The Un-Common Theatre Young Adult Company's presentation of THE WHO'S TOMMY opens Thursday, July 19 through Sunday, July, 22 at the Orpheum Theatre, Foxboro.
THE WHO'S TOMMY tells the story of a boy, who after a traumatic family tragedy, suffers a mental breakdown and removes himself from reality. As an adolescent, he develops an uncanny talent for playing pinball and, when his mother finally reconnects with her teenage son, Tommy becomes an international pinball superstar. The exhilarating score is timeless in its youthful appeal including such classics as Pinball Wizard; Tommy, Can You Hear Me?; and See Me, Feel Me.
Directed by Christa Crewdson (Cambridge, MA), with Music Direction by Esther Zabinski (Uxbridge, MA), Choreography by Julia Snider (Boston, MA) and Assistant Direction by Mathew Timmons (Canton, MA) this production reinvents the classic show in a modern setting with commentary on our growing celebrity-obsessed culture. The use of state of the art video and computer technology and creative lighting and video effects, throughout the show make this production a must-see theatre event. These special features are thanks to the technical talents of Saulius Sleazes, Lighting and Projection Designer (Boston, MA) and Michael J. Teixeira, Set Designer, (Attleboro, MA) with innovative costuming by Nancy McCarthy (Arlington, MA).
The cast of eighteen includes:
From Franklin, MA: Heidi Gleichauf (Ensemble)
From Johnston, RI: Jerald Kaplan (Uncle Ernie)
From Mansfield, MA: Katie Armstrong (Ensemble), Ryan Goodwin (Tommy), Alex Fullerton (Cousin Kevin), Dan Fullerton (Tommy, Age 10), Mary Fullerton (Tommy, Age 4),
From Middleboro, MA: Sarra Forti, (Ensemble)
From Norfolk, MA: Sarah Gibson (Ensemble), Libby Pickard (Ensemble)
From North Providence, RI: Nicole Cayer, (Sally Simpson, Ensemble)
From Pawtucket, RI: Noah Bridgestock (Captain Walker)
From Sharon, MA: Maggie Dowd (Ensemble), Adam Kantor (Ensemble)
From South Easton, MA: Amanda Urquhart (Mrs. Walker)
From West Bridgewater, MA: Corey Cadigan (Ensemble)
From Wrentham, MA: Lexie Lieberthal (The Gypsy, Ensemble), Chris Woycik (Ensemble)
Performances are Thursday, July 19th, Friday, July 20th and Saturday, July 21st at 7:30 pm and Sunday, July 22 at 2:00 pm at the Orpheum Theatre Foxboro, 1 School Street, Foxboro, MA. Pre-Sale Tickets are $17 for Adults and $12 for Seniors and Students and may be purchased by calling(800) 838-3006 or on line at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/252319.
Tickets purchased at the door are $20 for Adults and $15 for Seniors and Students. For Un-Common Members, group sales or handicapped seating please call (508) 698-3098.