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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

80
Quirky, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You like Love Actually, comedy, and just want a fun night out.

Don't see it if If you don't like parodies

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.

85
Fluffy, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You enjoy parodies, and are willing to not expect a direct replica of the movie.

Don't see it if You don’t like smaller off-broadway shows, especially where actors play several roles.

Also This is one of the better parodies I’ve seen. But if you are a die-har... Read more Read less

75
Entertaining, Funny, Clever

See it if You are a big fan of Love Actually. The more times you’ve watched it the more you’ll get out of this spoof.

Don't see it if You haven’t seen the movie. Really. There’s no point if you’re not already familiar with it.

78
Clever, Great staging, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if A great fun version of the movie with quick costume changes, good singing and joy a plenty

Don't see it if A little bit of raunch so if you’re easily offended you should probably give it a miss. Broadway it ain’t. Don’t expect big staging.

79
Entertaining, Clever, Fluffy, Funny, Delightful

See it if you want to have a great laugh at yourself for your obsession with the movie. Totally tongue in cheek fun [rating: 90]

Don't see it if you've never seen the movie or hate every second when your partner forces you to watch it every Christmas [rating: 50]

85
Funny, Delightful, Entertaining, Fluffy, Hilarious

See it if A must for lovers of the movie. You will catch all the jokes that will fly over non movie watchers heads. Fun and entertaining.

Don't see it if I think if you havent seen the movie you will not enjoy the show 100% as you will miss most of the quick one liners and movie references.

Also The cast was fantastic especially with all the costume and character c... Read more Read less

70
Clever

See it if You loved the movie.

Don't see it if If you didn’t see the movie.

72
Quirky, Great singing, Funny, Delightful

See it if you like parodies

Don't see it if you're expecting to see a musical version of the movie

80
Clever, Great singing, Great acting, Hilarious, Indulgent

See it if You love the movie Love Actually (or like me consider it a guilty pleasure). The hysterical ensemble cast delivers a memorable performance.

Don't see it if You have never seen / do not like the movie Love Actually

76
Entertaining, Great singing, Clever

See it if you enjoy very clever parody songs with good singing. If you love or hated Love Actually, I think you'll like it.

Don't see it if you don't appreciate parodies or have never heard of Love Actually.

Also It was a fun, frenetic show and the imitations were spot on. The sound... Read more Read less

70
Dull, Funny, Entertaining

See it if Loved the movie Love Actually and enjoy low budget musicals and parodies. The actors were talented but the production was boring.

Don't see it if If you have not seen the movie do not enjoy parodies want a great set or story lines. The elevator is small and only holds 6 people.

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.

85
Funny, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if You love the movie and all the characters. Willing to laugh out loud and enjoy an original score with good singers and actors.

Don't see it if You don’t like parodies and haven’t see the original movie.

70
Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you love the movie " Love Actually" or parodies that make fun of actors careers.

Don't see it if You want it to be true to the actual movie instead of making fun of the original cast.

Also The theater organization/ staging is awkward, especially if you are se... Read more Read less

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!

20
Great singing, Not funny, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if I don't know who would like this bad show, this was the worst Show Score play I ever seen

Don't see it if don't see it if you think it will be funny and like the movie

88
Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You know the movie and it's characters well.

Don't see it if If you don't care for romcom and know nothing about the movie.

82
Great singing, Funny, Clever

See it if If you love the movie, and want to see a talented hard working cast of great singers.

Don't see it if You don't care about the movie and would rather watch a cartoon turned into a musical instead of people trying to create and have fun

Also This is a light, fun show made by people who obviously make their livi... Read more Read less

100
Hilarious, Funny, Clever

See it if You liked the movie and want a good parody

Don't see it if You don’t like romcom musicals

98
Refreshing, Hilarious, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you are in a bad mood and would like a mood-booster. If you love "Love Actually" and all things British and can laugh at it - a must-see!

Don't see it if you don't like small budgeted productions or hate musical It might be not fun if you don't know the film. But no reason not to see this show

90
Intelligent, Hilarious, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if If you watched and enjoyed the movie Love Actually, and are familiar with the cast body of work, and some of their personal life 😉

Don't see it if If you haven't seen the movie, and don't like a spontaneous and informal set up

90
Hilarious, Fun, Entertaining

See it if you want to laugh, you saw the movie, enjoy parody and exaggeration, and like clever lyrics making fun of celebs

Don't see it if you didn't like the movie or if you don't like off-off bway, experimental, spoofy shows.

Also it is definitely going to be a better experience if you have seen the ... Read more Read less

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.


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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