October 26, 2020

2001-04-26 – Globe Gazette

2001 04 26 Globe_Gazette_Thu__Apr_26__2001_

‘Tommy’ to be at Des Moines Playhouse

DES MOINES — "The Who's Tommy," opens April 27 through
May 20 at The Des Moines Playhouse.

Tickets are on sale at www.dmplayhouse.com, by phone,
(515) 277-6261, by fax, (515) 277-8019, by mail at The Play-
house, 831 42nd St., Des Moines, IA 50312.

It's been 30 years since Pete Townshend and The Who pro-
duced the groundbreaking recording on which “Tommy“ is
based. The high-energy rock-and-roll is preserved in this new
musical, with songs like ”Pinball Wizard,“ "The Amazing Jour-
ney" and "I'm Free." “The Who's Tommy,“ winner of the 1994
Tony for Best New Musical, is a one-of-a-kind theatrical event
that has attracted cross-generational audiences and made it a
smash-hit in theaters around the world.

"Tommy“ contains mature themes and language that some
audience members might consider offensive.

Performances are 8 pm. Wednesday-Saturday, 7:30 pm.