The Chance Theatre Presents THE WHO'S TOMMY 7/2-8/8
The Chance Theater launches theatrical fireworks this Fourth of July weekend with the opening of the innovative rock musical The Who's Tommy, running July 2 through August 8.
The Who's Tommy is a roof-raising musical explosion based on The Who's 1969 concept album. This 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. The Who's Tommy originated at the La Jolla Playhouse in 1992 before playing on Broadway for more than two years. The show won five Tony Awards, including Best Score for Who founder and guitarist Pete Townshend's memorable music.
"The entire company is very excited about presenting The Who's Tommy," said Oanh Nguyen, Chance Theater's Artistic Director. "After the success of last year's production of HAIR, we're bringing the artistic team back to tackle this beast of a musical. The Who's music is the definition of classic rock and remains as vibrant today as when the album was first released in 1969."
The cast for Tommy includes: Mark Bartlett (Tommy); Wendi Ann Hammock (Mrs. Walker); Kevin Cordova (Captain Walker); Paul Hovannes (Cousin Kevin); Beach Vickers (Uncle Ernie); Cameron McIntyre (Tommy, age 4); Seth Dusky (Tommy, age 10); Brynne McManimie (Sally); Clarissa Barton (Gypsy); Brian Bitner (Lover/Ensemble); Miguel Cardenas (Hawker/Ensemble); Kyle Cooper (Lad/Ensemble); Arroya Karian (Lass/Ensemble); Elena Murray (Lass/Ensemble); Melinda Porto (Harmonica Player/Ensemble); Kellie Spill (Lass/Ensemble); Seth Weiner (Lad/Ensemble); Joshua Youngs (Lad/Ensemble).
Friday July 2
Opening Night/Press Night
Saturday, July 3 at 8 pm
Sunday, July 4 - Sunday, August 8
Friday & Saturday evenings at 8 pm
Saturday matinees at 3 pm
Sundays at 2 pm & 7 pm (Sunday July 4 at 5 pm)
$30 to $45
(Discounts for seniors, students, and military)
5552 E. La Palma Ave., Anaheim Hills, CA 92807
ABOUT THE CHANCE THEATER
Nominated in 2010 for six Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards and six Los Angeles Stage Alliance Ovation Awards, Chance Theater is proud to be one of the leading ensemble based theatre companies in Southern California. Twice named "Outstanding Arts Organization" by Arts Orange County, Chance Theater is a recipient of the 2007 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle's Polly Warfield Award for Excellence. Founded in 1999, the Chance Theater's mission has always been to intimately present personally meaningful, uniquely engaging stories that promote dialogue within our community and provide a visceral experience for theatergoers. As a constituent member of Theater Communications Group (TCG), Network of Ensemble Theaters (NET), and the Los Angeles Stage Alliance (LASA), the Chance continues to bring national attention to the Southern California, and Orange County, theater scene.