Remember Jones will perform ‘Tommy’ at Axelrod Performing Arts Center in Deal

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Remember Jones will perform the Who album “Tommy” at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center in Deal, Nov. 10-12 and 17-19.

Remember Jones and “special guests” will perform The Who’s landmark Tommy album in its entirety, Nov. 10-12 and 17-19 at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center in Deal. Tickets go on sale Aug. 4 at 10 a.m.; visit

Remember Jones has presented Tommy before, including in 2020 at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park, as part of that year’s Light of Day WinterFest.

Just in case anyone is wondering: This will not be a production of the musical “The Who’s Tommy,” which ran on Broadway from 1993 to 1995 and has been presented elsewhere since then. This will be a concert version of the 24 songs on The Who’s 1969 double album.

Even though “Tommy” was not the first rock opera, it was the first one to gain widespread attention. The tale of a deaf, dumb and blind boy who becomes a champion pinball player and then the reluctant leader of a religious cult yielded a major hit single in “Pinball Wizard,” and was made into a movie in 1975 (featuring Elton John as the Pinball Wizard, the late Tina Turner as the Acid Queen, Eric Clapton and others) before being reinvented, yet again, as a musical.


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