Upcoming and GIVEAWAY: STOMP, March 16-17, Fox Theatre, Detroit {ends 1/26}

*Disclosure: I have an ongoing relationship with Olympia Entertainment. The opinions expressed here, however, are my own.

STOMP will be at the Fox Theatre March 16th and 17th, and I'm curious to check out their show. I saw them a few years ago when they were in Detroit, and it's definitely not your typical concert - they use music made out of "found instruments," aka anything that makes noise!

About the show:
STOMP, the international percussion sensation, returns to the Fox Theatre on Friday, March 16 through Saturday, March 17; part of the Fifth Third Bank Fox Theatre Series. From its beginnings as a street performance in the UK, STOMP has grown into an international sensation over the past 20 years, having performed in more than 50 countries and in front of more than 24 million people.

Tickets ($20, $40, $50 and $65) are on sale now and can be purchased at 313presents.com, The Fox Theatre and Little Caesars Arena XFINITY box offices and Ticketmaster.com. To charge tickets by phone, call (800) 745-3000. For additional information, call (313) 471-6611. Series subscription packages and discounts for groups of 10+ are available by calling 313-471-3099.

Created by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas, STOMP continues its phenomenal run with four global productions: the ongoing sell-out production at New York's Orpheum Theatre, a permanent London company, and North American and European tours. Throughout its life, the show has continued to change by creating new material; next year/this year (depending on when release goes out), it will incorporate two new pieces. It is safe to say you will never again look at supermarket carts or plumbing fixtures the same way… or paint cans, or kitchen sinks or…

In addition to the stage shows, STOMP has been an overwhelming success marked by rave reviews, numerous awards, an Academy Award nomination, four Emmy nominations and one Emmy Award for their acclaimed HBO special Stomp Out Loud, noteworthy TV appearances including The London 2012 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony, The Academy Awards (produced by Quincy Jones), Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, and a series of award-winning international commercials.

The performers “make a rhythm out of anything we can get our hands on that makes a sound,” says co-founder/director Luke Cresswell. 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. It is a journey through sound, a celebration of the everyday and a comic interplay of characters wordlessly communicating through dance and drum.

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!” 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.

Performance Schedule:
Friday, March 16 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 17 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.

GIVEAWAY:

One of my lucky readers will win two tickets good for the Friday, March 16th, at 7:30pm performance!

Enter via the widget below. Giveaway will end on Friday, January 26th, and winner will be notified via email the next day and have 24 hours to respond, or an alternate winner will be chosen.

Must live in the Detroit/Metro Detroit area in order to enter this giveaway.

Good luck!

2 tickets for STOMP, 3/16 at the Fox Theatre, Detroit

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