'Stomp' comes to Miller Auditorium

contact: Cara Barnes
| WMU News
Photo of performers in Stomp.

Performers use anything but traditional percussion instruments in "Stomp."

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—"Stomp," the international percussion sensation, returns to Western Michigan University's Miller Auditorium for one performance at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27.

Purchase tickets online:
millerauditorium.com

Created by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas, "Stomp" is the winner of an Olivier Award for Best Choreography, 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 Cresswell. A unique combination of percussion, movement and visual comedy, "Stomp" has created its own inimitable 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.

In addition to the many awards and rave reviews garnered, "Stomp" has made several noteworthy television appearances including The London 2012 Olympic Games closing ceremony, The Academy Awards and Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.

Tickets

"Stomp" at Miller Auditorium is part of the Lake Michigan Mailers Spotlight Series and is welcomed by Meijer. Tickets are on sale now and range from $35 to $50. They can be purchased online at millerauditorium.com, by calling (269) 387-2300 or (800) 387-2312, or in person at the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office.

A 15 percent discount is available to all WMU faculty and staff, and a 50 percent discount is available to WMU students. Discounted tickets may be purchased by phone or in person, and a valid Bronco ID is required at the time of pickup. Group discounts are available at (269) 387-2312.

For more information, contact Bethany Gauthier at bethany.gauthier@wmich.edu or (269) 387-2245.

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