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16 March

16 March

Sounds of Musical Theatre


THE WHOS TOMMY FULL CAST (VICTORIA). Victorian Opera is has announced the cast for its production of five-time Tony Award musical, The Whos Tommy. Based on The Whos legendary 1969 concept album Tommy, which sold over 20 million copies, the rock musical is set to supercharge Melbournes Palais Theatre from 14 22 August.

In a role approved by The Whos Pete Townshend himself, Victorian Opera welcomes back Mat Verevis (A Little Night Music, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Nine Networks The Voice) as Narrator / Tommy. Hes joined by stage stars Chris Ryan (A Gentlemans Guide to Love and Murder) as Captain Walker and Amy Lehpamer (School of Rock, The Sound of Music) as Mrs. Walker.

Paul Capsis takes on the iconic role of The Gypsy (Acid Queen), with Kanen Breen (Black Rider, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) as Uncle Ernie and Vincent Hooper(The Rocky Horror Show) as Cousin Kevin. The ensemble cast includes Sheridan Anderson, Jared Bryan, Monique Dawes, Mark Doggett, Darcey Eagle, Courtney Glass, Matt Hamilton, David Hammond, Savannah Lind, Louis Lucente, John OHara, Matthew Predny, Emma Russell, Dean Schulz, David Sirianni, Darren Tyler, Jessica Vellucci, and Stephanie Wall. Director Roger Hodgman (A Gentlemans Guide to Love and Murder) is at the helm alongside musical director Laura Tipoki (School of Rock), choreographer Dana Jolly (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), set designer Christina Smith (The Boy from Oz), costume designer Isaac Lummis (Ragtime), lighting designer Matt Scott (Anything Goes), and sound designer Peter Grubb (Matilda the Musical).

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