See Me, Feel Me, Touch Me…The Who’s Tommy will be presented October 17 to October 27, at the Crest Theater, Delray Beach Center for the Arts. With such classics as Tommy Can You Hear Me, and The Pinball Wizard, Entr’Acte Theatrix presents a superb cast in the musical version of the classic rock opera. Tickets are available at 561.243.7922 or delraycenterforthearts.org. Call now for your reserved seats. Only $20.00.
The Who’s iconic rock opera is a tribute to hope, healing, and the human spirit
For Immediate Release
Contact: Carol Kassie
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Delray Beach FL, September 26, 2013:
Entr’Acte Theatrix will follow up their extremely successful summer production of Monty Python’s Spamalot with The Who’s Tommy. The show will run from October 17th though October 27th at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts’ Crest Theatre at Old School Square.
Peter Townshend’s Tony Award-winning tale of a young boy – a ‘deaf, dumb and blind kid’ – whose survives the painful traumas, abuses, and neglect of his childhood and reaches the heights of adoration as a cult figure through his talent as a ‘pinball wizard’ – is not a typical musical. Based upon the fourth album (released in 1969) by the famed British rock band The Who, this fast paced, ground-breaking rock opera is told almost completely musically – there is very little dialogue.
“I was kind of in another world during the era of Tommy,” says musical director Roger Blankenship. (The album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 for “historical, artistic and significant value.”) “Listening to the music brings back some distant memories, and sounds that I am looking forward to recreating. It was a time of … dare I say….purer ? rock. A couple of years ago I did the show Hedwig and the Angry Inch, which has some of these similar tones, and it was a lot of fun. Kevin Black is a magician, and the performers of Entr’acte are energetic and hard working – this promises to be a great show.”
Director Kevin Black agrees: “The Who’s Tommy is an extremely exciting project to take on, for many reasons,” he says. “South Florida has not seen a large scale production of this show in many years and we plan to deliver just that. This multi-media rock opera was truly an original and is adored by its many fans. We want to keep the integrity of the production, as well as bring new life to this wonderfully scored piece of theatre. The heart of the story lies within a family struggling to hold it together in a time of war, angst, protest and the British revolution of music.”
Entr’Acte’s cast includes a number of new faces, including Alexa Baray, Cristina Flores, and Alexander Zenoz as Tommy. Returning to the company are Ashley Gravelin, Greg Halmos, Nick Williams, Cindy Thagard, Rio Petersen and twins Danica and Alexa Taylor.
Entr’acte Theatrix, is a not-for-profit, semi-professional, showcase company for young actors, providing performance opportunities for emerging theatre artists. An off-shoot of the Palm Beach Principal Players, an acting company for theater students of high school and college age, Entr’acte, as the name suggests, is the “next step,” from classroom to career, and provides the young actor his or her first professional, all-important, resume-building credit.
The Who’s Tommy will run from October 17th to October 27th only, at the Crest Theatre at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts at Old School Square. The theatre is located at 51 North Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach, 33444. Tickets are on sale now, and are available by calling 561-243-7922. Tickets are $20; $15 for groups of 15 or more with the 16th ticket free; and $10 for children under 12; and are on sale now. $10 Student Rush tickets will be available ½ hour before curtain only, with valid ID. Tickets can be purchased on line at:
http://delraycenterforthearts.org or by phone at: 561-243-7922, ext. 1.
For more information about Entr’Acte Theatrix or The Who’s Tommy visit www.entractetheatrix.org, or contact Carol Kassie at firstname.lastname@example.org/561-445-9244.
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The Who’s Tommy
Composer & Lyricist: Pete Townshend
Librettists: Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff
Additional music and lyrics by John Entwistle and Keith Moon
October 17 – 27
Groups of 15 or more: $15 (16th ticket is free)
Children 12 & Under: $10
Student Rush – ½ hour before curtain: $10 – with valid ID
Thursdays & Fridays – 8 p.m.;
Saturday – 2 & 8 p.m.;
1st Sunday - 2 & 8 p.m.;
Wednesday (June 26) 8 p.m.;
2nd Sunday – 2 p.m.
Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Crest Theatre
Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave.
Delray Beach 33444
Box Office: 561-243-7922, ext. 1
Direct link for on-line ticket purchase:
The Who’s Tommy
Tickets Now On Sale!
Show Runs From 10/17/2013 Through 10/27/2013
The Who’s Tommy is playing at the Crest Theatre at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts at Old School Square. The theatre is located at 51 North Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach, 33444.
Tickets are $20; $15 for groups of 15 or more with the 16th ticket free; and $10 for children under 12; and are on sale now. $10 Student Rush tickets will be available ½ hour before curtain only, with valid ID.
Curtain Call brings the cult classic “The Rocky Horror Show” to life on stage as it was meant to be seen!
Fresh off the heels of the critically acclaimed Next to Normal, Curtain Call is proud to present the wild and sexy The Rocky Horror Show. With over a dozen hit songs like The Time Warp, Sweet Transvestite, and Touch-A, Touch-A, Touch Me, this cult classic will breathe new life in a special one weekend only performance at the Jensen Beach Performing Arts Center on the campus of Jensen Beach High School. October 31st- November 2nd.
“The show’s appeal is to people of all ages- what was once seen as a taboo show is now a hit favorite, and we’re excited to be bringing such the live show to the Treasure Coast for the first time” says producer and director Jake Sanders, who also serves as Curtain Call’s Artistic Director. “Rocky is hilarious and filled with amazing rock songs- we know that audiences will love to experience whether they’re seeing it for the 30th time or the first.”
With choreography from Rafael Gomez and a professional cast from all over South Florida, a full live band and true rock show lighting, Rocky Horror has all of the pieces in place for success. “I’m thrilled to be working on Curtain Call’s biggest show yet- I know our cast and the creative team really see this as a huge passion project,” says Associate Director Chris Cromer, who’s also playing Riff Raff.
Cast members have been training non-stop to be in top physical condition for the show, with actor Joseph Machekso training for the role of Rocky for three months with CrossFit Fort Pierce and trainer Melissa Brodzinski. “We’ve really been working him nonstop since he was cast to have him be able to carry out this iconic role- fans of the movie will not be disappointed,” says Melissa, the co-owner of CrossFit Fort Pierce, who also stars as Magenta.
The cast is full of professional dancers and actors from across south Florida committed to performing this iconic show as it’s meant to be seen. Equity Actor Casey Honeycutt stars as the gender-bending Dr. Frankenfurter, with Nicole Kinzel as Janet, Samantha Streich as Columbia, Equity Actor Chris Cromer as Riff Raff, Melissa Brodzinski as Magenta, Mariano Garcia IV as Eddie, Heidi Condon as Dr. Scott, Michelle Lucey as the Usherette and a multitalented ensemble led by choreographer Rafael Gomez, Arianna White, Ross Parris, Sarah Kenny, and Quintin Smith. “Rocky Horror is one of the more off the wall musicals,” says actor Casey Honeycutt, who stars as the scientist, Dr. Frankenfurter. “The show’s unique, because people in the audience get to have as much fun as the people on stage.”
“While the movie has been screened before, this will be the first truly immersive Rocky Horror in the area. We’ve got prop bags prepared for our patrons, and we’re encouraging audience participation,” says Sanders. “We’re really looking forward to kicking off a stellar second season.”
The Rocky Horror Show runs October 31st through November 2nd at The Jensen Beach Performing Arts Center on the campus of Jensen Beach High School with performances Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8PM at 2875 NW Goldenrod Road, Jensen Beach- 34957. The show runs approximately one hour and 40 minutes with a 15-minute intermission.
For tickets, call 866-811-4111, online at www.curtaincallfl.com. Tickets are $25 with student tickets available for $15. Save big with a season ticket- over 20% off regular prices!