The Whos Tommy Tickets
|The Whos Tommy Tickets|
|The HillBenders: The Who's Tommy - A Bluegrass Opry|| Cofrin Family Hall At Weidner Center For The Performing Arts
Green Bay, WI
|The HillBenders: The Who's Tommy - A Bluegrass Opry|| Clayton Center For The Arts - TN
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The Whos Tommy
A smash-hit The Whos Tommy is a rock musical by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff based on The Whos 1969 double album rock opera Tommy.
The spectacular rock operas tale of a young boys journey from pain to triumph is the most electrifying evening of rock and roll ever to play in a theatre! It primarily tells a powerful tale of a deaf, mute and blind pin-ball player who becomes an international messiah. He is now bursting on the stage in this multi-award winning adaptation of the original chart-topping rock album.
The Whos spectacular rock opera comes to Virginia/Augusta Wilson Theater in New York for the first time. The tale is about a boy called Tommy who is traumatized into catatonia after witnessing the accidental murder of his mothers lover by his father.
As he grows, Tommy suffers abuse at the hands of his sadistic people surrounding him. When he is in teens, he discovers to have a knack for playing pinball. His mother finally breaks through his catatonia while smoothing his way to become an international pinball superstar. The musical The Whos Tommy is set against the backdrop of World War II.
1940 sees a montage of the Walkers meeting, courtship, marriage, his departure for the front and internment in a POW camp. Mrs. Walker is given this tragic news whose delivery is due in 1941. A nurse is shown gently handing Mrs. Walker her newborn son.
Five years after imprisonment, Captain Walker is freed and heads home. Upon reaching home, he finds Mrs. Walker celebrating her birthday with her lover and four-year-old son. The furious Captain Walker shoots and kills the lover. This turns out to be dreadfully frightening incident for Tommy who witnesses it. The Walkers realize what Tommy has witnessed.
The police arrive to investigate while Tommy stares at his own reflection in the mirror. In the courtroom, Captain Walker is not found guilty, but the family celebration dies out as they realize Tommy is now deaf, dumb, and blind.
The parents take him to the hospital but in vain. When Tommy turns 10, the Walkers take him to church and to a family dinner where he responds to Uncle Ernies playing the French Horn. On their way back home, Mrs Walker worries about if she should leave Tommy with the drunken Uncle Ernie. One day, Tommys baby sitter, Cousin Kevin, takes him to the youth club. To everyones surprise, Tommy plays pinball brilliantly.
Encouraged, the Walkers are approached by The Hawker and Harmonica Player who promise a miraculous cure for their son. They take Mr. Walker and Tommy to the Islde of Dogs to find a prostitute called The Gypsy. But, Mr. Walker ends by snatch the son back in horror.
In his adolescence, Tommy discovers his hidden talent for Pinball play. Upon realizing his ability, he takes pleasure in playing Pinball. Then shown is a group of teenagers awaiting Tommys appearance at the amusement arcade. Making mark by taking away trophy after trophy and in game after game, Tommy becomes the pinball champion by 1960.
On the other hand, Mr. Walker, still in search of a cure, convinces Mrs. Walker to try a psychiatrist once more. The two take Tommy, now hero of the neighborhood lads, to specialists for elaborate tests, and this time too to no avail.
One day, a group of local louts surround Tommy and carry him home. Parents at their wits end compassionately confront one another. Seemingly ignorant, Tommy stares into the mirror and with the mirror in pieces, he becomes conscious. Mrs. Walker tries desperately to reach him but he leaves home. His miracle cure hits the news.
During 1961 to 1963, Tommy is treated as a celebrity by the public and press. He begins appearing in stadiums, where Uncle Ernie tries to capitalize on his stardom. During his one appearance on the ground, teenage Sally Simpson manages to get on him and touches him.
But, when he pushes her aside, she falls and is pummeled by the guards. Knowing that Sally feels for him, Tommy realizes that how he has become caught up in the celebrity machine.
Once Sally asks him how she can be more like him, he says there is no reason to be like him as who she is, is enough. He then tends to her and invites everyone to his home.
In the end, Tommy hears the voice of his ten-year-old self and for a moment seems to be reverting to his old state, but instead he turns to his family and embraces them in acceptance. Some of the Whos Tommy hit songs are Pinball Wizard, See Me, Touch Me.! etc.