Ordway Center for the Performing Arts Presents
Oct. 18-23, 2016
The international percussion sensation returns to St. Paul for the first time since 2011
ST. PAUL, MN (Sept. 9, 2016) — The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts is excited to present international percussion sensation STOMP on the St. Paul stage for a week-long engagement, Oct. 18-23. Tickets start at $45 and can be purchased online at www.ordway.org, by phone at 651-224-4222 or in person at the Ordway ticket office.
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. 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!” And, the Chicago Tribune calls STOMP, “A phenomenal show! Bashing, crashing, smashing, swishing, banging and kicking – a joyous invention!”
STOMP 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. STOMP is directed and created by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas. For tickets and more information, visit www.ordway.org.
ABOUT THE ORDWAY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
The Ordway is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading nonprofit performing arts centers and Saint Paul’s most elegant and inviting performance space. The Ordway’s Music Theater and Concert Hall attract diverse audiences with an array of productions showcasing the finest in American musical theater, world music, dance and vocal performance. Education and community engagement are integral to the Ordway’s mission, with major initiatives including the annual Flint Hills International Children’s Festival and Ordway Education programs that serve more than 50,000 students annually. Together with Minnesota Opera, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and The Schubert Club, the Ordway is a member of the Arts Partnership and serves as the principal venue for their performances. For more information, visit www.ordway.org.
Dates: Oct. 18-23, 2016
Times: Tuesday, Oct. 18 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 19 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 20 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 21 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 22 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 23 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 22, 2:00 p.m. (AD)
Theater Venue & Location: Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington Street
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102
Tickets: Start at $45
Ticket Office: 651-224-4222
Media Contact: Jessica Petrie
Artwork for download: www.ordway.org/media/stomp