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This rainbow, designed by local artist Maureen Pesta, decorated the Royal-off-the-Square Theatre  in the '70s and '80s.

 

 

 
All Shook Up   Performances:      August 7,8,14,15, 2015 7:30 PM  Matinee: Aug. 9, 2:30 p.m.
by:    Joe DiPietro   Directed By:     Darin Richart

 

  Assistant Director:     Job Willman    Music Director:     Bridey Jacobi
  Produced By:    tbd

 “All Shook Up” is a 2005 musical by Joe DiPietro, author of “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” and “Over the River and Through the Woods.”  The show’s entire score is from the works of Elvis Presley, many of his most popular songs including “Jailhouse Rock,” “Hound Dog,” “Love Me Tender,” and “Blue Suede Shoes.” The music is set to a hilarious book that is an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.

The musical is set in a twenty-four hour period, during the summer of 1955, in a small obscure town somewhere in the Midwest.  Chad, a roustabout, rides into a depressing town on his motorcycle. The arrival of Chad soon causes many of the individuals in the town to fall in love with all the wrong people.  Jim, who recently lost his wife, secretly thinks about dating again, but finds love in an unusual place.  Two teenagers try to weather a forbidden love.  Chad soon catches the eye of the town’s mechanic, Natalie, who dreams of finding love and seeking life on the open road.  Chad has eyes only for the town’s intellectual museum curator.  But she only has eyes for a mysterious new man in town.  The play is about finding love in the most unusual places, and no matter what, fighting for it and never letting go.

“All Shook Up” deals with a small town in the 1950’s still struggling with segregation.  The original Broadway cast, and most subsequent casts, feature both African-American and white performers.

 

 

 

Character:

Played By:

Natalie /Ed

Laura Hauersperger
Chad Kody Riddle
Jim Haller Zach Thompson
Sylvia Monica Durfinova
Lorraine Wanda Butler
Dennis Jacob Dufour
Miss Sandra Afton Shepard
Mayor Matilda Hyde

Kathy Nelson

Jessica Brown

Dean Hyde Job Willman
Sheriff Earl John Hardaway
Henrietta Katrina Hardwick
   
Townspeople and Chorus:
 

Stevi Begley

  Kourtney Pottschmidt
  Aidan Hauersperger
  Kathy Passerini
  Amber Barnard
  Duane Barnard
   
Production Crew:  
Set work

Joe Bradley

Joe McGill

Joe Reynolds

Costumes

Julie Bradley

Choreography Katrina Hardwick