Tommy's No Throwaway Dog--The Musical
In June 2011, a musical production was created, based on the book, by Elizabeth Street Learning Center in Los Angeles. “Tommy’s No Throwaway Dog” was performed with a cast of over 100. The production was put together thanks to a large, talented team of Tommy fans and supporters, with direction, music and lyrics by teacher Sue Dubow, which brought the book to life and generated much emotion in the audience, participants, and me. Proceeds from donations secured at each performance, as well as from the on-site sale of the book, were given to the local animal shelter/humane organization SEAACA in keeping with the spirit of Tommy and the reason the book was created.
The elements of the musical are contained on an educational DVD that is available to learning institutions as a free download, or a DVD, to facilitate a recreation/adaptation of the staging of this story. The script, songs, and playbill etc. can be easily accessed and manipulated and utilized.
Heartfelt gratitude is hereby expressed to Elizabeth Street Learning Center for the generosity, time, and talent involved, and to those who will choose to recreate and stage the musical.
Tommy himself would be so very proud.