ALL SHOOK UP to Open This Weekend at TexARTS, 2/1

ALL SHOOK UP to Open This Weekend at TexARTS, 2/1

A whole lotta shakin' will be goin' on when the music of Elvis Presley comes to life in the TexARTS Teen Musical Theatre Academy production of All Shook Up. This production is brought to the stage by the creative team of director Keenah Armitage (B'way's Jesus Christ Superstar, Aida) and choreographer Kiira Schmidt. Schmidt performed on Broadway in the recent revival of Follies and served as an assistant choreographer on NBC's Smash.

Playing February 1, 2, 8 and 9 at the Kam & James Morris Theatre at TexARTS, this musical comedy is a madcap mash up of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and the rock 'n roll, gospel, and rockabilly hits made famous by the King of Rock and Roll. Jarod Watters plays the rockin' rollin' roustabout who shakes thing up when he arrives in a 1950's small town. Maddie McKowen is the town's dreamer who falls under his spell. Among the many classics that will have you jumping out of your blue suede shoes are, "Love Me Tender," "Heartbreak Hotel," "Hound Dog," and "It's Now or Never."

TexARTS is a nonprofit performing and visual arts organization that offers year-round classes in acting, voice, visual arts and dance as well as completely staged youth and professional productions. All Shook Up performs Saturday, February 1 and 8 at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. and Sunday, February 2 and 9 at 1 p.m. Ticket are $15 and all ages are welcome. For more information about TexARTS, visit our website tex-arts.org. Tickets are available online or through the box office at 512-852-9079 x101.

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