Blank Canvas Theatre
Professional Theatre

Music and Lyrics by Pete Townshend
Book by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff
Additional Music and Lyrics by John Entwhistle and Keith Moon

Show Description:
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 by theatrical wizard, Des McAnuff, 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.

This CONCERT PRODUCTION is dedicated to raising money for Blank Canvas Theatre and celebrating our 8th season! This TWO NIGHT ONLY event will feature hors d'oeuvres and music from 7:00 to 7:50 pm, followed by an 8:00pm performance by some of Cleveland's most talented actor-singers performing a rarely produced musical! Come for the entire evening for only $35.  

We’ll also have amazing raffle baskets donated by Cleveland’s finest merchants – purchase raffle tickets for $1, and you could win an amazing prize package! It’s an event NOT to be missed!  The benefit takes place TWO NIGHTS ONLY, and seating is limited... 

Staff and Cast:

Director: Patrick Ciamacco
Musical Director: Bradley Wyner

Brian Altman (Uncle Ernie)
Josh Baum-Shmigel (Ensemble)
Tasha Brandt (Sally Simpson/Ensemble)
Tonya Broach (Acid Queen/Ensemble)
Becca Ciamacco (Ensemble)
Neely Gevaart (Ensemble)
Adam Graber (Lover/Ensemble)
Stephanie Harden (Ensemble)
Owen Hill (Young Tommy)
Frank Ivancic (Ensemble)
Meg Martinez (Ensemble)
Kate Leigh Michalski (Ensemble)
Pat Miller (Cousin Kevin/Ensemble)
Venchise Phillips (Ensemble)
Luke Scattergood (Ensemble)
Michael Silas (Ensemble)
Danny Simpson (Tommy)
Michael Snider (Captain Walker)
Trinidad Snider (Mrs. Walker)
Neda Spears (Acid Queen/Ensemble)
Ticket Information
and Promotional Materials

September 13 - September 14

8pm Friday (hors d'oeuvres and music at 7pm)
8pm Saturday (hors d'oeuvres and music at 7pm)

$35 General Admission

(440) 941-0458
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Blank Canvas Theatre
78th Street Studios

1305 West 80th Street, Suite 211
Cleveland, OH 44102

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