The Who's Tommy
June 29th – July 29th
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.
Showtimes are Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 2pm and 8pm, and 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.
THE WHO’S TOMMY
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