(DEAL PARK, NJ) -- Remember Jones and special guests are presenting The Who's rock opera album, Tommy, live in concert at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center with six performances from November 10-19, 2023. Special guests included Glen Burtnik, Jeff Kazee, JaQuita May and more. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.
Jersey Shore “soul sensation” Remember Jones serves as creative director and musical director, and sang the songs of the character Tommy, originally sung by Roger Daltrey. He is joined by Glen Burtnik (hit songwriter and entertainer currently with The Weeklings, formerly of Styx) as Uncle Ernie; Jeff Kazee (pianist, vocalist, and songwriter, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, Bon Jovi, Early Elton Trio) as the Pinball Wizard; JaQuita May (Summer of Love, Disciples of Soul) as The Acid Queen; Johnny Pisano (Willie Nile) on bass and as the Doctor; Joey Secchiaroli (The Reign of Kindo, Remember Jones) as The Hawker; Jeremy Rotolo (singer/songwriter/actor, Rock of Ages, American Idiot) as Cousin Kevin; Taylor Tote (singer/songwriter) as Sally Simpson; and a 10-piece band including Joe Bellia of The Weeklings, Jeremy Korpas, Chris Brouwers, Mike Gilch, Stevi Incremona, members of Remember Jones touring band, and more!
“It’s an honor to bring this legendary rock opera to life with a mix of such notable rock talent and up-and-coming artists,” said Remember Jones. “It feels like the Axelrod is giving us, performers and audiences alike, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”
Axelrod’s Executive Artistic Director Andrew DePrisco serves as Producer. Sound design by Asbury Audio. Lighting design by Gil Mason-Butch. Video design by Mallory Massara.
The Who’s rock opera Tommy starring Remember Jones will run for 6 performances at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center in Deal, from November 10-19. Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 3:00pm. Please note: this is NOT the musical The Who’s Tommy, but a special theatrical concept concert of The Who’s album of the original rock opera. Special guests are scheduled to appear at all performances.
For tickets, visit axelrodartscenter.com or call 732-531-9106, ext. 14. Tickets starts at $42; group packages available.
Axelrod Performing Arts Center is located at 100 Grant Avenue in Deal Park, New Jersey. The venue produces its own professionally staged musicals and ballets for the Jersey Shore in collaboration with Broadway directors, choreographers, and designers, showcasing professional actors, dancers and singers.
Here are more photos from the production.
John Posada is a New Jersey based photographer specializing in live theatre and music performances. For more than 10 years, John has photographed live music events where he mastered the techniques of timing and capturing fast moving action under challenging lighting conditions to capture that perfect moment that tells a story in a single image. Currently, John has photographed over 110 productions for over 70 different theatres and venues. Click here for John's website.