Thursday, July 4, 2019

'The Who’s Tommy' at Chester Theatre Group

***DISCLAIMER: Please be aware that this performance will include the use of: Gunfire sounds, Haze, Strobe lights, Disorienting video, and potentially extended periods of Darkness.
Music & Lyrics by Pete Townshend
Book by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff
Additional Music and Lyrics by John Entwistle and Keith Moon
Directed by Alan VanAntwerp
July 5, 6, 12, 13 at 8:00 PM
July 7, 14 at 2:00 PM
The Who’s Tommy is a roof-raising musical explosion based on The Who’s 1969 concept album. This reimagined and 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. 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.
Zoe Davies as Sally Simpson / Ensemble
Alexia Davies as Tommy age 3-7
Lauren M. Grof-Tisza as Acid Queen / Ensemble
Joseph Guadara as Ensemble
Stephen Kalogeras as Cousin Kevin / Ensemble
Sean Lynch-Littlejohn as Capt. Walker / Mr. Simpson
Amanda Marino as Ensemble
Ella Autumn Meakem as Tommy age 8-12
Steve Nitka as Uncle Ernie / Ensemble
Mark Piltz as Tommy / Ensemble
Sky Spiegel-Monroe as Mrs. Walker / Mrs. Simpson

Creative Team
DirectorAlan VanAntwerp
ProducerChris Mortenson and
Rachel Lichter Friden
Music DirectorJack Bender
ChoreographerMegan Ferentinos
Set ConstructionKevern Cameron
Sound DesignMichael Ferentinos
Sound OperationEmma Ferentinos
Lighting OperationEllen Fraker-Glasscock
Lighting OperationDon Gehan
Lighting Design
Nik Marmo

54 Grove Street (at the corner of Maple Avenue), Chester, NJ 07930 • 908-879-7304 •

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