Mon Mar 10, 2014 03:00 a.m.
One man's trash is another man's drum set.
On the opening night of touring stage production STOMP, eight performers took a packed Tennessee Theatre back to their childhood without uttering a coherent word. Their hands and feet did all the talking.
Since 1991, STOMP has been captivating audiences around the world, mixing high-energy feats of unorthodox percussion music with athletic dance routines and slapstick visual comedy.
A 90s grunge rocker look-alike, complete with bleached mohawk, swept his way across the stage with a long-handled push broom. The ordinary sweeping quickly became smacking, twirling and thumping. Soon, the two-story set that could have been lifted directly from a back alley in New York City was filled with beat-busting punks using the tips of broom handles the way a tap dancer uses his shoes.