The Un-Common Theatre Young Adult Company’s presentation of "THE WHO’S TOMMY" opens Thursday, July 19 to Sunday, July 22 at the in Foxborough.
"THE WHO’S TOMMY" tells the story of a boy, who after a traumatic family tragedy, suffers a mental breakdown and removes himself from reality. As an adolescent, he develops an uncanny talent for playing pinball and, when his mother finally reconnects with her teenage son, Tommy becomes an international pinball superstar.
The exhilarating score is timeless in its youthful appeal including such classics as Pinball Wizard; Tommy, Can You Hear Me?; and See Me, Feel Me.
Directed by Christa Crewdson with music direction by Esther Zabinski, choreography by Julia Snider and assistant direction by Canton's Mathew Timmons, this production reinvents the classic show in a modern setting with commentary on our growing celebrity-obsessed culture.
The use of state of the art video and computer technology and creative lighting and video effects, throughout the show make this production a must-see theatre event. These special features are thanks to the technical talents of Saulius Sleazes, lighting and projection designer and Attleboro's Michael J. Teixeira, set designer, with innovative costuming by Arlington's Nancy McCarthy.
The local cast includes:
From Mansfield: Katie Armstrong (Ensemble), Ryan Goodwin (Tommy), Alex Fullerton (Cousin Kevin), Dan Fullerton (Tommy, Age 10), Mary Fullerton (Tommy, Age 4),
From Sharon: Maggie Dowd (Ensemble), Adam Kantor (Ensemble)
From South Easton: Amanda Urquhart (Mrs. Walker)
From Wrentham: Lexie Lieberthal (The Gypsy, Ensemble), Chris Woycik (Ensemble)