2nd Street Theater Bits & Pieces Custom Framing present the classic rock opera, The Who’s Tommy. Performances are January 13-28, 2012. Performances are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7 pm with two Sunday matinees at 3pm.
After witnessing the accidental murder of his mother’s lover by his father, Tommy is traumatized into catatonia, as the boy grows, he suffers abuse at the h s of his sadistic relatives neighbors. As an adolescent, he’s discovered to have an uncanny knack for playing pinball, when his mother finally breaks through his catatonia, he becomes an international pinball superstar. Peter Townshend’s tale of a young boy’s journey from pain to triumph is the most electrifying evening of rock roll ever to play in a theater!
This is the first full production by 2nd Street Theater since owner, Maralyn Thoma, stopped doing a full season began allowing outside production companies to use the facility at the beginning of 2010. There are plans to produce several plays per year, still keep the facility available for others to use.
Tommy features an all star cast b , including newcomer, David DaCosta (Captain Walker) who has appeared on stage in Boston in numerous productions, Holly Hamilton (Mrs. Walker), who has appeared in several shows at 2nd Street including I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change The Taffettas, recently had a local hit, Stuck In The Middle of Bend. Rick Buckley from the local group FunBobby is part of the fabulous live b that will shake 2nd Street Theater on its foundation during the production.
The show is being co-directed by Maralyn Thoma, who appeared in the 1970 production of Tommy in Los Angeles S y Klein (director of Evil Dead the Musical), with musical direction by Stan Roach, vocal direction by Karen Sipes choreography by Gwendolyn Rasic of Dance Central.