STOMP coming to Carolina Theatre
By: Heather Dukes
Get ready to never see ordinary household items the same way as STOMP will be performing a the Carolina Theatre, located at 310 S. Greene St. in Greensboro, on March 25.
According to the press release, STOMP is a percussion section that got it start from street performing and has grown into an international sensation in the last 25 years. In those 25 years, STOMP has performed in front of 24 million people and 50 countries. STOMP was created in the United Kingdom by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas, once members of the street band Pookiesnackenburger and the theatre group, “Cliff Hanger,” in 1991.
STOMP has added many adaptations throughout the years and continues to evolve today.
“It is safe to say you will never again look at supermarket carts or plumbing features the same way… or paint cans or kitchen sinks,” the press release stated.
According to the release, STOMP has won several awards including Olivier Award for Best Choreography, a New York Obie Award, A Drama Desk Award for unique theatre performance, and a special citation from Best Plays. STOMP uses everyday items such as trash cans, tea chest, radiator hoses, boots, and hubcaps; anything and everything except standard percussion instruments to create an original stage performance. This combination of percussion and movement is supplemented with by 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,” the release stated.
The cost is available in three tiers, the third tier is $38, the second tier is $58 and the first tier is $78. Tickets are available by calling (336) 333-2605 or by visiting the Carolina Theatre’s website.