Wednesday, October 2nd 7 to 10 pm
The Academy of The Company Theatre (A.C.T.) Conservatory announces auditions for teen actors ages 14 to 19 for the rock sensation THE WHO’S TOMMY, on Wednesday, October 2nd 7 to 10 pm at The Company Theatre Center for the Arts, 30 Accord Park Drive, Norwell. Callbacks will be held on October 4th, 3-5pm should they be needed. The production is directed by Jordie Saucerman, with music direction by Melissa Carubia and choreography by Sally Forrest.
The seminal rock-opera of its time, THE WHO’S TOMMY is the classic story of the “deaf, dumb and blind kid” who becomes an international media sensation. THE WHO’S TOMMY will feature incredible design elements, exhilarating choreography and the iconic score by The Who, which includes Top 40 hits such as “Pinball Wizard”, “See Me, Feel Me”, and “I’m Free.” It’s an event-musical that you will not want to miss!
Audition candidates should bring a headshot, arrive dressed for movement, and be prepared to read from the script, available on site. Prepare to sing 32 bars of a song in a similar ROCK style, songs from Tommy are acceptable. Sheet music must be supplied for the accompanist. A resume is helpful but not required. A $20 non-refundable audition fee is due upon arrival.
Tuition for The Who’s Tommy classes and production is $425 per student, some financial assistance is available. Tuition is due after casting is announced. A completed emergency form must accompany audition candidates, available HERE.
Rehearsals begin the week of Oct 6th, Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30-6pm. Additional rehearsal commitment is required during production week, details to be announced at auditions. Attendance at auditions does not ensure casting.
Performances of The Who’s Tommy are held on January 17th-26th. Tickets are available at companytheatre.com.
TOMMY—A young genius stricken deaf, dumb, and blind after a childhood trauma. Tommy discovers that he is a natural master of pinball, and later becomes a cult-like hero figure to masses enthralled by his story. Captain and Mrs. Walker’s son. Tenor
CAPT WALKER—A former soldier. He murders his wife’s lover after coming back from a POW camp, resulting in Tommy’s trauma-induced blindness, deafness, and dumbness. Father to Tommy and husband to Mrs. Walker. Tenor
MRS. WALKER—A weary middle-class woman. Mrs. Walker is tired and frustrated from trying to care for and cure Tommy. Tommy’s mother and Captain Walker’s wife. Mezzo-Soprano
UNCLE ERNIE—As a drunken bachelor, Ernie harasses young Tommy and later runs a children’s camp seeking to profit from Tommy’s popularity. Tommy’s uncle. Tenor
COUSIN KEVIN—A bully with sadistic tendencies. Tortures his cousin, Tommy, when they’re young and later seizes the opportunity to profit from Tommy’s success. Baritone
SALLY SIMPSON—A bold, sensitive, and excitable young woman. Sally develops a fan crush on Tommy and rushes the stage to be close to him. Soprano
GYPSY—A brazen & brash prostitute. Tommy’s parents bring him to the Gypsy to experiment with unusual cures. (a touch of Tina Turner) Alto
FIRST PINBALL LAD/LASS & SECOND PINBALL LAD/LASS (sing Pinball Wizard)
TOMMY (age 4)
TOMMY (age 10)
ENSEMBLE ROLES: SIMPSON, MRS. SIMPSON, LOVER, MINISTER & MINISTER’S WIFE, HAWKER, HARMONICA PLAYER, GUARDS (dancers), OFFICERS, PRISONERS/AIRBORNE TROOPS, GROUND CREW, AIDES, GERMAN SOLDIERS, ALLIED SOLDIERS (2 sing), POLICEMEN, INSPECTOR, JUDGE, BARRISTERS, NURSES (singing), COUSIN KEVIN’S MOTHER, COUSIN KEVIN’S FATHER, DOCTOR, LAB TECHS, PSYCHIATRIST, PSYCHIATRIST’S ASSISTANT, CHOIR, HARLOTS, REPORTERS, NEWS VENDOR, INTERVIEWER
Founded in 1987, the Academy of the Company Theatre (A.C.T.) builds creativity and self-confidence in students through the performing and visual arts in a challenging, fun, and supportive environment. A.C.T. provides education in the performing arts through productions, classes and workshops, including four elaborate youth and teen musicals and one teen play annually, featuring gorgeous costumes, grand sets, and live orchestras. A.C.T.’s educational classes (formerly known as Studio One) enrich the lives of both children and adults year-round. A faculty of established teacher/artists educate, nurture and encourage proper technical development in voice, acting, movement and music, leading students to empowered, positive experiences.
For more information about auditions, please call the box office at 781-871-2787 or email ACT@companytheatre.com. For more information about A.C.T. or The Company Theatre, please visit www.companytheatre.com, or follow The Company Theatre Center for the Arts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.