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The Who's Tommy

The Algonquin Arts Theatre is proud to announce Virtual Auditions for its upcoming production of THE WHO'S TOMMY.



A smash-hit on both sides of the Atlantic, this powerful tale of a deaf, mute and blind pin-ball player who becomes an international sensation now bursts on the stage in this multi-award winning adaptation of the original chart-topping rock album. Hit songs include "Pinball Wizard," "See Me, Touch Me."

Friday, August 12 8:00pm
Saturday, August 13 8:00pm
Sunday, August 14 3:00pm
Friday, August 19 8:00pm
Saturday, August 20 8:00pm
Sunday, August 21 3:00pm

Please prepare 16-32 bars of a song in the same style of the show. Rock/Pop songs outside of the musical theater genre are allowed. Submissions will be open from now until Sunday, June 5. In-person callbacks may follow at a later date.

This is a non-equity, non-paid production. All roles are available.


TOMMY/NARRATOR (18-25) an embittered young genius stricken deaf, dumb, and blind after a childhood trauma. Tommy discovers that he is a natural master of pinball, and later becomes a cult-like hero figure to masses enthralled by his story. Captain Walker and Mrs. Walker's son. Range: Db3-B4.

TOMMY Age 4 Our first introduction to Tommy, a vibrant and excited young boy quickly transformed into the deaf, dumb and blind Tommy. Seeking a young male age 4-7 with excellent stage skills and an angelic and entrancing voice.

TOMMY Age 10 Preadolescent Tommy. Seeking young male 6-12 with excellent stage skills.

MRS. WALKER (30-45) a weary middle-class woman. Mrs. Walker is tired and frustrated from trying to care for and cure Tommy. Tommy's mother and Captain Walker's wife. Range: G3-D6.

CAPTAIN WALKER (30-45) a former soldier with lingering guilt. He murders his wife's lover after coming back from a POW camp, resulting in Tommy's trauma-induced blindness, deafness, and dumbness. Father to Tommy and husband to Mrs. Walker. Range: F3-C#5.

UNCLE ERNIE (35-50) a lecherous, drunken bachelor. Ernie molests a young Tommy and later runs a children's camp seeking to profit from Tommy's popularity. Mrs. Walker's brother and Tommy's uncle. Range: G2-Bb4.

COUSIN KEVIN (18-25) a bully with sadistic tendencies. Tortures his cousin, Tommy, when they're young and later seizes the opportunity to profit from Tommy's success. Range: Ab2-B4.

HAWKER (25-45) Baritone, a man of the street who introduces the audience to The Gypsy.

GYPSY/ACID QUEEN (25-35) a brazen drug dealer and prostitute. Tommy's parents bring him to the Gypsy to experiment with unusual cures. Range: G3-F5.

THE LOVER (25-35) Mrs. Walker's lover while Captain Walker is away.

THE SPECIALIST (35-50) a doctor with modern ideas about how to cure Tommy. Tommy's parents hire him in their desperation to find any cure for their son. Range: G#3-F4.

SALLY SIMPSON (18-25) a bold, sensitive, and excitable teenybopper. Sally develops a fan crush on Tommy and rushes the stage to be close to him. Range: F3-D5.




High energy, committed ensemble members who sing and move well to make up the lads, lasses, nurses, soldiers and townsfolk.

Directed by Ian Moore

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