Tommy: In Concert – Rolling Hills Estates Open Call Day 1 of 2 (12.16.19)

Palos Verdes Performing Arts
Rolling Hills Estates, CA

Job Details


Call Type: Open Call

Guest Artist
Minimum – $585/wk

Kirsten Chandler: Director
Sean Alexander Bart: Music Director
Palos Verdes Performing Arts: Producer

First Rehearsal for Non-Union is Wednesday, January 15, 2020
First Equity Rehearsal is Monday, January 20, 2020
Show Opens: Friday, January 24, 2020
Show Closes: Sunday, January 26, 2020
3 Performances


An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.

Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.

Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.

See breakdown.


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. Guitar skills a plus. Age: 18 to 30 Vocal range: Tenor Db3-B4

Mrs. Walker
Tommy’s mother and Captain Walker’s wife. Mrs. Walker transforms from a young woman full of hope and romance to a guilt-ridden, weary mother, frustrated from trying to care for and cure her son. Age: 20s to early 40s. Vocal range: Alto-Mezzo G3-D6

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. Age: 20s to early 40s Vocal range: Tenor F3-C#5

Uncle Ernie
A lecherous, drunken bachelor. Ernie molests young Tommy and later runs a children’s camp seeking to profit from Tommy’s popularity. Age: 30s to 50s Vocal range: Tenor G2-Bb4

Young Tommy:
Deaf, dumb and blind. When he sings, he expresses Tommy’s trapped soul. Age: 10-13 Vocal range: Unchanged Young Male Voice

Youngest Tommy
Witnesses a murder, then becomes spontaneously deaf, dumb and blind. Seeking a good young actor who is able to hold focus onstage. Age: 6-10

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. Age: 18 to 30 Vocal Range: Baritenor Ab2-B4

The Gypsy
A brazen drug dealer and prostitute. Tommy’s parents bring him to the Gypsy to experiment with unusual cures. Age: Open Vocal range: Rock alto-mezzo G3- F5

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. Age: Open Vocal range: Baritone G#3- F4

Sally Simpson
A bold, sensitive, and excitable teenager. Sally develops a fan crush on Tommy and rushes the stage to be close to him. Age: Teens- early 20s Vocal range: Mezzo-soprano F3-D5

Will portray parents, soldiers, nurses, minister, harlots, teenagers, guards, reporters. All must sing and move well. Dance skills required for the roles of the teenagers.

We desire a multi-diverse cast, all roles open to all ethnicities.

Audition sign-ups begin at 12pm on Wednesday, November 27. Go to and navigate to the ABOUT tab, then scroll to the PVPA PROFESSIONAL AUDITIONS tab to find the sign-up info.


Open Call

Audition Information


Norris Pavilion
501 Indian Peak Road
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274

Enter the front lobby and sign-in

Monday, December 16, 2019
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM


Please prepare 32-Bars (1-minute) of a pop-rock selection that shows off your range. Please have a contracting piece ready in case you are asked for more.

Minors must be accompanied by an adult