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Thursday, July 27, 2017
"All Shook Up"
The Elvis-inspired musical All Shook Up takes the stage this weekend (for one weekend only), and Derek Halsey turned in a great story about it in today's Herald-Dispatch. You can read the story right here - and here's an excerpt:
The musical "All Shook Up" was created in 2004 and made its Broadway debut in 2005. Known as a "jukebox musical," the play managed an impressive seven-month run on the Great White Way in New York City before being accepted by theater companies, college acting schools and more since then.
At the heart of "All Shook Up" is the music of Elvis Presley. While the story, written by Joe DiPietro, is set in a small town in 1955, this is not a biography of Presley. Instead, the play uses the music of the late singer to help tell a fun, romantic, whirlwind tale of love in a small town ignited by edgy rock 'n' roll-type visitor who stirs up the populace.
The Paramount Players, under the musical direction of Mark Smith, present the show at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 28-29, as well as 3 p.m. Saturday, July 29.