'All Shook Up' Elvis Musical Comedy Opens Wednesday!

'ALL SHOOK UP' THE BROADWAY MUSICAL FUELED BY THE SONGS OF ELVIS PRESLEY

RIDES INTO FORT LAUDERDALE AT

THE BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

NOVEMBER 22 – DECEMBER 3

(Photos by Carol Rosegg)

STARRING Susan Anton, JOE MANDRAGONA AND Jenny Fellner

AS PART OF THE 2006-2007 SEASON OF

STANFORD BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA – FT. LAUDERDALE

PRESENTED BY FLORIDA THEATRICAL ASSOCIATION

FT. LAUDERDALE --- Combining all-time favorite Elvis Presley songs with a surefire rock'n'roll story, ALL SHOOK UP, the musical that hit Broadway last season, will ride into the Broward Center for the Performing Arts November 22 – December 2 as part of the 2006-2007 Stanford Broadway Across America – Ft. Lauderdale season presented by Florida Theatrical Association.

Headed by new-comer Joe Mandragona along with Jenny Fellner, fresh from Broadway's Mamma Mia and TV, stage and screen favorite Susan Anton, ALL SHOOK UP tells the romantic tale of how a young girl's dream comes true when a guitarplayin' roustabout rides into a square state and turns the town upside down with his hip-swivelin', lip-curlin'and sexy song singin'. The clever book is by Joe DiPietro ( I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change), with direction by Tony Award-nominee Christopher Ashley ( The Rocky Horror Show), and features 24 Presley classic hits songs including "Heartbreak Hotel", "Burning Love", "Jailhouse Rock", "Blue Suede Shoes," "It's Now or Never," and "Don't Be Cruel." Sergio Trujillo, who is currently represented on Broadway with the hit musical "Jersey Boys," choreographs this well tuned hot-rod musical and guarantees to have your entire family jumpin' out of their blue suede shoes!

Stanford Broadway Across America – Ft. Lauderdale presents ALL SHOOK UP at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts

November 22 – December 3 with performances Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 8pm, Sunday evenings at 7:30pm and matinees Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm with additional performances Wednesday Nov 22 at 2pm, Friday November 24 at 2pm and Tuesday, Nov 29 at 8pm. THERE ARE NO PERFORMANCES ON THANKSGIVING DAY, NOVEMBER 23.


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Beau Higgins Currently spending his time between New York and Florida, Beau was born to a theatrical family in Brooklyn. He studied drama at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute and at HB Studios. He studied theater singing with Julia Sperratore and Helen Gallagher. Beau later taught drama at the Lincoln Center Square for the Arts. It was at this time Beau began working with the Theater Development Fund and helped found New York's famed HALF PRICE TICKET BOOTH. Early in his career, Beau was screen tested and contracted for Warner Brothers. He co-hosted, an early cable variety series on Manhattan's Teleprompter channel. At this time he directed the Johnny Specca musical, SEX IS..? at the Lincoln Center Library Theater. Beau has performed Off-Broadway in FAT FELL DOWN, The Comic Strip Theater's LITTLE LULU AND THE INVISIBLE INK and WILL THE REAL ZOOPERMAN PLEASE STAND UP. Around the country he has delighted audiences with his performances in ANYTHING GOES, THE APPLE TREE, GUYS & DOLLS, and HELLZAPOPPIN! He sang for New York audiences at such cabarets as The Duplex and Upstairs at the Downstairs. He has had numerous television appearances but is most proud to have been a winning contestant on the game shows JACKPOT and THE $20,000 PYRAMID.


 
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