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The Who’s Tommy

Seacoast Repertory Theatre
125 Bow St.
Portsmouth, NH 03801
United States

June 29 – July 29

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.

After witnessing the accidental murder of his mother’s lover by his father, Tommy is traumatized into catatonia. 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 to him, he becomes an international pinball superstar.

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. Our production blasts into the bumpers as The Mad Men of Oopsie Daisy Inc. (Mad Haus, Reefer Madness, Rocky Horror, Avenue Q) and their crew take the reigns of an all-star design team, cast and seven-piece rock band.

Starring Jason Faria as Tommy, and a who’s who of Seacoast and Regional performers, Tommy will blow you away with its ensemble power, dazzling sights, killer choreography, and monstrous sound.

It’s a totally unique staging of Tommy torn straight from the pages of a psychedelic 60’s comic book, like if Roy Lichtenstein and M.C. Escher collaborated with The Who for a perfect theatrical take on the groundbreaking concept album.

Not appropriate for children.

Directed by The Mad Men of Oopsy Daisy, Inc.

Jason Faria
Maddoc Johnson
Andrea Lyons
Ben Hart
JM Breen
Jamie Bradley
Kevin Mahaney
Michael Crumbley
Victor Tracey
Brendan Callahan
Christian Arnold
Derrick Chapman
Michelle Faria
Brianna Webb
Taylor Beckmann
Maggie O’Neill
Katie Juster
Elsa Keefe
Alyssa Dumas

Music and Lyrics by Pete Townshend
Book by Pete Townshend and 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

The Rock Opera TOMMY, which was first performed by The Who in 1969, was originally conceived by Peter Townshend and Kit Lambert with contributions to the development by John Entwistle, Keith Moon and Roger Daltrey.

The Who’s Tommy is presented through special arrangement with Musical Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIshows.com

Thursdays at 7:30pm
Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm
Saturdays & Sundays at 2pm

Tickets are available below, or through our box office at 603-433-4472. Box office hours are Tuesday through Sunday 12-6pm plus showtimes.