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After 'Pandemonium' cancellation, 'Stomp' will give D.C. another try

November 16, 2010 - 12:26 PM
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Percussion show Stomp is headed to D.C. again, after canceling its sister show Pandemonium's tour just before its Washington engagement in early October. Stomp will be at the Warner Theatre Jan. 25-30, and tickets, which range from $37-$57, go on sale Friday, Nov. 19.

The physical theater and found-object percussion show has added two new full-scale routines to its repertoire, involving props like tractor tires, paint cans, brooms and other everyday objects. It won an Obie and a Drama Desk award in 1994. Though Stomp is very much a product of the 90's, its creators and the theater are likely counting on the brand's cache to sell tickets for the limited engagement.

That wasn't enough for Pandemonium, though. Even though it was billed clearly as a production from the creators of Stomp, the economy proved too harsh for the show, and the entire tour was canceled on Oct. 3 due to poor ticket sales. Pandemonium also made music from found objects, but altered them into actual instruments. It was the second show that the National Theatre had canceled last-minute this season. Will the Warner fare better?

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