IF YOU GO:
What: Broadway touring musical
Where: Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St.
When: 8 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday
Tickets: $30 to $89
Information: 402-345-0606 or ticketomaha.com
It's a show that has characters but no words, comedy but no plot, and the weirdest collection of dance props that double as percussion instruments that you're ever likely to see.
Now into its third decade, “Stomp” was created in Brighton, England, in 1991 by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas, members of a street band and a street-theater group — though pieces of the show began evolving as early as 1981. Performers make a rhythm out of virtually anything that makes a sound, then dance to the beat they create.
“Stomp” arrived in New York in February 1994, and it's been playing off Broadway at New York City's Orpheum for 15 years. It has been to Omaha at least four times before. Two new pieces are included in this year's tour.
Props for the tour include 30 brooms, two gallons of paint, 10 wooden poles, 40 newspapers, 20 pounds of sand, 10 garbage can lids, four hammer handles, 12 boxes of matches, 20 drum sticks, four boxes of tissues, three ballpoint pens and 288 liters of water.