The Who's TOMMY at Island ETC

Date 2016/3/12 9:10:00 | Topic: On the Run

March 4th through April 2nd, 2016

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 Christian Hawlwy (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 online at

ETC does offer group rates for groups of ten or more. For further information on group rates, auditions, or volunteer opportunities, please call ETC at 409-762-3556. Island ETC is a nonprofit organization and is located at 2317 Mechanic Street in Galveston.

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