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Love Actually? The Unauthorized Musical Parody

From 107 member  reviews
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)

MEMBERS SAY:

Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Great singing, Hilarious

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

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

69
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.

55
Insipid, Great costumes, Cliched, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if you really love parody and are a fan of this genre (non-union parody musicals). The staging is clever, as are the hundreds of costumes.

Don't see it if you are looking for an evening of actual Off-Broadway theatre. There is an amateur quality throughout, though the actors are working hard.

51
Funny

See it if you like the movie

Don't see it if you've never seen the movie. you will be very confused

50
Confusing, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if you laugh at everything

Don't see it if you're looking for witty jokes

69
Quirky, Funny, Clever

See it if You love Love Actually and know it like the back of your hand. Enjoy British humor/culture

Don't see it if You are impatient or looking for something deep.

61
Disappointing, Quirky, Great acting, Clever

See it if you like a talented cast with lots of energy performing second rate material in a sketch comedy-like parody of the movie "Love,Actually."

Don't see it if you're looking for a sophisticated, entertainment with good music and lyrics and a sharp sense of satire.

55
Cliched, Dated, Disappointing, Confusing, Banal

See it if You've seen the movie!

Don't see it if You haven't seen the movie!

65
Slow, Fluffy, Disappointing, Confusing, Banal

See it if You like low-sort parodies and comedies. Besides, if you also enjoy short plays, this musical will meet your expectations.

Don't see it if You are not into parodies, comedy, and short plays.

Also This show is not for youngsters. In my experience, the older generatio... Read more Read less

66
Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if you want to be lightly entertained and get a few laughs.

Don't see it if You don’t like a little British humor.

68
Quirky, Hilarious, Dizzying, Confusing, Clever

See it if Youve watched Love Actually, like actually.

Don't see it if You’ve never watched the movie. Or don’t know the actors. It won’t make any sense.


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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