LATROBE, PA – The Saint Vincent College Players will present four performances of the musical, “All Shook Up,” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 17, Friday, Feb. 18 and Saturday, Feb 19, with a matinee performance on Sunday, Feb. 20 at 2 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center of the Robert S. Carey Student Center on the Saint Vincent campus.
Tickets are all general admission and will be available beginning one hour prior to each show in the box office of the Performing Arts Center. The theatre doors will open 30 minutes prior to the start of each performance. The cost is $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. Saint Vincent students, faculty, staff and Benedictines will be admitted free with valid ID.
“All Shook Up” is a 2004 American jukebox musical with music from Elvis Presley featuring a book by Joe DiPietro. The musical premiered on Broadway in 2005 and closed later that same year. It is a story of love and passion with a little mix of comedy. It features many classic songs including "One Night With You," "Heartbreak Hotel," "Love Me Tender," "Don't Be Cruel" and "Blue Suede Shoes."
The SVC Players production will be directed by Greggory Brandt, Assistant Professor of Theater and director of stage and Summer Theater. "The students have been rehearsing since the semester began and it's been challenging given our current pandemic times, but we're all up to the challenge, he said. “There's an amazing amount of talent here at SVC and this musical showcases all 28 students involved. What better way to celebrate Valentine's Day—come out and enjoy this fun and energetic musical."
Leslie Hanson will serve as the choreographer, Beth Steinberg will serve as the costume designer, Hazel Braun will serve as the music director and Christopher Plummer will serve as the set designer.
The cast includes:
The ensemble of women includes:
The ensemble of men includes:
The ensemble of women dancers includes:
Hannah Cole, a senior chemistry major from Parkville, Maryland, will serve as stage manager, and Madison Dean, a junior psychology major from Pittsburgh (15202), will be the assistant stage manager.
Given the evolving situation concerning the COVID-19 pandemic, all visitors to Saint Vincent College are required to wear a mask while indoors, regardless of vaccination status. Guests will be required to follow all COVID-19 mitigation strategies set forth in the Saint Vincent Health and Safety Plan while on campus. For the latest information about these protocols, please visit https://www.stvincent.edu/resources/covid-19-updates/index.html.
PHOTO: "All Shook Up" Poster
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