STOMP on over to the Warner
STOMP returned to the Warner Theatre Tuesday, for a limited engagement January 25 - 30, 2011. The show’s return brings some new surprises, with some sections of the show now updated and restructured, and the addition of two new full-scale routines utilizing props like tractor tire inner tubes and paint cans.
“After creating new routines for STOMP OUT LOUD in Vegas, [co-creator] Luke Cresswell and I decided it was time to rework elements of our main production, STOMP,” said co-creator Steve McNicholas. “STOMP has evolved a great deal ever since its first incarnation at the Edinburgh Festival. Every reworking has involved losing some pieces and gaining new ones, but has always stayed true to the original premise of the show: to create rhythmic music with instantly recognizable objects, and do it with an eccentric sense of character and humor.”
From its beginnings as a street performance in the UK, STOMP has grown into an international sensation over the past fourteen years, having performed in over 350 cities in 36 countries worldwide. STOMP continues its phenomenal run with the ongoing sell-out Off-Broadway production at New York's Orpheum Theatre, a North American tour, and two productions overseas – a London company and a European tour.
Guest spotted on opening night included K Street Kate, Kate Michael; Michael Clements of Genkimedia, WJLA’s Brandis Griffith Friedman, MIX 107.3’s Chili Amar and NBC 4 weather guy Chuck Bell.
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. The young performers “make a rhythm out of anything we can get our hands on that makes a sound,” says co-creator/director Luke Cresswell. Stiff-bristle brooms become a sweeping orchestra; Zippo lighters flip open and closed to create a fiery fugue; wooden poles thump and clack in a rhythmic explosion. STOMP uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – trashcans, tea chests, plastic bags, plungers, boots, and hubcaps – to fill the stage with compelling and infectious rhythms.
STOMP is directed and created by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas.
Tickets for STOMP are priced $39.50 for opening night, January 25. Tickets for the remainder of the run are priced $37 to $57. Tickets are available at the Warner Theatre Box Office, online at www.ticketmaster.com or www.livenation.com, or via phone at (800) 551-7328. For general information, call the Warner Theatre Box Office at (202) 783-4000 or visit www.warnertheatre.com.