'Stomp' returns to Miller Auditorium
Dec. 11, 2009
KALAMAZOO--The international percussion sensation, "Stomp," returns to Miller Auditorium at Western Michigan University for two performances Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 19-20. Both shows begin at 7:30 p.m.
The eight-member "Stomp" troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments--matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters and hubcaps--to fill the stage with sophisticated rhythms. The young performers also have a few surprises for their returning fans. Some sections of the show have been updated and restructured, and two new full-scale routines have been added, utilizing props like tractor tire inner tubes and paint cans.
"Stomp" has blown up since its start as a street performance in the UK, performing to sellout crowds in more than 350 cities in 36 countries worldwide. Now in its 14th season, the show continues its phenomenal run with one North American touring company, two overseas productions, and a successful off-Broadway show at New York's Orpheum Theatre. The explosive and all-ages show has garnered an armful of awards and rave reviews, and has appeared on numerous national television shows. As USA Today says, "'Stomp' finds beautiful noises in the strangest places."
Tickets for "Stomp" at Miller Auditorium are on sale now and range from $25 to $50. They are available by calling (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858, online at millerauditorium.com, or by visiting the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office or Don's Card Hut at Crossroads Mall in Portage. Groups of 15 or more should call (269) 387-2312 for special discounts.
Media contact: Bethany Gauthier, (269) 387-2245, firstname.lastname@example.org