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Rotating cast of eight drummers pounds out beats on household instruments during award-winning show
Anthropologists speculate that percussion instruments were the first musical devices ever created, as evidenced by cave paintings of triangle-playing Neanderthals and fossils of raptors petrified in the middle of drum solos. Indulge in ancient rhythms with today’s Groupon: for $35, you get one general-admission ticket to see Stomp at the Orpheum Theater (a $73.50 value, including fees). This deal is valid for any performance Tuesday–Saturday at 8 p.m. from January 3 to February 29, with the exception of February 14.
A rotating cast of eight spirited performers builds rhythms within the framework of rudimentary narratives during Stomp, an Off Broadway, percussion-heavy experience. Ranked as one of Entertainment Weekly’s 50 Best Plays and Musicals from 1983–2008, Stomp has impressed beat-embracing crowds since 1994. The performers employ household instruments such as hammers, garbage-can lids, and sitars with strings of discarded dental floss, enchanting audiences with a unique fusion of musical theater, comedy, and performance art. Like a marriage ceremony between two mimes, the 90-minute performance occurs without dialogue or an intermission.