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The Who’s Tommy

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THE WHO’S TOMMY

Book by Des McAnuff and Pete Townshend

Music and Lyrics by Pete Townshend

Additional Music and Lyrics by John Entwistle and Keith Moon

If you are a rock music enthusiast, then The Who’s Tommy is perfect for you. It started life as a rock opera on a studio double album by the English rock band The Who, in 1969. A huge success, it soon gave birth to a staged production, a movie, and this final treatment you’ll see today.  The plot is hard to explain but easy to follow. A traumatic event leaves Tommy blind, deaf, and mute. But he discovers he is a pinball-playing wonder and when his senses return, he’s an international pinball wizard. Add the Acid Queen and a questionable uncle to a list of standout characters all vibrating with outstanding rock by The Who (principally Pete Townshend) and you have an unforgettable rock opera.

  • July 28-31, 2022
  • Thursday, Friday & Saturday- 7:30 PM | Sunday- 3:00 PM
  • Rated R. This production contains strong language, adult themes (including murder, child abuse, and drug use), imitation firearms, haze, loud music, strobe, and flashing lights.
  • Tickets- $25 adults and $11 students. 
  • Tickets on sale now
  • Add-on not included in Flex Pass

THE WHO’S TOMMY is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com

Directors

Jeanne Gilbert

Jeanne is retired after 28 years teaching Theater, Speech, English and Film Literature. Jeanne has a B.S. in Theatre from Illinois State University, a B.S in Radio and Television from Southern Illinois University, a Teaching certification in Speech, English and Theater from University of Michigan-Flint and a Masters of Fine Arts in Acting-Directing from Southern Illinois University. Jeanne is a life-time advocate of the performing arts has been active in the Michigan Speech Coaches association, National Thespians and the Michigan Interscholastic Forensic Association where she has received Teacher of the Year and winner of nineteen MIFA state  championships for the competitive Theatre program. Jeanne recently co-directed THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE for Teenage Musicals Incorporated in Midland, ELF at the Pit and Balcony Theater in Saginaw, MEN IN BOATS at the Midland Center for the Arts and is currently co-directing with Judy Harper the Theatre and Speech programs at Nouvel Catholic Central High School. Jeanne lives in Bay City with her husband, Jack. They have three talented and very kind children and one absolutely adorable grandson….George.

Judy Harper

Judy Harper is a retired educator after serving 32 years teaching English, Speech, and Theatre for the Standish-Sterling School District, where she also directed the extra-curricular Theatre and Forensics programs. Judy earned a Bachelor of Arts with Secondary Teaching Certification from the University of Michigan-Flint, majoring in English and minoring in Speech/Theatre. She also holds a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Saginaw Valley State University. Judy has spent the last 30+ years in various roles/jobs for local community theaters including BCP, MCFTA, P & B, and Clio Cast & Crew. She is proud to be one of the co-founders of the youth theatre program Stages of Discovery. She serves on the playreading committee for both BCP and Clio Cast & Crew. Judy has directed numerous productions for BCP including Nunsense, The Cemetary Club, August:Osage County, Harvey, and Play ON!.

Music Direction

Quinton Larion

Choreographer

Tara Wieland

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Mrs. Walker

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Captain Walker

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Uncle Ernie

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Tommy/Narrator

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Cousin Kevin

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Gypsy

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The Specialist

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Sally Simpson

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