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UTEP Dinner Theatre presenting “The Who’s Tommy”

In 1996, the UTEP Dinner Theatre (then known as The Union Dinner Theatre) staged its first production of The Who’s Tommy and it was the hit of the season, now that hit is back and better than ever.

23 years later, The UTEP Dinner Theatre is bringing Tommy back with updated sound, scenery, lighting and effects that the Dinner Theatre did not have in 1996.

Night after night the show earned enthusiastic standing ovations and cheers from the audience.  That 1996 production was entered in The American College Theatre Festival where it won:

  • Critic’s Choice Award – Best Show
  • Award for Excellence in Producing and Directing
  • Award for Excellence in Costumes
  • Award for Excellence in Musical Direction
  • Award for Excellence in Choreography

Based on the iconic 1969 rock concept album, The Who’s Tommy is an exhilarating story of hope, healing and the human spirit. The story of the pinball-playing, deaf, dumb and blind boy who triumphs over his adversities has inspired, amazed and puzzled audiences for more than 50 years. This five-time Tony Award-winning musical is a high-energy, one-of-a-kind theatrical event.

Tommy features an exciting rock score including the classic songs “Pinball Wizard”, “See Me, Feel Me”, “Amazing Journey”, “Sensation”, “Acid Queen” and many more.  The Who’s Tommy is a timeless show with a cross-generational appeal that has made it a smash-hit on Broadway, the West End, and around the world.

Music and Lyrics by:  Pete Townshend  Book by:  Des McAnuff & Pete Townshend  Contains Adult Subject Matter


Chicken Wellington with Velouté sauce, Pasta Roma, Garden Salad with House Dressing, Snowflake Dinner Rolls, Coffee, Iced Tea, Cherry Cheesecake.

TICKETS are available at the UTEP Ticket Center (915-747-5234) and online (with additional Ticketmaster fees added).

Dinner Performances (7:00 P.M.)

October 11, 12, 16*, 17*, 18, 19, 23*, 24*, 25, 2019 (*Discount Dinner Performance)

Matinee Dinner Performance (1:30 P.M.)

October 13*, 2019 (Meal Served / *Discount Dinner Performance)

No Dinner Matinee Performances (2:30 P.M.) General Admission Seating

October 20, 27, 2019 ( General Admission Seating / No Meal Served)


Friday & Saturday Dinner Performances 

Adult $48.50
UTEP Faculty/Staff/Group (20+) $46.50
UTEP Alumni Association Members**$46.50
Children (4-12 yrs. old) $46.50
Non-UTEP Student $46.50
Military** $46.50
UTEP Student*** $36.50

 Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday Matinee Dinner Performances

Adult $43.50
UTEP Faculty/Staff/Group (20+)** $41.50
UTEP Alumni Association Members**$41.50
Children (4-12 yrs. old) $41.50
Non-UTEP Student $41.50
Military** $41.50
UTEP Student*** $33.50

 Sunday No Dinner Matinee Performances

Adult $29.50
UTEP Faculty/Staff/Group (20+)** $27.50
UTEP Alumni Association Members** $27.50
Children (4-12 yrs. old) $27.50
Non-UTEP Student $27.50
Military** $27.50
UTEP Student*** $19.50

*Children 3 years and under are not allowed in the theatre.
**Up to 4 Tickets per valid ID.
***One ticket per valid UTEP ID.

When purchasing tickets in any discount ticket category the person on the I.D. (student/faculty/military etc.) must be present when purchasing the tickets.

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