Mar 19, 2019
STOMP: On sale now!
INTERNATIONAL PERCUSSION SENSATION RETURNS TO SPOKANE THIS APRIL
SPOKANE, WA (March 19, 2019) – STOMP, the international percussion sensation, returns to Spokane for two nights only, April 2 and 3, at the First Interstate Center for the Arts. Beginning over 20 years ago as a street performance in the UK, STOMP has grown into an international sensation that has been performed in more than 50 countries and for more than 24 million people.
Tickets are on sale now at wcebroadway.com, by calling 800-325-SEAT, or at the TicketsWest Box Office (720 W. Mallon, Spokane) and all outlets.
Created by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas, STOMP continues its phenomenal run with four global productions including the on-going sell-out production at New York's Orpheum Theatre, a permanent London company, and North American and European tours. Throughout its life, the show has continued to refresh audiences by creating new performance material and highlights.
STOMP, an overwhelming success marked by rave reviews, numerous awards, and sell-out engagements, is the winner of an Olivier Award for Best Choreography (London's Tony Award), a New York Obie Award, a Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatre Experience, and a Special Citation from Best Plays.
In addition to the on-stage productions of the show, STOMP has earned an Academy Award nomination, four Emmy nominations and one Emmy Award for their acclaimed HBO special Stomp Out Loud. Noteworthy TV appearances also include The London 2012 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony, The Academy Awards (produced by Quincy Jones),Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, and a series of award-winning international commercials.
The performers “make a rhythm out of anything we can get our hands on that makes a sound,” says co-founder/director Luke Cresswell. A unique combination of percussion, movement and visual comedy, STOMP has created its own inimitable, contemporary form of rhythmic expression. Both household and industrial objects find new life as musical instruments in the hands of an idiosyncratic band of body percussionists. It is a journey through sound, a celebration of the everyday, and a comic interplay of characters wordlessly communicating through dance and drum.
Synchronized stiff-bristle brooms become a sweeping orchestra, eight Zippo lighters flip open and closed to create a fiery fugue, and wooden poles thump and clack in a rhythmic explosion. STOMP uses everything but conventional percussion instruments - dustbins, tea chests, radiator hoses, boots, hub caps - to fill the stage with a compelling and unique act that is often imitated but never duplicated.
“STOMP is as crisp and exuberant as if it had opened yesterday,” says The New York Times. The San Francisco Chronicle declares, “STOMP has a beat that just won’t quit!” And the The Los Angeles Times exclaims, “Electrifying! Triumphs in the infinite variety of the human experience.”
Dani Witte, Director of Marketing
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