All Shook Up

All Shook Up
Bendigo Theatre Company (Vic).

Elvis Presley collaborates with William Shakespeare to take a sparkling, energetic trip down memory lane in Bendigo Theatre Company’s latest musical, All Shook Up.
Twenty-seven of the King’s songs, the plot from the Bard’s Twelfth Night, a small town in Mid West USA, and we have an exciting, entertaining show that had the audiences really swinging along with the enthusiastic cast.
Melissa Harrington and James Black headed a bevy of talent, who sang wonderfully, danced their hearts out and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. With so many of the cast making their first appearance with BTC, it was quite an achievement to have everyone supporting one another, a great credit to all the production team. The dance routines were a highlight, bearing in mind, as with most community theatre groups, a fair majority of the cast are not trained dancers. All the musical numbers were handled particularly well, audiences singing along with a cast giving their all. There were obvious showstoppers, with the First Act finale, Can’t Help Falling in Love, one of the best.
Director/Chorographer Lisa Gellel and Musical Director Catherine Moore, proved to be a great team, well supported by imaginative sets, colourful costumes, clever props, lighting/sound and a back stage crew totally involved in another delightful regional theatre production.
John Trainor


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