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Tommy

Tommy

Production Times:
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm
Sundays at 2pm

Music & Lyrics by Pete Townsend
Additional Music & Lyrics by John Entwistle & Keith Moon
Musical Direction by G. Kevin Dewey
Choreography by Nichole Spreitzer
Costume Design by Judy Fletcher

The Who’s “Tommy" HFCC Thespians Stage Classic Rock Opera

Sue Suchyta Dearborn Times Herald April 2010

For Director Gerry Dzublinski, the challenge of bringing “The Who’s Tommy” rock opera to Henry Ford Community College was balancing the human aspect of the story with the musical aspect for which it’s so famous.

“I hope the audience can empathize with Tommy‘s plight and the struggles he has to overcome—that’s influential in his world. I hope the spiritual aspect of the show across as strongly as well because that drives the core of theme of the piece; I’ve tried to emphasize that,” explained Dzublinski, who teaches drama and has been directing plays at HFCC since 1987.

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Written by: Pete Townsend & Des McAnuff
Directed by: Gerry Dzublinski
April 16-25, 2010

Cast and Crew

Cast (In Alphabetical Order)

  • Reshonda Alston: Nurse 1/Specialist’s Assistant/Ensemble
  • Tim Beson: Minister/Judge/Mr. Simpson/Ensemble
  • Paris Butler: RAF Officer 2/Hawker/Ensemble
  • Carolyn Cajas: Minister’s Wife/Ensemble
  • Liz Cianfarni: Ensemble
  • Shevonne Clark: Psychiatrist’s Assistant/Ensemble
  • Shardai Davis: Mrs. Walker
  • Julissa DeLeon: Ensemble
  • James Dizmang: Tommy Narrator/Adult Tom
  • Lila Ghaddar: Hawker’s companion/Mrs. Simpson
  • Christopher Gorno: Captain Walker
  • Mary Hawthorne: Nurse 2/Ensemble
  • Nick Jarvis: Minister/News Vender/Ensemble
  • Angie Lai:Ensemble
  • Stephanie Leon:The Gypsy/Ensemble
  • Mel Marks: Ten Year Old Tommy
  • Dennis Mason: RAF Officer 1/Ensemble
  • Mandy Nameth: Sally Simpson/Ensemble
  • Steve Nazarek: Cousin Kevin
  • Christian Plonka: Kevin’s Father/Ensemble
  • Fraser Stephen: Four Year Old Tommy
  • Stephanie Sulis: Kevin’s Mother/Ensemble
  • Maurizio Rosas: Ensemble
  • Miekeyle Turner: Lover/Specialist/Ensemble
  • Scott Wilding: Uncle Ernie

Musicians

  • Vocals: Bonnie Lai, Gwyneth Uszynski, Sarah Boettcher, Alexa Kalasz
  • Horn: Arlene Peters
  • Keyboards: G. Kevin Dewey
  • Guitar: Garret Schmittling
  • Bass: Jon Smuk
  • Drums: Reese Williams

Production Staff

  • Director/Technical Director/Scenic Designer:Gerard Dzublinski
  • Assistant Technical Director: Alex Carr
  • Rehearsal/Production Stage Manager: Sean Gillespe
  • Costume Designer/Lead Costumer: Judy Fletcher
  • Lighting Designer: Jennifer Gadzecki
  • Projections Designers: Gerard Dzublinski, Yolanda Aquino
  • Properties Designers: Gerard Dzublinski, Brandi Gouran
  • Lead Carpenter/Chief Scenic Painter: Alex Carr
  • Shop Foreman: Christopher Bremer
  • Additional Choreography “Eyesight to The Blind”:Gerard Dzublinski
  • Additional Choreography “Tommy’s Holiday Camp”:Stephanie Leon
  • Assistant Choreographer: Kristina Montalto
  • Dance Captain: Stephanie Leon
  • Carpenters and Painters: Sam Van Demeer, James LaLone, Robert Chesick, Josh Gray, Mandy Nameth, Maurizio Rosas, Angie Lai, Christian Plonka
  • Costumers: Angelina Testani, Alexander Krasicky, Carolyn Witt, Simone Summers, Gerard Dzublinski
  • Dressers: Simone Summers, Angelina Testani, Alexander Krasicky
  • Assistant to Lighting Designer Christopher Bremer, James Dizmang
  • Lighting Crew: Yolanda Aquino, Josh Mulka, Miekyle Turner, Scott Wilding, Shevonne Clark, Aaron Ynclan, Paris Butler, Christian Plonka
  • Projections Crew: Miekyle Turner, Josh Mulka
  • Sound Crew: Josh Gray, Nick Jarvis, Sound Engineer: E.Alan Contino
  • Properties Artisans: Brandi Gouran, Angie Lai, Shevonne Clark, Christian Plonka, Carolyn Cajas
  • Deck Captain: David Pesce
  • Assistant Deck Captain: Brandi Gouran
  • Fly Captain: James LaLone
  • Followspot Operators: Robert Chesick, Jathon Foster
  • Light Board Operator: Aaron Ynclan
  • Sound Board Operator: Josh Gray
  • Makeup: Judy Fletcher’s makeup class, Gerard Dzublinski, the Company
  • Hairpieces: Gerard Dzublinski
  • Dramaturg/Lobby Display: Angie Lai
  • Lobby Illustrations: Maurizio Rosas
  • Assistant to Director: Christian Plonka
  • Publicity: Gerard Dzublinski, Angie Lai, Mike Cochran, The Company
  • Program: Angie Lai
  • House Manager: Kelly Plonka
  • Ushers: Friends of the Company
  • Printing: HFCC Graphics