"Love Actually Live" Brings London Love To Los Angeles
The iconic 2003 feel-good film, Love Actually, has evolved into a live-action wintertime staple that involves a 15-piece orchestra, an all-star cast of singers, and classic scenes from the film. It was such a hit that the producers of 'Love Actually Live' - The Wallis and For The Record - are doing it again.
This year, you have from Nov. 27 until Dec. 29 to catch the immersive multimedia spectacular at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts' Bram Goldsmith Theater, produced by For the Record Live. The Los Angeles Times called the show a "superbly mounted musical."
"We knew we made a very special production the moment the curtain rose on 'Love Actually Live' last season," said The Wallis' Artistic Director Paul Crewes.
With the stage set in London, the reimagined soundtrack includes hit songs such as "Christmas is All Around," "Trouble With Love," and "Both Sides Now." Through song, theater and film, "Love Actually Live" tells 10 intertwining stories of love, loss, hope and disappointment set during the holidays in London. Richard Curtis' screenplay was adapted for the musical by Anderson Davis, who also directs. Anderson has a long résumé of theater credits that include Broadway, regional and touring shows.
"The audiences response last year surpassed our expectations, with people unfailingly leaving the theatre after each performance crying, laughing, hugging, humming the soundtrack, and embracing the holiday spirit," said For The Record Live executive producer Shane Scheel. "As Angelenos look to make and carry forward new holiday traditions, we are honored to bring this holiday classic to life for a second year in a row."
- Reservations are strongly encouraged.
- Tickets cost $39-$125. For details go to website or call (310) 746-4000
- The show is recommended for people 13 and up and uses stage haze.
- Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts', 9390 North Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills CA 90210 - Google Maps