The Who's Tommy

Music and lyrics by
  Pete Townshend
Book by Pete Townshend and
  Des McAnuff
Directed by Geoff Button

Feb. 18 - Mar. 7, 2010
8 p.m. Thu-Sat
2 p.m. Sun

*Added performance:
8 p.m. Wed, Mar. 3.
There will not be a performance on Fri, Mar. 5.
Performance time for Sat, Mar. 6 is 2 p.m. and for Sun, Mar. 7 is 8 p.m.

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A rock-and-roll adventure explodes in The Who’s Tommy. Released in 1969, the rock-opera Tommy became the first concept album of its kind, chronicling the story of a young man whose life is forever altered and defined by a terrible act of violence, all amidst a backdrop of gritty power chords. Based on the album and composed by legendary guitarist Pete Townshend, The Who’s Tommy takes audiences on the journey of a child who lives buried inside himself, only to become a man who lives too much for others, and his ultimate discovery that what sets us apart is what gives us our place in the world. With a Tony-award winning score that “lifts the audience right out of its seats” and a rock-concert staging, Jeff-nominated third-year MFA directing student Geoff Button brings the story of Tommy to light in a new, electrifying way.

Presented through TIC's Masters-in-the-Making Series: see the great directors of tomorrow today!

Director - Geoff Button
Music Director - Dan Green
Choreographer - Katie Spelman
Assistant Director - Max Freedman
Assistant Music Director - Alex Goldklang
Assistant Choreographer - Angela Gould
Lighting Design - Nastassia Jimenez
Scenic Design - Amanda Sweger
Costume Design - Mina Hong
Sound Design - Craig Kaufman
Stage Manager - Melissa Hansen
Assistant Stage Manager - Natasha Knorr
Assistant Stage Manager - Tiffany Kim

Reed Wilson, Kelley Abell, Kevin Fugaro, Andi Alhadeff, Matt Deitchman, Aaron Ricciardi, Lindsay Powell, Chase Altenbern, Alex Nee, Nate Trinrud, Jesse Greenwald, Janna D'Ambrisi, Evelyn Jacoby, KC Schlossberg, Nate Lewellyn, Scott Shaefitz, Ronen Bay

Josephine Louis Theater
20 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston (directions)

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$12 Seniors (over 65), NU Faculty/Staff, Area Educators/Administrators
$10 Full-time Students

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