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One of the most energetic shows ever to stomp foot on stage
Last night, I had the privilege of spectating one of the most energetic musical shows ever to stomp foot on the stage. If you could possibly imagine a theatre performance that is dedicated to music, without the need for a band or orchestra, then STOMP is it.

STOMP at Comedy Theatre in Melbourne

STOMP is a musical show with a very big difference, no songs are sung, no words are spoken. The audience is immersed in a powerful performance filled with incredible musical creativity, humour, feet stamping and hand clapping interaction that will have you dancing in your seats.

There are dancers, but not your typical flashy-clothed kind, expect a cast sporting tattoos and clothed in paint splattered street attire; singlets, cargo pants and big boots.

The original STOMP show hails from Brighton in the UK, which is now an international hit reaching its 11th year in London's West End, and in its 20th year on Broadway. The STOMP crew contributed to the musical segment of the 2012 Summer Olympics closing ceremony in London.

This internationally acclaimed performance is now touring capital cities around Australia, in popular shows that are selling out fast.

The show is described as a percussion group that use every day objects and their body parts to create music.

You may not believe a musical show with no story would keep an audience entertained, but it does. Trash comes alive as the STOMP cast create percussion rhythms from such things as metal garbage cans, basketballs, brooms, zippo lighters, rubber tubes, supermarket trolleys, plastic bags, paper bags, matchboxes, saucepans, sticks, water filter bottles and even the kitchen sink.

Imagine music similar to the sounds of the drums in a Caribbean Carnival meets the rhythm of an underground Drum n Bass dance party.

Let's not forget that while no words are spoken throughout the performance, STOMP proves that voice and verbal language is not needed to express humour, as comical characters entertain the crowd throughout the show.

This is a multi-award winning show, which really must not be missed. The theatrical crew stomped their way through Perth last week, are currently entertaining a Melbourne crowd, and will soon be bringing the house down in Adelaide, Canberra and Sydney during their Down Under tour.

There is currently a competition to win a VIP Sydney Experience, in which the winner chosen by STOMP will win:

2 x STOMP tickets to Sydney Opening Night
STOMP workshop
STOMP backstage tour
Flights & Accommodation for two

Entrants need to create a video (up to 60 seconds) of STOMP inspired beats. More here.

Here are the remaining dates for STOMP's Down Under tour:

Comedy Theatre
20 - 25 August
Book at Ticket Master or call 1300 111 011

Her Majesty's Theatre
Book at or call 131 246

Canberra Theatre Centre
Book at or call 02 6275 2700

Theatre Royal
Book at Ticket Master or call 1300 723 038

Don't miss out on this sensational musical performance, suitable for audiences of all ages. Get yourself some STOMP tickets as soon as you can and see what all the noise is about.
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Why? Amazing musical show
When: Various dates and venues, see article
Where: Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra, Sydney
Cost: Ranging from $59
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