‘American Idol’ Alum Grace Kinstler to Lead ‘Love Actually Live’ Cast, Featuring ‘AGT’ Star Madison Taylor Baez
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The 20th-anniversary celebration of the beloved holiday classic Love Actually just got even more exciting. The star-studded Broadway-style show, Love Actually Live, features performers from American Idol, America’s Got Talent, and even The Voice.
Grace Kintsler Stars in Love Actually Live Alongside Madison Taylor Baez
This year’s production marks a significant milestone, as it celebrates two decades of Love Actually. For the past five years, production company For the Record has brought Love Actually Live to the stage. The show gives fans the chance to relive the film’s iconic moments in a unique theatrical setting.
Leading this year’s stellar cast is High School Musical star Drew Seeley as Jamie, and American Idol Season 19 finalist Grace Kinstler as Natalie. They will be joined by America’s Got Talent Season 17 Golden Buzzer recipient Madison Taylor Baez, as Joanna.
The show combines the magic of Love Actually with live musical performances. It’s musical numbers feature an array of Christmas classics and songs from the film’s soundtrack. This includes favorites like “Christmas Is All Around,” “The Trouble with Love Is” by Kelly Clarkson, and Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now.” The result is a multimedia concert that transforms the Wallis’ Bram Goldsmith Theater into an immersive cinematic experience.
Love Actually Live has already played for 45,000 people since its first run in 2018. It has garnered attention from celebrities such as Demi Moore, Catherine O’Hara, Tom Hanks, and Halle Bailey, who have been spotted in the audience.
Audiences can secure their tickets for the holiday showing at TheWallis.org. Prices range from $69 to $119 for previews from November 22 to November 28. Performances from November 29 to December 30 as priced $79 to $139.
The Voice Alum, Chris Mann is Also a Cast Member
The cast of this spectacular show also features The Voice alum and viral YouTube sensation, Chris Mann. Known for his journey as a finalist on the second season of The Voice under team Christina Aguilera, Mann is more than just a gifted singer. He has a significant presence on YouTube, with over 200 thousand subscribers and millions of views on the platform.
The cast of Love Actually Live also includes Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies actress Cheyenne Isabel Wells, who adds her charisma and talent to the show. Nina Nelson, a member of the girl group Citizen Queen, brings her unique vocal skills to the ensemble.
Other cast members include Rex Smith, who is a seasoned singer, Alkaio Thiele, who is a young singer and beatboxer, actress and singer Ruby Lewis, and much more. With each of these talented individuals contributing to the production, Love Actually Live promises to be an unforgettable and magical experience.