Love Actually? The Unauthorized Musical Parody
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Love Actually? The Unauthorized Musical Parody
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Love Actually? The Unauthorized Musical Parody NYC Reviews and Tickets

77%
(111 Reviews)
Positive
86%
Mixed
10%
Negative
4%
Members say
Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Great singing, Hilarious

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

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Member Reviews (111)

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965 Reviews | 339 Followers
80
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

945 Reviews | 386 Followers
25
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.

539 Reviews | 1873 Followers
82
Insipid, Silly, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You enjoy parody shows and/or the movie Love Actually. It’s a well done and quite funny.

Don't see it if You take the movie too seriously.

470 Reviews | 112 Followers
84
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.

406 Reviews | 188 Followers
85
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. Read more

435 Reviews | 61 Followers
72
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.

419 Reviews | 61 Followers
78
Funny

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. Read more

391 Reviews | 102 Followers
65
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 Read more

Critic Reviews (6)

New York Theatre Guide
December 3rd, 2021

"Mostly, though, “Obliviate!” is the level of humor we’re working with here, and viewing Love Actually? purely on its own terms, it’s hard not to consider it a success. The show isn’t good exactly, but it is quick, dumb, and very, very fun. Right now, that’s a welcome combination."
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Theatermania
November 26th, 2019
For a previous production

"'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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Talkin' Broadway
November 29th, 2019
For a previous production

"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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TheaterScene.net
December 2nd, 2019
For a previous production

"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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Theatre is Easy
November 30th, 2019
For a previous production

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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Front Row Center
December 2nd, 2019
For a previous production

Score: 80% "Love Actually? is a scrappy and wonderfully messy parody that is full of amazing talent and is incredibly enjoyable for those who love or hate the film, but it is definitely made for those who are deeply nostalgic of the film."
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