The Who's Tommy

Music and Lyrics by Pete Townshend

Book by Pete Townshend and Des McNuff

Additional Music by John Entwistle and Keith Moon

Director Douglas C Shaffer

Music Director Beth Nuzum Cronenweth

Choreographer Scott A Jones

Cast of Characters

Mrs Walker

Capt Walker

Uncle Ernie


Tommy age 4

Tommy age 10

Cousin Kevin

Acid Queen

The Specialist

Sally Simpson



July 12, 13 2019 (Friday & Saturday) 8pm

July 14 2019 (Sunday) 3pm

July 19, 20 2019 (Friday & Saturday) 8pm

July 21 2019 (Sunday) 3pm

Tickets $20.00

General Admission

Box office opens 30 minutes prior

Performances held at: 

Columbus Dance Theatre

592 E Main St

Columbus OH 43215

For more information, please call 614-219-9335

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The Who's Tommy is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

Based on the iconic 1969 rock concept album


Based on the iconic 1969 rock concept album, The Who's Tommy is an exhilarating story of hope, healing and the human spirit. The story of the pinball-playing, deaf, dumb and blind boy who triumphs over his adversities has inspired, amazed and puzzled audiences for more than 40 years. This five-time Tony Award-winning musical was translated to the stage by theatrical wizard, Des McAnuff, into a high-energy, one-of-a-kind theatrical event.

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.