All Shook Up rocks Entire Elvis production created by Broadway Camp students
All Shook Up—inspired by and featuring the music of Elvis Presley—is a hip-swiveling, lip curling musical comedy, rocking straight out of 1950s middle America, replete with a guitar-strumming roustabout riding into a small town square, changing everything and everyone he meets.
All Shook Up is at Proctors, 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5 and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6. Tickets, $10, are available at the Box Office at Proctors, 432 State Street, Schenectady; by phone at 518.346.6204; and online at proctors.org.
Featuring a book by Broadway’s Joe Di Pietro (I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, Memphis and Nice Work If You Can Get It), All Shook Up—an updated spoof of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night—hops with the title tune as well as “Jailhouse Rock,” “Love Me Tender,” “Don’t Be Cruel,” “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Burning Love” and so many more.
What makes this School of the Performing Arts at Proctors production of All Shook Up truly unique is that it has been staged, from the ground up, by young artists as part of a greatly expanded Broadway Camp program.
Under the guidance of director Steven Yuhasz and select professional mentors, students have built the sets, sewn the costumes and planned the lighting cues; they populate the orchestra, the running crew and, of course, make up the bright, talented cast.
Rarely have young artists been given the opportunity to work together on a fully-produced MainStage show, especially one that will dazzle and delight in equal measure
“This is a unique, bold step,” says Education Program Manager Grace Janiszewski. “It marks the first time the School of Performing Arts, in partnership with Capital Repertory Theatre, has rolled our Broadway camps into a full production, rather than a workshop. This is the real thing, and our students are learning how to mount a Broadway-style stage show right here in Schenectady.”
Director Steven Yuhasz is available for interviews; the media is invited to attend and photograph rehearsals, and speak with Broadway Camp attendees, by arrangement with Publicist Michael Eck.
For more information about All Shook Up and the School of Performing Arts at Proctors various summer offerings, contact Education Program Manager Grace Janiszewski at 518.382.3884, ext. 150.
All Shook Up at Proctors is sponsored by M&T Bank