Audition / The WHO's Tommy

WHEN:

Wednesday June 26th 6:30PM – 9PM

Thursday June 27th 6:30PM – 9PM

Callbacks Sunday June 30th 3PM – 6PM

WHAT:

Please be prepared to sing 16-24 bars in the style of the show (rock/pop).

Dancing will take place at callbacks.

Non Binary Casting Consideration for All Roles.

If you are unable to attend auditions, please feel free to send a video submission to: admin@thebrecksvilletheatre.org

Recommended 18+ for interested individuals.

Any person under 18 will be required to obtain a parent signature (including those cast as young Tommy).

Director/Asst. Choreographer: Kristin Pohlig

Music Director: Dave Coxe

Asst. Choreographer: Sarah Heffner

Tommy Character Descriptions

Tommy/Narrator: An embittered young genius stricken deaf, dumb, and blind after a childhood trauma. Tommy discovers that he is a natural master of pinball, and later becomes a cult-like hero figure to masses enthralled by his story. Captain Walker and Mrs. Walker's son. Vocal range top: B4, Vocal range bottom: Db3

Mrs. Walker: A weary middle-class woman. Mrs. Walker is tired and frustrated from trying to care for and cure Tommy. Tommy's mother and Captain Walker's wife. Vocal range top: D6, Vocal range bottom: G3

Captain Walker: A former soldier with lingering guilt. He murders his wife's lover after coming back from a POW camp, resulting in Tommy's trauma-induced blindness, deafness, and dumbness. Father to Tommy and husband to Mrs. Walker. Vocal range top: C#5, Vocal range bottom: F3

Uncle Ernie: A lecherous, drunken bachelor. Ernie molests a young Tommy and later runs a children's camp seeking to profit from Tommy's popularity. Mrs. Walker's brother and Tommy's uncle. Vocal range top: Bb4, Vocal range bottom: G2

Cousin Kevin: A bully with sadistic tendencies. Tortures his cousin, Tommy, when they're young and later seizes the opportunity to profit from Tommy's success. Vocal range top: B4, Vocal range bottom: Ab2

Acid Queen: A brazen drug dealer and prostitute. Tommy's parents bring him to the Gypsy to experiment with unusual cures. Vocal range top: F5, Vocal range bottom: G3

Tommy (Age 10 and Age 4): Young child portraying Tommy through storytelling as adult Tommy (narrates) – this role is mostly mute and will be double cast for both age ranges

Ensemble Tracks: The ensemble will have a heavy involvement to portray Soldiers; Nurses; Harlots; Lads And Lasses; Guards; Reporters (Sally Simpson, The Specialist, Specialist’s Assistant will be cast and portrayed by members of the ensemble)

Written by Des McAnuff Pete Townshend Lyrics by Pete Townshend, John Entwistle, and Keith Moon Music by Pete Townshend, John Entwistle, and Keith Moon Directed by Kristin Pohlig

Audition dates:

Performance dates:

  • September 6 at 7:30 PM
  • September 7 at 7:30 PM
  • September 8 at 2:00 PM
  • September 13 at 7:30 PM
  • September 14 at 7:30 PM
  • September 15 at 2:00 PM
  • September 20 at 7:30 PM
  • September 21 at 7:30 PM
  • September 22 at 2:00 PM
 

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