A play based upon the music of Elvis Presley is opening at the Arts Center of Cannon County.
The show, which premiered on Broadway in 2005, is a musical fantasy set in a small, old-fashioned middle-America town in 1955. When a mysterious, guitar- playing stranger sporting a leather jacket shows up, a life-altering change comes along with him. His presence shakes up everything (and everybody), especially a young girl who dreams of romance and a life on the road. In addition to the title tune, the numerous familiar songs include "Heartbreak Hotel", "Jailhouse Rock", "Don't Be Cruel", "Love Me Tender", and "Can't Help Falling in Love".
"All Shook Up" is directed by Kerri and Abbey Kairdolf with vocal direction by Rhett Brewer, band direction by Stephen Burnette, choreography by Caleb Marshall and produced by Carol Reed. This show features Amanda Ward, Greg Henry, Kip Gunnells, Karen Wainright, Elise Marshall, Joshua Wilson, Kayla Allsop, Terrie Kirby, Adam LaPorte, Matt Henry, Chelsea Bell, and Amanda Pratt. The ensemble includes John House, Grant Kairdolf, Gerold Oliver, Kait Kloss, Heather Porter, Laura Reed, Hannah Nokes, Samuel Evans, Hannah Collins and Allie Collins.