Two Acts, Book Musical, Pop / Rock, Thru Sung / Operetta, Rated PG
Original Broadway Tour version
tale of a young boy’s journey from pain to triumph is the most
electrifying evening of rock and roll ever to play in a theatre!
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 classic '60s rock opera by The Who was translated to the stage by theatrical wizard Des McAnuff
into a high-energy, one-of-a-kind theatrical event. The exhilarating
score 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 and
spectacular original Broadway production slides allow you to capture
the excitement of the New York production on a modest budget.
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Bob Fosse was the only director to win a Tony, an Oscar, and an Emmy in the same year (1973). He won two Tonys (direction and choreography) for Pippin, an Oscar for Cabaret and an Emmy for Liza with a Z.