Have you seen the international sensation? I hadn’t!
It’s amazing what beautiful music can be made only using our bodies. Then add in a few brooms, some garbage cans, a little creativity and look out! STOMP is very entertaining and great for the whole family. There was a little boy sitting next to me that kept giggling and squealing with delight. It made the show even better every time I heard him laugh. 🙂
A few fun facts:
STOMP was created in 1991 by Steve McNicholas and Luke Cresswell and has been going strong for 25 years.
Between 1991-1994, the original cast played to capacity audiences around the world.
STOMP began it’s run at the Orpheum Theater in New York in February 1994. By 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.
In 2011 the New York production of STOMP entered it’s eighteenth year, trouncing the Orpheum house record set by Little Shop of Horrors.
For ticket information visit www.ordway.org
Allow extra time to walk around the heart of historic St. Paul and enjoy dinner before the show! St. Paul has so many fantastic new restaurants like Saint Dinette, The Commodore and Fitzgerald’s (opening this week!). It’s a perfect time of year to take in a little fresh air and explore the city. So many beautiful city views from Rice Park.
My favorite is going to St. Paul Grill for an appetizer and drink, then walking around Rice Park before the show. We enjoyed the Ahi Tuna and their warm cheese tray. The grilled Crostini with warm cheese and berry compote….melts in your mouth. The Ahi Tuna comes with a beautiful vegetable salad that never disappoints.