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