Community invited to get ‘All Shook Up’ at school play, March 11-12

HOT SPRINGS – The Hot Springs Schools Drama Department has been busy rehearsing for the past several weeks to bring a fun new musical comedy to the community entitled “All Shook Up,” which will be performed next Thursday and Friday, March 11 and 12 at the Mueller Civic Center Theatre, beginning at 7 p.m. each night.

This play is being presented in cooperation with the Southern Hills Community Theatre.

Unlike the school’s fall play, this spring performance is unable to be broadcast by livestream due to copyright issues. Those attending, are asked to wear masks due to COVID-19  precautions.

“All Shook Up” is built around a number of songs made famous by 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, guitar-playing stranger help a small town to discover the magic of romance and the power of rock & roll. Among the many 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.

Cast members include:

Chad – Carl Massa

Dennis – Craig Gates II

Jim – James Erskin

Dean – Wyatt Ellis

Sheriff Earl – Brayden Nettifee

Natalie – Paetyn Van Bibber

Lorraine – Clancy Kimble

Sylvia – JeweliAnna Weekley

Sandra – Tonah Alexander

Mayor Matilda – Bethany Niles

Henrietta, Bus passenger, statue – Faith Ngaira

Warden, Fella - Kallen Kutz

Fainter – Bailey Juhl

Statue, Curtains – Lovanna Blakey

Jailbird #1, Gal #1 - Rachel Rickenbach

Jailbird #2, Gal #2 – Brooke Harkless

Clerk – Elizabeth Myers

Customer – Genevieve Ambuul

Bus Driver, Statue- Zayne Evans

Townspeople – Serenity West, Paige Helgeson, 

Stage Crew:  Jake Johnson, Megan Walker, Luke Hayes, Nathaniel DuBois, Lillian Broyles, Kierra Coleman

Make up artist-Alexia Barndt

Lights: D’driq Star Comes Out

Sound: Pat DeSmet

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