Hamilton Theatre Inc is holding auditions for The Who's Tommy.
(each audition will be approx. 10-15 minutes in length)
Thursday, January 10th: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Friday, January 11th: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Youth Auditions (age 4-13) – Saturday, January 12th: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Dance Audition – Saturday, January 12th: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Callbacks – Saturday, January 12th 2019: 3:00 pm
For more info and to book an audition time, contact [email protected]
Walk-ins are welcome but will be seen on a first come first serve basis.
Hamilton Theatre Inc. Studio
140 MacNab St. N.
— Prepare 1 musical theatre song and 1 rock style song. Please ensure the songs are contrasting styles (uptempo and slow), and do not select any songs from the show.
— Please bring your own sheet music or CDs/iPod, etc … (please indicate when booking which you will be using). An accompanist will be available during auditions.
— Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the dance audition.
— Youth Audition: No preparation is necessary. We will be learning a song together and playing a couple of theatre games. Just bring your listening ears!
Please join us in one of these three timeslots if you are auditioning for ANY role in the show. We welcome singers who can't dance BUT ALSO dancers who don't sing!
1:00 pm — Beginners (no or minor dance experience/ability)
1:30 pm — Intermediate (move well with moderate dance experience/ability)
2:00 pm — Advanced (consider yourself a dancer with a medium to high level of experience/ability)
**All age ranges are very flexible, please feel free to audition outside of the range specified
Mrs. Walker (Age: 25+) 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. (Mezzo Soprano, vocal range D6-G3)
Captain Walker (Age: 25+) 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. (Tenor, vocal range: C#5-F3)
Uncle Ernie (Age: 35 to 45) 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. (Baritone, vocal range: Bb4-G2)
Tommy — Adult (Age: 18 to 30) 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. (Tenor, vocal range: B4-Db3)
Cousin Kevin (Age: 19+) A bully with sadistic tendencies. Tortures his cousin, Tommy, when they're young and later seizes the opportunity to profit from Tommy's success. (Tenor, vocal range: B4-Ab2)
Gypsy (Age: 25 to 35) A brazen drug dealer and prostitute. Tommy's parents bring him to the Gypsy to experiment with unusual cures. (Alto, vocal range: F5-G3)
The Specialist (Age: 30 to 45) 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. (Baritone/Alto, vocal range: F4-G#3)
Sally Simpson (Age: 15 to 18) A bold, sensitive, and excitable teenybopper. Sally develops a fan crush on Tommy and rushes the stage to be close to him. (vocal range: D5-F3)
Tommy — Child (Age: 4-8) vocal range: Tenor
Tommy — Adolescent (Age: 9-13) vocal range: Tenor
Hawker Male (Age: 25+) vocal range: Tenor
Hawker Asst. Female (Age: 20+) vocal range: Alto
Lover/Lad #1 (Age:19+) vocal range: Tenor
Minister (Age: 25+) vocal range Tenor
Mr. Simpson (Age: 35+) vocal range: Baritone
Mrs. Simpson (Age: 35+) vocal range: Mezzo Soprano
Ensemble: Soldiers; Nurses; Harlots; Lads And Lasses; Guards; Reporters
— Based on the iconic 1969 rock concept album, The Who's Tommy is an exhilarating story of hope, healing and the human spirit.
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 neighbours. 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.
Music & Lyrics by Pete Townshend
Additional Music & Lyrics by John Entwistle & Keith Moon
Book by Des McAnuff & Pete Townshend
Based on the iconic 1969 rock concept album
THE WHO'S TOMMY is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International
Producer: Richelle M. Tavernier
Director & Choreographer: Bethany Charters
Music Director: Christopher Bee
May 10, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 2019 at 8pm
May 11, 19, 2019 at 2pm
Performances will be held at HTI's Studio Theatre
140 MacNab St. N., Hamilton.