Trip of Love
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Trip of Love
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Trip of Love NYC Reviews and Tickets

69%
(312 Reviews)
Positive
62%
Mixed
23%
Negative
15%
Members say
Entertaining, Delightful, Great staging, Fluffy, Disappointing

About the Show

The producer of Blue Man Group presents a new jukebox musical featuring hit songs of the 60s, chronicling a young girl's journey through America's most tumultuous decade.

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Member Reviews (312)

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865 Reviews | 898 Followers
75
Fun, Great music, Camp, Entertaining, Not "art"

See it if you want to have fun, listen to great music that you already know, kick back enjoy and not think too hard. Fun sets, costumes and colors.

Don't see it if you need a plot. Even though some numbers follow a common theme, the show doesn't have a story per se.

840 Reviews | 1006 Followers
70
Entertaining, Fluffy, Fun, Delightful

See it if You love the songs of the 60's!

Don't see it if You need a strong story. There's a slight story intertwined within the production numbers but the focus is on the songs & dance numbers.

927 Reviews | 379 Followers
82
Delightful, Enchanting, Cliched, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if You're looking for an eyeful. This show is great to smoke a joint and take in the colors and sounds. Predictable story but great music.

Don't see it if You're not a fan of black lights and don't believe in the idea of "Make love not war".

741 Reviews | 121 Followers
89
Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Quirky, Funny

See it if you want a fun evening. The songs and costumes evoke the Summer of Love period with both the happy and sad memories.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy nostalgia. This is a wonderful evocative evening but only for those who want to be there.

MJK
677 Reviews | 186 Followers
55
Fun, Confusing, Fluffy, Indulgent, Entertaining

See it if if you enjoy music of the 60s, hot bodies, good choreography, fun sets & costumes and can accept that this is just an entertaining revue.

Don't see it if you need a cohesive plot and deftly drawn characters in your jukebox musicals.

612 Reviews | 269 Followers
54
Perfect musical for someone placed in suspended animation after 1969

See it if you enjoy '60s juke box Las Vegas-style extravaganza featuring writhing boys and girls in goofy '60s costumes/hairdos

Don't see it if during the performance you can feel your teenage acne returning; musical unfortunately takes itself far too seriously

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506 Reviews | 1001 Followers
76
Delightful, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if We know many who have seen repeat performances. It is for those who have the nostalgia for the sixties.. Sets and costumes muas have cost a

Don't see it if no real plot. Some might say but that was 50 years ago and no hip hop, no rap...

463 Reviews | 128 Followers
80
Entertaining, Great staging, Refreshing, Delightful, Funny

See it if You enjoy light hearted, beautifully staged, gorgeously set musicals of the 1960's era. Brings back lots of memories.

Don't see it if You are looking for a drama with an important and relevant message. This couldn't be farther from that !

Critic Reviews (16)

The New York Times
October 19th, 2015

"Somebody put a lot of money into 'Trip of Love,' an incongruous collection of Top 40 hits from the 1960s delivered by romping, writhing singer-dancers on garish sets. It’s too bad the investment of thought doesn’t match the investment of cash...There was certainly an opportunity here to make a more involving piece of theater. A barely-there, cliché-filled story line flits through. "
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The Hollywood Reporter
October 18th, 2015

"There aren't enough drugs on the planet to make 'Trip of Love' anything but a bad trip. James Walski's musical revue celebrating the pop songs of the 1960s opens off-Broadway after receiving its world premiere in 2008 in Osaka, Japan. There, according to the program, it received the 'generous support of the city of Osaka.' Unlikely to receive similar beneficence on these shores, this ghastly show is destined to become merely the latest in a long line of bombs presented at Stage 42."
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Deadline
October 19th, 2015

"A horror show named 'Trip Of Love' has taken over the Little Shubert Theatre, recently renamed Stage 42 possibly so patrons will forget that nothing here has ever won the love of critics or theatergoers. New name or no new name, the theater remains the Bermuda Triangle of shows — in this case, deservedly so. 'Trip Of Love' will quickly disappear into the floposphere. This hallucinogenically vacant mish-mosh of Sixties hits would, however, fit perfectly on the Las Vegas Strip."
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Theatermania
October 18th, 2015

"This unashamed presentation of evocative imagery and dance is 'Trip of Love's' greatest charm...It's all gleefully superficial, only daring to hoist a protest sign when it complements its fabulous knee-high go-go boots. Which is why it's so disappointing when the second act tries to say something profound about the extraordinary social change that accompanied this music, but only succeeds in alerting us to the absurdity of the show's premise."
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Talkin' Broadway
October 18th, 2015

"Calorie-free fluff is one of the hardest theatrical genres to ace because there's nothing to hide behind, and Walski hasn't polished his own content-free lark to a sufficiently blinding sheen. 'Trip of Love' premiered in 2008 in Osaka, where all this might have seemed fresher or less derivative than it does in the United States in 2015. But given this country's unique history with the Vietnam War and illicit drug use, shows like this one that go barely halfway with both just don't cut it."
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TheaterScene.net
October 26th, 2015

"Seen while having cocktails during a vacation on a cruise ship or in a Las Vegas showroom 'Trip of Love' might be viewed as an entertaining diversion. Its virtues in a large New York City Off-Broadway theater are debatable... As a well-mounted evening of innocuous retro song and dance, it does succeed and that might be enough for some audiences."
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Theater Pizzazz
October 20th, 2015

"Whether you lived it, or are a recent visitor to the songs of peace, love, psychedelic images, and go-go dancers, this trip down memory lane is a jukebox musical sure to stir up the 'Windmills of Your Mind...' Don’t expect anything you have to think hard about...All in all, it’s a mash-up of many nostalgic 60s tunes, a high-energy cast, some terrific dance routines and fabulous costumes."
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T
November 24th, 2015

"Neither thought provoking, nor particularly well structured, nor does it attempt to examine in detail a decade filled with dramatic social, cultural and political turmoil. There is no book nor does it credit anyone one for writing one and the presumed attempt to provide a storyline to connect the songs mostly fails...'Trip of Love' is fun, entertaining, almost perfectly and professionally executed, and has an incredibly talented cast of singers and dancers with irrepressible talent and energy."
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