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Shakespeare, Elvis inspire musical 'All Shook Up'

By Alec Jennings
University News Service
November 2, 2010

All Shook Up

(L to R) Phillip Cole White, Christine Tucker, Ben Mayne and Emily Gee star in "All Shook Up." (Photos by Dakota Smith)


Featuring the music of Elvis Presley with a story based on William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night¸ the Texas State University-San Marcos Department of Theatre and Dance presents All Shook Up Nov. 10-13 and 17-20 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 14 and 21 at 2 p.m. on the main stage of the Theatre Center.

Written by Tony-Award-winning playwright Joe DiPietro, All Shook Up is a rock 'n roll musical comedy about a small-town girl with big dreams. A motorcycle riding, guitar playing roustabout comes into her quiet life, changing everything and everyone he meets. The musical includes more than 20 of Presley's greatest hits including "Heartbreak Hotel," "Jailhouse Rock," "Hound Dog" and "Blue Suede Shoes."

All Shook Up is directed by Kaitlin Hopkins, choreographed by Robin Lewis with the musical direction of Greg Bolin.

Tickets are $10 general admission and $7 for Texas State students. For reservations, call the Texas State box office at (512) 245-2204. For more information, please call (512) 245-2147 or visit the Department of Theatre and Dance Web site at http://www.theatreanddance.txstate.edu/.