We saw Stomp this past weekend! The show has been playing in my neighborhood for over 20 years in a small intimate theater, and we finally made it over!
Matchboxes, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters and more fill the stage with energizing beats at STOMP, the inventive and invigorating stage show that’s dance, music and theatrical performance blended together in one electrifying rhythm. A unique combination of percussion, movement and visual comedy, STOMP has created its own inimitable, contemporary form of rhythmic expression: both household and industrial objects find new life as musical instruments in the hands of an idiosyncratic band of body percussionists. It is a journey through sound, a celebration of the everyday and a comic interplay of characters wordlessly communicating through dance and drum.
It is like nothing you have ever seen before. It is all about making rhythmic noises with household and other items. And stomping your feet! It is wonderfully creative and exhilarating!
Portable sinks, shopping carts, and basketballs are all used in this show to showcase what one can do if they let their imagination soar with the possibilities that any item can be used to first make noise, and then make that noise into a rhythm. Add to that some very athletic people who move in precision, and you have an hour and a half of pure entertainment! It is unconventional and a lot of fun.
Lastly, there is audience participation. No, you do not have to worry that you will be pulled on stage. It just involves clapping. And it is hilarious what happens!
We strongly suggest you check out the Stomp site and get tickets to the show! They are in NYC and also on the road, check out where they will be next!
Here’s Paul with the interesting stage behind him:
And here is daddy Mitch with an empty water bottle auditioning for a spot in the show with two of the stars of the show!
I love to get in on the act!
Disclosure: We received complimentary tickets to facilitate this review. All opinions are always 100% honest and out own.