The City Theatre Company
3823 Airport Blvd. Suite D, 78722     512-524-2870
The City Theatre is the city's theater, a world class performing arts venue established for Austin directors, designers
and performers who have one goal: the continued excellence in stage performances and the desire to bring that quality,
committment, and service to the central Texas theatrical community.
Now Playing!
Thursday - Saturday 8 pm.Sunday 3 pm.
September 7 - 30

by Des McAnuff and Pete Townshend

"..a rollicking stage production filled with exuberant performances, a
dynamic sound and some standout moments that are solidly
entertaining."  -
The Statesman

A boy's journey from pain to triumph is a sensory-defying rock and roll
experience. 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. The Who's Tommy
features an exhilarating score that has made it a smash-hit around the world.

With Jacob Bernelle, Chris Cannata, Susannah Crowell
Brooke Culbertson, Nicholas Gollihugh, Aidan Linsey
Michelle Malia, Maci McFarlin, Maranda Moody, Buddy Novak
Taylor Rainbolt, Phil Rodriguez , Denver Surgener
Hilary Werthmann, and Wendy Zavaleta.

Directed by Jeff Hinkle
Choreography Rose Mitchell
Musical Director Tyler Groft