From Dec. 6 through 23, don’t miss The Players Centre for Performing Arts’ third Wilde Broadway Series show, the fun musical romp All Shook Up, inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley with a book by Joe Dipietro. What happens when you take one great Shakespeare story (Twelfth Night) and every great Elvis Presley song? You have the makings of Rock ‘n’ Roll Musical Theatre heaven. So, “Don’t Be Cruel,” grab that “Hound Dog” and “Love Me Tender,” this holiday season. Because, everyone needs a hunka hunka “Burning Love” for Christmas.
Story: A small Midwestern town is thrown into a frenzy with the arrival of Chad, a good-looking, motorcycle-riding roustabout, who rides from town to town with a guitar on his back, blue suede shoes on his feet, and a song in his heart. Repressed by their conservative mayor, the town begins to come alive once more under Chad’s influence. Lovers meet, woo, pursue, and more, all in one zany night that will change the town forever. All Shook Up is a rocking, heartwarming tale about following dreams, opening up to love, and the power of music.
Directed by Helen Holliday with help from Stage Manager Alisha Vail, choreography by Brian Finnerty and musical direction by Berry Ayers, costumes by David Walker, lighting design by Ethan Vail and set design by Kyle Ransbottom, this upbeat, crowd pleaser will have you singing right along!
Dec. 6 – 23, 2018
Dec. 5 at 7:30pm – Preview Night
Dec. 6 at 7:30pm – Opening Night
Dec. 8, 11-13, 15 and 20-22 at 7:30pm
Dec. 9, 15-16 and 23 at 2pm
$14 Students 24 and under with valid ID
Groups of 10 – 24 25% off ($20.25 each)
Groups of 25 – 74 30% off ($18.90 each)
Groups of 75 or more 35% off ($17.55 each)
Chad – Charlie Logan
Natalie – Caitlin Ellis
Sylvia – Phyllis Banks
Lorraine – Bailey Scott
Jim – Kelly Leissler
Dennis – Jason Ellis
Sandra – Vera Samuels
Matilda – Debbi White
Dean – Josh Devine
Earl – Jerry Rudd
Ensemble – Annika Bush, Miriam Roeming-Engle, Ally Duffy, Raina Khatami, Katelyn Goneau, Zoe White, Gayle Foster, Kasey Ferace, Peter James, Sharon Bartley, Keely Karalis, Linda Roeming, Jamon Buie, Jay Bowman Understudy Chad/Dean/Dennis – Brian Finnerty
Director – Helen Holliday
Choreographer- Brian Finnerty
Music Director – Berry Ayers
Managing Artistic Director – Jeffery Kin Production Manager – Alyssa Goudy Costumes – David Walker Set Design – Kyle Ransbottom Lighting Design – Ethan Vail Stage Manager – Alisha Vail Props – Derek Dutcher Technical Director – Ken Junkins Asst. Tech Director – Matt Neier AVE – Josh Linderman
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About The Players Centre for Performing Arts The Players Centre for Performing Arts is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to presenting diverse, high quality, popular theatrical performances that entertain and captivate. The overall intent is to stimulate, enrich and educate the entire community. Its Main Stage features the Broadway Series, SNAP (Something New At the Players) and Summer Sizzler Series. Backstage at the Players is home to more thought-provoking, eclectic pieces. In addition to providing entertainment to the community, The Arnold Simonsen Players Studio offers a wide range of education and outreach programs for children and adults.
The Players Centre For Performing Arts
838 N. Tamiami Tr., Sarasota FL 34236, 941-365-2494, Fax: 941-954-0282 www.theplayers.org. Box Office: Mon-Sat, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., and one hour prior to curtain time.
The Players Box Office is located on Tamiami Trail between 10th Street and Blvd. of the Arts.
For additional information please contact Amanda Heisey at email@example.com or at (941) 365- 2494