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World Premiere Production of Love Actually Live Co-Produced by The Wallis and For The Record Announces All-Star Cast
Leading the Multimedia-Concert Celebration is Rumer Willis, Tony® and Grammy® Award-Winning Actor Steve Kazee, Kelley Jakle, Rex Smith and Grammy® Award-nominee B. Slade
Love Actually Live, a multimedia-concert celebration of the soundtrack to one of the most beloved holiday movies of all time from the team behind Los Angeles’ award-winning For The Record series, is featured this holiday season at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts from Tuesday, December 4, through Monday, December 31, 2018. Co-Produced by the Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts, Shane Scheel and Siobhan O’Neill and inspired by the Universal Pictures/Working Title motion picture written by Richard Curtis, this world-premiere production, presented by special arrangement with Universal Theatrical Group, transforms The Wallis’ Bram Goldsmith Theater into a giant, immersive, cinema for the modern day. The production, a one-of-a-kind presentation is performed live by an all-star cast and 15-piece orchestra, includes songs from the hit film, including “Christmas Is All Around,” “The Trouble with Love Is,” and “Both Sides Now.”
The lineup of outstanding vocalists includes Rumer Willis (Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Fox’s “Empire”) Tony® and Grammy® Award-Winning Actor Steve Kazee (Broadway’s Once: The Musical), Kelley Jakle (Pitch Perfect), Rex Smith (RIAA Gold® recording artist), Grammy Award-nominee B. Slade, Carrie Manolakos (Broadway’s Mamma Mia!, Wicked), Justin Sargent (NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar: Live in Concert), Zak Resnick (Broadway’s Mamma Mia!, Fox’s “American Idol”), Doug Kreeger (Broadway’s Les Misérables), Olivia Kuper Harris (Postmodern Jukebox), Tomasina Abate, Sean Yves Lessard, Cairo McGee, Glory Curda, Tom Zmuda, Alex Csillag, Megan Shung, Carson Higgins and Emily Lopez.
Love Actually Live takes place in a three-dimensional world where scenery and video screens intertwine, providing a canvas upon which actors weave between projections as they bring unforgettable scenes to life through the movie’s album. The film, along with original custom-video content illustrating the London-based setting, is displayed on screens that travel throughout the stage, immersing the singers and musicians in a cinematic spectacle. This theatrical world transforms the experience so completely that audiences will fall in love with Love Actually all over again.
Love Actually Live is adapted and directed by Anderson Davis, with musical supervision and arrangements by Jesse Vargas, vocal design by Tony Award nominee AnnMarie Milazzo, musical staging by Sumie Maeda, scenic design by Emmy Award winner Matthew Steinbrenner, lighting design by Michael Berger, sound design by Ben Soldate, costume design by Steve Mazurek, video design by Aaron Rhyne, and co-produced by the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Shane Scheel and Siobhan O’Neill.
Tickets, $35 to $125, are on sale now and, available at http://thewallis.org/love. The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts is located at 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills. To purchase tickets and for more information, please call 310-746-4000 or visit: http://thewallis.org/love.
Presenter / Producer: The Wallis and For The Record
Theater > Musicals
Music > Adult Pop
Event Phone: 310-746-4000
9390 N Santa Monica Blvd.
Beverly Hills CA 90210
LA - Hollywood / Westside
Performance Dates: 12/4/2018 - 12/31/2018
Weekdays, 7:30 pm Saturdays, 2 pm and 7:30 pm and Sundays, 2 pm and 7 pm
New Year’s Eve Celebration, December 31, 8:00pm
$35 - $125
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