Monday, August 1, 2016

Trip of Love

We were given free tickets to Trip of Love for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own based on our experience.
What: Trip of Love

Where: Stage 42 
             422 W. 42nd St.
             New York, NY

Who: Teens and above

When: Now through August 7, 2016
Me - Trip of Love was different. There wasn't really much of a plot or story, but there was a lot of singing. The singing was good. The songs were all from the sixties. I only knew some of them before. I liked most of them. I especially liked It's Not Usual and Downtown. There also was a lot of dancing. The dancing was good too. There was one dance where these two guys were playing drums, and it reminded me of a combination of Stomp and Blue Man Group. It sounded sort of like Stomp and looked sort of like something that happened in Blue Man Group. There was one dance where they looked like they were surfing. That was kind of cool. Everything was very colorful including the costumes and the sets. I liked all the colors. I don't think the show is very suitable for kids due to the costumes. Some of them were really skimpy.  Over all, if you like dance and sixties songs, you will really like Trip of Love.
Mom - If you can't get enough of flower power and bell bottom jeans,  you will love Trip of Love. Even if you don't really care for those things, but you love the songs of the 60's you will enjoy this show. The show is full of classic songs including Where Have All The Flowers Gone? California Dreamin' and These Boots Are Made for Walkin'. There is a little bit of plot although it isn't easy to follow because there is no spoken dialogue. Mostly the show is all about song and dance. The songs are fun though and the talented cast does a nice job of interpreting them. The voices are pretty especially that of Kelly Felthous who plays Caroline. The dances are fun too, and it is definitely not one of those shows where each dance looks exactly the same. The current cast includes Nia Sioux of Lifetime's Dance Moms. She is featured in several of the dances including those to the songs Moon River and Wipeout. If you like her on Dance Moms, you will love her in the show. Even if you don't like her on Dance Moms or you never heard of her on Dance Moms or even if you never even heard of Dance Moms at all, you will still enjoy Nia Sioux's performance in Trip of Love. She is a talented dancer. For more about Nia Sioux go to our previous post Saturday Special: An interview with Dancer and Actor, Nia Sioux. 60's singer Darlene Love known for her 1962  #1 song, He's a  Rebel, will also be joining the cast shortly on August 5. If you are interested in seeing Nia Sioux or Darlene Love in Trip of Love or if you just want to see the show at all, you better hurry as the show will be closing on August 7. Keep in mind that due to some of the subject matter, the show is not appropriate for young children. For more information or to order tickets go to http://tripoflove.com/
And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Tips for Tuesday.

Photo credits: All Trip of Love photos by Matthew Murphy

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