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How do y'all feel about the appropriateness of tommy for a high school to put on? there is some drug reference and some sex but i think it would be ok. how bout y'all?


Sun Aug 13, 2006 6:38 pm
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Most schools would cut "Fiddle About" and perhaps "Acid Queen".


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Yeah...I believe MTI offers a version that allows the schools to cut those two out without any problems from legal enforcement.

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Sun Aug 13, 2006 8:37 pm
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My high school did tommy with fiddle about and acid queen.....


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acid queen might need to be cut....maybe not

as for fiddle about, it could be easily tweaked thru staging to make it simply physically abusive without sexually abusive

it is after all, one of the best songs in the show


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I really dislike how people find the material in TOMMY offensive. It's high school. Get over it and do the bloody songs.

If you want to cut Acid Queen and Uncle Ernie, why not cut Cousin Kevin? Then, no abuse happens to Tommy and we have a real happy go lucky opera for the blue-haired old ladies to enjoy while watching their gradchildren onstage!

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Cripes! There should be a rule that says: If you're not going to do it right, DON'T DO IT AT ALL!

I wish people would stoip being so frigging sensitive!

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I agree, however you wouldn't want the actors to walk around with bare boobs now would you?

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Um... I don't know.

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What, young bare teenagers?

(Well of course, all guys want some)

That's inappropriate, although I don't believe the official American production allowed that to happen during Gypsy Queen anyway. (To my knowledge this has only occured in the UK and European Tour versions). And it was kind of shocking even for me, while I was an 17 year old at the time and grew up in Holland. (A country known for its tolerance in those areas). And the actors were all adults.

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Where are you people getting the idea that there is potential for nudity or whatever you want to call it in TOMMY? If you stick to the libretto written by McAnnuff and Townshend, no one should be offended. Sure some of the material is edgy but so what?

If you're afraid of material that might be edgy, why not do something like THE SOUND OD MUSIC?

Some people can such idiots!

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Because nudity is what I saw when I saw the show. I've never said that you can't do without.

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Well, the libretto doesn't call for any type of nudity. Things are implied, but that's it.

In "Acid Queen" Walker takes Tommy away from the Gypsy and the Hawker refuses to give her money.
In "Fiddle About" nothing happens... just like Townshend originally told Entwistle.

I can't really see any scene of the opera where nudity could be. I mean, this isn't "Hair" for crying out loud.

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