Open run | 1h 45m | East Village

Stomp

From 1,047 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Clever, Delightful, Great staging, Original

About the show

This family-friendly percussion show has been a part of New York's theatre scene since 1994 and uses everyday objects to celebrate the power of rhythm and the sheer joy of banging on things. More…

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.


Member Reviews (1047)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Clever, Delightful, Great staging, Original
83
Avg Score

84
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Original, Must see

See it if You're looking for a fun evening! Great music made in very unusual ways.

Don't see it if You're looking for a show with a story or you don't like to ROCK!

98
Original, Must see, Masterful

See it if a classic, at this point . . .

Don't see it if you need to hear singing to enjoy a show.

77
Absorbing, Ambitious, Disappointing, Funny, Edgy

See it if you like shows like blue man group. Stomp makes the best out of percussion. It has some very funny interaction with the audience.

Don't see it if it is blue man group lite. It gets boring at some points. all the clanging gets old after a while.

80
Entertaining, Quirky, Refreshing, Energetic, Enlivining

See it if you need a life-affirming burst of unbound sound & vision and enthusiastic athleticism. You can't leave w/o a spring in your step & a smile.

Don't see it if you expect character development, a storyline, plot turns, etc. This is an entertainment piece, not a traditional theatre piece.

88
Ambitious, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you like creative dance & the sound of basic metal objects banging together, imagined a broom as a dancing partner, appreciate percussion

Don't see it if you don't like plot-less, voiceless shows, loud banging noises disturb you, dislike precision movements or having to keep eyes on stage

75
Fun, Original, Entertaining, Fluffy, Great staging

See it if You want something different. You want non-traditional music & staging. You want to have fun.

Don't see it if You're expecting a plot-there is none. You want a traditional theatre show. You don't want to go downtown. You want something serious.

85
Entertaining, Original, Quirky, Refreshing, Riveting

See it if you love making music and originality.

Don't see it if you're expecting a typical show with dialogue and a narrative.

88
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Dizzying

See it if You've always been interested, but somewhat hesitant about seeing it. You can't not be entertained.

Don't see it if You're more interested in seeing a musical with a plot.

75
Ambitious, Edgy, Intense, Entertaining, Funny

See it if loud is your thing! Energetic young people make music with unexpected objects like brooms. Everyone has a good time.

Don't see it if loud is not your thing. This about noise! Also try to to sit at least 6 rows back to avoid getting dust in your eyes when they sweep.

100
Great staging, Must see, Refreshing, Entertaining, Exquisite

See it if If you love drums or just music this is the show to see.

Don't see it if If you hate drums

70
Edgy, Clever, Funny, Original, Quirky

See it if You like unusual shows using non-traditional instruments and are not bothered by a performance that is more concert than a play.

Don't see it if you only want to see traditional shows. Stomp is totally original, something you have probably never seen before.

43
Dated

See it if you like percussive beats on a variety of implements

Don't see it if you don't like percussive beats on a variety of implements.

79
Entertaining, Clever

See it if you like percussion with a twist. very inventive ways and means of using percussion

Don't see it if You don't enjoyed a show about percussion or you don't like a loud show. This show is very noisy!

85
Clever, Original, Quirky, Entertaining, Fun

See it if You like percussion, inventive staging, street theater, "music" made from found objects. This is a clever evening - not a typical musical.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy street musicians, are expecting singing or dancing, want a "book" musical, don't like "gritty", didn't enjoy Billy Elliot.

70
Family-friendly, Fun, Overrated

See it if // Stomp is a classic but is starting to look a little bit dated. Still a good family excursion with a lot of rhythm.

Don't see it if you need a show with a plot or want to hear more than percussion.

84
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Long

See it if you love dance / percussion shows. There is no story, and no singing. Wonderful creative choreography. Very high energy.

Don't see it if You don't want a percussion concert. Are looking for a book musical. Also, this ran about 20 min too long. Or it needed more variety.

80
Clever, Funny, Masterful, Mesmerizing, Original

See it if LOUD excitement, no heavy thinking, rhythmic, powerful & fascinating sounds would fit the bill. Great for ALL ages; TOTALLY family-friendly.

Don't see it if you want traditional theater. Give this a shot anyway! It's in the small & historic Orpheum (where "Little Shop" lived); great acoustics.

79
Clever, Disappointing, Quirky

See it if You would like to see clever, repetitive stomping by talented performers.

Don't see it if you want more for your money than repetitive stomping.

75
Entertaining, Great staging, Must see, Refreshing, Resonant

See it if you like a modern marching band

Don't see it if you want to hear drums for 2 hours

87
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Original, Great dancing

See it if Stomp has been running for decades. I only saw it recently. I loved it, fresh, dynamic, original for its time.

Don't see it if It is not a traditional "show" with dance and music. It is a large group of very talented performers making art with found objects.

83
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Masterful

See it if All your friends have seen it. You should too.

Don't see it if Loud noises bother you.

82
Entertaining, Clever, Original, Great staging

See it if your looking for a fun time and enjoy up beat performances with lots of percussion.

Don't see it if need stories to go with your music or are not a fan of percussions.

76
Clever, Ambitious, Original

See it if you don't require story but like interesting music.

Don't see it if you are looking for a linear, easy to follow plot.

85
Entertaining, Edgy, Clever, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if You want to have fun, see something unique or want to get caught up. Innovative and just awesome.

Don't see it if You don't like loud noises.

84
Clever, Entertaining, Fun

See it if you enjoy creative & clever percussion with everyday objects. Fans of "Blue Man" will enjoy this. (I've seen it 3X) Bring out-of-towners

Don't see it if Loud, clanging garbage can lids are not your thing.


"So does 'Stomp' still pack a punch? Yes – to a degree. There's something undeniably impressive about watching brooms, oil cans and vacuum-cleaner tubes transformed into musical instruments before your eyes. The show has managed to retain some of its original irreverence and it remains bigger and...
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September 24th, 2014
"The good news is: it's still an original. A constantly inventive spectacle of sound-making, it provides an aural assault even as it offers the visually amusing - and surprising - sight of how these sounds are made. "
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April 7th, 2015
"While there’s no dialog as such (although there is some magnificent acting) and no overarching plot is to be discerned, there are running gags and memorable as well as entertaining sketches. Even without dialog, members of the 'Stomp' ensemble credibly interact and communicate with each other......
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April 29th, 2014
"It’s the audio AND the visual. It’s hearing AND seeing the stomp. In one number, the ensemble lines up with Zippo lighters for the click AND the flame. Fascinating! The fast paced sequence of innovation makes STOMP perfect for kids and adults. It is the most fun you’ll ever have with a broom!"
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