"Love Actually Live" finale, 2019.
Love, actually, will be all around this coming holiday season.
The multimedia concert performance of “Love Actually” is set to return to the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and will run Nov. 27 to Dec. 31.
“In planning to return once again to our Bram Goldsmith stage, ‘Love Actually Live’ will hopefully provide the opportunity to celebrate together, in person, with the people we love in a year when it’s needed the most,” Paul Crewes said, the Wallis’ artistic director. “I’m grateful for the possibility to be sharing this very unique experience with Los Angeles audiences once again.”
The adaptation of the beloved 2003 Christmas movie intertwines film and live action performances, bringing together iconic scenes on-screen and a live orchestra that reimagines the film’s soundtrack and includes songs like “Christmas is All Around,” “Trouble with Love” and Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now.”
This year’s cast won’t be announced until the fall, but tickets will be available to the general public starting Sept. 1. Hopeful attendees can sign up for the waitlist now on Fever, a global entertainment discovery platform, which will grant early access to purchase general tickets.
“As we move forward each day to a world on the mend, I am thrilled to once again plan to bring together our incredibly talented artists and deliver an evening to audiences each night [in-person] that is sure to strengthen connections, make merry and celebrate love,” Shanel Scheel said, who serves as co-producer for For the Record Live.
To ensure the safety of the audience, staff and performers, proof of full vaccination at time of purchase and upon entry of the performance will be required. Children under 12 and those excused from being vaccinated for medical or religious reasons may show proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the show. Also, all attendees, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to wear a face mask that covers the nose and mouth.
“Love Actually Live” is directed by Anderson Davis, who adapted the film into a production. The production team also includes musical supervision and arrangements by Jesse Vargas, vocal design by AnnMarie Milazzo, musical staging by Sumie Maeda, scenic design by Matthew Steinbrenner, lighting design by Michael Berger, sound design by Ben Soldate, costumes by Steve Mazurek and video design by Aaron Rhyne.
The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts is located at 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd. Preview tickets for Nov. 27-30 run $35-105, while tickets for Dec. 1-31 performances range $39-125.
Photography by: Kevin Parry/The Wallis