Trip of Love: The ?60s Musical with ?Fringe? Benefits
Off-Broadway is rocking some seriously fun nostalgia courtesy of Trip of Love, the gloriously retro musical revue awash with catch phrases—“Make Love Not War”—beach blanket and black light visuals, hippies, hotties, and far-out production numbers (from “Wipe Out” to “White Rabbit”) for a “Right on!” celebration of the grooviest of yesteryears!
Tara Palsha, Kelly Felthous, Dionne Figgins, and the cast of Trip of Love. Photo: Matthew Murphy
Who should see it:
Fashionistas: be inspired by mod threads—go-go boots, Twiggy, bellbottoms (appliques not optional); tie-dyed everything...and be sure to wear a flower in your hair (gender optional).
Clubbers: Get your dance freak on in the era of the Monkey, Swim, Watusi, and Pony.
Downloaders: Get into the vinyl groove with tracks spanning surfer, romance, rebellion, camp, psychedelic, and every other genre from the decade.
Joey Calveri, Tara Palsha, and the cast of Trip of Love. Photo: Matthew Murphy
Trip of Love is playing at Stage 42, 422 W. 42nd St., 212-239-6200, tripoflove.com. Tickets start at $35.
Trip of Love preview video.
City Guide Theatre Editor Griffin Miller moved to New York to pursue an acting/writing career in the 1980s after graduating magna cum laude from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Since then, she has written for The New York Times, For the Bride, Hotels, and a number of other publications, mostly in the areas of travel and performance arts. She currently is the theatre and spa editor for Promenade Magazine as well as theatre editor for all NYMetroParents publications. An active member of The New York Travel Writers Association, she is also a playwright and award-winning collage artist. In addition, she sits on the board of The Lewis Carroll Society of North America. Griffin is married to Richard Sandomir, Sports Media reporter for The New York Times.