Audiences “Can’t Help Falling in Love” with All Shook Up ... ?· Audiences “Can’t Help Falling…

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<ul><li><p> Audiences Cant Help Falling in Love with All Shook Up </p><p>at Dunfield Theatre Cambridge </p><p>Friday,June24,2016</p><p>CAMBRIDGEThankyou,thankyouverymuch!Audiencesarejumpingoutoftheirbluesuedeshoesasthefunfilled50smusicalcomedyAllShookUpdancesontothestageattheDunfieldTheatreCambridgeforthreeweeksonly.InspiredbyandfeaturingthesongsofElvisPresley,thislivelymusicalromancehaseverybodyfallinginlovenowtoJuly10.</p><p>AllShookUpisasurefirecrowdpleaser,saysAlexMustakas,ArtisticDirectorofDraytonEntertainment.Itsfunny,upbeatandpackedwithgreattunesthatwillappealtoallgenerations,notjustthosewhogrewuponElvismusic.</p><p>BasedlooselyonthestorylineofShakespearesTwelfthNight,AllShookUpisinspiredbyElvissinfluenceonearlyrocknrollandtherebelliousyouthcultureofthefifties.LikeTwelfthNight,thestorycentresonnumerouslovetrianglesandfeaturesayoungwomantryingtopassherselfoffasaboy,inordertogetcloseraparticularguy.</p><p>Its1955andtomboymechanicNatalieHallerhasbigdreamsofescapingherrigidMidwesttownwhere loudmusic,publicneckingand tightpantshavebeenoutlawed.Lifegetsa littlemoreexcitingwhenChad,arebellious,guitarplayingbadboy rides into town.Hisbike ismakingweirdnoises,andNatalieinsistsshecanrepairit,hopingChadwilllookherway.Unfortunately,heonlyhaseyesforMissSandra,thelovelymuseumcuratorwhoistheobjectofeverymansaffection. Inhopesof earninghisadmiration,Nataliedisguisesherselfas EdandbefriendsChad.Willshewillhisheart?</p><p>Nataliesnottheonlyonelookingforlove.Chadsarrivalchallengesthevaluesandrelationshipsoftheentiretown.Itseemslikeeverybodyisfallinginlovewithsomebody.Whollfallinlove?Youllhavetoseeittofindout!</p><p>DanielleWade,whowonravereviewsforherportrayalsofSophieinMammaMia!andAnneinAnne of GreenGables, delivers another standout performance asNatalie, themotherless girlsearchingforloveandadventure.Herpluckyperformanceisbothwhackyandwistful,andherstellarvoicesoarsonfamiliartuneslikeALittleLessConversationandFoolsFallinLove.</p></li><li><p>PatrickCookproveshehastheElvistypemagnetismtomakesaudiencesswoonhestrutsandswivelshishipsinrequisitePresleymannerasthemotorcycleridinghunkofburninglove,Chad.Cookhas the looks, themovesand thecharismaofabonafideheartthroband theknockoutvoiceofa50srocknrollcrooner,whichisparticularlyevidentonnumberslikeJailhouseRock,AllShookUpandIDontWantTo.CookandWadehavepalpable chemistryand theirflawlessvoicesblendbeautifullyontheduetsFollowThatDreamandLoveMeTender.</p><p>FreshfromheracclaimedperformanceasDonnainMammaMia!,BlytheWilsonturnsheadsasMissSandra,theseeminglyprimandpropermuseumcuratorturnedMonroeesquesiren,whohasfallenforsomeonewhoisntquiteasheseems.ColinSheenshinesasNataliesnerdyanddevotedbestfriendDennis,whoisperpetuallysecondfiddleandhasasecretcrushonher.HisyearningrenditionofItHurtsMeisahighlight.</p><p>In her Drayton Entertainment debut, Vanessa Sears is earnest and lovable as 16yearoldLorraine,whojustcanthelpfallinginlovewithDean,thesonoftheuptightMayor,playedbyaboyishandcharmingGrahamParkhurst.TheforbiddenromancebetweenLorraineandDeanisasweetstorylinetheirduetItsNoworNeverisatendermoment.</p><p>JenniBurkebringsher signature sassypersona to the roleofSylvia,Lorrainesnononsensemother and the owner of SylviasHonkyTonk,whos got burgeoning feelings for a certainsomeone.</p><p>SheldonDavisshowsoffhisfinetunedcomictimingasJimHaller,Natalieswidowedfatherwhofindshimselfinvolvedinromanticpursuitsofhisown.DavisandCookmakeahilariousduowhentheytakeontheclassicsongDontBeCruel.</p><p>KarenWoodisfunnyandforthrightasthestrictMayorMatildaHyde,whois horrifiedatthetownsslippingmorality.WoodscomedicfacialexpressionsareinfineforminheruproariousrenditionofthewellknowntuneDevilinDisguise.FunnymanNickSettimielicitsplentyoflaughsastheMayorshenpeckedSheriff,Earlwhodotesonher.</p><p>ChristyAdamson,SamDiGuiseppe,GraemeGoodhall,MarkHarapiak, JudyKovacs,ErikMarkewich,SarahMatton,JadeRepeta,ChristineWatsonandTyrellWitherspoonroundoutthetalentedensemble.</p><p>ThestellarcastisinskilfulhandswithDirectorLeeMacDougall,whobringsoutthebestineachperformermakingthislivelygemsparkle.MacDougallkeepsthepaceswiftandthecomedylightensuringthatthisentertainingproductionispackedwithgreattunes,greatmovesandgreatfun.</p><p>MusicDirectorSteveThomasleadsatopnotchbandthroughthefunfilledscore,invokingthespiritandcomplexityofElvissrichmusicallegacy.Theatregoerswillbedelightedasthisjukeboxmusical explodes into fullthrottled joywith renditions ofElviss greatest hits classics likeHeartbreakHotel,CantHelpFallinginLove,HoundDogandmany,manymore.</p><p>ChoreographerMike Jacksonenhances the joyfulspiritof theproductionwithenergeticandathleticchoreographythatsuitstheperiodandkeepstheaudienceengaged.</p></li><li><p>AllanWilbeeseraappropriatesetdesignaptlyconveysvarioussettingsfromtheautoshoptoSylviasHonkyTonk,theMuseumGardens,andtheOldFairgrounds.Thecreativescenery isenhanced by Jeff JohnstonCollins vibrant lighting design. Costume Designer AdrienneVranckaertcreatesacolourfularrayoffiftiesfashionsthatmatchtheproductionseffervescentatmosphere.</p><p>WithastorypennedbyJoeDiPietro(Memphis,OvertheRiverandThroughtheWoods,ILoveYou,YourePerfect,NowChange),AllShookUppremieredonBroadwayatthePalaceTheatrein2005.Thehitjukeboxmusicalcontinuestobeperformedaroundtheworld.</p><p>AllShookUpisproudlysponsoredbyJGGroupofCompanies.MediaSponsorsare1460CJOY,Magic106.1,andForeverYoungInformation.TheDesignSponsorsareEVOKitchenandubuHair&amp;Body.The2016SeasonMediaSponsorisCTV.</p><p>Dontmissyourchancetogetallshookup!Thishipswiveling,lipcurlingmusicalfantasyisonstagethroughJuly10attheDunfieldTheatreCambridge.</p><p>Regularperformanceticketsare$44.00foradults;$26.00foryouthunder20yearsofage.HSTisapplicable to all ticket prices. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Dunfield TheatreCambridge,onlineatwww.dunfieldtheatrecambridge.comorbycallingtheBoxOfficeat(519)6218000ortollfreeat1855drayton(3729866).</p><p>-30- </p><p> Formoreinformationpleasecontact:AmandaKind,MarketingManager</p><p>DraytonEntertainmentamanda@draytonentertainment.com</p><p>Phone:(519)6215511ext.235</p></li></ul>

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