The Chance Theater launches theatrical fireworks this Fourth of July weekend with the opening of the innovative rock musical The Who's Tommy, running July 2 through August 8.
The Who's Tommy is a roof-raising musical explosion based on The Who's 1969 concept album. This exhilarating story of hope, healing and the human spirit is filled with iconic hit songs like "Pinball Wizard," "See Me, Feel Me," "Acid Queen" and more. The Who's Tommy originated at the La Jolla Playhouse in 1992 before playing on Broadway for more than two years. The show won five Tony Awards, including Best Score for Who founder and guitarist Pete Townshend's memorable music.
"The entire company is very excited about presenting The Who's Tommy," said Oanh Nguyen, Chance Theater's Artistic Director. "After the success of last year's production of HAIR, we're bringing the artistic team back to tackle this beast of a musical. The Who's music is the definition of classic rock and remains as vibrant today as when the album was first released in 1969."
The cast for Tommy includes: Mark Bartlett (Tommy); Wendi Ann Hammock (Mrs. Walker); Kevin Cordova (Captain Walker); Paul Hovannes (Cousin Kevin); Beach Vickers (Uncle Ernie); Cameron McIntyre (Tommy, age 4); Seth Dusky (Tommy, age 10); Brynne McManimie (Sally); Clarissa Barton (Gypsy); Brian Bitner (Lover/Ensemble); Miguel Cardenas (Hawker/Ensemble); Kyle Cooper (Lad/Ensemble); Arroya Karian (Lass/Ensemble); Elena Murray (Lass/Ensemble); Melinda Porto (Harmonica Player/Ensemble); Kellie Spill (Lass/Ensemble); Seth Weiner (Lad/Ensemble); Joshua Youngs