The Who’s Tommy
Music and Lyrics by
PETE TOWNSHEND AND DES MCANUFF
Additional Music and Lyrics by
JOHN ENTWISTLE and KEITH MOON
Originally Produced on Broadway by Pace Theatrical Group and Dodger Productions with Kardana Productions
The Rock Opera TOMMY, which was first performed by The Who in 1969, was originally conceived by Peter Townshend and Kit Lambert with contributions to the development by John Entwistle, Keith Moon and Roger Daltrey.
This production is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
Based on the iconic 1969 rock concept album, The Who's Tommy is an exhilarating story of hope, healing, and the human spirit. The story of the pinball-playing boy who triumphs over his adversities has inspired, amazed and puzzled audiences for more than 40 years. This five-time Tony Award-winning musical was translated to the stage by theatrical wizard, Des McAnuff, into a high-energy, one-of-a-kind theatrical event. After witnessing the accidental murder of his mother's lover by his father, Tommy is traumatized into catatonia and, as the boy grows, he suffers abuse at the hands of his sadistic relatives and neighbors. As an adolescent, he's discovered to have an uncanny knack for playing pinball and, when his mother finally breaks through his catatonia, he becomes an international pinball superstar. Featuring the classic rock hit songs “See Me, Hear Me”, “The Acid Queen”, “Pinball Wizard”, and a full album of hit songs by The Who.
Tickets: $25 - $35
Suitable for ages 13 and older, parental discretion advised due to adult content