The Wilson Center at Cape Fear Community College is thrilled to announce that the international percussion sensation STOMP will return to the Wilson Center. This fan-favorite will take the stage on April 23, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, January 14, 2022, at 10 a.m. online, and at 2 p.m. in person or via telephone.
Please note that this is anticipated to be a full-capacity event, and will adhere to all local and state guidelines at the time of the show. Tickets may be purchased online, or by contacting the Ticket Central box office. Ticket Central is open for telephone and in-person sales from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday only. Ticket Central may be reached by telephone at 910.362.7999; questions may also be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
From its beginnings as a street performance in the UK, STOMP has grown into an international sensation during the past two decades, performing in more than 50 countries for over 24 million people.
Created by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas, the show has continued to evolve by continuously creating original material. After you see STOMP, you’ll never look at supermarket carts or plumbing fixtures the same way… or paint cans, or kitchen sinks, or…
In addition to their amazing stage shows, STOMP has taken the silver screen by storm. Their on-screen appearances have been 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 include 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: 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.
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.
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