Tommy: The Musical
The Who's Tommy: The Musical
The great pinball wizard, Tommy, is heading to Melbourne in 2020.
The Who's Tommy is a rock musical with music and lyrics by Pete Townshend based on The Who's 1969 rock opera Tommy.
The 1970s rock musical has never been seen on a professional stage in Australia.
Director ROGER HODGMAN said it was a "terrific story" and the original album, later adapted into a starstudded 1975 film, sold more than 20 million copies.
Story source: HeraldSun - Sept 2019
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The Who's Tommy
U.S. National Tour Version (1994)
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.
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