I’ve seen some nice theatre in my lifetime, however the Goodman Theatre’s manufacturing of “The Who’s Tommy the Musical” is without doubt one of the high 20 in my ebook.
In 1969, the WHO launched the album, “Tommy.” Guitarist Pete Townsend composed the album as a rock opera. In 1993, two-time Tony Award-winning director Des McAnuff teamed up with Townsend to deliver the story to the stage.
Thirty years later it has been delivered to life on the Goodman Theatre Stage.
The plot, within the blink of the EYE – Tommy Walker is a younger boy traumatized after seeing his father shoot his mom’s lover. He’s instructed to not inform anybody what he noticed. From that day, Tommy doesn’t communicate, loses his sight and listening to. He’s abused, bullied, and remoted despite the fact that his household tries every thing to deliver him again to the true world. Someday he’s put in entrance of a pinball machine and that deaf, dumb, and blind child performed a imply pinball.
The forged is phenomenal! The staging and choreography are out of this world, and the sound, lighting and projection are breathtaking.
The very first thing that made my toes tingle was Tommy on the age of 4. I’m not positive if it was Ava Rose Doty/or Presley Rose Jones, however they grew to become the focus of the present. As did Tommy at 10, Annabel Finch/or Ezekiel Ruiz–the best way they had been capable of preserve that clean stare and their physique language was so spectacular, and their voices had been as clear as a bell.
Ali Louis Bourzgui as Tommy the grown boy is seen all through the present and, for me, I beloved the best way he went from a narrator to Tommy. It was seamless.
I purchased the album “Tommy” in 1971, whereas I used to be in faculty and beloved the music. I may inform that within the viewers on opening evening on the Goodman, I wasn’t the one one, as all of us tried arduous to not sing the songs out loud.
The visuals had been so hanging, and the musicians had our heads bumping.
Would I’m going and see it once more, you might be rattling straight I might.
I give “The WHO’S Tommy The Musical” 5 out of 5 winks of the EYE!
Till subsequent time, preserve your EYE to the sky!