The Tony Award-nominated production tells the electrifying tale of a young boy’s journey from pain to triumph.
After witnessing the accidental murder of his mother’s lover by his father, Tommy is traumatized into catatonia and subsequently abused at the hands of his sadistic relatives and neighbors. As an adolescent, Tommy is discovered to have an uncanny knack for playing pinball and becomes an international superstar.
“Tommy” was written by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff of the The Who, with music and lyrics by Townshend, John Entwistle and Keith Moon. The musical contains adult material and is recommended for mature audiences only.
Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, May 7 and 14, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, May 8, 9, 15 and 16 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 17, at 1847 N. Alabama St. Tickets, $10 for Thursdays’ shows, $20 for the rest, can be reserved by calling 926-6630 or visiting www.footlite.org.