Glasgow Light Opera Club

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All Shook Up

The music of Elvis comes alive in All Shook Up. Inspired by Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, All Shook Up follows a small Midwestern town that 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, heart warming tale about following dreams, opening up to love, and the power of music

 

All Shook Up Cast

Chad-David Yates

Natalie-Mhairi Caulfield

Lorraibe-Charlotte Burnside

Dean-Kai Simpson

Sylvia-Marelle Sturro

Jim-Bill Craig

Earl-David Brown

Matilda-Sandra Craig

Miss Sandra-Debbie Main

Dennis-Michael Donaghy

 

 

Prinicipals

  • Chad - David Yates
  • Natalie - Mhairi Caulfield
  • Lorraibe - Charlotte Burnside
  • Dean - Kai Simpson
  • Sylvia - Marelle Sturro
  • Jim - Bill Craig
  • Earl - David Brown
  • Matilda - Sandra Craig
  • Dennis - Michael Donaghy

Bar Flys

  • Emily Lynch
  • Emma Campbell
  • Colette McCarter

Backing Singers

  • Frank Miller
  • Lynne Wedgeworth
  • Sheena Brownlie
  • Sarah Laing
  • Beth Matson
  • Eilidh Lawson
  • Laura Harmon
  • Gary Crumlin

Dancers

  • Karen Brown
  • Emma Campbell
  • Emilly Currie
  • Eilidh Lawson
  • Christine Long
  • Emily Lynch
  • Collette McCarter
  • Laura McKay
  • Carol-Anne Thorburn
  • Louise Vulkan
  • Ronan Aguilera
  • James Arthy
  • Gary Crumlin
  • James Gordon
  • Leo Reilly
  • Jake Vulkan

Production Team

  • Director - Alasdair Hawthorn
  • Musical Director -Alan Fraser
  • Choreographer -Claire Brown
  • Stage Manager - Crawford Gray
  • Wardrobe Mistress -Marie Brown

Some facts about the song "All Shook Up!"
This was Presley's second-biggest hit in the US (after "Don't Be Cruel"/"Hound Dog"), spending eight weeks atop Billboard's Top 100 Singles chart and a ninth week at #1 on the Jukebox chart.


Songwriter Otis Blackwell wrote this on a dare. One of the owners of Shalimar Music (Blackwell's publishing company) wandered into Blackwell's office as he was struggling to create a follow-up to "Don't Be Cruel." As Al Stanton approached Blackwell, Stanton was shaking a bottle of Pepsi. Stanton said to Blackwell, "I've got an idea. Why don't you write a song called 'All Shook Up'?" According to Blackwell, the song was finished in a couple of days.


Billboard declared this the #1 single of 1957. "Don't Be Cruel" was #1 for 1956, the only time in the history of Billboard that the same artist recorded the #1 hit singles of two consecutive calendar years.


When this song was released, Presley was in the midst of an incredible hot streak. He had the #1 single for 25 weeks in 1956: "Heartbreak Hotel" (8 weeks), "I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" (1), "Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog" (11 weeks, both sides alternating at #1), "Love Me Tender" (5). He spent 25 more weeks at #1 in 1957 with: "Too Much" (3 weeks), "All Shook Up" (8), "Teddy Bear" (7), "Jailhouse Rock" (7).


In 2009 The Performing Rights Society announced this as the most-played Elvis song in public places in the UK