Summer Youth Production

The Who’s Tommy

Music and Lyrics by
Pete Townshend

Book by
Pete Townshend &
Des McAnuff

Additional Music and Lyrics by
John Entwistle & Keith Moon

Originally Produced on Broadway by
Pace Theatrical Group & Dodger Productions 
with
Kardana Productions

Directed by
Tim Anderson

Music Directed by
Ryan Bergeron

Choreographed by
Maggie Majercik

Produced by
Karen Johnston &
Amy McSweeney

June 20–30, 2019

Broadview Heights Spotlights Cultural Arts Building


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.

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, deaf, dumb and blind boy who triumphs over his adversities has inspired, amazed and puzzled audiences for more than 40 years. This five-time Tony Award-winning musical is a high-energy, one-of-a-kind theatrical event that will be the premiere production in our new, 3200-square foot performance space!

 

Cast

Dylan Grosh-Hoy, Narrator/Tommy
Delia Brennan, Mrs. Walker
James Newton, Captain Walker
Nick Beiser, Cousin Kevin
Cole Tarantowski, Uncle Ernie
Zoe Douglas, Gypsy
Molly Molina, Sally Simpson

Ensemble
Abbey Brinkhoff
Clorise Busch
Nicholas DeAngelis
Josh Goodman
Lydia Greer
Mckenna Hassel
Olivia Krafcik
Celie Ostroski
Kassie Schill
Garret Travers
Luke Underation
Alexa Warmuth

 

 

 

 

 

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.
The Who's Tommy is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com.