Wednesday, December 9, 2009


TOMMY, the original stage production of The Who’s Rock Opera performed by Les Grands Ballet Canadiens.

Producer: Howard Dando, Choreographer: Fernand Nault, Artistic Director: Ludmilla Chiriaeff. Set Design: David Jenkins, Costume Design: Francois Barbeau, Lighting Design: Nicolas Cernovitch. Music: The Who
TOMMY opened at the New York City Center and played several return engagements breaking all existing House Records. TOMMY performed a two year tour of major American cities.

“A SMASH HIT” - Anna Kisselgoff, New York Times
"A Theatrical Experience Not to be Missed"- Look Magazine
"Imaginative, creative, remarkable!" - Judith Crist, NBC- TODAY SHOW

"The walls are beginning to tumble, my friend, the bravos from the standing ovation literally tore the roof off the Opera House. 'Tommy'' is a dramatic happening. It is more than a satisfying evening. 'TOMMY' is an experience." - Roy Leonard, WGN-TV, Chicago.

"'Tommy' brought the audience to its feet, and why not? It is a revelation. A new dimension in stage entertainment. An invigorating experience." - Charles Petzold, Philadelphia Daily News.

"'Tommy' is now a most remarkable pop music achievement. The production is first rate." - Clive Barnes, New York Times.

Below is recently discovered film footage of a rehearsal of TOMMY shot in Montreal. Click for a short clip from the only known footage of the original Broadway production.