GAL APPROVED! This Holiday Season See Love Actually? The Unauthorized Musical Parody!By Delaina Dixon | November 29, 2019 | Gal Approved
WATCH. ‘Tis the season … for classic Christmas movies. And Love Actually, which came out in 2003, tops a ton of lists. But if that movie always leaves you feeling that you can never achieve #relationshipgoals after watching, we’ve got a new version for you to check out. Love Actually? The Unauthorized Musical Parody is currently playing at the Jerry Orbach Theater in New York City, and it questions every romantic trope in Love Actually, in musical form no less!
An extremely talented cast of six takes on this daunting task, playing all the movie’s pivotal roles, primarily portraying the actors who played roles in the film. So you get dashing Eric Peters as the prime minister Hugh Grant, reminding you he’s the king of the rom-com, along with playing Colin and Mark. Or Kayla Catan as Keira Knightley, the objection of her husband’s best friend’s affection, along with Mia and Aurelia. As the only POC in the cast, Tony Tillman takes on all the roles of color — male and female — and does an excellent job, as does the rest of the cast, who literally play all the roles in the film with lightning-fast and seamless costume and wig changes.
Watching this play will have you laughing, tapping your toes and thinking back to every scene in Love Actually you may have forgotten. Kudos to books and lyrics writers Bob and Tobly McSmith for boiling down all the essence of Love Actually into this fun little 90-minute romp that in the end, reminds us that love is indeed, everywhere.
Love Actually? The Unauthorized Musical Parody, playing through January 2020.
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