Who’s Tommy?


It may seem hard to believe that it’s been over 40 years that The Who released the album “Tommy” which was released in May 1969.

2015-11-04-036There are some readers that listened to the record when the album was first released, and I have to admit that I fall into that group, and then there are some that just recently discovered the music by The Who.

Sue Barber and Anthony Aceti did an exceptional job of directing this five-time TONY award winning musical with the local band “That’s Chester” playing the music for the rock opera, this event is not one to miss.

2015-11-04-038In part, a write up in the pamphlet reads:

“We are so grateful to our collaborators: Canadian Mental Health Association. Their work in our community is valuable and their message is a brave and and important one. Each of us matters. We’re all vulnerable, human and powerful.”

That’s Chester includes Aubrey Falls on Bass Guitar, Eugene Orlando on Guitar, Keys and Accordion, Gabe Tessaro on Guitar, Ric Datson on Drums and Greg Simpson doing vocals.

2015-11-04-027The cast of Tommy is:

Little Tommy – Gavin Smith
Tommy – Steven Hewgill
Mrs. Walker – Lynne Vallee
Mr. Walker – Dre Orazietti
Kevin – Greg Simpson
Acid Queen – Jeannine Jefferson
Uncle Ernie – Richard Karhu
Lover & Pimp – Valerie Powley
Sally Simpson – Elora Nelson
Sally’s Mom – Mary Anne Nakamura