A multimedia celebration of Richard Curtis’ holiday film Love Actually will be presented at Los Angeles’ Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts December 4–31.
Presented by special arrangement with Universal Theatrical Group and part of the For the Record series, the performances will feature a 15-piece orchestra with live vocals from Rumer Willis (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood), Tony and Grammy winner Steve Kazee, Kelley Jakle (Pitch Perfect), Rex Smith, Grammy nominee B. Slade, Carrie Manolakos (Mamma Mia!, Wicked), Justin Sargent (Jesus Christ Superstar: Live in Concert), Zak Resnick (Mamma Mia!, American Idol), Doug Kreeger (Les Miserables), Olivia Kuper Harris, Tomasina Abate, Sean Yves Lessard, Cairo McGee, Glory Curda, Tom Zmuda, Alex Csillag, Megan Shung, Carson Higgins, and Emily Lopez.
The Wallis’ Bram Goldsmith Theater will be transformed into a giant, immersive, cinema for the modern day. The production will include songs from the film, including “Christmas Is All Around,” “The Trouble with Love Is,” and “Both Sides Now.”
Love Actually Live is adapted and directed by Anderson Davis, with musical supervision and arrangements by Jesse Vargas, vocal design by Tony nominee AnnMarie Milazzo, musical staging by Sumie Maeda, scenic design by Emmy winner Matthew Steinbrenner, lighting design by Michael Berger, sound design by Ben Soldate, costume design by Steve Mazurek, and video design by Aaron Rhyne. It is co-produced by Shane Scheel, Siobhan O’Neill, and the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.
“I couldn’t be more excited to have so many For The Record alumni back with us this year, to bring Love Actually to life,” says executive producer Shane Scheel. “Every song on the Love Actually soundtrack helps tell the story of this beloved holiday movie, and the vocalists comprising this company will bring joy, tears, and adoration to audiences nightly.”
“Each year, The Wallis builds upon its commitment to developing lasting relationships with companies like For the Record,” adds Artistic Director Paul Crewes, “and we value our long-term connection as we take this season’s world-premiere production of Love Actually Live into the next phase of its development.”
Tickets are available by clicking here.