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‘Trip of Love’: We loved it

Actress-dancer Nia Sioux visits with Kidsday reporters Sophia

Actress-dancer Nia Sioux visits with Kidsday reporters Sophia Lardaro, left, Arianna Knipper and Gabriella Knipper at the Stage 42 theater in Manhattan. Photo Credit: Newsday / Pat Mullooly

The new off-Broadway musical “Trip of Love” should have been called “Dance of Love”! We thought the dancing was phenomenal. This ’60s-themed musical told a story with a twist at the end, all done in song and dance with no words ever spoken. We must admit that the beginning was a little bit confusing, but it all came together at the end. The musical started with Angela, the singing storyteller, who we must say has an amazing voice, and we were hooked.

While we were watching the stage, there was a distraction — a girl came wandering through the audience looking for her seat and next thing we know she was part of the show. The other people in the musical brought her onto the stage and began dancing around her; this is how the story started. There were so many costume changes, and they even changed their wigs. Sometimes it was less than a minute between costume changes — amazing. We all had different parts that we really liked: The song “Wipeout” was done on surfboards and had the whole audience bobbing their heads with the music; the song “These Boots Were Made for Walking” was fantastic, it was super fun and had the most costume changes. They walked behind a mirror and came out in different costumes, and the third favorite was “Moon River.” It was beautiful.

The dance for that song was done by Nia Sioux, the dancer from “Dance Moms,” who by the way learned the dance in two days. She was awesome. After her great performance, we met her afterward to talk about her role. Even if you think that you might not know the music because it is all ’60s and early ’70s, you will be surprised. We knew many of the songs.

For information and tickets go to: tripoflove.com. We give it 4 smiles. It was really good but a few parts made us uncomfortable, so we give it a PG-13 rating.

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