Video: Tommy's Andy Mientus, Lulu Fall sing for Denver Actors Fund

by John Moore | Mar 27, 2018
Video: Lulu Fall sings from The Who's Tommy:


Video of Lulu Fall by Avery Anderson and John Moore.

Stars of Denver Center's upcoming staging of The Who's iconic musical lend voices to Denver Actors Fund at Alamo

Broadway stars Andy Mientus and Lulu Fall, who will play Tommy and the Acid Queen in the the DCPA Theatre Company’s upcoming stage production based on The Who’s seminal concept album “Tommy," performed acoustic songs from the musical on Monday at the Alamo Drafthouse, with proceeds benefiting The Denver Actors Fund.

Fall sang "The Acid Queen," the song made famous by Tina Turner ion the film, and Mientus sang "Sensation," one of many songs made famous by Roger Daltrey. The live entertainment preceded a screening of Ken Russell’s cult-classic film adaptation on the 43rd anniversary of its London release. The evening's host was Steven J. Burge, currently a featured performer in the Denver Center's First Date.

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Video: Andy Mientus sings from The Who's Tommy:


Video of Andy Mientus by Avery Anderson and John Moore.


Mientus was featured on TV's Smash and The Flash and on Broadway played Hanschen in the Deaf West staging of Spring Awakening and Marius in Les Misérables. Fall appeared on Broadway in Hair and Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812. She also was featured in the Washington D.C. production of the groundbreaking musical Passing Strange, which just happens to be making its Denver-area premiere next month at the Aurora Fox.

The event is part of The Denver Actors Fund's monthly film series at the Alamo Drafthouse located by Sloan’s Lake at 4255 W. Colfax Ave. The series features films that have a stage counterpart that is currently being performed by a Colorado theatre company. Each month, the rotating local theatre partner entertains the audience with a half hour of songs, trivia, conversation and ticket giveaways before the movie screening.  Next up on April 23 will be Glengarry Glen Ross with live entertainment by the Edge Theater Company of Lakewood. The entertainment begins at 6:30 p.m., with the film starting at 7. Choose your preferred seats now. Click on the "6:30" button to make your selection.

Tommy tells the story of a boy who retreats into a world of darkness and silence after witnessing a traumatic incident and emerges as a rock-star pinball wizard. The DCPA Theatre Company’s upcoming big-buzz stage adaptation, directed by Sam Buntrock (Frankenstein), performs in the Stage Theatre from April 20 through May 27. TICKET INFO

The Denver Actors Fund is  a grassroots nonprofit that provides financial and situational relief when members of the Colorado theatre community are in situational medical need. To date, the Denver Actors Fund has distributed more than $214,000 in direct financial assistance and provided about 500 hours of volunteer service ranging from meals to transportation to housecleaning. MORE INFO

Photo gallery from the Alamo Drafthouse:

The making of 'The Who's Tommy'

Photos from the DCPA Theatre Company's night at the Alamo Drafthouse. To see more downloadable photos, click on the image above to be taken to our full Flickr gallery. Photos by John Moore and Hope Grandon for the DCPA NewsCenter. 

More Colorado theatre coverage on the DCPA NewsCenter

More on Lulu Fall:
Broadway: Hair, ensemble; Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812, ensemble. National Tour: Hair, ensemble. Off-Broadway: Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, ensemble; Pretty Filthy, Brown Sugar; Hadestown, Fate. Regional: Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, ensemble (ART, Cambridge); August Rush, ensemble (Developmental Lab, NY); 15 Minutes, ensemble (Workshop, NYSAF); Annie Golden Bounty Hunter, Janessa (Workshop, NY); Smokey Joe’s Café, Brenda (Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany); Crowns, Swing (Arena Stage, Washington, DC); Passing Strange, ensemble (Studio Theatre, Washington, DC). TV: “Black Rest” (HBO). WEB SITE

More on Andy Mientus:
Theater: Spring Awakening (Deaf West Theater, Broadway, Ovation Nomination for Featured Actor), Les Miserables (Broadway, Broadway.com Award for Breakthrough Performance), Wicked (National Tour), Spring Awakening (National Tour directed by Michael Mayer), Bent (Mark Taper Forum, Directed by Moises Kaufman). Television: "Gone" (NBC Universal), "Smash" (NBC), "The Flash" (CW), "Chasing Life" (ABC Family), "Anger Management" (FX). Writing: the musical Burn All Night (American Repertory Theater) and the Backstagers book series (Abrams/Amulet publishing).

Glengarry Glen Ross: Upcoming film screening

  • Monday, April 23
  • Alamo Drafthouse, 4255 W. Colfax Ave.
  • Live entertainment begins at 6:30 p.m., with the film starting at 7
  • Choose your preferred seats now

The Who's Tommy at the DCPA: Ticket information

Tommy_show_thumbnail_160x160Based on The Who’s iconic 1969 rock concept album, Tommy is an exhilarating musical about the challenges of self-discovery and the resilience of the human spirit. When young Tommy retreats into a world of darkness and silence after a deeply traumatic incident, he must navigate a harsh and unforgiving world with no hope of recovery. But when he discovers a newfound talent for pinball, he’s swept up in the fame and fortune of his success. Tommy and his family give new voice to The Who’s classic stadium rock as they navigate the troubles and joys of being alive.
  • Presented by DCPA Theatre Company
  • Performances April 20-May 27
  • Jones Theatre, Denver Performing Arts Complex
  • Call 303-893-4100 or BUY ONLINE
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Award-winning arts journalist John Moore has recently taken a groundbreaking new position as the DCPA’s Senior Arts Journalist. With The Denver Post, he was named one of the 12 most influential theater critics in the US by American Theatre Magazine. He is the founder of the Denver Actors Fund, a nonprofit that raises money for local artists in medical need. John is a native of Arvada and attended Regis Jesuit High School and the University of Colorado at Boulder. Follow him on Twitter @moorejohn.

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