mood for a laugh

Don't see it if You want serious theater, You lack a sense of humour

Also I prepared for the show by reading the plot of the movie which I had f... Read more Read less

Fluffy, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you enjoyed the movie and want to laugh at some of its faults.

Don't see it if you want a full fledged musical or great production values.

Fluffy, Great singing, Funny

See it if Nice entertainment,good voices

Don't see it if Want something serious and full of drama

Fluffy, Romantic, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You are in the mood for holiday theme play, if you saw the movie version of this play, you like romantic comedy. You wanna have a good time

Don't see it if You did not see the movie (so many references), you are not a fan light romcom. Love theme bores you.

Cliched, Cute, Raunchy, Great acting, Funny

See it if It was a cute night out. I remember very little of the film but still enjoyed it.

Don't see it if It definitely is a bit raunchy. So. If an abundance of low brow humor is a turn off it may not be for you.

Uneven, Entertaining, Great singing, Silly, Hilarious

See it if You love Love Actually and would enjoy seeing a talented cast parody the film. The jokes land more often than not.

Don't see it if You don’t like parodies. Love Actually closely reenacts the film, but pokes fun at the characters and adds silly songs. It’s dumb fun.

Also Full disclosure: I never saw the movie. Though I’m a film buff, I’m no... Read more Read less

November 26th, 2019
"'Love Actually? The Unauthorized Musical Parody' Is a Rom-Com Roasting on an Open Fire: The 2003 British Christmas film starred Hugh Grant and Keira Knightley."
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November 29th, 2019
"This is a show that works hard to raise the level of lunacy, but the results are scattershot. It is telling that there is an appearance by Tiny Tim, a refugee from another Christmas show. The question mark seems to suggest 'Love Actually?' does not quite know what it wants to be."
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December 2nd, 2019
"Now, New Yorkers who know the film…have a chance to see a streamlined (at 95 minutes) musical-theatrical spoof of the film, called 'Love Actually? The Unauthorized Musical Parody.' It's a lively, silly and well-performed romp created by people who seem to have done a lot of this sort of thing."
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November 30th, 2019
A Theasy Best Bet. "It's been said that parody is an act of love. The show's creators prove that with a loving send up of every last detail…The six-person ensemble is perfect…a welcome opportunity to poke fun at the cheesy movie that won us over when we were at our most vulnerable."
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