Our friends at ShenanArts in Staunton, Virginia are set to open their take on the ever-popular ALL SHOOK UP on June 22 playing through July 1. Inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley, ALL SHOOK UP is a powerhouse musical mash-up of Elvis and Shakespeare! The story’s a classic: Into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing roustabout who changes everything and everyone he meets in this hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy that’ll have you jumpin’ out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Jailhouse Rock,” and “Don’t Be Cruel.”
ShenanArts is a non-profit community theatre that was organized in 1981. From their website: “Our mission continues to be using theatre to build bridges within our community. In our new space at the nTelos Theatre we will continue to produce a variety of play as well as adding music events throughout the year. Shenanarts produces plays for all generations:Youth, Teen, and Multi-Generational Shows as well as adult oriented plays.
In 2009 the Presbury Theatrical Training Program was started in memorial of Lin Presbury. The goal of PTTP is to provided quality training for aspiring actors. A variety of classes and workshops are offered throughout the year. ShenanArts is directed by a volunteer Board of Directors. We rely on a host of dedicated community volunteers to maintain all aspects of our theatre. The Gypsy Hill Place is a registered National Land Mark. The space that is now the theatre was built in 1928 and was a part of a 21 million dollar renovation. The theater at Gypsy Hill Place seats 341 people. The stage is a traditional proscenium stage with an added thrust.”
And on June 23rd…they are serving dinner as well as ALL SHOOK UP!
TRW salutes the cast and crew at ShenanArts!
For information on licensing ALL SHOOK UP click here.