BPA presents The Who’s TOMMY October 12 – 28


Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) presents The Who’s TOMMY

October 12 – 28: Fridays & Saturdays @ 7:30 p.m. + Sundays @ 3:00 p.m.

The Who’s TOMMY is a high-energy, one-of-a-kind theatrical event that’s sure to be a sensation this October at Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA). Peter Townshend’s tale of a young boy’s journey from pain to triumph is the most electrifying evening of rock and roll ever to play in a theater.

After witnessing the accidental murder of his mother's lover by his father, Tommy is traumatized into catatonia, and as the boy grows, he suffers abuse at the hands of his sadistic relatives and neighbors. As an adolescent, he’s discovered to have an uncanny knack for playing pinball, and when his mother finally breaks through his catatonia, he becomes an international pinball superstar.

Director Teresa Thuman, who previously directed BPA hit productions including The Producers, Noises Off, The Secret Garden, Urinetown, and Little Shop of Horrors, is thrilled to be back at BPA and is excited to work with an immensely creative and enthusiastic community of performers. Along with musical director Corinna Lapid-Munter and choreographer Jessica Low, Thuman leads a super-charged cast featuring Jesse Smith, Cymbeline Brody, True Terra, Gina Russell, DeSean Halley, Tim Davidson, Arie Thompson, Corinna Lapid-Munter, Justin Lynn, Taylor Hebert, Clara Hayes, Rowan Lanning, Katey Hamlin, Madelaine Figueroa, Miranda Peterson, Lesley Lemon, Ryan Henesey, Bob Reed, Morgan Leader, Eli Pitasky, Ian Eller, Jen Carrillo, Jennifer Pippin-Montanez, Denise Harris, Walt Brown , Ryan O’Donnell, Andy Seltzer, Steve Crampton, Bob Cederwall, Pete Simpson, and Cade Strong.

Video / Projection Designer Luke Walker and Costume Designer Candace Frank are hard at work on BPA’s upcoming production, and interested parties are encouraged to check out some of the advance imagery concepts online at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org.

Reserve tickets online today for The Who’s TOMMY, appearing October 12 – 28 at BPA, with shows Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. plus Sundays at 3:00 p.m., with a Pay-What-You-Can Preview on Thursday, October 11 at 7:30 p.m. and Opening Night Reception on Friday, October 12 @ 6:30 p.m. Tickets, $27 for adults, $22 for seniors, and $19 for youth, military, students, and teachers, may be purchased online at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, by phone at 206.842.8569 or in person at BPA, 200 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island. BPA Box Office hours are 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and one hour prior to each performance.

Generously and locally supported by corporate sponsors Bainbridge Bakers, Launch Brick Labs, and Pro-Action IT Management, The Who’s TOMMY is based on the book by Peter Townshend and Des McAnuff, with music and lyrics by Peter Townshend, and additional music and lyrics by John Entwistle and Keith Moon. BPA’s production is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). BPA is supported, in part, by One Call for All.

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