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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

75
Comical, Zippy, Delightful, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a light comedy musical.

Don't see it if you want to see a serious heavy play.

78
Delightful, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy parodies and are a fan of the movie.

Don't see it if you want serious theatre rather than light-hearted entertainment.

Also This show is pretty much exactly what I expected from the way it was m... Read more Read less

77
Fluffy, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You've seen the movie, enjoy light funny send ups, don't expect serious production from a parody

Don't see it if If you've never seen Love Actually (or if you don't have a sense of humour as to how problematic the movie is),or if you want a serious show

Also Its a parody - so it's tongue in cheek, funny, snarky towards the sour... Read more Read less

80
Clever, Raunchy, Quirky, Fluffy, Hilarious

See it if you are a fan of the movie and love poking fun at ridiculous tropes.

Don't see it if you haven't seen the movie. It will make little to no sense.

70
Fluffy, Great singing, Disappointing, Entertaining

See it if Anything even remotely to do with "Love, Actually" makes you happy.

Don't see it if If you're looking for a really clever parody of the movie. This was very broad and hectic.

Also My favorite moment - Laura Linney has a song about "why am I in this m... Read more Read less

88
Entertaining, Great singing, Funny, Delightful, Clever

See it if You enjoy funny parody, especially if familiar with movie

Don't see it if You haven't seen the original movie, enev though still entertaining.

85
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if You’ve seen”Love Actually” and either love it or don’t! Actors do a fantastic job capturing all of the characters and moving things along.

Don't see it if You have no background in seeing this movie.

78
Nostalgic, Light, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You liked the original Hugh Grant version and don't mind it being messed with in a parody. Nothing like the original, though - be warned.

Don't see it if You are looking for anything that resembles the original. This is pure parody and takes off in some different directions.

Also The actors all are great, energetic with fantastic voices. This is a n... Read more Read less

84
Indulgent, Quirky, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You are a fan of the movie, otherwise you might not get the references / links. Another parody title from this company, better than the last

Don't see it if You are looking for a serious musical, or a straight play.

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

86
Great staging, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You are a fan of the movie. It was so clever and funny. Non stop laughing.

Don't see it if Do not see if you haven’t seen the movie. Do not see if you haven’t seen the movie Do not see if you haven’t seen the movie

71
Cliched, Clever, Hilarious, Delightful, Funny

See it if You love the movie and up for some silliness and fun.

Don't see it if You don't like parody or hate the movie.

75
Fun, Good singing, Quirky, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You are a fan of the movie

Don't see it if If you haven’t watched the movie (I have seen it several times), or want something deep or meaningful, you probably won’t find it amusing.

100
Funny, Hilarious, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You love parodies and the movie Love Actually. Great acting and singing!

Don't see it if Don’t have a sense of humor and can’t follow quick humor and a fast paced show.

85
Must see, Refreshing, Great acting, Funny, Clever

See it if You can suspend and simply enjoy the silliness of a well done parody. AND if you have seen the movie, although not necessary.

Don't see it if You do not like private jokes about the movie as well as some about the real actors who played the movie roles. And you want something real.

96
Funny, Entertaining

See it if If you love Love Actually you will laugh until you cry. It was excellent

Don't see it if If you dont know the movie I think you would enjoy it however not ad much as fans. Dont bring the kids.

80
Absorbing, Quirky, Funny, Delightful, Clever

See it if you are familiar with the movie and are there to laugh

Don't see it if don't know or like the movie, expecting a high quality musical

Also So much fun! I saw the Friends parody and came in with low expectation... Read more Read less

95
Romantic, Great writing, Hilarious, Great acting

See it if You want to find a hilarious gem of a parody, so surprising and delightful in every way! The cast was sublime!

Don't see it if You havent seen the movie, I dont think this is for you

87
Entertaining, Indulgent, Great acting, Funny, Clever

See it if you've seen the movie and know the characters of the movie as well as the actors/actresses

Don't see it if you don't enjoy parodies or expect a big show production

Also crazy amount of costume changes, the show moves pretty fast, great act... Read more Read less

97
Clever, Quirky, Entertaining, Great acting, Hilarious

See it if You're a fan of the movie and enjoy silly humor. Also helps if you love Hugh Grant and Harry Potter :)

Don't see it if Someone who hasn't seen the movie would be a little lost, but still find it entertaining... if you don't like the movie or quick comedy-skip

78
Funny, Entertaining

See it if You love the movie and will understand the humor. The cast all take on multiple roles, and work very hard!

Don't see it if You've never seen Love Actually. The jokes will go over your head.

50
Confusing, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if you laugh at everything

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

75
Cliched, Romantic, Clever, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You’ve seen love actually and enjoy parodies and off broadway musical small productions

Don't see it if You have not seen the movie love actually, you will not understand any of the jokes or you prefer large productions

75
Quirky, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if you just want to sit back and giggle.

Don't see it if You want a profound, thought-provoking evening.

76
Great acting, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you have seen the movie and want to laugh from this parody, it is funny and really making fun of characters. Changing costumes very quick!

Don't see it if if you never seen the movie or if you love the movie so much that you can not stand a parody of it and actors making fun of characters


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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