Rock-Opera Pinball

Murder, pain, rock and roll, and pinball superstardom: It’s what great musicals are made of. On March 30-April 3, performing arts students take on The Who’s Tommy at Pace.

The Who frontman Peter Townshend’s tale of a young boy’s journey from pain to triumph is an electrifying story you’re not going to want to miss on the NYC Campus! Based on The Who’s 1969 rock opera Tommy, The Who’s Tommy is a Tony Award-winning show that brought Broadway to rock and roll and now Pace’s Performing Arts department is ready to bring it to you!

After seeing his father accidentally kill his mother’s lover, Tommy is traumatized into catatonia, and as the boy grows, he suffers abuse at the hands of  relatives and neighbors. As an adolescent, he’s discovered to have an uncanny knack for playing pinball, and when his mother finally breaks through his catatonia, he becomes an international pinball superstar. This jukebox musical will feature some of The Who’s greatest hits including “Pinball Wizard,” “See Me, Feel Me,” and “We’re Not Gonna Take It.”

Performances will be held at the Schimmel Theater on March 30-April 3, Wednesday-Saturday at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. To reserve your tickets, call: (212) 346-1954 or email

Present your Pace ID at the Schimmel Box office on April 1 for a complimentary ticket to the 2pm matinee performance.