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The who's tommy

A musical rock opera

Music & Lyrics by PETE TOWNSEND; Book by PETE TOWNSEND and DES McANUFF; Additional Music & Lyrics by JOHN ENTWISTLE and KEITH MOON

MARCH 4 - APRIL 2                                                                                                                                                                      Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays @ 8pm; Sundays MAR 13 & 20 at 2:30pm

TICKETS: $30, $25 Seniors & Students


Island ETC (East-End Theatre Company) continues its 13th season with the explosive rock and roll musical The Who’s TOMMY.  This hit musical, winner of five Tony Awards, is based on The Who’s iconic 1969 concept album written by guitarist Pete Townshend.  The double album TOMMY told an exhilarating story of hope, healing and the human spirit.  The telling of a full story on an album became known as a rock opera and influenced many later classic albums and eventually musicals.

In 1993, Des Anuff and Pete Townshend created the stage version of this now famous story about a young boy (Tommy) who witnesses a terrible event that leaves him ‘blind, deaf, and dumb.’  His fortunes change when he discovers a pinball machine.  Led by an inner vision, Tommy becomes a worldwide sensation as “The Pinball Wizard.” 

ETC’s production of The Who’s TOMMY features John Forgy as the inner voice of his younger self and as the pinball sensation.  Sharing he roles of his younger selves are Olivia Powell and Grayson Daugherty (4 yr. old Tommy) and Carson Campbell and Christian Hawley (10 yr. old Tommy).  Other cast members include John Watkins (Captain Walker), Chaney Moore (Mrs. Walker), Justin Gonzalez (Uncle Ernie), Danny Dyer (Cousin Kevin), and one of the strongest ensembles to grace the ETC stage.  Each portraying multiple roles are Blair Carrizales, Miranda Diede, Tyler Galindo, Trevor Grace, Chris Monteith, Shannon Nichols, Justinian Nicholson, Matt Poole, Zachary Salcich, and Maryann Williams.  Kim Mytelka directs the show with musical direction by Eduardo R. Guzman, choreography by Jennifer Daugherty, set design by Thomas D. Boone, costume design by L.A. Clevenson, and lighting design by Lisa Miller. 

Performances for this energetic, one-of-a-kind theatrical event are March 4th through April 2nd.  Performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 8:00pm.  There are two Sunday matinees on March 13th and March 20th at 2:30pm.  Tickets are $25.00 for students and senior citizens and $30.00 for adults.  Tickets may be purchased on our TICKETS page.

For additional information about this production or ETC or information on group rates (ten or more), please call 409-762-3556. Island ETC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.


Island ETC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your donations help to keep the arts alive in Galveston County and at the historic Strand Theater space. All donations are tax-deductible.


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