Steve Kazee, Rumer Willis, and More Lead Cast of Love Actually Live
Kelley Jakle and Rex Smith are also among the cast.
Love Actually Live, a multimedia-concert celebration of the soundtrack to one of the most beloved holiday movies of all time, is set to play the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts from December 4-31.
Inspired by the film written and directed by Richard Curtis, this world-premiere production, presented by special arrangement with Universal Theatrical Group, will transform the Wallis's Bram Goldsmith Theater into "a giant, immersive cinema for the modern day." The production will include songs from the hit film, including "Christmas Is All Around," "The Trouble With Love Is," and "Both Sides Now."
Love Actually Live will be performed live by an all-star cast and 15-piece orchestra. The lineup includes Rumer Willis (Chicago), Steve Kazee (Once), Kelley Jakle (Pitch Perfect), Rex Smith, B. Slade, Carrie Manolakos (Wicked), Justin Sargent (Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert), Zak Resnick (Mamma Mia!), Doug Kreeger (Les Misérables), Olivia Kuper Harris, Tomasina Abate, Sean Yves Lessard, Cairo McGee, Glory Curda, Tom Zmuda, Alex Csillag, Megan Shung, Carson Higgins, and Emily Lopez.
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, and video design by Aaron Rhyne. It is coproduced by Shane Scheel, Siobhan O'Neill, and the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.