Broadway on Tour Review - STOMP
Attending a live musical theatre performance can move the heart and mind in a way that no movie can touch. The best place to fill your senses is by attending a show at Broadway Sacramento which includes Broadway in the Round at Music Circus and Broadway on Tour. A night at Broadway Sacramento is perfect for going with friends or a date. Whether it’s a casual affair or a big to-do, the arts are notorious for bringing together people from different walks of life. Over the last 8 years, I’ve made it a point to catch at least one show each season. At Broadway on Tour I’ve seen Pippin’, Rock of Ages, Beauty and the Beast, and my favorite The Phantom of the Opera. In 2017 at the Music Circus, I saw On the Town, 9 to 5, Sister Act and Mamma Mia. Last night I had the honor of attending opening night for STOMP as part of the Broadway Sacramento Ambassador program.
How many different sounds can one person make with their body? STOMP sets out to answer that question. Performed on a simple backdrop with dramatic lighting, STOMP is energetic, engaging and humorous. I wasn’t expecting to laugh so much! My head could not stop boppin’ to the rhythms coming off the stage. All I could think of was how much practice went down before we saw the cast in action. It’s one thing to memorize lines but to remember the various rhythms on percussion instruments and choreography on top of that, whew! I’m tired just reliving that! Did I mention there was no intermission? These talented young women and men played straight through. I also thought it was cool to see older and younger patrons in the audience. This is definitely the type of musical I would bring my son to when he gets a bit older. (He’s only 11 months old now.) After watching the show I now want to turn my everyday items into musical instruments.
Do yourself a solid and get to the Sacramento Community Center Theatre to see STOMP, February 1st through the 10th in Downtown Sacramento. Tickets are available here.
Check out the 2018-2019 Broadway on Tour season
Check out the 2019 Broadway at Music Circus season
Are you a first-time patron? Here are a few things to know:
One of the many things I love about living in Sacramento is the ability to go straight from work to a show. Ride-sharing options like Lyft and Uber make it easy to get to the venues without having to find parking. However if you prefer to drive your own car, the city of Sacramento’s Sac Parks program and ParkMobile app can make your life easier.
Food and Drink
Broadway at Music Circus and Broadway on Tour are both located in Downtown Sacramento. If you’re a foodie like me, you’ll find a diverse range of restaurants and bars to choose from prior to the start of your show. Bring your show ticket and you’ll receive a discount at participating restaurants before and after the show. Most establishments are within walking distance of the theatres too!
What to Wear
Attending a musical theatre performance doesn’t have to be stuffy. In other words, if you want to wear jeans, wear jeans! Do you prefer to wear a dress or a collared shirt and tie? That’s cool too. A matinee show tends to be a more casual affair as opposed to an evening show. But as long as you’re comfortable and clean, then you’ll be good to go ;)
For more information on Broadway Sacramento, please visit their website: https://www.broadwaysacramento.com/
Have you seen at show at Broadway Sacramento? Let me know in the comments below.