Feeling the Beat
The Fox Theatre welcomes Stomp to its stage this week, and there’s really only one question to pose to any potential audience member for this show: If you haven’t seen it, what’s keeping you?
Created by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas in Brighton, England in 1991, Stomp is a non-stop mix of movement, comedy, and percussion. It has toured all over the world, from Hong Kong to Sydney, and has won numerous awards, including Best Choreography, Best Entertainment, and Critic’s Choice. Stomp exploded on U.S. soil in 1994, and it’s been going strong ever since.
In fact, Stomp has been running continuously for more than 20 years, and it’s easy to see why. The show appeals to a variety of ages and tastes, and the energetic performance keeps audiences not only entertained, but actively involved.
The ensemble cast includes Ivan Delaforce, Eric Fay, Andrés Fernandez, Cammie Griffin, Mike Hall, Delaunce Jackson, Guy Mandozzi, Andre Meggerson, Nancy Rubio, John Sawicki, and Carlos Thomas—a stellar collection of performers who craft and execute amazing numbers with the most mundane of objects, from paper bags and grocery carts to trash cans and brooms. Each piece is unique, and left the audience wanting more after every number—a feat granted by the cast all the way the finale.
Stomp is a show well worth your time and money and will have you drumming on your dashboard the entire drive home.
Stomp runs through September 29. Tickets are available online at www.FoxAtlTix.com or by calling 1-855-285-8499.
– Christi Whitney