Matchboxes, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, and more fill the stage with energizing beats with STOMP, the explosive, inventive, and invigorating stage show that’s dance, music, and theatrical performance blended into one electrifying rhythm. This Bloomington favorite returns to IU Auditorium as part of the special Bicentennial year celebration. This unique musical experience of choreographed percussion, movement, and physical comedy has been inspiring world audiences for almost three decades—proving that, with a little creativity, rhythm and music can be born out of almost anything. Loved by audiences and critics alike, STOMP won the Olivier Award for Best Choreography in 1994; produced and premiered an HBO miniseries, Stomp Out Loud, which received four Emmy nominations; and made it to Entertainment Weekly’s list of “New Classics: The 50 Best Plays and Musicals from 1983 to 2008.”