All Shook Up

Musical

Writers: Joe DiPietro Elvis Presley

Overview

Show Information

Lyrics
Based on the Play/Book/Film
"Twelfth Night" by William Shakespeare
Category
Musical
Number of Acts
2
First Produced
2004
Genres
Comedy, Jukebox/Revue
Settings
Multiple Settings
Time & Place
One summer day in 1955 in a small Midwestern town
Cast Size
medium
Orchestra Size
Rock Combo
Dancing
Some Dance
Ideal for
College/University, Community Theatre, Diverse Cast, Ensemble Cast, High School, Professional Theatre, Regional Theatre
Casting Notes

Includes young adult, adult, mature adult, late teen characters

Synopsis

The music of Elvis comes alive in All Shook Up. Inspired by Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, All Shook Up follows a small Midwestern town that is thrown into a frenzy with the arrival of Chad, a good-looking, motorcycle-riding roustabout, who rides from town to town with a guitar on his back, blue suede shoes on his feet, and a song in his heart. Repressed by their conservative mayor, the town begins to come alive once more under Chad’s influence. Lovers meet, woo, pursue, and more, all in one zany night that will change the town forever. All Shook Up is a rocking, heartwarming tale about following dreams, opening up to love, and the power of music.

Lead Characters