Already closed | 2h 0m | Midtown W

Trip of Love

From 313 member  reviews
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. More…

Take a trip back to the decade that made a generation boom. It was a time when innocence was lost, love and war were at odds and people were born to be wild, giving rise to some of the most unbelievable movements in history. Experience it again through the all-new all-song-and-dance show about a young girl’s journey down the rabbit hole and up to a musical high.

2h 0m | Already closed | Stage 42 (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (313)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Delightful, Great staging, Fluffy, Disappointing
68
Avg Score

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.

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.

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".

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...

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.

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

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.

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 !

49
Overrated, Excruciating, Much is jaw-droppingly bad

See it if You have such nostalgia for the music of the 60's that you don't care how it is presented. You just like music and dance spectacles.

Don't see it if You're not a baby boomer.

70
Banal, Slow, Colorful, lots of eye candy, nostalgic songs

See it if you like 60's music, sexy boys and girls in skimpy costumes, a few semi splashy production numbers and seeing the same scooter over and over

Don't see it if you want a plot or you're expecting any kind of social statement about the 60's.

79
Entertaining, Retro, Great production values, Trippy, Return to the 60s

See it if liked the music & Variety Shows of the 60s + Alice down the rabbithole added for trippy pleasure

Don't see it if didn't care for Make Love Not War era & its music & costuming

62
Banal, Cliched, Dated, Insipid, Fluffy

See it if you like familiar kitch and dont need originality. If you like to dance in the aisle. older audience. multiracial audience.

Don't see it if you dont like juke box musicals, this is VERY light on story, heavy on cues to predict the stereotype. Very predictable.

70
Great score, Fun, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you enjoy sixties music and remember some of the singers from that era.

Don't see it if you want more of a story line or a more traditional score.

30
Cliched, Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow

See it if you like the music of the 60s and enjoy musical revues.

Don't see it if you want any semblance of a plot. The setlist doesn't flow or connect in any way whatsoever.

46
Dumb, boring, cliched

See it if you want to see something like what is done on cruise ships. seems like a show for tourists.

Don't see it if you have seen cruise ship shows and did not like them

72
Entertaining, Dated, Fluffy, Great dancing, Great singing

See it if You don't mind pure fluff and a little cheesiness. A guilty pleasure - no plot, but fun songs, great sets, costumes, singing and dancing.

Don't see it if You don't like 60's music or you want a play with substance and plot.

80
Great dancing, Fluffy, Very sexy, Resonant, Very entertaining

See it if you can enjoy a COMPLETE fantasy/escape into 1960s music, w/great dancing. Jukebox musical-action here, super sexy, and VERY sexually-fluid.

Don't see it if you're a pretentious miserable ogre. Saw it 13 times within 9 months, w/19 different family members & friends. Loved every second. Sue me.

Also ZERO dialogue; not one word is spoken. Follow the bouncing (nasal) blo... Read more Read less

94
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Masterful

See it if you want to be thoroughly entertained by talented and professional singers and dancers.

Don't see it if you want to see a musical with a story.

98
Delightful, Entertaining, Refreshing, Must see, Indulgent

See it if you love nostalgia and are a lover of 60's music.

Don't see it if . you do not like 60's music.

77
Energetic, Heaven for nostalgic boomers, Great dancing, Loads of talented performers, Unbelievable bodies on display

See it if You remember the sixties fondly and want to have fun.

Don't see it if You're looking for something intellectual or deep.

95
Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Witty, Fun

See it if A terrific dance show full of wit and amazing choreography and costumes performed by a talented, gifted and gorgeous ensemble cast.

Don't see it if You need a plot or are confused by quirky - it originated in Japan after all - or don't like the 60's, or have lost all sense of joy and fun

68
Entertaining musical numbers, Great costumes, Talented cast, Could use a story or more cohesiveness in their musical numbers

See it if you like songs from this era & going in you know it is what it is, just a musical revue w/ no plot & a song list that is all over the place.

Don't see it if you are looking for something more and you do not mind going from an pop song, to a ballad to a psychedelic rock song back to a ballad. LOL!

90
Enchanting, Exquisite, Great staging, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You were born to that era, know the music, love 60's fashion..this is your show. No dialogue, just music, song and great dancing tells story

Don't see it if Too young to appreciate the 60's.

30
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if you get a comp ticket, enjoy cruise-ship lounge shows with talented dancers that have beautiful bodies wasted in mediocre choreography

Don't see it if you are a Boomer who remembers these songs as they SHOULD be performed..

85
Intense, Must see, Great staging, Great acting, Great writing

See it if love the music of the 60's. Even if you didn't these songs are timeless classics and are sung on stage with amazing sets.

Don't see it if you do not enjoy shows where all the words are sung based on the lyrics of the songs chosen to tell the story.


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 m...
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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 su...
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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, d...
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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 somethin...
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