Stomp It Up! At the Ellen Eccles Theatre

THE INTERNATIONAL PERCUSSION SENSATION – SEE WHAT ALL THE NOISE IS ABOUT!

(LOGAN, UT): STOMP, the international percussion sensation, makes its Logan premiere at the Ellen Eccles Theatre on October 11 & 12, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. From its beginnings as a street performance in the UK, STOMP has grown into an international sensation over the past thirteen years, having performed in over 350 cities in 36 countries worldwide.

“We are thrilled to have STOMP debut in Cache Valley because it appeals to audiences of all ages,” said Wally Bloss, executive director for the Cache Valley Center for the Arts. “This is one energetic show you don’t want to miss! It’s an all overall physical theatre experience that takes you on percussive journey through unconventional instruments, you will feel the rhythm.”

STOMP continues its phenomenal run with the ongoing sell-out Off-Broadway production at New York’s Orpheum Theatre, a North American tour, and two productions overseas – a permanent London company and a European tour.

STOMP, an overwhelming success marked by rave reviews, numerous awards, and sell-out engagements, is the winner of an Olivier Award for Best Choreography (London’s Tony Award), a New York Obie Award, a Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatre Experience, and a Special Citation from Best Plays. The young performers “make a rhythm out of anything we can get our hands on that makes a sound,” says co-creator/director Luke Cresswell. 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. For more information, visit www.stomponline.com.

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.

STOMP is directed and created by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas. The smash hit performs at the Ellen Eccles Theatre on Oct 11 & 12 at 7:30 pm. Families attending the show may join us between 6 pm to 7:15 in the Bullen Center for free pre-show recycled instrument activity. Tickets are available by visiting the Center for the Arts Ticket Office at 43 South Main, calling 435-752-0026 or by logging on to www.EllenEcclesTheatre.org. Tickets for this performance are $30-$44, with a wide variety of discounts including our Family Fun! Discount.

Families can purchase up to 4 child tickets (ages 5-18) at 50% off with the purchase of one regular priced adult ticket. Order now by calling the CVCA Ticket office or online anytime without any additional fees at www.EllenEcclesTheatre.org. The Center is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and one hour prior to all show times.

This tour is made possible through the Performing Arts season at the Cache Valley Center for the Arts and the generous support from this shows sponsors including: Cache Valley Media Group – KOOL 103.9; Conservice; The Herald Journal; Hillyard, Anderson, & Olsen P.C., Attorneys at Law. The 2011-2012 CVCA Season is made possible in part by funds from the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation; Marie Eccles Caine Foundation – Russell Family; Cache County Restaurant/RAPZ Tax Funds, Logan City Cultural Arts Grant; Utah Division of Arts & Museums & the National Endowment for the Arts; and Wasatch Logan Arts Foundation.