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
Directed by Des McAnuff

Approximate running time:
2 hrs 3 min, including one interval

Avon Theatre
May 4 to October 19
Opens May 30 
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About the Musical
Deprived of sight, hearing and speech by the shock of what he has witnessed as a child, young Tommy Walker seems lost to life – until he reveals an uncanny talent for the game of pinball. When his faculties are suddenly restored, Tommy is hailed as a living miracle – but will the fans who turn to him for enlightenment want to hear what he has to say?

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Audience Advisory
Most suitable for ages 12 and up, but parental discretion is advised. The story deals with mature themes, including sexuality and violence, and the dialogue includes some profanity and other strong language. The production employs pyrotechnics, strobe lights, fog, haze and smoke effects. Startling sounds, including gunshots, are heard, and the show’s rock music score is played at a volume appropriate to the genre.

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We will be offering an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreted performance of Tommy on Friday, July 5, 2013 at 2:00 pm. Please click here for more details.

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