‘STOMP’ Added to River Campus Schedule

Three performers during a STOMP production

Two performances of STOMP are scheduled for Oct. 21-22 at Southeast’s River Campus.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

Aug. 27, 2008 – Tickets are on sale now to one of the most exciting experiences to come to Cape Girardeau, Mo., or anywhere for that matter. Two performances of “STOMP” (created by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas) will take place at the Southeast Missouri State University, River Campus, on Tuesday, Oct. 21, and Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 7:30 p.m., in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall in the Cultural Arts Center.

“I have to warn you,” said Bob Cerchio, assistant director for the Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts, who booked the show for the River Campus, “this performance contains enough high energy, extreme fun, and pulsing rhythms to fill a lifetime.  It’s a show that astounds young and old alike.”

“STOMP” is a unique combination of percussion, movement and visual comedy. The young performers fill the stage with compelling, infectious rhythms as they create rhythm from anything that makes a sound.

Using everything from 55-gallon drums, to Zippo lighters, to a box of matches, the performers leave the audience amazed by things that most people have never stopped to listen to.  The members of “STOMP” are a diverse group of talented performers from around the world, but they all speak the language of rhythm.

“We are extremely excited to add ‘STOMP’ to this year’s schedule and encourage everyone to come out for the ‘STOMP’ experience,” Cerchio said. 

Created in Brighton, U.K., in the summer of 1991, “STOMP” was the result of a 10-year collaboration between its creators, Cresswell and McNicholas.  Now performing all over the world, “STOMP’s” New York production passed its 5,000th performance mark in 2006. It continued this phenomenal run with ongoing, sell-out productions around the world. In addition, a brand-new production in Las Vegas, “STOMP OUT LOUD,” features a cast which is double the size of the original production, playing at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino inside a new $28 million theater specifically created for the production.

“This is definitely NOT a show to miss – an exciting evening of entertainment for the entire family,” said Cerchio. 

Tickets

May be purchased by contacting the River Campus Box Office, located in the Cultural Arts Center, 518 S. Fountain St., weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or by calling (573) 651–2265. Tickets also may be purchased online at metrotix.com, keyword “stomp” or by calling toll free: (800) 293-5949.