STOMP | Orpheum Theatre (New York)

Stomp

STOMP out a Tune!

The best part of STOMP is that it can be watched by all – kids, teens, adults, elderly people – there is some element that appeals to each age group. It doesn’t have words and the musical is ironically not structured on melody, but chooses to focus on rhythm instead. Irrespective of your taste in music, STOMP at the Orpheum Theatre, New York, shouldn’t be missed out!

 

How did STOMP originate?
The spectacle consists of an extraordinary amalgamation of percussion, movement and visual comedy, which dates back to Brighton, U.K. more than two decades ago in 1991. It was the brainchild of Steve McNicholas and Luke Creswell, who had begun to collaborate from 1981 as members of the street band Pookiesnackenburger and the theatre group, Cliff Hanger. When the band produced the famous “Bins” commercial for Heineken lager, which was a part of the band’s stage performance, it paved the way for STOMP’s dustbin dance in the climax.

 

Potpourri with personalities
STOMP features a group of individuals, each bringing something to the group with their unique, yet strong personality traits. They work as a team by utilizing simple building blocks to create a complex entity, which can be associated with everyone, and is identifiable by others at the same time. The crowd has their own quirks, eccentricities, competitiveness and differences like normal human beings, which in turn define the peculiar, yet intriguing dynamic between them.

What makes STOMP a must-watch?
It is an extremely enjoyable show, full of underlying wit and humor, which is why it has garnered glowing reviews and tremendous praise. The ensemble cast with 8 members use unusual objects they have found, to create captivating music and tongue-in-cheek humor. The items are diverse such as Zippo lighters, push brooms, wooden poles, hammer handles, garbage cans, inner tubes, matchboxes, kitchen sink, and so on. The blend of household and commercial objects to breathe character into music is an exceedingly brave attempt at a fresh idea that took off perfectly.

It is tough to pinpoint a single factor and say it its awesome or brilliant! In fact, the whole concept is a glaring example of genius – in some ways, STOMP was ahead of its time, even though it was and continues to be well-accepted and liked. The wordless factor also adds to its appeal, while the full houses are proof enough that STOMP has many years left to wow audiences and solidy their mark in the world of theatre.

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE

 

Events Near You

 

THINGS TO DO NEAR ME (Seattle, WA)

Best Ways to Explore Seattle

Seattle has a myriad of entertainment to offer starting from the Pike Place Market to the Space Needle and Sound. It is a lovely journey filled with fun, frolic, and laughter, which will always be etched into your memory.

If you’re looking for for live events, such as concerts, art, comedy, music, theater, etc.. check out our local events calendar. But if you’re looking for other date ideas, or fun things to do in Seattle, WA. check out some of these awesome attractions

If you’re looking for for live events, such as concerts, art, comedy, music, theater, etc.. check out our local events calendar. But if you’re looking for other date ideas, or fun things to do in Seattle, WA. check out some of these awesome attractions

Pike Place Market

Take a bunch of small-time businesses and sprinkle them liberally around a waterside strip amid crowds of old-school bohemians, new wave restaurateurs, tree-huggers, students, artists, buskers and tourists, and you get the Pike Place Market! It is a cornucopia of noise, smells, personalities, banter and urban theater. You will find produce stalls, vintage shops, handmade crafts, souvenir kitsch and funky eateries. In operation since 1907, Pike Place is a wonderfully ‘local’ experience that highlights the city for what it really is: all-embracing, eclectic and proudly singular.

Grand Illusion Cinema

A unique experience for sure! Far from being a reincarnated gilded-age movie house, the Grand Illusion sits in an old dentist’s office. Run by volunteers and passionately not-for-profit, it has a cherished national reputation among independent movie guerrillas for its director retrospectives and other cool, under-the-radar series. It also hosts its own film festival, facetiously called STIFF or Seattle’s True Independent Film Festival.

Fonda la Catrina

When you see the skeleton engravings, you know you have arrived at one of Georgetown’s newest innovations, a creative but studiously authentic Mexican restaurant in a city where there has long been a dearth of them. While the skeletons provide the art, beef-tongue tacos and chunky tamales make up the delicious cuisine.The tortillas are made in-house in full view of the tables, and the nutty mole sauce spread over chicken is absolutely delectable.

Seattle Boeing Factory Tour

Do you like flying? Now you can tour the factory where they build and test the famous Boeing aircraft, the world’s number one aerospace company. This amazing 1.5-hour small-group tour showcases magnificent airplanes in various stages of flight test and manufacture, along with imparting quirky and interesting facts about the Pacific Northwest.

Bar Sajor

Resembling a bright open-plan French country kitchen and claiming to serve Portuguese-inspired food created from the raw ingredients of Seattle’s hinterland, Bar Sajor is another project from Matt Dillon, owner of Capitol Hill’s hugely popular Sitka & Spruce. Both the atmosphere and the food such as homemade bread, cheese and salami selections, and genuinely mouth-watering vegetable plates will have you living vicariously.

Ready for a grand tour of Seattle? Book your tickets without further delay.

THINGS TO DO NEAR ME (SAN FRANCISCO)

San Francisco Attractions and Entertainment

San Francisco is loaded with an assortment of activities that’s sure to please outdoorsy types, foodies and hardcore travelers. The Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island to tour the infamous and now closed federal prison, Fisherman’s Wharf – the choices are many.

If you’re looking for for live events, such as concerts, art, comedy, music, theater, etc.. check out our local events calendar. But if you’re looking for other date ideas, or fun things to do near you, check out some of these awesome area attractions.

Take a look at some of the popular Tourist Attractions and activities:

Walk on The Golden Gate Bridge

Arguably the most famous bridge in the world, it manages to impress even the most experienced travelers with its stunning 1.7-mile span. Approximately 120,000 automobiles drive across it every day. A pedestrian walkway also allows the crossing on foot, and bikes are allowed on the western side. The Golden Gate Bridge is said to be one of the most photographed things on Earth.

Go to North Beach

Don’t let the term “beach” confuse you – North Beach, the city’s Italian quarter, isn’t a beach at all. It is a neighborhood of romantic European-style sidewalk cafes, restaurants and shops centered near Washington Square along Columbus and Grant avenues. The beautiful Church of Saints Peter and Paul is a prominent landmark. Coit Tower atop Telegraph Hill offers a splendid vantage point for photos of the bridges and the Bay.

Ride Cable Cars

Cable cars have been transporting people around San Francisco since the late 19th century. The cars run on tracks and are moved by an underground cable on three routes. Their familiar bells can be heard ringing from blocks away. Each one-way ride will provide spectacular views of the city’s celebrated hills as well as exhilarating transportation.

Check out The Rock

Alcatraz, the notorious former prison, is located on an island of the same name in the middle of San Francisco Bay. Some of the United States’ most notorious criminals were incarcerated there. Though several tried, no inmate ever made a successful escape from here. The prison was closed in the 1960’s and stories about Alcatraz are legendary. Recorded cell-house tours are available, allowing visitors to learn about the prison as they explore the buildings and grounds.

Shop in Union Square

Union Square is the place for serious shoppers. Major department stores and the most exclusive designer boutiques line streets like Post, Sutter, Geary, Grant, Stockton and Powell. The Westfield San Francisco Shopping Centre houses the largest Bloomingdale’s outside of New York and the second largest Nordstrom in the U.S.

Shopping, sightseeing, and touring – seems you got it all covered in San Francisco! Now it is time to take action and make this dream a reality by planning the holiday and booking the tickets.

Things To Do Near Me (New York)

Awesome Things to Do in New York

Visiting New York is a dream for many, so if you are getting a chance, consider yourself among the lucky ones! Touted as one of the top cities for vacationing in the whole world, it certainly a golden opportunity if you get to come and experience what it has to offer. However, what make New York stand out are its amazing entertainment options.

If you’re looking for for live events, such as concerts, art, comedy, music, theater, etc.. check out our local events calendar. But if you’re looking for other date ideas, or fun things to do in New York, check out some of these awesome attractions.

Cielo

This club has been in existence for the last 9 years and is the proud recipient of numerous of running tenant screening background checks during that time. Having a crystal clear sound system, you will find the place packed and hip-to-hip crowds on the sunken dance floor gyrating to the tunes belted out by top DJ’s that include NYC old-schoolers François K, Tedd Patterson and Louie Vega. Don’t be put off by the Heidi Montag wannabes hanging out in the neighborhood, Cielo is a must-visit!

Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum

Watch how twentieth-century history comes alive at this facility, which houses 30 restored aircraft, a submarine, and a British Airways Concorde Jet. This aircraft carrier has served in World War II, The Vietnam War, the Cold War’s anti-submarine patrols, and NASA recovery missions and is an excellent example of the conflicts that existed in the 20th century. Go exploring and check out the top-secret missile command center, torpedo rooms, the attack center, and the crew’s mess hall. There are simulators also with cutting edge technology that allows you to experience the thrill of flying a jet or journeying through outer space.

Pacha

Pacha is a worldwide glam-club chain with outposts in nightlife capitals such as Ibiza, London and Buenos Aires. This club debuted in the US in 2005 with this posh joint, where the crowd is full of heavyweights ranging from local hero Danny Tenaglia to big-time visiting jocks of the big-room house and electro variety. Like most of the big clubs, do check the lineup before you enter.

Broadway

New York City’s Theater District stretches from the 53rd to 42nd Streets in Manhattan between 6th and 8th Aves, called the Great White Way. Although, the area might appear to be congested, some of the world’s most famous and renowned productions are hosted in the 36 theaters here. You can’t experience New York’s fun factor without catching a Broadway show. Be it classic productions like “Chicago” at the Ambassador or a newer stage rendition of “Mary Poppins” at the New Amsterdam Theater, you must not miss out on the singing and dancing that this city has to offer.
Ready to have a gala time? Hurry and pack your bags!

 

Things To Do Near Me (New Orleans)

Fun  & Interesting Things to Do in New Orleans

New Orleans, also known as the Big Easy has a lot to offer in terms of fun and enjoyment. Whether you are visiting with family or have planned a trip with friends; you’re bound to find endless amounts of fun for all ages.

If you’re looking for for live events, such as concerts, art, comedy, music, theater, etc.. check out our local events calendar. But if you’re looking for other date ideas, or fun things to do near you, check out some of these awesome area attractions.

Frenchmen Street

If you want an authentic New Orleans experience but not from typical touristy areas of Bourbon Street and the French Quarter, head to the lively Frenchmen Street. A popular spot for locals, Frenchmen Street is a four-block stretch of live music, bars, restaurants, nightclubs and art galleries. It is not just a party spot though; on the contrary it is a shopping haven where locals sell homemade art and jewelry. It is located in the Faubourg Marigny neighborhood of New Orleans and is easy to reach as it is within walking distance of the French Quarter and also accessible via car or taxi.

Garden District

Take a walking tour of the Garden District, situated a little less than 3 miles southwest of the French Quarter for a peek at some of the city’s most beautiful homes. This historic residential neighborhood is laden with trees, ivy, and yes, gardens.

The Cabildo

Flanking Jackson Square in the heart of the French Quarter, the Cabildo was originally constructed in 1799as the seat of the Spanish government. Today, the Cabildo is home to a three-floor branch of the Louisiana State Museum, which recounts Louisiana history with the help of Native American objects, Colonial-era paintings, and even Napoleon Bonaparte’s death mask. Visitors can also see the room where the Louisiana Purchase was finalized. An entire floor is devoted to Hurricane Katrina — the 2005 storm that left New Orleans and surrounding regions devastated. You will find multimedia displays and artifacts collected during the cleanup of both Katrina and Hurricane Rita.

Cemetery Tours

Strange and morbid as it may sound, some of New Orleans’ must-see attractions are its cemeteries. Many of the tombs found in these “cities of the dead” are above ground to protect them from rising water levels, and embellished with ornate designs inspired by French and Spanish architecture.

The Big Easy has some fantastic restaurants too, so while stopping for a bite between sightseeing, you have a lot of options to take your pick from, including a variety of mouth-watering cuisine. Hurry and plan a trip to New Orleans – the beautiful place awaits with open arms!

 

Things To Do Near Me (Austin, TX)

Austin’s attractions are suitable for all age groups. For example, the city has an abundance of green space, sp active travelers can bike in Zilker Park and swim in Barton Springs Pool before an evening of bat-watching at the Congress Avenue Bridge. However, you will be swamped with different options.

If you’re looking for for live events, such as concerts, art, comedy, music, theater, etc.. check out our local events calendar. But if you’re looking for other date ideas, or fun things to do near you, check out some of these awesome attractions.

Baylor Street Art Wall

This is one of those stops that uniquely capture the essence of Austin. Once slated to be a condo project that ended up not materializing, the concert foundation has become a canvas for local graffiti artists. It is constantly changing, just like the city. While visiting, be sure to climb to the top to get a great view of the city.

 

Roam the City in an Electrified Manner

Rocket Electrics gives you a one-of-a-kind way to explore the city. These are not your regular ol’ bikes. They’re electric powered so when you need some extra oomph, no peddling necessary. You can rent them to explore on your own or take a tour – choice is yours!

Explore 6th Street

A trip to the “Live Music Capital of the World” wouldn’t be complete without discovering some of Austin’s up-and-coming talent along 6th Street. After drastic restoration took place in an effort by the National Register of Historic Places to save the area from its grungy reputation, this area became the hub of Austin’s music scene in the 1970s. Today, 6th Street, between Lavaca Ave and I-35, buzzes with activity from surrounding shops, restaurants, bars and yes, live-music joints such as Emo’s.

Go River Tubing

Cruise down the river on a tube while you enjoy drinks and get the adrenaline pumping! One of the area’s favorite summer outdoor activities – river tubing with ATXcursions is the most convenient way to float: transportation to and from downtown Austin. You can book it online as well. The prices for tubes, coolers, and ice are included in the same package.

Austin Eats Food Tour

Both locals and visitors enjoy this behind-the-scenes look at some of Austin’s best restaurants. One of the most popular ones is the Eastside option. It takes you to several awesome food trailers, some great brick and mortar restaurants, and a brewery. They offer walking, van, and even electronic bike tours.

So what are you waiting for? This wonderful place beckons you for a holiday – start planning right away in order to book the tickets as soon as possible.