FIM Flint Repertory Theatre will present The Who’s Tommy in Concert at the FIM Capitol Theatre in downtown Flint, Michigan, November 18-19.
Directed and choreographed by Devanand Janki (Little Girl Blue), the company will be led by George Salazar (Be More Chill) as Tommy, Janet Dacal (The Band’s Visit) as Mrs. Walker, Mauricio Martínez (On Your Feet!) as Captain Walker, Paul Whitty (Once) as Uncle Ernie, Jeremiah Porter as Cousin Kevin, and Arielle Crosby as The Acid Queen.
The cast will also include Jason Briggs, Noah Canales, Rachael Cupples, Ian Deane, Elliott Dudek, Quinn Dudek, Emi Fishman, Musa Hitomi, Donovan Mahannah, Daniel Ryan May, Paris Porché Richardson, Lily Rose, and Samuel Sommer.
The Who's Tommy, based on the Tommy concept album by the British rock group The Who—about an alienated, abused child who, despite having lost his sight, speech, and hearing at an early age, becomes a pinball wizard and youth culture icon—was adapted by The Who's Pete Townshend and director Des McAnuff into a stage musical. It ran for more than two years on Broadway and won five 1993 Tonys, including those for McAnuff's direction and Townshend's score, the latter in a tie with John Kander and Fred Ebb's Kiss of the Spider Woman.
The concerts will also have musical direction by Casey Baker, co-choreography by Cyana Paolantonio, scenic design by Jeromy Hopgood, lighting design by Mike Billings, costume design by Daniella Toscano, projections design by Alison Dobbins, sound design by Matthew Tibbs.
“We’re so thrilled to produce this explosive theatrical concert featuring a cast of Broadway stars, as well as some of our favorite Michigan performers,” says Flint Rep Producing Artistic Director Michael Lluberes. “It will be presented at the iconic, historical, and recently renovated Capitol Theatre in downtown Flint.”
Tickets are available here. Genesee County residents receive discounts as part of the Genesee County Arts Education and Enrichment Millage.