Thursday, September 06, 2007

Tommy Beat

The British band, The Who, is considered to be the best live performance rock band of all time, consisting of lead guitarist Pete Townshend, lead singer Roger Daltrey, bass guitarist John Entwistle, and drummer Keith Moon. Although Entwistle and Moon are deceased, Townshend and Daltrey still perform live in concert. The Who are notorious for smashing their guitars into amps and Townshend's guitar trick "the windmill".

In 1969, The Who released the very first rock opera, Tommy. A rock opera is an album or collection of songs that has a story behind it.

This November, the Judge Memorial drama department will be performing Tommy. The performances will be held on Halloween and the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 9th, 16th, and on the 17th of November. The musical will be directed by drama teacher Mr. Darin Hathaway, music teacher Mrs. Ramona Mayer, and dance teacher Ms. Jeanette Sawaya. Junior Thomas Tsuruda will play the lead role, Tommy.

Cast List

Tommy Walker: Thomas Tsuruda
Captain Walker: Sean Abel
Mrs. Walker: Riley Kate Nelson
The Lover: Sean Sweeney
Uncle Ernie: Chris Voss
Cousin Kevin: Stuart Ford
The Hawker: Eric White
Acid Queen: Erin McKennon
Sally Simpson: Lieren Allen
Ten-year-old Tommy: Matt Gray

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