PRODUCTIONS AT HARRIS CENTER
FOLSOM LAKE COLLEGE THEATRE DEPARTMENT
THE WHO'S TOMMY
Friday, April 15, 2016 — Saturday, April 23, 2016
Based on the iconic 1969 rock concept album, THE WHO'S TOMMY is an exhilarating story 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 more than 40 years. This five-time TONY® Award-winning musical was translated to the stage by theatrical wizard Des McAnuff into a high-energy, one-of-a-kind theatrical event.
After witnessing the accidental murder of his mother's lover by his father, Tommy is traumatized into catatonia, and as the boy grows, he suffers abuse at the hands of his sadistic relatives and neighbors. As an adolescent, he's discovered to have an uncanny knack for playing pinball, and when his mother finally breaks through his catatonia, he becomes an international pinball superstar.
THE WHO'S TOMMY features an exhilarating score that is timeless in its youthful appeal, giving the show a cross-generational appeal that has made it a smash-hit in high schools and colleges around the world. A small rock band orchestration and spectacular original Broadway production slides allow you to capture the excitement of the New York production on a modest budget.
JOSH DAVIS (10 Year-Old Tommy) This is Josh's first production with Falcon's Eye Theatre. Most recently Josh was seen performing in the Broadway National Tour of A Christmas Story the Musical. Other past credits include Michael in Sacramento Music Circus's Peter Pan, and Iago in El Dorado Musical Theatre's Aladdin. Josh is also a member of the tap company FanTAPulous. Josh is in the fifth grade at Gold River Discovery Center. He also takes ballet, jazz, tap and acting lessons. Josh would like to thank David, Sunny, and Graham for this opportunity!
EVAN MARTORANA (Tommy) Evan is 17 years old and attends Oak Ridge High School. This is Evan's first production with Falcon's Eye Theatre and he is thrilled to be playing the lead role of Tommy. He is most recognized at El Dorado Musical Theatre playing roles like Jacob Marley in A Christmas Carol and the Screen Villain in Singing in the Rain. Evan has over ten years of experience with tap dancing and five years of experience with voice. When not practicing on stage, he likes spending time with his friends and family and playing piano. He would like to thank his family and friends who supported him in this production.
AFTON PARKER (Mrs. Walker) This is Afton's fourth production with Falcon's Eye Theatre. After graduating the American Musical And Dramatic Academy of New York with honors, she has been working locally as a choreographer, director, and vocal coach. Some credits include: Little Women, Savage/Love, Girls Talk, Anon(ymous), The Drowsy Chaperone, Anything Goes, Cloud Nine, and Rhinoceros. She has extensive training in acting, dance, and singing as well as vocal production and dialects.
The Falcon’s Eye is the production arm of the Department of Theatre and Cinema at Folsom Lake College. Falcon’s Eye produced its first season of plays in 2007, and has been offering two productions each year ever since. We love to create provocative Theatre that looks into what it means to be alive and how we manage to live together.
Our mission is to provide you with insightful theatre that brings new perspectives to your life and to your experiences through fascinating, thought-provoking storytelling that challenges your expectations. We travel through time and around the world to bring the community and students a diversity of styles and voices that are sure to amaze and enrich audiences for a lifetime.
Seniors / Students with ID $12
This production features strong language and adult content. Parents of children under 17 are strongly advised.
2 hours; including a 15 minute intermission