DVSS to present mu­si­cal pro­duc­tion of “All Shook Up!”

The Drumheller Mail - - NEWS -

Eigh­teen DVSS stu­dents in grades 10-12 are mem­bers of the cast who have been work­ing ex­tremely hard in prepa­ra­tion for a ma­jor mu­si­cal pro­duc­tion directed by Becky Neu­man with as­sis­tance from Lisa Marie Macdon­ald, both of whom cur­rently teach the choir at DVSS. Along with them are a num­ber of other stu­dents who are help­ing to pre­pare the set, and will work be­hind the scenes to make the show pos­si­ble. This pro­duc­tion is spon­sored by Kalei­do­scope The­atre and is part of their sea­son pro­gram­ming. This is the first time in a num­ber of years that the high school has teamed up with the com­mu­nity the­atre to present a ma­jor pro­duc­tion. The stu­dents are able to get cred­its for their com­mit­ment, or gather vol­un­teer hours. They are also ex­cited about the prospect of per­form­ing in a large pro­duc­tion. Some of the stu­dents have some ex­pe­ri­ence in per­form­ing in the past in choir or drama or pri­vate voice lessons, or a com­bi­na­tion, but for many, this is their first big show. On a per­sonal note, the di­rec­tor, Becky Neu­man is very im­pressed at how hard th­ese stu­dents are work­ing to bring this show to life, even though many of them have no singing ex­pe­ri­ence or mu­si­cal back­ground.

“ALL SHOOK UP!” was writ­ten by Joe Dip­i­etro, and was in­spired by and fea­tures the songs of Elvis Pres­ley. It takes place in 1955, some­where in mid­dle Amer­ica, where one girl’s dream and a sur­prise visit from a mys­te­ri­ous leather-jack­eted, gui­tarplay­ing stranger help a small town to dis­cover the magic of ro­mance and the power of rock & roll. Among the 24 songs fea­tured in the score are clas­sics like “Heart­break Ho­tel,” “Love Me Ten­der,” “Don’t Be Cruel,” “Can’t Help Fall­ing in Love,” and of course the ti­tle tune, “ALL SHOOK UP!”

The show runs Novem­ber 29 through De­cem­ber 4. All per­for­mances start at 7:30 in the Kalei­do­scope The­atre. Tick­ets are very rea­son­ably priced and should be pur­chased in ad­vance. You can order tick­ets by go­ing on the Kalei­do­scope The­atre web­site or by phon­ing 823PLAY(7529). Please come out and sup­port this awe­some pro­duc­tion. We prom­ise you will have a great time.

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