Some kids want to be rock stars when they grow up. Some want to be football players. Elec Simon wanted to join the cast of Stomp
, the performance extravaganza that features music, dancing, and stick-wielding folks turning everyday objects into percussion instruments. Simons wish came true: Hes part of the touring show that plays Akron this weekend. Ever since Stomp opened, Ive wanted to do it, he says. A back injury nearly sidelined Simon a University of Akron grad a few years ago. But he recovered, and now hes pounding brooms, trashcans, and bananas onstage every night with dozens of like-minded castmates. God blessed me, he says. Because Im doing what I dreamed of doing.
Fri., Feb. 2, 8 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 3, 5 & 9 p.m.