Reviewed by Nicholas Linnehan
On Valentines Day (Tuesday., Feb. 14), I, being single, took myself on a date — to see Broadway Theatre Leagues’ presentation of Stomp. I wanted something fun,and, more important, not romantic, and the touring company of Stomp delivered this well.
Stomp’s high-paced routines are performed on ordinary items. The opening number was done completely on brooms. The performers use everything from trash cans to household sinks. The result is an explosion of percussive sounds.
What I didn”t expect was Stomp‘s infusion of humor. There were several moments when a look and a gesture made for hysterical moments on stage. I was thoroughly entertained and amazed by the brilliance, not only of the performers, but of the creative minds who developed the numbers. It was inventive and exciting.
I must thank the Broadway Theatre League for taking me out of my Valentine’s Day doldrums with this masterpiece. Stomp, presented at The Forum in Binghamton, really was a celebration of sound!