(MANASQUAN, NJ) -- Algonquin Arts Theatre is presenting The Who’s Tommy from Friday, August 12 through Sunday, August 21. A smash-hit on both sides of the Atlantic, this is a powerful tale of a deaf, mute and blind pinball player who becomes an international sensation bursts on the stage in this multi-award winning adaptation of the original chart-topping rock album. Hit songs include "Pinball Wizard," "See Me, Touch Me." This show contains adult content.
The cast includes: Matthew Johnson (Tommy), Nadia Jewel Vito (Mrs. Walker), Patrick Mulrane (Captain Walker), Brendan Flanagan (Uncle Ernie), Thomas Krey (Cousin Kevin), Maggie Blaise (Gypsy), Jax Terry (10-year-old Tommy), Jake Ward (4-year-old Tommy), Hannah Teza (Sally Simpson), Kevin Thrower (Hawker/Specialist), Donny Nikola (Lover), Shayne Austin Miller (Minister/Mr. Simpson), Mads Fernandez (Harmonica Player), Aisa Feratovic (Specialist’s Assistant), Amber Tanzi (Minister’s Wife), Gavin Bailey (Ensemble), James Chianese (Ensemble), Nicolás R. Hewgley (Ensemble), Kaitlyn Hulme (Ensemble), Leah Krupnick (Ensemble), Willie Naess (Ensemble), Stanley Skalecki (Ensemble), and Cassidy Terracciano (Ensemble).
The creative team includes: Ian Moore, Director; Bridget Hughes, Choreographer; Mark Megill, Musical Director; Bethany Pedersen, Rehearsal Stage Manager; Rachel Krupnick, Production Stage Manager; Tina Wasielewski, Costume Design; Jason Greenhouse, Scenic Design; Roman Klima, Lighting Design; Joe and Karen Ficarra, Prop Design; Jan Topoleski, Sound Design and Joseph Ficarra, Producer.
Tickets start at just $26 are available for purchase online, by calling 732-528-9211 or by visiting the Algonquin Arts Theatre box office Monday through Saturday, 10:00am-4:00pm located at 60 Abe Voorhees Drive, Manasquan, New Jersey.
The Algonquin Arts Theatre production of The Who's Tommy features a Book by Des McAnuff & Pete Townshend; Music and Lyrics by Pete Townshend; Additional Music and Lyrics by John Entwistle & Keith Moon.
The Who's Tommy is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
Here are more photos from the play.
ALGONQUIN ARTS THEATRE (AAT) is a 501c(3) non-profit center for performing arts, providing cultural enrichment and arts education for residents and visitors of Central New Jersey and the Jersey Shore through high quality performances and programs in theatre, music, dance and film.
Located in Manasquan, N.J., AAT is an integral part of the Shore region, offering broad access to arts experiences across multiple disciplines. Deeply committed to education, AAT serves students of all ages not only through art and music instruction, but also through the unique communal conversation that exists between audience member and performer. A journeyman house, AAT features the work of young and emerging artists, designers and directors working alongside seasoned professionals.
AAT provides a platform for local and regional performers to showcase their work and offers audiences the opportunity to engage very directly and personally in the arts, fostering greater participation and providing an engaging means for exploring personal and societal issues through the world of the stage.
Algonquin Arts Theatre's programs are made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts / Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Funding is also provided by Hackensack Meridian Health, the PNC Foundation, Manasquan Bank, Sunnyside Manor, the Dodge Foundation, the Provident Bank Foundation and the generosity of other businesses and our patrons.
All photos by by Michael Franken