Burien Little Theatre presents the electrifying rock opera The Who’s Tommy, written by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff, opening Feb. 17. The show features a live rock band backing singing and dancing actors, plus such legendary hits by the rock band The Who as Pinball Wizard and See Me, Feel Me.
The Who’s Tommy explores rebellion, finding yourself, and the perils of celebrity. Childhood trauma renders Tommy Walker deaf, mute and blind. He finds solace through his uncanny pinball prowess, becoming a pinball superstar and messianic hero.
Music and lyrics for The Who’s Tommy were written by Pete Townshend, the book was written by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff, and additional music and lyrics were written by John Entwistle and Keith Moon. The Who’s Tommy was originally produced on Broadway by Pace Theatrical Group and Dodger Productions with Kardana Productions.
The Who’s Tommy will be performed at Burien Little Theatre from opening night on Feb. 17 through March 25. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.
Burien Little Theatre is introducing a new ticket deal for The Who’s Tommy: Any audience member who wears tie-dye gets $5 off the price of his/her ticket. Tie-dye deal available at the door only.
Other special ticket deals include 2-for-1 admissions on Date Night on Saturday, Feb. 18. In keeping with Burien Little Theatre’s tradition of holding Seven Buck Sunday on the first Sunday of a production, all tickets are just $7 on Sunday, Feb. 19.
For tickets or information, go online to www.burienlittletheatre.org or call the ticket office at 206-242-5180.
Under the stage direction of Steve Cooper and music direction of Ann Sager, the show features the diverse acting talents of Corey Lynn Atencio (Ensemble), Bobby Barnts (Tommy), Tyler Below (Ensemble), Justin Carrel (Capt. Walker), Roxanne DeVito (Mrs. Walker), Susan Echols-Orton (Minister’s Wife, Ensemble), Michelle Flowers (Acid Queen, Ensemble), Russ Kay (Uncle Ernie), Jason Pead (Cousin Kevin), Brock Madden (Ensemble), Kendra Pierce (Ensemble), Sara Schweid (Ensemble), Laura York (Ensemble), Lance Zielinski (Minister, Ensemble), Dylan Zucati (Young Tommy). In addition, the live rock band includes Ann Sager on keyboards, Darren Olson on bass guitar, Nick Hagen on drums and Theron Andrews on guitar.
Photographs and Cast Bios available upon request; please contact Maggie Larrick at 206-246-0088.
ABOUT BURIEN LITTLE THEATRE
Exciting live theater has been a tradition in Burien since 1955. Incorporated in 1980, Burien Little Theatre (BLT) has been a leading producer of quality live theater serving residents of the Seattle and south Puget Sound areas.
Burien Little Theatre is committed to being an entertainment leader by producing intriguing professional shows. The company’s mission is to treat audiences to productions of the highest artistic integrity that excite, engage and involve both the local and expanding theatrical communities in the Puget Sound region.
BLT is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) entity and operates on revenue from ticket sales, donations, grants, sponsorships and volunteers
SCHEDULE FOR “THE WHO’S TOMMY”
Feb. 17 at 8:00 p.m. – Friday – OPENING NIGHT! Wear tie-dye for $5 off
Feb. 18 at 8:00 p.m. – Saturday – DATE NIGHT – 2-for-1 tickets
Feb. 19 at 2:00 p.m. – Sunday – SEVEN DOLLAR SUNDAY
Feb. 24 at 8:00 p.m. – Friday
Feb. 25 at 8:00 p.m. – Saturday
Feb. 26 at 2:00 p.m. – Sunday
March 2 at 8:00 p.m. – Friday
March 3 at 8:00 p.m. – Saturday
March 4 at 2:00 p.m. – Sunday
March 9 at 8:00 p.m. – Friday
March 10 at 8:00 p.m. – Saturday
March 11 at 2:00 p.m. – Sunday
March 16 at 8:00 p.m. – Friday
March 17 at 8:00 p.m. – Saturday
March 18 at 2:00 p.m. – Sunday
March 23 at 8:00 p.m. – Friday
March 24 at 8:00 p.m. – Saturday
March 25 at 2:00 p.m. – Sunday – CLOSING SHOW!
The Theater at the Annex to the Burien Community Center
14501 Fourth Ave. S.W.
Burien, WA 98166
The Annex to the Burien Community Center is located at the northwest corner of the intersection of Fourth Avenue Southwest and Southwest 146th Street in Burien, with the parking lot entrance on Fourth.
(Directions available under “Find Us” at www.burienlittletheatre.org).
TICKET PRICES AND PACKAGES
Online Ticket Prices: Purchase online for savings early in the run of The Who’s Tommy.
First Weekend: $18.00 $15.00
Second Weekend: $19.00 $16.00
Remaining Weekends: $20.00 $17.00
Tickets at the Box Office:
All Shows: $20.00 $17.00
DATE NIGHT Two –for-one tickets: Get two tickets for the price of one on Saturday, Feb. 18.
SEVEN DOLLAR SUNDAY: All tickets to the first Sunday Matinee, Feb. 19 are just $7.00!
Dinner and a Show Package: This package includes a two-course meal at Mark Restaurant & Bar plus a ticket to the show; cost is $35 per person. Contact the Mark at 206-241-6275.
To Purchase Tickets: Show tickets may be purchased online at www.burienlittletheatre.org or call 206-242-5180. Fabulous Four-Packs (4 admissions for just $60 general admissions or $48 senior/student admission) are available for the 2011-12 Season.