I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Theater Thursday - Love Actually?

We were given complimentary ticket to Love Actually? The Unauthorized Musical Parody for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.

What: Love Actually?

Where: The Theater Center
             210 W. 50th St.
             New York, NY

When: Through January 14, 2020

Me - Love Actually? was a surprisingly good show. Love Actually is one of my favorite Christmas movies so I was a little nervous about how they were going to handle a spoof. However, it ended up being really enjoyable. The jokes were funny without being mean. The singing and acting were great. The characterizations were pretty accurate. The spoof managed to take the most notable aspects of the film and condense them into just one act without making it seem that anything was missing. If you are a fan of Love Actually, I would highly recommend seeing this show.

Mom - Love Actually the movie is a real sweet and romantic movie. Love Actually? The Unauthorized Parody has some sweetness to it as well, but it is mostly a very funny spot on parody that makes fun of the movie in a loving way. Everything you could want from the movie appears here plus a little bit extra that will please fans of an extremely popular movie franchise. The acting is good. The songs are funny especially one about Hugh Grant (the characters are called by the names of the actors here and the actors are parodied along with the movie). Some of the songs are even a little bit touching especially the song sung by the character in love with his best friend's wife. This show like the actual movie is definitely not for children especially one particular story line. Also, if you haven't seen the movie, although you may still enjoy parts of the show,  you most likely won't get as much enjoyment out of  it as you would have if you had seen the movie. So if you've seen the movie, go see this show. If you haven't seen the movie, see it first, and then see this show.  In any case, this show is definitely worth seeing. It's a really holiday treat.

And that's our view. Tune in Saturday for Still More Theatre Saturday.

Photo credits: All Love Actually? production photos by Jeremy Daniel


  1. I have seen Love Actually in movie theater and I would love to see a stage performance with my mom and hubby!

    1. It was a really well done enjoyable parody. Thanks for visiting Says Me Says Mom and your comment.