October 24, 2020

1986-02-08 – The Sheboygan Press

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Classic rock opera
has 24 performers

The national tour of the
classic rock opera “The
Who’s Tommy" is coming to
Uihlein Hall of the Marcus
Center for the Performing
Arts, Feb. 27-March 3.

Winner of five .Tony
Awards, “Tommy" features
music and lyrics by Pete
Townshend, and a book by
.Townshend and Tony Award-
winning director Des
McAnuff.

Tickets, $15-$48, are now
on sale at the Marcus Center
Box Office, (414) 273-7206,
toll free at 1-800-472-4458, Or
T-D-D 273-3080 for the hear-
ing impaired. Tickets for
“Tommy" can also be pur-
chased by calling Ticketmas-
ter at (414) 2764545.

Performance times are

Tuesday through Friday,
Feb. 27-March 1 at 8 p.m.,

Saturday, March 2 at 2 and 8
p.m., and Sunday, March 3 at

2 and 7 pm.

“Tommy” is the story of a
boy who retreats into his
own world after seeing his
father return from a World
War II prison camp and mur-
der his mother’s lover. The
trauma leaves the boy deaf,
mute and blind. He is eventu-
ally transformed into a pin-
ball wizard and media sensa-
tion. The audience follows
“Tommy" on an “amazing
journey" leading to his
recovery. An ensemble cast
of 24 performers includes
three actors playing Tommy
at age 4, 10 and 16.

The Who first gave voice
to “Tommy” in 1969 with its
concept album of the “rock
Opera.”

“Tommy” includes the

classic songs, “See Me, Feel
Me," “The Acid Queen,”

“We’re Not Going to Take
It,” and “Pinball Wizard.”