Riverdale Rising Stars to Present ALL SHOOK UP, 1/30-2/9

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Riverdale Rising Stars to Present ALL SHOOK UP, 1/30-2/9

The talented teens of the award-winning Riverdale Rising Stars present ALL SHOOK UP, a musical comedy featuring the hits of Elvis Presley, for a limited engagement of seven performances only. Rock & roll-loving audiences of all ages can catch this show January 30 - February 9, 2014.

In ALL SHOOK UP, It's 1955, and into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing roustabout who changes everything and everyone he meets in this hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy that'll have you jumpin' out of your blue suede shoes with the rock & roll classics of Elvis Presley, including "Heartbreak Hotel," "Jailhouse Rock," "Don't Be Cruel," "Can't Help Falling in Love," and many, many more!

Featuring a cast hailing from Riverdale, Yonkers, Upper Manhattan, and beyond, performances of ALL SHOOK UP will be held at the Riverdale YM-YWHA, located at 5625 Arlington Avenue (just off of Riverdale Avenue and West 256th Street), in Riverdale, Bronx, NY.

Except for the $10 preview performance on Thursday January 30, tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for seniors and students if purchased online at www.RiverdaleRisingStars.com, or $22 for adults and $14 for seniors and students if purchased at the door prior to showtime. Tickets are also available by calling Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006. For group sales, please email mraider@riverdaley.org

Riverdale Rising Stars Director of Artistic Programming Laurie Walton stages ALL SHOOK UP, which features choreography by Emily Walton and Laurie Berich, and musical direction by Justin Fischer. The design team includes Penny Margeotes (costumes), David Pentz (lighting), and Denise Eberly (sound).

ALL SHOOK UP, a musical comedy built around 26 songs popularized by Elvis Presley, premiered on Broadway in 2005, and has since become a favorite of high school, college, and regional theatres around the world. Tony Award-winning playwright Joe DiPietro (Memphis; I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change; Nice Work If You Can Get It) wrote the book for the musical, which is inspired by Shakespearean comedies like Twelfth Night.

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