Earlier this month we hosted a giveaway for a pair of tickets to see STOMP at The National Theatre in Washington DC. Opening Night has come and gone, but the show is still playing through April 28, 2019! We were fortunate enough to attend Wednesday evening, and all I can just say is WOW! The show exceeded my expectations with it’s energy-driven, percussion centered FAMILY-FRIENDLY production!
Our STOMP Experience
My friend, who attended the show with me, said he had been wanting to see STOMP for 10 years now. The show’s roots actually date back to 1991, and has been a favorite among audiences for years! I think the standing ovation at the end of the show was a testament to its success.
The production takes place in one colorful street scene filled with props used by the troupe. Brooms, garbage cans, hubcaps, wooden poles, matchboxes, shopping carts, basketballs and even sinks (yes like kitchen sinks) create the original rhythmic sounds.
I think one of my favorite parts is when audiences members are invited to be part of the show and participate in the percussion with a variety of hand claps. The interaction definitely keeps the energy alive! Looking around I could tell audience members, young and old, were just absolutely captivated by STOMP.
Though troupe members stay silent and communicate only through sound and gestures, I love that the show brings comedy to the stage as well. I can’t tell you how many times I was laughing out loud! It’s genuinely hilarious.
At the end of the show, when we thought it was over, the audience gave a standing ovation. While we all stood up, one troupe member came out to take our photo, encourage us to take his as well! It was a funny tidbit, and kept us all chuckling. It wasn’t long before he was joined by the rest of his troupe and we were treated to more entertainment!
If you are looking for a family-friendly highly energetic and entertaining show, then see STOMP before it leaves The National Theatre on April 28!
STOMP: THE INTERNATIONAL SENSATION
STOMP AT THE NATIONAL THEATRE DETAILS
Run time: Approximately 95 minutes with no intermission.
The National Theatre is located downtown on 1321 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC, 20004, facing Pennsylvania Avenue and Freedom Plaza. There is a parking garage right next to the Theatre, which you can use Spot Hero to reserve a spot (use my referral link to save $7!). The closest Metro stop is Metro Center. For more information on the show visit: https://thenationaldc.org/events/category/series/stomp-19/
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