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The Who’s ‘Tommy’ – a rock musical

emmy-lou 13 October 2008 11

Where: Lake Tuggeranong College theatre, Cowlishaw St, Tuggeranong

When:  Tuesday 28 October to Saturday 1 November, 7.30pm

How much: $20 for adults, $15 for students

Lake Tuggeranong College and the Lakeside Players present The Who’s ‘Tommy’, a rock musical by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff.

Tommy is psychosomatically deaf dumb and blind. As a small child, he accidentally witnessed the murder of his stepfather by his father. His mother and father told him to forget everything he had seen and heard, and to never talk about it; but Tommy carried it to the extreme, turned inward, and stopped seeing, hearing or speaking at all. He suffered much while growing up, and finally found happiness in, of all things, playing pinball. When he became the world champion pinball player it brought him fame and fortune. After being spontaneously healed, he began to teach others of his unique perspective on life, eventually becoming a religious cult figure.  

For tickets call: 02 6205 6222


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11 Responses to The Who’s ‘Tommy’ – a rock musical
Thumper 1:57 pm 13 Oct 08

I dunno, Herman the Brave was pretty, well, brave?

Well the beach was crowded that day, all the beautiful people at play

wishuwell 1:48 pm 13 Oct 08

but to me he's still brave, gone to his watery grave, for the lives he did save he was Tarzan.

wishuwell 1:46 pm 13 Oct 08

Ah yes Tarzan Super Ape. The last great thing to come out of the Illawarra.

Thumper 1:42 pm 13 Oct 08

Tarzan Super Ape is also my favourite rock opera!

'Big white man coming out of the sky, big white man he's called Tarzan...'


emmy-lou 1:34 pm 13 Oct 08

Yup, tickets are available now :)

BTW, IMO, the stage show is FAR better than the movie.

Granny 1:32 pm 13 Oct 08

Tarzan Super Ape is my favourite rock opera!


bubzie 1:31 pm 13 Oct 08

ooh, does that mean that tickets are avalible from the front office, as we speak??


Loquaciousness 1:30 pm 13 Oct 08

All I could remember was that the parents were involved in a murder - been years since I've seen the movie, and it's not explicitly mentioned in the soundtrack.

The specifics are not that important to the story though. What's important is that it was a traumatic event for little Tommy.


emmy-lou 1:23 pm 13 Oct 08

In the movie he did. Other way around in the original stage show.

RandomGit 1:22 pm 13 Oct 08

... didn't the step-father kill the father?

Loquaciousness 1:05 pm 13 Oct 08

Oooh - I've always been a fan of the 'rock opera' ... I'll be in the crowd, singing along no doubt ;)

"Ever since I was a young boy, I played the silver ball ... That deaf, dumb and blind kid, sure plays a mean pinball"


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