Disclosure: Complimentary tickets to see STOMP were provided for review purposes only. All opinions are my own and are honest.

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I was 10 years old when STOMP made its New York debut. I remember wanting to go see it then. Unfortunately, I was not able to see the show as a kid. However, almost 20 years later, I was finally able to see this amazing performance of percussion and movement using the body and ordinary objects like trash cans, a kitchen sink, and more. What made it even better was that I was able to enjoy viewing STOMP with my family.

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One Sunday afternoon, my mom, mom-in-law, daughter, husband and I trekked into the East Village of the City to the ORPHEUM Theater where STOMP was showing. Little did we know that for our five-year-old daughter, this day, with her seeing STOMP, would turn out to be one of the most memorable experiences for her.

“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.”

From the description alone, you can already tell that STOMP is a show any kid will enjoy. Our daughter was wowed by the ways each of the eight cast members used objects she can unfortunately find at home to create music. I say unfortunately because if you take your child to see STOMP he/she will definitely try their hand at recreating the rhythms heard throughout the performance. Hide your pots, pans, spoons and garbage cans. You’ve been warned!

 

The adults in our group, myself included, enjoyed the Zippo Lighter routine where the STOMP performers use the lighters in a magical showing of light and sound. It was pretty awesome if I don’t say so myself.

We also enjoyed the part of STOMP where the performers attach themselves to harnesses and hang from the air and climb the walls while either playing a sink and garbage-can inspired make-shift drum kit, swaying as they kept a melodic beat. I would say that this was probably the most exciting part of the show for us. Impressive to say the least.

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As you can imagine, STOMP can get a bit loud at times with all of the banging, which is when my mom and mom-in-law did not enjoy it so much. That said, the older folks may want to bring ear plugs.

At the end of the show, guests were allowed to take photos with the performers. Of course my mom had to take advantage of this photo op. Myself and mini me did as well. You can see us with performers Krystal Renee and Ivan Salazar.

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Overall, our family outing to see STOMP went without a hitch. Our daughter definitely enjoyed seeing the performers work their magic with simple household items. She was on her seat for the full hour and 45-minutes of the show (no intermission). Be sure to check out a show the next time you and your family are in the city. You will not regret it!

Find out more about STOMP on the website, and check out TripAdvisor for reviews!

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Disclosure: Complimentary tickets to see STOMP were provided for review purposes only. All opinions are my own and are honest.

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  • I haven’t had the opportunity to see STOMP yet. I have heard from friends it is a good show. I love step performances, so I think I would like this show! Really great that you guys got to see it together as a family!

  • I’ve been fascinated by STOMP since it came out. I’ve never taken my kids to a show like this. They would love it. We need a road trip.

  • Pump

    As a dancer I am surprised that I have never seen “STOMP”. There’ve been opportunities over the years but now that I have a daughter who has autism and sensory processing disorder, the noise it would be too much for her. Sounds like you guys had a blast there! Maybe I’ll try to check it out during my next trip up North.

  • J King

    The energy is unmatched! I’m glad you guys had a great time!

  • Antoinette Cain

    I love live performances and theater. This sounds like the perfect Sunday outing.

  • LaQuisha Hall

    I haven’t seen Stomp but it is always a beautiful experience when you can have your kids highly engaged in this way. Thank you for sharing!

  • Eva

    Sounds like a great time! I bet my kids would try to recreate it around our house with their own stuff…. LOL!

  • Raquel

    I remember watching STOMP on a VHS tape in school, but I have never seen them live. I have to do it soon!

  • I have not seen STOMP but I have seen Step Afrika! I will have to check this show out.

  • Daria Vinning

    No, I’ve never seen this show before but I love to see people step, so I’m sure I would love it. Thanks for sharing!

  • Sheri

    STOMP is amazing and I am so glad you were able to see it with your family! I am sure it made your experience better.

  • Tiffani G.

    How cool! I used to step in high school and college, so this sounds like a show I’d enjoy. Savion Glover was a legend back then!

  • danielle

    I’ve seen the show twice and took my boys for their first time recently and they loved it. We loved the kitchen sink performance

  • Melissa Velazquez

    I’ve wanted to see this show for years. Think I might wait on taking Misa though so I won’t have her making any more music at home!