‘STOMP’ Returns to River Campus Jan. 30


“STOMP” ignites the stage once again at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus Jan. 30 as part of the 2017-2018 Bank of Missouri Touring Series.

The performance is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall.

“I’m thrilled to be able to bring back this classic company,” said Bob Cerchio, assistant director of Southeast’s Earl and Margie Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts. “Last here in 2008, the show today is every bit as fresh and amazing as it was then.”

“STOMP” is explosive, inventive, provocative, witty and utterly unique with an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments, including wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, and Zippo lighters, to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms.

“As any percussionist will tell you, half the fun is making pure sounds into music, and this group does that in spades,” Cerchio said. “They use everything from matchbooks to hubcaps to convey sheer joy and heart-pounding excitement. This is not a show to be missed.”

The international percussion sensation has garnered armfuls of awards and rave reviews. Year after year, audiences worldwide keep coming back for more of this pulse-pounding, electrifying show.


Tickets may be purchased by contacting the River Campus Box Office, located in the Cultural Arts Center, 518 S. Fountain St., weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., by calling (573) 651-2265, or online at RiverCampus.org.