MUSIC + LYRICS BY Pete Townshend
BOOK BY Pete Townshend + Des McAnuff
ADDITIONAL MUSIC + LYRICS BY John Entwistle + Keith Moon
DIRECTED BY Miles J. Sternfeld
STARRING BROADWAY'S Nick Blaemire, Jodie Langel, Michael Berry, Adrienne Warren
TRI-C EASTERN CAMPUS THEATRE
A BENEFIT FOR BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS
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 Tonay Awrd-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.