Tuesday, September 06, 2011
International theatrical sensation Stomp in Manila for 8 shows only
The international theatrical sensation “Stomp” comes to Manila in October 2011 for the first time. The highly-anticipated show that features a unique combination of percussion, movement and visual comedy will be staged at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo, Cultural Center of the Philippines, from October 18-23, 2011, for eight shows only.
“Stomp” is a high-energy, percussive symphony, coupled with dance. Although “Stomp” is played entirely on non-traditional instruments, such as garbage can lids, buckets, brooms and sticks, it transforms the stage into a pulsating, witty and utterly irresistible theatrical event. It has little or no melody in the traditional sense, so it doesn’t matter if one's taste in music is jazz, classical, dance or pop. “Stomp” has no words, yet everyone can understand it.
“'Stomp' brings the house down!” (Independent on Sunday, UK)
Founded in Brighton, UK, in the summer of 1991, “Stomp” was the result of 10-year collaboration between its creators, Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas. It was previewed at London’s Bloomsbury Theatre and premiered at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh, where it became the Guardian’s “Critic’s Choice” and won the Daily Express “Best of the Fringe” award.
Between 1991 and 1994, the original cast of “Stomp” played to capacity audiences around the world: from Hong Kong to Barcelona, from Dublin to Sydney. The touring culminated in a sell-out season at London’s Sadler’s Wells Theatre in January 1994, where “Stomp” received an Olivier nomination for “Best Entertainment” and won “Best Choreography in a West End show”.
“Pure stage magic, you’ll be dancing in your seats!” (The Sunday Telegraph, UK)
“Stomp” began its run at the Orpheum Theatre in New York in February 1994 and quickly went on to win both an Obie and a Drama Desk award for “Most Unique Theatre Experience”. By the summer of 1994, the first American cast was in place at the Orpheum, freeing the original cast for sell out tours of North America and Japan.
“Stomp”, now on its 9th year in London’s West End and its 17th year on Broadway, has been seen by more than 15 million in 48 countries across 5 continents,
Tickets are priced at P750, P1000, P1500, P2000, P2500, P3000, P3500, P4000, P4500, P5000, P5500, and P7000. Senior citizens enjoy a 20-percent discount.
All tickets are available at all TicketWorld outlets, selected National Bookstore branches, Robinsons Department Store (Galleria, Malate, Metro East, Festival Mall & Starmill Pampanga), and Ayala Center (Greenbelt 1, Glorietta 4, and Trinoma Mall Cinema Booths) and TicketWorld Office at 6793 Ayala Avenue, Suite 701 V. Madrigal Building, Makati City. To book, call +632-8919999, or visit www.ticketworld.com.ph
“Big, noisy and irresistible!” (Sun Herald, Australia)