This event has been rescheduled...
Victorian Opera have been in touch to let us know that The Who’s Tommy at Palais Theatre between 14 and 22 August 2020 has been postponed until August 2021. Victorian Opera are working on confirming the new event dates and you will be contacted once they are announced.
A message from Victorian Opera
In view of ensuring the safety of Victorian Opera’s community of audiences, artists and staff, a decision has been made to postpone the August 2020 performances of The Who’s Tommy.
We are committed to presenting this Tony Award-winning rock musical and can’t wait to stage its Australian premiere in 2021.
We will be in touch as soon as the new dates are confirmed. Stay safe and take care.
Your tickets will be valid for the new dates once announced, but you may submit a request for a refund if the date doesn’t suit or to exchange to a new date once announced. If you would like learn more about Victorian Opera, further details can be found here (www.victorianopera.com.au).
Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, plus one interval.
*All times approximate and subject to change.
Palais Theatre’s Bars are open from doors until the end of interval with a selection of food and beverages including sandwiches, soft drinks, snacks and ice-creams and our new central bar which is fully fitted out with beers on tap, wine, spirits and soft drinks.
Legendary British band The Who extended the possibilities of rock ‘n’ roll to new horizons in the 1960s and 70s. From their iconic 1969 rock opera album Tommy comes a five-time Tony Award-winning musical – a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience.
Featuring hits such as ‘Pinball Wizard’ and ‘Acid Queen’, get ready to rock with The Who’s Tommy as it takes over Melbourne.
CAST>> Mat Vereis | Chris Ryan | Amy Lehpamer | Vincent Hooper | Kanen Breen | Paul Capsis & more!
Rock. Rattle. Roll. Pinball.
MUSICAL – NEW PRODUCTION
Legendary British band The Who extended the possibilities of rock ‘n’ roll to new horizons in the 1960s and 70s. From their iconic 1969 rock opera album Tommy comes a five-time Tony Award-winning musical – a high-energy, one-of-a-kind theatrical experience.
Tommy’s traumatic childhood leaves his senses paralysed, but despite being deaf, dumb and blind, the teenager plays a mean pinball game. His extraordinary talent catapults him to international superstardom in this inspiring story of hope, healing, and triumph over adversity.
With music and lyrics by The Who’s guitarist and vocalist Pete Townshend, the electrifying and timeless score features smash hits such as ‘Pinball Wizard’, ‘I’m Free’ and ‘Acid Queen’.
Get ready to rock on with The Who’s Tommy as it takes over Melbourne’s rock ‘n’ roll stomping ground with raw energy and music that has the power to shake your soul.
Music and Lyrics by PETE TOWNSHEND
Book by PETE TOWNSHEND & DES MCANUFF
Additional Music and Lyrics by JOHN ENTWISTLE and KEITH MOON
Originally Produced on Broadway by Pace Theatrical Group and Dodger Productions with Kardana Productions
Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia).
Musical Director Laura Tipoki
Director Roger Hodgman
Set Designer Christina Smith
Costume Designer Isaac Lummis
Lighting Designer Matt Scott
Sound Designer Peter Grubb