Victorian Opera is finally set to stage the Australian premiere of The Who’s Tommy from 22 February – 1 March 2022 at the Palais Theatre, St Kilda. Tickets are on sale from 10am today.
Victorian Opera’s CEO Elizabeth Hill-Cooper said:
Hit rock musical The Who’s Tommy finally makes its long-awaited Australian premiere at the iconic Palais Theatre in February 2022. From what we witnessed during our original rehearsal period earlier this year, our production is going to be epic!
Acclaimed director Roger Hodgman (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder) is at the helm alongside musical director Laura Tipoki (School of Rock), choreographer Dana Jolly (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), set designer Christina Smith (The Boy from Oz), costume designer Isaac Lummis (Ragtime), lighting designer Matt Scott (Anything Goes), and sound designer Peter Grubb (Matilda the Musical).
Matt Hetherington, Amy Lehpamer, Mat Verevis & Paul Capsis will lead the cast of this production.
The Who’s 1969 rock opera album, Tommy, was revolutionary and sold over 20 million copies. From it came this one-of-a-kind musical that received five Tony Awards, three Olivier Awards, and a Grammy.
This story of hope and triumph over adversity will shake your soul with its unforgettable soundtrack. With music and lyrics by The Who’s guitarist and vocalist Pete Townshend, the timeless score features smash hits such as ‘Pinball Wizard’, ‘I’m Free’ and ‘Acid Queen’.
The Who’s Tommy is set to supercharge Melbourne in Summer 2022.
For more information, visit victorianopera.com.au