Tommy (Canadian Tour)

The Who’s Tommy (1996 Vancouver)

THE WHO’S TOMMY, with Music & Lyrics by Pete Townshend; Book by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff; Additional music and lyrics by John Entwistle and Keith Moon; Music orchestrated by Steve Margoshes played at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre from August 11 – 18, 1996,

Produced by Mirvish Productions, Pace Theatricals, Dodger Productions and Concert Productions International. Originally produced at the LaJolla Playhouse.

Directed by Des McAnuff; Choreography by Wayne Cilento; Scenic Design by John Arnone; Costumes Designed by David C. Woolard; Lighting Designed by Chris Parry; Projection Design by Wendall K. Harrington; Sound Design by Steve Canyon Kennedy; Video Design by Batwin & Robin Productions, Inc.; Hair Design by David H. Lawrence with Music Director Boko Suzuki.

Starring Jennifer Lyon; Joe Lutton; Laurie Murdoch; Barrie Wood; Monique Lund; Dale Azzard; Glen Kerr; Lisa Ferguson; Lina Giornofelice; Stephanie Roth; Dean Balkwill; Doug Adler; Daniel Nathan Kramer; Sara Caputo; Samantha Fletcher; Tim Howar; Michael Clarke; Callahan Connor; Tyler Hynes; Jeffrey Kuhn; Carole Mackereth; Dennis Robert Dubbin; Darcy Evans; Jeremy Kushnier; Stacey-Lea Marhue; Hilary Morse and Natalie Dawn Oliver

Based on The Who’s seminal 1969 rock album of the same name, tells the story of Tommy Walker in post WWII London (from 1940 to 1963). The 1993 Broadway touring version of this classic rock opera served as the Broadway debut for Michael Cerveris, Tommy.  The production also featured such Broadway notables as Norm Lewis, Alice Ripley and Sherri Rene Scott. The Who’s Tommy, also gave director Des McAnuff his second directorial Tony win and Best Choreography to Wayne Cilento

Headquarters Entertainment CorpAs CEO of Headquarters Entertainment Corporation (“HQE”) in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  In addition to producing and presenting shows in Canada and on Broadway, HQE also managed group sales and marketing promotion for the majority of Broadway musical theatre tours on behalf of various presenters in the mid 1990’s.

Queen Elizabeth Theatre VancouverThe Queen Elizabeth Theatre at 630 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, officially opened on July 5, 1959. The building holds two venues: the 2,765 seat main auditorium which has a  70′ wide x 40′ deep stage, and the 668 seat Playhouse Theatre. Owned by the City of Vancouver and operated by Vancouver Civic Theatres, the impact of the theatre was immediate and profound: for the first time, major roadshows staged across the U.S. border in Seattle were compelled to extend their tours to Vancouver.

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