Yale students perform musical All Shook Up!

Yale Secondary Musical Theatre pays tribute to the king of rock ‘n’ roll in its upcoming production of All Shook Up!
The 1950s jukebox musical by Joe Dipietro is based on William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. It follows the comedic love triangle of a small-town girl who disguises herself as a man to get close to the guy she loves.

Connor Harrison (left) plays Chad and Shaylene Tielmann performs as Natalie in Yale Secondary’s musical theatre production of All Shook Up.

Connor Harrison (left) plays Chad and Shaylene Tielmann performs as Natalie in Yale Secondary’s musical theatre production of All Shook Up.

Yale Secondary Musical Theatre pays tribute to the king of rock ‘n’ roll in its upcoming production of All Shook Up!

The 1950s jukebox musical by Joe Dipietro is based on William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. It follows the comedic love triangle of a small-town girl who disguises herself as a man to get close to the guy she loves.

The show is inspired by the music of Elvis Presley and features more than two dozen hits including Don’t Be Cruel, Teddy Bear, Hound Dog and the title song All Shook Up.

“There’s lots of hilarity, missed opportunities, apprehension and misguided tries at the wrong person,” said show director Willis Taylor. “Expect high energy and lots of great music.”

All Shook Up! involves 60 cast and crew members. A series of record platters at varying heights set the stage, while poodle skirts, rolled-up jeans, leather jackets and slick hair pay tribute to the era.

The show opens at the Abbey Arts Centre on Sunday (Feb. 6) at 2:30 p.m. Performances also run Feb. 10-12 at 7:30 p.m., with additional school matinees on Feb. 7 and Feb. 8 at 10:30 a.m. Rock band The Authorities will perform a 30-minute pre-show.

Tickets are $15 at the Yale Secondary School office, or at the box office at Abbey Arts Centre before the show. For more information, call 604-853-0778.