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The Who

The Who's Tommy

Musical




Overview


Synopsis

After witnessing the accidental murder of his mother's lover by his father, young Tommy is so traumatized that he loses his ability to speak or to care about life. As his life meanders on in post World War II England, he suffers abuse from sadistic relatives and neighbors. Tommy's life is saved, however, when he falls in love with pinball. He becomes such an expert at the game that he rises to the stature of an international superstar and inspires youth around the world.


Characters

Male

Lead

Tenor

Female

Supporting

Mezzo-Soprano

Male

Supporting

Tenor



Show Information

Category
Musical
Number of Acts
2 Acts
First Produced
1992
Time & Place
Cast Size
large
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes late teen, young adult, adult, early teen, child, mature adult characters
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