Love Actually Live
- By Debbie Emery
- Photo By Lawrence K. Ho
It wouldn’t be the holiday season without a tear-inducing dose of Love Actually. Richard Curtis’ British romantic comedy has become essential Christmas viewing since it was released in 2003, and the classic is once again being brought to life at The Wallis’ Bram Goldsmith Theater in Beverly Hills.
For Love Actually devotees who cringe at the idea of other actors taking over the iconic roles played by Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Keira Knightley, Emma Thompson and the late Alan Rickman to name but a few, can rest assured. Instead of a theatrical adaptation, the movie is aired on multiple giant screens in its entirety while intertwined with live performances by a cast of pitch perfect singers and a 15-piece orchestra on stage. Now in its second year, The Wallis and For The Record’s production brings the festive charm of London to life through the use of rotating sets, twinkling lights and a present-laden Christmas tree.
The original Love Actually soundtrack was also the gift that kept on giving, with artists such as Kelly Clarkson, Dido, Girls Aloud, and the Beach Boys all contributing hit tracks. But we guarantee that it’ll be the catchy Christmas Is All Around by fictional rocker Billy Mack (played by Rex Smith returning to the role) that you’ll be singing in the aisles as you leave the theatre.
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