The Who's Tommy - Victorian Opera

The Who's Tommy - Victorian OperaThe Who's Tommy - Victorian Opera

THE WHO'S TOMMY
MUSICAL - NEW PRODUCTION
14 - 21 August 2020 | Palais Theatre, St Kilda

Rock. Rattle. Roll. Pinball.

Legendary British band The Who extended the possibilities of rock ‘n' roll to new horizons in the 1960s and 70s. From their iconic 1969 rock opera album Tommy comes a five-time Tony Award-winning musical - a high-energy, one-of-a-kind theatrical experience.

Tommy's traumatic childhood leaves his senses paralysed, but despite being deaf, dumb and blind, the teenager plays a mean pinball game. His extraordinary talent catapults him to international superstardom in this inspiring story of hope, healing, and triumph over adversity.

With music and lyrics by The Who's guitarist and vocalist Pete Townshend, the electrifying and timeless score features smash hits such as ‘Pinball Wizard', ‘I'm Free' and ‘Acid Queen'.

Get ready to rock on with The Who's Tommy as it takes over Melbourne's rock ‘n' roll stomping ground with raw energy and music that has the power to shake your soul.

Official Tickets

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Performance dates & times
Friday 14 Aug, Palais Theatre, St Kilda - 7:30 PM
Saturday 15 Aug, Palais Theatre, St Kilda - 7:30 PM
Tuesday 18 Aug, Palais Theatre, St Kilda - 7:30 PM
Wednesday 19 Aug, Palais Theatre, St Kilda - 7:30 PM
Thursday 20 Aug*, Palais Theatre, St Kilda - 7:30 PM
Friday 21 Aug, Palais Theatre, St Kilda - 7:30 PM

Official Tickets

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The Who's Tommy


A deaf, dumb and blind boy's journey from pain to triumph is a sensory-defying rock and roll experience.

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 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.

The Who's Tommy features an exhilarating score that is timeless in its youthful appeal, giving the show a cross-generational appeal that has made it a smash-hit in high schools and colleges around the world. A small rock band orchestration allows you to capture the excitement of the New York production on a modest budget.

Legendary British band The Who extended the possibilities of rock ‘n' roll to new horizons in the 1960s and 70s.

From their iconic 1969 rock opera album Tommy comes a five-time Tony Award-winning musical - a high-energy, one-of-a-kind theatrical experience.

Tommy's traumatic childhood leaves his senses paralysed, but despite being deaf, dumb and blind, the teenager plays a mean pinball game. His extraordinary talent catapults him to international superstardom in this inspiring story of hope, healing, and triumph over adversity.

With music and lyrics by The Who's guitarist and vocalist Pete Townshend, the electrifying and timeless score features smash hits such as ‘Pinball Wizard', ‘I'm Free' and ‘Acid Queen'.

Get ready to rock on with The Who's Tommy as it takes over Melbourne's rock ‘n' roll stomping ground with raw energy and music that has the power to shake your soul.

The Who's Tommy


Palais Theatre
Friday 14, Saturday 15, Tuesday 18, Wednesday 19, Thursday 20, Friday 21 August 2020

Official Tickets

ticketmaster.com.au

Music and Lyrics by PETE TOWNSHEND
Book by PETE TOWNSHEND & DES MCANUFF
Additional Music and Lyrics by JOHN ENTWISTLE and KEITH MOON
Originally Produced on Broadway by Pace Theatrical Group and Dodger Productions with Kardana Productions


❊ When & Where ❊


Date/s: Friday 14th August 2020 - Friday 21st August 2020


❊ Venue ❊


 Palais Theatre  Events 11 Events
⊜ Lower Esplanade St Kilda | Map
Palais TheatreLower Esplanade, St Kilda, , 3182
✆ Event: | Venue: 03 9525 3240 | Box Office 136 100

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