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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
77
Avg Score

81
Intelligent, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if you want to enjoy a delightful musical parody of British romance movies.

Don't see it if you have not seen any of the movies that are being parodied, since it may be hard to follow.

75
Refreshing, Great singing, Entertaining, Funny, Clever

See it if you are familiar with the movie and its actors and you want to see a clever spoof on them.

Don't see it if you do not like spoofs.

77
Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting, Funny

See it if You enjoy parodies. You are familiar with Love Actually. You are okay with very off Broadway settings, eg seats falling apart.

Don't see it if You can’t appreciate a fun, mindless musical. If you’re expecting high end production values.

Also Having seen the film will add to your enjoyment, but is not necessary.... Read more Read less

83
Hilarious, Great impersonating!, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You want to have fun and laugh 😂. Talented casts. Very relatable, especially if you like the movie. Jam-packed with the unthinkables.

Don't see it if You prefer something more serious or dramatic.

75
Raunchy, Great singing, Funny

See it if You are a fan of the movie Love Actually, enjoy musicals or parodies and just want to laugh

Don't see it if You are not interested in a parody of the movie Love Actually, are offended by some profanity and sexual innuendo, or dislike musicals.

Also Not a must, but it's helpful if you've seen the movie Love Actually an... Read more Read less

82
Great singing, Entertaining, Funny

See it if If you are a fan of the movie and want to laugh

Don't see it if If you don’t like the movie or are looking for something more meaningful

Also I love the movie Love Actually so was excited to see the show. It was ... Read more Read less

75
Clever, Great staging, Ambitious, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you love the original film, but enjoy laughing at it too, this is a loving piss-take of this Christmas classic

Don't see it if you have no connection to the film, as the 'plot' won't make sense. This is for those of us who watch it every year and enjoy its silliness

Also The staging is a wonderful, incredible work ethic from the small cast,... Read more Read less

88
Must see, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You want to see excellent talented versatile actors making you laugh at every turn. The play is cleverly put together as a great parody.

Don't see it if You want a serious play about true love, whatever that may be, actually.

Also Truly Broadway quality.

70
Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like parodies and a fast pace. This is a fun show....and mindless.

Don't see it if You want a show that intellectually stimulating.

80
Silly, Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you know the movie very well and want to see a very talented ensemble cast poke fun at it.

Don't see it if you don't know the movie or you LOVE the movie so much you can't handle a parody.

Also The impressions of the actors Kiera Knightley, Hugh Grant, and Laura L... Read more Read less

84
Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Funny, Clever

See it if you're a fan of the movie and willing to have someone poke fun at it. Like the movie, this keeps moving from scene to scene. Very funny.

Don't see it if you haven't seen the movie or don't like silly parodies. This has more singing than dialog.

Also I love the movie and I thought this show was great. Some bits aren't q... Read more Read less

81
Hilarious, Great costumes, Clever, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you like farcical parodies and a young, energetic, talented cast with great voices, great costumes, gender fluidity, and lots of fun.

Don't see it if you prefer something more serious or a little more continuity in the "plot" (if indeed there is a plot) or something a bit less raunchy.

Also Although I have not seen or even heard of the movie, I had a wonderful... Read more Read less

88
Amazing cast, Great singing, Must see for love actually fans, Clever, Hilarious

See it if you're a fan of the movie. Amazing cast doing unbelievably fast costume changes as the 6 cast members each play several parts. HILARIOUS!

Don't see it if you're not a fan, DO NOT GO!Why be a Scrooge/Grinch this holiday season and drag their show-score score down if you didn't like the movie???

Also If you loved the movie, then you will love this hilarious parody with ... Read more Read less

89
Great singing, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you love Love, Actually and you love having fun

Don't see it if you want to be sad at Holiday time...

Also I enjoyed this very much and I didn't even see the movie.... Read more Read less

75
Improv masters!, They're on a roll and make your head spin!, A show that turns a very bad movie into a great parody!, 6 actors who get laughs the old fashion way: they earn it!, Funny

See it if You loved or didn't particularly like the movie.

Don't see it if you'd be offended at how 6 comic actors reduce a too-long, kitchen-sink-thrown-in, filled with "celebrities" rom-com holiday pot-luck movie.

Also I found the movie a total waste of time and money. But I understand th... Read more Read less

84
Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you like musicals

Don't see it if you dont want to be entertained

83
Entertaining, Ridiculous, Quirky, Hilarious, Funny

See it if you think Love Actually was an absurd movie and well in need of lampooning.

Don't see it if you're expecting a big, flashy musical. This is sheer silly parody fun.

Also I'm always impressed by these parody productions. A small cast moves a... Read more Read less

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.

80
Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if Delightful take off on the film Love Actually - cleverly written and acted with great singing and music

Don't see it if you want to see a broadway musical

83
Great singing, Funny, Clever

See it if Love light pointed humor.

Don't see it if If you hate the film, musicals, and silly impersonations.

81
Ambitious, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You want to see hardworking actors playing multiple roles in a funny spoof of Love, Actually

Don't see it if You aren’t familiar with the quirks of the actors in the original movie

73
Edgy, Raunchy, Entertaining

See it if You like musicals combined with comedy and raunchy talk. Also if you like British themes and accents.

Don't see it if If you are offended by sexual themes and if you rather see a musical with a more elaborate set.

100
Entertaining, Hilarious, Clever

See it if you are either a fan of the movie or you dislike the movie!

Don't see it if you have never seen the movie.

75
Hilarious, Overrated, Entertaining

See it if You are a fan of the movie and know it by heart—if you don't remember the movie well the parody will probably go over your head.

Don't see it if You want a biting roast or a hot take—it is a scene-by-scene recreation and supposed to be dumb and funny, not epic.

Also My partner and I love the movie, so this was a fun date for us, even t... Read more Read less

78
Funny, Romantic, Fluffy, Delightful

See it if You are a fan of the famous rom-com and don't mind a low-budget parody

Don't see it if You expect a lot of the music or plot exactly reproduced in the play


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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