A couple times a year we like to go to our theater house if something interesting is coming to town. I admit, I've turned into a seat snob, so if we can't get seats that meet my approval (within the first few rows) I won't go. Our theater is in definite need of a renovation, and the seats aren't staggered, so you are constantly straining your neck to see around the head in front of you. I don't like paying $60 or more a ticket for a show that I can't see, you know?
I have been wanting to see STOMP for years, and when I found out they were going to be in our area, I made sure to get our tickets the second they went on sale- almost 6 months ago. But I did get front row (minus those who were sitting in the pit section) so our seats were amazing!
On the other hand, the show was not. Don't get me wrong, the performers hit all their marks, there was a good bit of humor added in, but I actually found my mind wondering when the show was going to be over several times. I think I was expecting BOOM, BOOM, BOOM the entire time, with a lot of energy from the performers. There were only about 3 numbers where the energy level was up, which was disappointing. To be fair, the skits were impressive, they just went on far longer than necessary. I am glad that we went though, as it is a show I have wanted to see for a long time, but if they come back to town, I don't think I'll catch it again.
Have you seen STOMP?