After witnessing the murder of his mother's lover by his father, Tommy is traumatized into a catatonic state. As young Tommy floats through life in post World War II England, he suffers abuse from sadistic relatives and neighbors. In his adolescence, Tommy discovers a talent for playing pinball and is catapulted into stardom. When his mother, Mrs. Walker is finally able to break his catatonic state, Tommy is transformed into an international pinball superstar, inspiring youth around the world. The Who’s Tommy is a 5-time Tony Award-winning musical. This dazzling rock spectacular will exhilarate audiences with a story of hope, healing, and the human spirit.
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