The Talent Company Presents the Broadway Hit Musical Comedy ALL SHOOK UP in the New Times Theatre, Art & Home Center, NYS Fairgrounds, July 29-August 15, 2010, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm.
The story is all new. The hits are all Elvis. Inspired by and featuring the classic 50's songs of rock legend Elvis Presley, this hilarious musical comedy guarantees your whole family will be jumpin' out of their blue suede shoes with hits like "Jailhouse Rock," "Heartbreak Hotel,"
"It's Now or Never," "Hound Dog," "Love Me Tender," "Don't Be Cruel," "Blue Suede Shoes," "Teddy Bear," "Burning Love," "Can't Help Falling In Love," and the title song "All Shook Up." Written by Joe DiPietro, loosely based on William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night,"
ALL SHOOK UP mixes a little bit of Shakespeare with a whole lot of The King.
It's the summer of 1955, in a small you-never-heard-of-it town somewhere in the Midwest. During a twenty-four hour period, Chad (Tom Warner), a rovin' roustabout with a song in his heart, changes the town forever. For the townspeople: Natalie (Danielle Lovier) a young mechanic and her best friend Dennis (David Cotter); Natalie's widowed father Jim (Todd Ellis), local honky tonk owner Sylvia (Jacque Tara Washington) and her daughter Lorraine (Bianca Grant); straight-laced Mayor Matilda (Christine Lightcap) and her military schooled son Dean (Chris Wiacek); the law enforcing, yet silent, Sheriff Earl (Jimmy Wachter); the curvaceous museum owner Miss Sandra (Danielle Barletta); and the high energy kids of the town (Daryl Acevedo, Nicole Attaie, Taylor Bigelow, Carleena Manzi, Paige Marsteller, Sean McAnaney, Edmond O'Neal, Nina Pelligra, Eddie Powers, Samantha Rey, Jordan Westfall, and Mike Winslow), life will never be the same. ALL SHOOK UP is produced by Christine Lightcap and directed by Shawn Forster, with choreography by Michael Groesbeck and music direction by Roy George. Costumes are by Jeanette Reyner, set design by Navroz Dabu, lighting design by Cindy Shippers, and sound design by Tony Vadala. Brenda Neuss is associate producer.
ALL SHOOK UP will play July 29-August 15, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm in the New Times Theatre, NYS Fairgrounds. Tickets are $30; $25 for seniors and students; and $20 for children 12 and under. Group discounts are available. For tickets and information call The Talent Company Box-Office at (315) 479-SHOW or visit The Talent Company website at thetalentco.com.