Summer Youth Production

The Who’s Tommy

Music and Lyrics by
Pete Townshend

Book by
Pete Townshend &
Des McAnuff


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.


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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.