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The Who's 'Tommy' opens this weekend

'Tommy' runs May 4 through May 27 at Knutzen Family Theatre, 3200 SW Dash Point Road, Federal Way.
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The Who’s “Tommy” opens in the dark days after World War II. It tells the story of a boy who is so traumatized when he witnesses the murder of his mother’s lover by his father that he is struck deaf, dumb and blind. The plot evolves as a triumph of the human spirit against incredible odds. Powerful profound and deeply inspiring.

The show features classic tunes such as “Pinball Wizard,” “The Acid Queen” and “I’m Free.” Music and lyrics were written by Pete Townshend, with contributions from John Entwistle and Keith Moon. According to the Los Angeles Times: “What takes us to the mountain is The Who’s immortal music, so good that every generation knows it was written just for them.”

“Tommy” runs May 4 through May 27 at Knutzen Family Theatre, 3200 SW Dash Point Road, Federal Way. The show contains adult situations, drug references and language. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, except for 2 p.m. matinee on Sundays and Saturday, May 19, and Saturday, May 26. Tickets for adults are $27.50, with solid discounts for military, seniors, students, youth and groups. Tickets and information: or (253) 661-1444.

Wine with the Director

Centerstage Theatre is proud to continue “Wine with the Director.” For an extra $10, attendees can meet with the artistic director at 7 p.m. on the second Saturday of each production for a short presentation about the show. Wine, non-alcoholic drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Information: or (253) 661-1444.


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