October 27, 2020

2002-01-04 – The Desert Sun

2002 01 04 The_Desert_Sun_Fri__Jan_4__2002_

TROY JOHNSON
SAN DIEGO PICKS

Rock opera
rolls onto
Civic stage

SURE PLAYS A MEAN PINBALL:
Anyone who witnessed The
Who’s Pete Townshend mas-
sacre his guitars on stage might
have guessed psychoses played
at least a small part. Townshend
validated that presumption with
the “greatest rock opera of all
time” —- “Tommy.” The famous-
ly dysfunctional “deaf, dumb,
and blind kid” loses himself after
his father’s death, blames most
of it on his mother and is saved
by what else? pinball.

'Ihc music makes this a rock
theater classic.

I 'l‘uday-Sunday, San Diego
Civic 'I’hcatrc. Downtown. Call
for show times. 824-857. (619)
570—1100