WMU News

Smash hit "STOMP" returns to Miller

Oct. 29, 2003

KALAMAZOO -- "STOMP," the international percussion sensation, makes its triumphant return to Miller Auditorium Friday through Sunday, Nov. 7-9. Performances are Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sunday, 2 and 7:30 p.m.

After playing to sell-out crowds for more than nine seasons, "STOMP" continues its phenomenal runs with one North American touring company, the Boston company, two European touring companies, and the New York company's continuous sell-out run at The Orpheum Theatre, now in its 10th year.

From its beginnings as a street performance in the UK, "STOMP" has grown into an international phenomenon over the past 10 years, having performed in more than 350 cities in 36 countries worldwide.

"STOMP" is the winner of an Olivier Award (London's Tony Award) for Best Choreography, a New York Obie Award, a Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatre Experience, and a Special Citation from Best Plays.

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.

Tickets range from $25 to $45 and are available by calling (269) 387-2300 or toll free (800) 228-9858. Tickets are also available online at <www.millerauditorium.com> or by visiting the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office, the Epic Center Box Office in downtown Kalamazoo, or the WMU Bookstore in the Crossroads Mall.

"STOMP" is sponsored by Classic Hits 96.5, Lake Michigan Mailers and WOTV 41.

Media contact: Tracey Lawie, 269 387-2309, tracey.lawie@wmich.edu

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