The Who's Tommy | Algonquin Arts Theatre
The Who's Tommy
August 12 - August 21, 2022
A smash-hit on both sides of the Atlantic, this powerful tale of a deaf, mute and blind pin-ball player who becomes an international messiah now bursts on the stage in this multi-award winning adaptation of the original chart-topping rock album. Hit songs include "Pinball Wizard," "See Me, Touch Me." Contains adult content.
Performances
Friday, August 12
8:00pm
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Saturday, August 13
8:00pm
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Sunday, August 14
3:00pm
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Friday, August 19
8:00pm
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Saturday, August 20
8:00pm
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Sunday, August 21
3:00pm
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Tickets

Premium: $43 Adult, $40 Senior, $34 Student 4 & up
Regular: $35 Adult, $32 Senior, $26 Student 4 & up

Event Information

Estimated Running Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes
Intermission: Yes
Recommended Age: 13 & up (Children under 4 will not be admitted to this show)
Contains Adult Content

Synopsis

A smash-hit on both sides of the Atlantic, this powerful tale of a deaf, mute and blind pin-ball player who becomes an international messiah now bursts on the stage in this multi-award winning adaptation of the original chart-topping rock album. Hit songs include "Pinball Wizard", "See Me, Touch Me."

Cast & Creative Team
Matthew Johnson (Tommy) is 20 years old, and The Who's Tommy is his first show at the Algonquin theater. He's a lifelong musician, and has performed in shows such as Mary Poppins, Spelling Bee, How to Succeed in Business..., Big Fish and The Outsiders.
Nadia Jewel Vito (Mrs. Walker) is thrilled to be performing for the first time at the Algonquin! She currently attends Boston Conservatory for Musical Theatre. Favorite Credits: The Fantasticks (Louisa) w/ Bellarine, Spelling Bee (Olive) w/ Pinelands Thespians, and Spring Awakening (Martha) w/ Phoenix.
Patrick Mulrane (Captain Walker) is pleased to be in this amazing production at AAT. Credits include: Grease (Danny), Into the Woods (Jack), The Little Mermaid (Prince Eric), Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour), Les Miserables (Marius), Crazy for You (Sam), Guys and Dolls (Big Joulie), Dog Sees God (Van), Sylvia (Greg) and Scapino (Sylvestro).
Brendan Flanagan (Uncle Ernie) is grateful for the opportunity to be a part of The Who's Tommy and to continue learning and growing as a performer. Last seen at the Algonquin in Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella as The King and Santa in Elf: The Musical.
Thomas Krey (Cousin Kevin) is honored to be back on the Algonquin stage after previously appearing in RENT. Thomas' favorite roles include Edward Bloom in Big Fish, Willard Hewitt in Footloose, and Robbie Hart in The Wedding Singer. Thomas currently attends AMDA's musical theatre program in New York City.
Maggie Blaise (Gypsy) is beyond grateful to be a part of this unique and exciting production of The Who's Tommy. She was recently seen at the Algonquin in Into the Woods. Other favorite credits include: Judy in A Chorus Line, Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes, and Janet in The Drowsy Chaperone (Basie Award Winner).
Jax Terry (10-year-old Tommy) is thrilled to be making his AAT debut! While Jax has been a part of the AAT Performing Arts Academy, playing the roles of LaFou in Beauty/Beast, Charlie Brown in Charlie Brown, Smee in Peter Pan, and Grandpa Joe in Willy Wonka, this is his first full production at AAT. You may have also seen him in the BES production of Annie Jr. (Alfred) or the MHS production of Big Fish.
Jake Ward (4-year-old Tommy) is thrilled to be making his Algonquin Arts Theater debut! He has been a dancer at Dance For Joy for 5 years and thoroughly enjoyed performing with their dance company for the past 4 years. He is eager to study acting and theater and hopes to continue theatrical performances in the future.
Hannah Teza (Sally Simpson) is excited to be back on the Algonquin stage this summer after being away at the University of Delaware as a freshman this past year. Past credits include: Godspell (By My Side), Scrooge (Isabel), The Wedding Singer (Julia), and Mamma Mia!
Kevin Thrower (Hawker/Specialist) is thrilled to be back at the Algonquin and part of this amazing journey. Eternal gratitude to Ian, Mark, and Bridget for their hard work and dedication. Previous credits include Jesus in Godspell, Sebastian in The Little Mermaid, and Shrek in Shrek: The Musical. IG: realkevofficial.
Donny Nikola (Lover) recently graduated Manasquan High School and will be attending Western Connecticut State University this fall as a Musical Theatre BFA major. Favorite roles include Robbie Hart in Wedding Singer, Young Scrooge in Scrooge, and Doody in Grease.
Shayne Austin Miller (Minister/Mr. Simpson) Favorite roles; Tony: West Side, Jack: Into the Woods (Kean), Joseph: Joseph/Dreamcoat (TUTS), Schroder: Charlie Brown (CDC) & Spacepunk in Starmites. Shayne was the founding director of the Paper Mill Broadway Show Choir. Shayne currently serves as Director of Marketing at the Algonquin.
Amber Tanzi (Minister's Wife/Mrs. Simpson) is ecstatic to be returning to the AAT stage! A graduate from the AMDA with an associates in Acting, Amber has worked as an actor in New York, Boston, & LA. Credits: RENT, Spring Awakening, In The Heights & American Idiot (Heather). Amber works as a vocal & piano teacher at School of Rock in Marlboro. Amber can be found on Instagram @amberflowers13.
Mads Fernandez (Harmonica Player) is a senior in high school and is proud to be a part of their 6th production at Algonquin. Some previous shows include Elf (Sara) and Godspell (Learn Your Lessons) where they wore overalls... kind of. They are also an active part of their high school drama club where they played Audrey in Little Shop, Roger in Rent, and Donna in Mamma Mia!
Aisa Feratovic (Specialist's Assistant) is excited to be performing in her 2nd show at AAT! Her first show was Godspell where she sang "Bless the Lord." She is a rising junior at Drexel University majoring in marketing. Performance credits include: Legally Blonde (Paulette), Les Miserables (Cosette) and Spelling Bee (Rona Lisa Peretti).
Gavin Bailey (Ensemble) a senior at Brick Memorial HS is beyond excited to be working with his AAT fam once again! Credits include: APCT's American Idiot (Miguel), Axelrod's Grease (Ensemble), BMHS's Mamma Mia (Pepper), Beauty/Beast JR (Lefou), PPBHS's Hairspray (Seaweed), AAT's Godspell (We Beseech Thee), Newsies (Finch), Spring Lake's Mamma Mia, BCCT's Moana Jr (Maui), Frozen Jr (Kristoff), and NJPAC's Savion Glover's A Coltrane Story.
James Chianese (Ensemble) is thrilled to be returning to the Algonquin stage! Most recent credits include: Angel in Rent and Harry in Mamma Mia. James works as a voice and theatre teacher in Florence, NJ at CNJBT. You can find him on Tik-Tok and Instagram @jameschianese.
Nicolás R. Hewgley (Ensemble) is excited to return to the Algonquin for The Who's Tommy. He was previously seen at the Algonquin in Jesus Christ Superstar. Other notable roles: Jetsam in Disney's The Little Mermaid (SLTC), Kyle in Legally Blonde (SLTC), and Enjorlas in Les Miserables (WPI - VOX).
Kaitlyn Hulme (Ensemble) is thrilled to be returning to the AAT stage! She was most recently seen in Spring Lake's Beauty and the Beast (Les Filles La Ville). Favorite credits include: Into the Woods (Sleeping Beauty/Dance Captain), Mamma Mia! (Lisa), Annie (Connie Boylan), and The Little Mermaid (Arista).
Leah Krupnick (Ensemble) recently had their professional debut in American Idiot (APTC). Other credits include: Wedding Singer (Phoenix), Superstar and Kiss Me, Kate (Algonquin). Leah also has a number of production credits, including dance captain, stage management and light crew for various theaters in the Monmouth area. Leah took up roller-skating and roller derby during the pandemic and is a proud Central Jersey Roller Vixen. @umjammer_slammy.
Willie Naess (Ensemble) is thrilled to be a part The Who's Tommy at Algonquin Arts Theatre. Previous Algonquin credits include Godspell, The Buddy Holly Story, South Pacific and most recently, Into the Woods where he played Jack.
Stanley Skalecki (Ensemble) is absolutely thrilled to be a part of The Who's Tommy at the Algonquin! This is his first show ever at Algonquin. Credits include: Grease (Roger), Anything Goes (Moonface), The Drowsy Chaperone (Aldolpho) and Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour).
Cassidy Terracciano (Ensemble) is an EMC actress and is absolutely delighted to be back on the Algonquin stage! Her past credits include Mamma Mia! (Sophie), and Into the Woods (Rapunzel).

The Who's Tommy creative team includes; Ian Moore, Director; Bridget Hughes, Choreographer; Mark Megill, Musical Director; Bethany Pedersen, Rehearsal Stage Manager; Rachel Krupnick, Production Stage Manager; Tina Wasielewski, Costume Design; Jason Greenhouse, Scenic Design; Roman Klima, Lighting Design; Joe and Karen Ficarra, Prop Design; Jan Topoleski, Sound Design and Joseph Ficarra, Producer.

Credits

The Algonquin Arts Theatre production of

The Who's TOMMY

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

The Who's Tommy is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com

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