STOMP, the show that turns junk-yard percussion and clever choreography into a theatrical international sensation, returned to West Palm Beach at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts October 27 and runs through the 29th. STOMP on in for an explosive and provocative performance that appeals to audiences of all ages. The show brings new surprises, new full-scale routines, new props and more. Come see what all the noise is about!!
Created by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas, STOMP continues to tour North America, Europe, Latin America & Asia following decades long sit down productions in London, New York and San Francisco. Throughout its life, the show has continued to change by creating new material; this year, it will incorporate two new pieces. 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…
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.
Critics and audiences have raved: “STOMP is as crisp and exuberant as if it had opened yesterday,” says The New York Times. The San Francisco Chronicle declares “STOMP has a beat that just won’t quit!” The Los Angeles Times exclaims: “Electrifying! Triumphs in the infinite variety of the human experience.” “A phenomenal show! Bashing, crashing, smashing, swishing, banging and kicking – a joyous invention!” says the Chicago Tribune.
To Get Tickets: Tickets for STOMP in West Palm Beach will go on sale to Kravis Center Members starting on Tuesday, August 15 at 10am through Thursday, August 17 at 10pm. Tickets go on sale to the public online at kravis.org starting on Friday, August 18 at 10am. To purchase by phone or in person, call 561.832.7469 or visit the Box Office Monday through Friday from 12pm to 5pm. For information on becoming a Kravis Center member, please visit kravis.org/membership or call 561.651.4320.
Tickets for STOMP in West Palm Beach are $35-$110*.
Friday – Sunday, October 27-29
Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm and Sunday at 2pm.
Tickets start at $35*
Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach, FL 33401