Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Visiting New York City? Take the Time to go see STOMP!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.
Photo Source: STOMP
Here is the last of the 'he said/she said' reviews from my son and his girlfriend who just got back home from a European holiday that they ended with a stay-over in New York City. There were a few thousand things they wanted to do while they were in the Big Apple, though time would only permit a few, all of which turned out to be favorites; strolling Central Park, eating NYC's pizza (it's so good!) and seeing STOMP! the live show where artists invigorate and inspire by creating music out of every day things.



I always like to see the faces behind the opinions,
so here is  a picture of Josh and Kiera:
my 'he said/she said' crew.

Let's go traditional, and start with ladies first. :)

Kiera (she) Said:

The Stomp! show was the highlight of my trip in New York City (next to eating pizza). Josh and I got to the show a little late due to jet lag complications (slight interjection from Joshua  ** scoffs at jet lag delay more like Kiera wouldn’t wake up to leave on time delay) but they were so accommodating! We showed up and they had our tickets waiting for us at will-call. They lead us to our seats in the cute and quaint Orpheum theater. As soon as we sat down the next act began.

I was immediately swept away by the creativity, ingenuity and talent it took to put on this show. They used every prop you could think of that you would find out on the streets of a city to make the most amazing beats and songs. They used anything from basketballs, to shopping carts, to turning giant trash cans into walking boots to make noises. My favorite part was when they stood in a line and made an entire performance out of lighters, using the sound and lights while the room was completely dark. They even had crowd participation where the audience would repeat the claps and stomps they would do so we could pretend we had rhythm as well. The overall experience was exhilarating…….



Joshua (he) said:

Josh here (cracks fingers in preparation to allow the true experience of the Stomp show to flow through my finger tips ….slight creative break to re-read Kiera’s viewpoint, followed by a slight disgruntled murmur under my breath) there is not mush else to say, she is pretty spot on about the show.

I think the only thing I can truly add to her review that to me personally solidifies how special the show really is ,was walking around the streets of New York city after the velour stage curtains were dropped...as crowded as those streets were, you could easily pick out the jubilant faces of the people who were also in the audience of the show. Watching fathers with their sons, mothers with their daughters; laughing together, hitting the rolled up playbill against their hand, comically trying to beat box, tossing things in the air in an attempt to mimic the creativity of the show... to me that was the thing that stuck out the most. 

The show, albeit the prelude was missed, was undoubtedly amazing, however seeing the joy families got to share because of it was immeasurably more. In today's day and age you seldom see family’s actually interacting together. Faces that otherwise would probably be pressed against a phone were replaced with smiles and laughter and that's what Stomp is. It is something so special and unique that if only for a moment, it breaks the mundane cycle of texting, Snapping and Tweeting and it lets a family share an authentically enjoyable experience together. So in short: Highly recommended! And in the spirot of show biz there is only one proper way to wrap up this review ……….FIN



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The kids (Josh & Kiera) loved it so much, and spoke so highly of it, that when we go to NYC, we'll be purchasing tickets to see the show! If you'd like to learn more about STOMP, which plays continuously in New York City, please visit their website here. You can also follow along on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and/or Pinterest

56 comments:

Flossie McCowald said...

I haven't seen STOMP in New York City, but I HAVE seen it elsewhere. it is indeed an amazing, unique, one-of-a-kind show that is not to be missed!

Stacie said...

STOMP is so much fun! We've seen their show live a couple of times, and it's always fantastic. It's amazing what they can do with just their bodies and a few items.

Masshole Mommy said...

I've seen it twice and could not agree more. It's a great show for all ages!

Melissa Cushing said...

Sounds like a blast! NYC is amazing and I have yet to personally see STOMP but have heard great things. NY Pizza is soooo good and now I need some!

Sara said...

This sounds like a great experience.

Sandee said...

I'll never make it to New York City. Oh well. I guess I'll have to settle for the shows in San Francisco.

Have a fabulous day, Rosey. ♥

Mom Knows Best said...

I am thinking date night time. My husband has always wanted to see stomp.

Monidipa Dutta said...

I haven't seen STOMP in NYC but I have heard that it is fun. And This sounds like a great experience.

Lyosha Varezhkina said...

sounds like they had fantastic time! I loved New York so much when I traveled there. I only wish I had more time to enjoy it

Neely said...

I feel like this would be super enjoyable! I love any kind of live show!

Bill Sweeney said...

Our family loves to head into NYC for events, or just to take a walk around. STOMP sounds like something right up our alley.

AiringMyLaundry said...

I would LOVE to see this! How fun. NYC has the best shows. My family would like this one.

Pat Hatt said...

Never even heard of it before. Would have been interesting to see when I was there. Great it brings families together and lets them have fun too.

Erica S (EricasRecipes.com) said...

I want to see Stomp SO BADLY! I have always loved watching videos of them, it must be so much better in person.

1AlwaysNYC 1 said...

I've heard this is an amazing show.

~ Noelle said...

love love LOVE STOMP
Saw it in NYC... and I am pretty sure I have a DVD (or VHS, not sure) of it somewhere... GREAT

Theresa Mahoney said...

I saw STOMP with Jason about 4 years ago. One of my favorite live shows we've seen to date! It was here locally, but I wouldn't mind seeing it again in NYC!

Carol Cassara said...

We visit NYC from time to time and it would be nice to catch this while we're there. It sounds like a lot of fun to watch and it's definitely worth it as well. Thanks for the recommendation!

Toni | Boulder Locavore said...

That sounds amazing! Would love to see this!

Adessa Young said...

This made me interested in Stomp, I love what Joshua mentioned that the show made everyone forget about social networks and just focus on watching and laughing and enjoying the moment.

Stephanie Jeannot said...

Ooh! I heard Stomp is an incredible musical. Wow! Sounds like their visit to NYC was all that.

Karla said...

Visiting New York is in my bucket list. Now that I've read about STOMP, it became watching Stomp at New York! Do they have any teasers?

Shannon Gurnee said...

I bet that was such an awesome show to see. I would love to see it someday, especially in New York!

Kylie Cre8tone said...

STOMP in NYC? sounds really fun and nice... Would like to see this kind of show..

Peter Macintosh said...

Stomp looks like a fantastic show. I know my wife and I would love to go see a show like this

sammi said...

I haven't seen the show but it sure sounds fun.

Julie Wunder said...

I've always wanted to see STOMP in person. It looks like such a fun show and what better place to see it than in NYC.

Denise Comeau said...

I didn't even know this show was happening in NYC right now. It looks like it would be a lot of fun to watch, and fun is just what I need these days.

Jessica May said...

This is a great review of some cool stuff to do in New York City! I have always wanted to visit and the Stomp show sounds great! Thanks for sharing!

alissa apel said...

I always thought STOMP would be cool to see. I've watched some videos on YouTube, but that's nothing compared to the live performance.

Backpacking Series said...

Just awesome. Had seen videos of this kind before and have always loved them. Did not know its call Stomp. Would love to be a part of one.. live. Its very high on energy and creativity. We have incorporated something similar in our trainings!

Melanie P said...

Oh goodness I remember watching them on tv a few times, several several years ago when it just came out, or the group was just " found" either way it was so awesome! I'd love to see them in a show!

Princess Quinn said...

Wow, Stomp show is one of a kind. When I get to New York, it will be in m y to do list.

Foteini Karagianni said...

Omg that remind me of when I was like 13 years old and I saw a STOMP show in Athens! Definatelly a great experience!

xoxo MonsterFrogaki (MylifeasFoteini) ♥

mary jingjing said...

Just gone through a post about New york too and it seemed like you guys have both the same experience having a great time there!

Wendy Polisi said...

I could seriously spend all of my vacations in NYC. There is so much to do and see; I especially love the Broadway shows.

Wanda Lopez said...

I have so much envy right now. We've been wanting to take a trip to NY and haven't done so yet. Now I have more to look forward to.

Kiwi said...

I was just in NYC last week. Darn I saw some of the signs for Stomp but didnt get a chance to see it but I will make sure if I get a chance to watch it one day.

Tonya Tardiff said...

I'm going back to New York City this month and definitely want to make time to see Stomp! Sounds like an awesome show!

Novel Blondes said...

I love STOMP! I saw it on tour and it was phenomenal!

Lavanda Michelle said...

What a cool post! I haven't saw STOMP live, but I've heard of it plenty of times. Seems very cool! Thanks for sharing! :)

Marysa said...

I haven't been to Stomp before, but it sounds like a good show for the whole family. I'm sure my kids would love this too. I'll have to check it out when we visit NYC.

valmg @ Mom Knows It All said...

I haven't seen STOMP. I remember seeing a commercial for STOMP something a while back, not sure if it was a play or movie. It sounds like it would be a fun show to see.

Blair Villanueva said...

Is this similar to that STOMP movie years ago? I like that dance movie, and also inspiring, also set in New York City.

Elizabeth O said...

How awesome you got to see Stomp in our lovely NYC! I bet it was an incredible show. Just another great reminder of the awesome city

Echo A said...

I do love these posts! I have always wanted to go to NYC and see a great show!

Nayna Kanabar said...

Stomp sounds really good and reading such positive reviews I feel I must find the opportunity to see it.

Stitches Glitches said...

That is it! Now I have read two great posts about NYC...it is settled I am going!

Elena Stevkovska said...

During my last stay in NYC i managed to see all the famous sights but somehow I did not manage to include not even one show. STOMP sounds interesting and I have to admit I have never heard about it. I hope I get the chance to see it.

agnes dela cruz said...

The place I wanted to visit so much, New York! Such a fun place to explore.

Nicole Lindsay said...

Everytime I have visited the city I have always tried to see a show. I have never been able to see Stomp but I always hear great things about it. I will definitely have to try and make a show. Thanks for sharing!

casey said...

Wow. I heard of this show for a long time and I actually when to see it sometime ago and it was amazing show. Def. need to bring your kids to see this because they would love it.

Melani Lukito said...

New York the big apple is very popular around the world. I will be very happy if I can visit there.

Iya - Louisa said...

I have heard mixed reviews about stomp here in the UK but you sounded like you had an amazing time! If I ever get to go to New York I am going to have to go!

Hollie said...

I've actually wanted to see Stomp. We want to go back to NYC, there is always something to do. Luckily living in Southern NJ, we can just take the Amtrack to Penn station.

Blair Villanueva said...

No I remember, they once had a Manila tour, but I missed it! My friends said it was a blast. Hope they tour again in Manila.