Folsom Lake College's Online Newspaper
by Shelbie Condie
Folsom Lake College Department of Theatre and Cinema Arts
David Harris, Producing Artistic Director
10 College Parkway
Folsom CA 95630
THE FALCON’S EYE THEATRE PRESENTS
The Who’s Tommy
Folsom, CA March 2016
The Falcon's Eye continues its ninth season with the smash hit, The Who’s Tommy. Based on the iconic 1969 rock concept album, THE WHO'S TOMMY is an exhilarating story of hope, healing, and the human spirit. The story of the pinball-playing, deaf, dumb and blind boy who triumphs over his adversities has inspired, amazed, and puzzled audiences for more than 40 years. This five-time TONY® Award-winning musical was translated to the stage into a high-energy, one-of-a-kind theatrical event.
After witnessing the accidental murder of his mother's lover by his father, Tommy is traumatized into catatonia, and as the boy grows, he suffers abuse at the hands of his sadistic relatives and neighbors. As an adolescent, he's discovered to have an uncanny knack for playing pinball, and when his mother finally breaks through his catatonia, he becomes an international pinball superstar.
David Harris, who appeared in the original production of THE WHO’S TOMMY at La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego in 1992, now takes the reins as director of this original concept musical. Rounding out the artistic team is Musical Director Graham Sobleman, whose affiliations include California Musical Theatre, Capital Stage, Sacramento Theatre Company, and B Street Theatre, and Sunny Mitchell, whose affiliations include California Musical Theatre, Sacramento Ballet, CSUS, and Leighton Dance Project. THE WHO'S TOMMY features an exhilarating score that is timeless in its youthful appeal, giving the show a cross-generational appeal that has made it a smash-hit around the world.
The Who’s Tommy opens on Friday, April 15 and will continue through Saturday, April 23.
Performances take place in Stage One at The Harris Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of Folsom Lake College. To purchase tickets, visit the Harris Center website at www.harriscenter.net. Enter the title “The Who’s Tommy” in the Google search box. Click on the top search result. Tickets may also be purchased by phone at 916-608-6888. Some service charges can be avoided by purchasing your tickets in person. Visit the Harris Center Ticket Office at 10 College Parkway in Folsom. The office is open between 10 am and 6 pm, Monday through Saturday and is always open two hours before any performance.
This performance is suitable for all people over age 12.
The Who’s Tommy presented by The Falcon’s Eye
Director: David Harris
Choreographer: Sunny Mitchell
Musical Director: Graham Sobelman
Scene Designer: Ian Wallace
Costume Designer: Rebecca Redmond
Lighting Designer: Sam Coquerille
Sound Designer: John Fynes
Tommy: Evan Martorana
Mrs. Walker: Afton Parker
Captain Walker: Travis Dunbar
Gypsy (Acid Queen): Dominique Dates
Uncle Ernie: David Becker
Cousin Kevin: Dalton Johnson
Sally: Jeanne Jacobson*
10-Year Old TOMMY: Josh Davis
4-Year Old TOMMY: Tanner Couch or Carson Diffley
MALE ENSEMBLE: Collin Clark, Skyler King, Stephen Knoble, Jacob Lynch, Jason Stefani, Cameron Stephens, Ken Thompson, Owen Whetstone
FEMALE ENSEMBLE: Lindsay Alhady, Chelsea Kopp, Jessica Lawrence, Navreen Randhawa, Rebecca Redmond, Savannah Selleck, Madeline Stone
*Jeanne Jacobson appears courtesy of Actor’s Equity Association
FLC Main: FR-108