I’ve always had a love of music and dance. I went to an arts school when I was younger, I was on a step squad in high school and when it came to college, I went to school for recording arts management. It’s in my blood!
Years ago when I first heard of and saw STOMP I was intrigued. It was something I’ve always wanted to see but never got the chance, until yesterday. I was fortunate enough to go see STOMP at The Stranahan Theater in Toledo Ohio.
STOMP is a huge hit and has been for years. Originally created by Luke Cresswell & Steve McNichols the stage performance shows how ordinary objects such as brooms, trash cans, lighters, bags, sticks, sinks and so much more can be used to make amazing rhythms and make you get up and dance!
STOMP was just amazing! Watching the performers find ways to to make a show interesting with just music and sound, no talking… Had the entire audience on their feet and clapping. Surprisingly enough, something I didn’t expect was the absolutely hilarious humor involved in the show. I had tears rolling down my face at some points I was laughing so hard.
The show started with a loan dancer sweeping the stage and then braking out into fantastic rhythms with his broom then joined by the rest of the cast making amazing sounds and music with brooms all in unison! It’s amazing how great a match box can sound, as they pulled them out of their pockets and taped on them to make us not only enjoy but laugh. There’s also audience participation with interactive clapping segments throughout the show.
I just can’t get over how great the show was and is.. I’d love to see it again. I’d love to experience the trash can lid duets, the amazing and hilarious sink segment, wooden poles which take on a warrior like scene and who can forget the giant rubber inner tubes or basketballs.
STOMP totally lived up to all of my expectations. There were audience members of all ages, from very young to old, people from every walks of life and the standing ovation (twice) at the end seemed to say that everyone enjoyed the show just as much as I did.
There’s one more performance of STOMP tonight (4/27) in Toledo at The Stranahan Theater, Save 20% off of balcony seating with the code: LIDS or to find out when STOMP is coming to your area visitstomponline.com, this is one show you don’t want to miss out on!
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April 27, 2011 – 4:34 PM - | Posted in Reviews, toledo ohio | Comments Off on STOMP invades Toledo at The Stranahan Theater….