Love, Actually Live!
- By Arlene Winnick
- Photo Courtesy of The Wallis
I remember the first time I saw Love Actually in 2003. I knew this feel good movie was destined to become a true holiday classic so I was thrilled to discover a multimedia musical celebration of the film being presented all month long at The Wallis.
This full-scale holiday spectacular transforms the theater into a giant, modern day three-dimensional world where scenery and video screens intertwine so actors actually bring the movie’s many unforgettable scenes to life. The film, along with original custom-video content that puts the audience into the London setting, is displayed on screens that move throughout the stage so the actors and musicians are immersed in the spectacle. An all-star cast accompanied by a 15-piece orchestra perform the film’s most popular songs including “Christmas is All Around,” “All Alone on Christmas,” “The Trouble with Love Is,” and “Both Sides Now.”
If you haven’t discovered The Sorting Room, an intimate venue at The Wallis, and its eclectic playbill, this month is the perfect time. Sandra Bernhard brings her one-woman laugh fest December 13-15th; then Joely Fisher’s Growing Up Fisher arrives on December 16th. There’s a salute to the music of Hal David on December 19th; a cabaret of New Musical Theater Songs on December 20th and then Corky Hale takes over with her new musical show, The Two Mrs. Stollers on the 21st.
“Love, Actually Live,” co-produced by The Wallis and For the Record, runs December 4-31st.