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THE WHO'S TOMMY

tommy.pngJune 3-12, 2016 at Centrepointe Theatres, Ottawa ON

Music and Lyrics by Pete Townshend
Book by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff
Additional Music and Lyrics by John Entwistle and Keith Moon
Originally Produced on Broadway by Pace Theatrical Group and Dodger Productions
with Kardana Productions, Inc.

Based on the iconic 1969 rock concept album, The Who’s Tommy is an exhilarating story of hope, healing, and the human spirit. After witnessing the murder of his mother’s lover by his father, young Tommy is traumatized into a catatonic state. As he grows, he suffers abuse at the hands of his dysfunctional relatives and neighbours. As an adolescent, he’s discovered to have an uncanny knack for playing pinball. With the help of his mother he finally breaks through his catatonia and becomes an international pinball superstar. 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 forty 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.

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Please note: This show contains mature subject matter, coarse language and is intended for adult audiences. Viewer discretion is advised.

2015-2016 Production

Presented June 3-12, 2016 at Centrepointe Theatres, Ottawa ON

CAST

Mrs. Walker Erika Séguin
Captain Walker Darren Bird
Uncle Ernie Bryan Jesmer
Narrator/Tommy, age 18 Jeremy Sanders
Tommy, age 10 Ella Samojlenko
Tommy, age 4 Lauren Samojlenko
The Minister/The Judge Jim Tanner
The Minister’s Wife/Head Nurse Laura Burk
The Lover/Harmonica Player Andrew Galligan
The Gypsy/Nurse Beverley Soifer
The Specialist/Kevin’s Father Marc Reside
The Assistant/Local Lass Jasmine Lee
The Hawker/Ensemble Axandre Lemours
Sally Simpson/Local Lass Hannah Grant
Mr. Simpson/Ensemble Rick Burk
Mrs. Simpson/Nurse Alexandra Uhlenberg
Cousin Kevin/Local Lad Morgan Couglan
Local Lad/Pinball Soloist/Officer/Ensemble Bebe Brunjes
Local Lad/Pinball Soloist/Officer/Ensemble Jamie Rice
Local Lad/Soldier/Soloist/D.J./Ensemble Jason Wong
Local Lad/Soldier/Ensemble Michael Moreau
Local Lad/Ensemble Brandon Nguyen
Ensemble and bits Bryn Orth-Lashley
Local Lass/Nurse Katie Shapiro
Local Lass/Ensemble Samantha Clarke
Local Lass/Ensemble Rachel Moore
Ensemble and bits Jillian Conway
Kevin’s Mother/Ensemble Emily Samojlenko

ORCHESTRA

Conductor Brian Boggs
French Horn Keith Estabrooks
Keyboard Wendy Berkelaar
Keyboard Paul Legault
Keyboard Robin Pitre
Acoustic & Electric Guitar Craig Kennedy
Acoustic & Electric Guitar Pete Foret
Electric Bass Tom McMahon
Drums Pierre Huneault
Contractor Drum Hudson

PRODUCTION TEAM

Artistic Director Michael Gareau
Musical Director Brian Boggs 
Apprentice Musical Director Joyanne Rudiak
Choreographer Andréa Black
Executive Producer Steve Jones 
Producer Drummond Hudson 
Apprentice Producer John Litster
Production Assistant John LeClaire 
Stage Manager Heather Forsyth
Technical Director Murray Doggett
Set Designer Christy Bindhardt
Scenic Artist  Tony Walker
Costume Designer Susan Cole, Pauline Doggett
Costume Production Manager Linda Sabourin
Wardrobe Supervisor Jenn Donnelly, Fabian Santos
Cutter Raven E. Drake, Sarah Trottier
Lighting Designer John Solman
Sound Designer John Cybanski 
Props Designer Pam Chartrand
Make-Up Designer Tiffany Korejwo
Hair Designer Tiffany Korejwo
Master Carpenter Marc Muench
Rehearsal Accompanist Wendy Berkelaar
Audition Accompanist Wendy Berkelaar
Orpheus Social Convenor Bryan Jesmer
Theatre Food Coordinator Vacant
Volunteer Coordinator Stephanie Williams