February 2–25, 2017

Kweskin Theatre

Our 26th Season

The Who’s TOMMY


Directed by Peter Green
Music Direction by Eric K. Johnston
Choreography by Emily Frangipane

The Who's Tommy is a rock musical by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff based on The Who's 1969 double album rock opera Tommy

A deaf, dumb and blind boy's journey from pain to triumph is a sensory-defying rock and roll experience. The Who's Tommy is an exhilarating story of hope, healing, and the human spirit. 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. May not be appropriate for younger audiences. Think NC-17  

PLEASE NOTE THAT EXTREME FLASHING /STROBING LIGHTS AND SMOKE EFFECTS SIMILAR TO A ROCK CONCERT
WILL BE USED THROUGHOUT THIS PERFORMANCE.

 

The cast (in alphabetical order):

Joy Arzaga..............Ensemble
Kyle Arzaga....Tommy - age 10*
Chris Balestriere.....Cousin Kevin
Jeff Bianco..............Hawker
Arielle Boutin..........Sally
Lucas Cafaro..........Ensemble
Sara DeFelice.........Ensemble
Stephen Emerick.... Lover
Scott Ferrara...........Ensemble
Marie Fulda.............Ensemble
Lauren Gulliver Travers...Mrs. Walker
Bob Kline ................Soldier
Tessa Kurtz.............Ensemble
Dena Lagonigro....Ensemble
Anthony Malchar.....Tommy
Jenny Maso.............Female soloist w/ Hawker
Matthew McArthur...Ensemble
Michael McArthur....Tommy - age 10*
Betty McCready......Specialist assistant
Jourdan Miller ........Ensemble
Karen Joyce............Ensemble
Savannah Miller......Ensemble
Jason Moon............Captain Walker
Rob Nichols............Uncle Ernie
Zully Ramos...........Gypsy
Carol Rubin Shwidock.... Ensemble
Crosby Sherwood Staub.....Tommy - age 4*
LaMarr Taylor.........Ensemble
Dan Travers...........Ensemble
Wil Trebing............Specialist
RJ Vercellone........Tommy - age 4**
Bill Warncke...........Soldier
 
**Performs 2/2, 2/4, 2/10, 2/12, 2/17
*Performs 2/3, 2/5, 2/9, 2/11, 2/16, 2/18