BWW Review: STOMP at Broadway Theater League
Broadway Theater League is proud to present STOMP, the international percussion sensation, at Kansas City's Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, January 28-29, 2017. STOMP has grown into an international sensation over the past 20 years, having been performed in more than 50 countries and in front of more than 24 million people.
Created by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas, STOMP continues its phenomenal run with four global productions; New York, London, a European tour and a North American Tour. Throughout its life, the show has continued to change by creating new material. It is safe to say you will never again look at supermarket carts or plumbing fixtures the same way... or paint cans, or kitchen sinks or...
STOMP, 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 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; 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.
Tickets to STOMP are on sale now and are available online at BroadwayInKC.com, KauffmanCenter.org, at The Kauffman Center box office or by calling 816-994-7222. Group tickets of 10 or more can be ordered by calling 1.866.314.7687.
Please Note: BroadwayInKC.com, KauffmanCenter.org and The Kauffman Center box office are the only official sources for tickets to all shows in the 2016-17 Broadway in Kansas City Series. If you purchase tickets through another source, you may pay over-inflated prices and your tickets will not be guaranteed.
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