Summer Youth Production
The Who’s Tommy
Music and Lyrics by
Pete Townshend &
Additional Music and Lyrics by
John Entwistle & Keith Moon
Originally Produced on Broadway by
Pace Theatrical Group & Dodger Productions
Music Directed by
Karen Johnston &
June 20–30, 2019
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!
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
The Broadview Heights Spotlights 2019 Musicals
are supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County
through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.