Roger Daltrey sings Tommy at Bethel Woods? Really? That’s big. Whatever you can say about Roger, the cat has always brought it. He has taken care of himself; he does everything full-on. He loves theater, spectacle and acting, and he has been an ardent defender of the Who’s legacy in a way that Mr. Townshend, perhaps, has not. Tommy is important music.
This show comes with orchestral backing courtesy of members of the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, supporting the band of regular Who players, including guitarist/backup singer Simon Townshend, guitarist Frank Simes, keyboardist Loren Gold, bassist Jon Button and drummer Scott Devours. There is no reason to suspect that this will not be epic.
Tommy takes place on Friday, June 8 at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. Ticket prices range from $73 to $203. For tickets and additional information, visit www.bethelwoodscenter.org. The Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is located at 200 Hurd Road in Bethel.