The TOMMY “Sensation” has come and gone, after wowing sold out houses in each of its three performances. Next year, get your tickets early! We have sold out the past two years!
Thank you to everyone who supported The Who’s Tommy this year. Your continuous support allows Theatre Under The Stars’ Humphreys School of Musical Theatre to develop the Broadway stars of tomorrow. The cast would like to thank you.
Read The Chronicle’s Buzz Bellmont’s review of the show.
Explore more information about The Who's Tommy, historical background and education activities with TUTS' Study Guide!
The star of the show, James Hamrick, gives us a brief look at just a few of the 196 different costumes featured in the show.
Theatre Under The Stars' production of The Who's Tommy made use of many vintage props; the most important being pinball machines. Hear how Jeremy James, TUTS' Production Manager, made these machines compatible for the actors to use on stage.
Theatre Under The Stars' (TUTS) presents the story of a young boy's passage from pain to triumph in the electrifying The Who's Tommy. This presentation with an all teen cast by The Academy at Theatre Under The Stars' Humphreys School of Musical Theatre (HSMT) hit the Zilkha Hall stage at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts downtown, September 9 - 12, 2010.
The cast of The Who's Tommy for Theatre Under the Stars work hard during rehearsals to learn the dance moves for an electrifying musical number as young Tommy scores big on the pinball game.
Director Michael Tapley took a few moments to expand on the discussion of family and teenage issues seen in Theatre Under The Stars' The Who's Tommy.
James Hamrick, who plays Tommy, and the rest of the Theatre Under The Stars' cast gather around the piano to rehearse the musical number "Sensation".
TUTS' The Who's Tommy director, Michael Tapley, discusses the similarities between the kids today with modern video games and rock and roll music will still be able to connect to Tommy, a pinball machine wizard.
Cast members of TUTS' The Who's Tommy are excited about working on such a unique show that includes rock and roll music and original Tommy cast member, Michael Tapley as their director.
Director Michael Tapley gives an overview synopsis on THE WHO'S TOMMY.
Director Michael Tapley speaks about the positive message of a family's
journey from pain to triumph.
The following Academy students make up the cast of this wildly entertaining rock musical about a pinball wizard's journey from pain to triumph:
Austin Arizpe - Pinball Lad
Melissa Beaird - Minister's Wife
Aaron Boudreaux - Pinball Lad
Ian Bouillion - Magistrate/Kevin's Father/Newspaper Vendor
Monica Brown - Nurse
Sam Burkett - Pinball Lad/Hawker
Madison Cagle - Ensemble
Emily Coleman - Ensemble
Rebecca Eckert - Pinball Lass
Mia Gerachis - Acid Queen
James Hamrick - Tommy
Sean Hardin - Lover
Brooke Humphrey - Kevin's Mothers
Ryan Jacobs - Cousin Kevin
Austin Jacobs - Ensemble
Mark Jammal - Minister/Specialist
Connor Jones - Pinball Lad
Drew Jones - Uncle Ernie
Ryan Kennedy - Captain Walker
McCall Montz - Sally Simpson
Ryne Nardecchia - Ensemble
Carley Nunn - Pinball Lass
Christian Quiroga - Ensemble
Sydney Roberts - Mrs. Walker
Lauren Selig - Specialist Assistant
Morgan Starr - Pinball Lass
Terran Swonke - Pinball Lad
Sandy Valles - Pinball Lass
Charity Van Tassel - Pinball Lass
Christian Warner - Pinball Lad/Hawker
Katy Wilson - Ensemble
Thank you to Dan Ferguson for the pinball machines! To get your hands on the best pinball machines and many other games, head to the Arcade Expo in Houston October 8th and 9th.