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Vashon Center for the Arts
19600 Vashon Highway SW
Vashon Island WA 98070


Performance Notes

Rock! Opera! Drama Dock!

Vashon’s longstanding community theatre organization pulls out all the stops with its all-Island summer production of The Who’s ‘Tommy.’

Based on the iconic 1969 rock concept album by Pete Townshend, The Who’s ‘Tommy’ is an exhilarating journey 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 50 years. Since Townshend first wrote and recorded ‘Tommy’ with The Who as a double album in 1969, it has had multiple incarnations – as a Ken Russell film fantasy starring Elton John, as a London Symphony Orchestra version, and as a wildly successful Broadway production, winning five Tony Awards.

Like a rock ‘n roll rocket, Drama Dock’s ‘Tommy’ aims to accelerate the senses by offering the story as an explosive musical theatre piece, surrounded by one of the most powerful musical scores ever written. But there is also deeply thoughtful momentum at play in Vashon’s treatment of this rock opera for the ages. Director Elise Morrill, Musical Director Christopher Overstreet and Choreographer Hallie Aldrich, together with a talented cast of singers, dancers and musicians are creating a vital and vibrant work, with a significant artistic gesture towards empathy and healing. Vashon audiences of all ages will want to not miss this event!

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, June 27-29, at 7 pm

Sunday, June 30, 2 pm

Friday and Saturday, July 5 and 6, at 7 pm

Sunday, July 7 at 2 pm

Tickets $25 general; $22 seniors, students, VCA and Drama Dock members


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