Tommy 2019 – audition details

Workshops

Tuesday, 4th & Friday, 7th December at 7.30pm

Auditions

Sunday, 9th December at 2pm

Character Breakdown

Mrs. Walker
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.
Gender: female
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: D6
Vocal range bottom: G3

Captain Walker
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.
Gender: male
Age: 30 to 45
Vocal range top: C#5
Vocal range bottom: F3

Uncle Ernie
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.
Gender: male
Age: 30 to 45
Vocal range top: Bb4
Vocal range bottom: G2

Tommy
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.
Gender: male
Age: 18 to 25
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: Db3

Cousin Kevin
A bully with sadistic tendencies. Tortures his cousin, Tommy, when they’re young and later seizes the opportunity to profit from Tommy’s success.
Gender: male
Age: 18 to 25
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: Ab2

The Specialist
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.
Gender: male
Age: 30 to 45
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: G#3

Sally Simpson
A bold, sensitive, and excitable teenybopper. Sally develops a fan crush on Tommy and rushes the stage to be close to him.
Gender: female
Age: 18-25
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: F3

Young Tommy Age 4
Young Tommy Age 10
Both roles can be played by either a boy or a girl. Parents should be aware that this show contains adult language and adult situations.

Ensemble
Soldiers; Nurses; Harlots; Lads and Lasses; Guards; Reporters