PROFESSIONAL ACTORS HEADLINE 'THE WHO'S TOMMY' SUMMER MUSICAL AT MEDIA THEATRE
Pete Townshend's Tony winning musical about the deaf, blind, and mute boy who becomes a famous Pinball Wizard will not only highlight a dozen talented teen performers, it will put the spotlight on several of the area's professional actors who will bring their years of experience to the stage.
|Garrison Carpenter, who will play the role of Tommy|
|Adam Hoyak is Captain Walker in July and August|
"These special guest actors will not only add a dimension of professionalism to the production, they will set quite an example for the young aspiring actors in the show," said Artistic Director Jesse Cline. "It's entertainment for the audience as well as a unique educational opportunity for the youth cast who truly have a passion for music theatre."
Roger Ricker, a Media Theatre veteran who has appeared in over 85 productions including "Annie", "Jesus Christ Superstar", and "Hairspray" will portray Uncle Ernie. He is currently the evil Jafar in "Aladdin Jr.".
The Ensemble will feature adult performers Tim Haney, Terry Stein, and Denzel Thomas, all who are also appearing in "Aladdin Jr." this summer.
The youth cast will be announced June 15, made up of ages 11 to 18. They will portray all other roles in "The Who's Tommy", which will have a live orchestra conducted by resident music director Christopher Ertelt.
For tickets to "The Who's Tommy", which runs Fridays at 7pm, Saturdays at 2pm and 7pm, and Sundays at 3pm July 10 to August 9, call 610-891-0100. Tickets will be available online soon. Be sure to call for the best seats available.