Stomp: A fun show for the whole family

Stomp on Broadway -- a great family show

I recently took my 6-year-old son to see Stomp on Broadway (it does tour the US so check the calendar to see if it’s coming to a city near you). A friend and her 6-year-old joined us.

From the opening shuffle of the broom, the boys were transfixed. They stared, smiled, and leaned forward in their seats. My friend and I were pretty impressed too. The show is about an hour and forty-five minutes long, with no intermission. There is no dialogue, but it’s amazing that each dancer assumes a certain personality throughout the show.

I had thought that it was a sort of dance show, but it’s really more performance art than dance. These performers make music by stomping (of course), flicking poles and matchboxes, lighting lighters, rumpling paper bags and newspapers, and more.

The variety of what they did kept the show moving right along. I was captivated the whole time.

A note about content: It is loud. Very loud. We were on the fourth row, and there were times that my son covered his ears. He wasn’t uncomfortable and didn’t want to leave, but he did think that it was a little loud at times. Also, if you sit towards the front, there is some dust stirred up at the beginning of the show when they are using the brooms. If you had dust allergies, I would suggest sitting further back. The Orpheum Theater where it shows in New York City is small, so I think that any seat would be an excellent one.

It’s a great show for the whole family. The theater was filled with people of all ages (mostly under 50, as opposed to some shows where the majority is over 50) — college students, young adults, couples, and families with young kids like mine up to teenagers.

Check out stomponline for some great pictures and video from the show.

Events make a great holiday gift. You get family time, and you don’t have to figure out what to buy each kid, making sure you spend the exact same amount on each person. Perhaps you could buy tickets for your parents (who ever knows what to get for them?) as their gift too.

We have a special deal to pass on to you:For performances November 2 – December 19, use Discount code MOMS and get tickets for only $39 (regularly $73.50) for shows Tuesday-Friday at 8pm or Saturday and Sunday at 3pm.

Click here for tickets: http://www.stomponline.com/landing/specialmoms.html

In addition to this great deal available to everyone, I am happy to offer up a family four-pack of tickets to one of you. If you can get into New York City between now and December 19, and would like to take advantage, please leave a comment to win. We’ll do a quick turnaround to give you more time to use your tickets. We’ll announce a winner on Monday 11/15. Tickets are valid on Tuesday at 8:00PM, Thursday at 8:00PM, Sunday at 3:00PM, November 2nd – December 19, 2010. Not Valid: November 25-28.

For more information on the show, go to www.stomponline.com

Please spread the word to those you know who are in the NYC area.

Disclosure: I received 4 complimentary tickets to the show, but my enthusiastic response is completely my own.


Comments

  1. Brianne says

    We are moving this weekend back to North Jersey and will definitely be in the area!! We will all love to go! Thanks!!

  2. Casey says

    I have been wanting to see this for quite some time. Money is very tight right now, so luxuries like this are not happening anymore. Would love to win this for a date night with hubby!

  3. Kathy says

    I would so love to win those tickets! Haven’t been to NYC in quite awhile, and really, really miss it. This would be such an amazing treat!

  4. Monica says

    We only live a few hours away from the city so getting there is no problem at all! We have four kids, so exposing them to any type of production is a VERY costly event. I’ve heard so many great reviews about STOMP I just know the kids would love it! Making a Sunday day trip of this would be wonderful!!

  5. Debra Morgan says

    My grandson is 7 and he would love to see this show. He has watched a show on tv, but this would just make his day and mine too. Thanks!

  6. Ali says

    My nephew would love this. He loves loud things, so he would be in the right place. It would make me so happy to give him tickets to go see it live. Thank you

  7. says

    I so don’t want to win anything – we live on the far side of the world!!! But my kids went with their dad last year and they loved it!!! Totally interactive… I have one sensory sensitive kid and thought he would never handle… and he was given plenty of chance to leave… but he loved it… yes it is loud but it is rhythm and they move with it. Anyway I just want to share… Totally Awesome Show!!!

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