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'Stomp' on it

Instruments? Who needs instruments?

For the rotating members of "STOMP," the popular, percussive performance troupe, any object will do: garbage cans, paint buckets, brooms, the slap of their own hands on tattered denim. The simple, powerful idea behind the show? Everybody's got rhythm, from the school janitor to the garbage man -- it's just a matter of finding it and the tools to express it.

The resourceful troupe makes its latest local appearance in Shea's Performing Arts Center for five performances today through Sunday. For anyone who has seen the inventive, lighthearted and often acrobatic choreography before, the show's producers promise updated and retooled numbers. What's more, the current show includes two new routines "utilizing props like tractor tire inner tubes and paint cans."

Tickets are $32.50 to $52.50, with $17.50 student rush tickets available two hours before each performance(box office, Ticketmaster). Visit or call 847-1410.

-- Colin Dabkowski