All Shook Up

July 13 – 19

FOOLS FALL IN LOVE

Set to the hits of the King of Rock and Roll himself, Elvis Presley, this musical will have you dancing in your “Blue Suede Shoes” all night long. Inspired by Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, the music is all Elvis, and the result is a night of hilarious and enchanting 1950s fun. When Chad, the mysterious hip-swiveling roustabout arrives in town, suddenly everyone’s lip-curling and all shook up with secrets, music and love.

Performances start at 8:15 p.m.


All Shook Up is jukebox musical built around a number of songs made famous by Elvis Presley; but it is NOT a biographical revue. The story is inspired by William Shakespeare’s play Twelfth Night.Set in 1955 somewhere in middle America, things get “all shook up” when the mysterious leather-jacketed, guitar-playing Chad rolls into town to get his bike repaired. Tomboy Natalie falls head over heels for Chad and soon most everybody is falling in love with someone who loves somebody else. Through the progression of romantic yearnings, deception and disguise, the town discovers the magic of romance and the power of rock n’ roll. And of course, all the couples get sorted out in time for the finale.

All Shook Up made its Broadway debut in 2005, and among the 24 songs featured in the score are classics like “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Love Me Tender,” “Don’t Be Cruel,” “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” and the title tune.  The show is fast-paced and upbeat, and the result is a night of hilarious and enchanting 1950s fun.

Language

The words hell, damn and dammit are each used.

Violence

The town mayor, Matilda, tells the sheriff Earl to cock his pistol.

Drug/Alcohol Use

Several lines of dialogue reference alcohol.

Mature Content

Several songs and lines of dialogue contain references to seduction and physical attraction. Characters occasionally allude to sexual situations and make suggestive remarks.

The mayor, Matilda, expresses racial prejudice when her son falls in love with a black girl.

After being seduced by a girl in disguise, rock n’ roll “roustabout” Chad starts to question his sexuality.

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 Center Boxes (C-6) $637 $95 4%
 Side Boxes (7-10) $581 $90 8%
 Terrace A (A-M) $448 $74 14%
 Terrace A (N-Y) $329 $58 19%
 Terrace B (A-M) $231 $44 25%
 Terrace B (N-Y) $112 $31 48%
 Terrace C $77 $15 28%
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Cast


CAROLINE BOWMAN (Natalie Haller/Ed)

is thrilled to make her Muny debut! She was last seen on Broadway as Elphaba in Wicked. She was also in the original cast of Kinky Boots on Broadway. She has been seen in national and international tours of Evita (Eva Perón), Spamalot (Lady of the Lake), Grease (Rizzo) and Fame (Carmen). She had the honor of reprising the title role in Evita with the Vancouver Opera. Recently, she made her solo concert debut at 54 Below in New York City and can be seen around the country performing with various symphonies and cabaret venues. She is forever grateful to Soffer/Namoff Entertainment and Innovative Artists for believing in her. www.carolinebowman.net

TIM ROGAN (Chad)

National tours: Camelot (Lancelot), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Gaston). Regional: A Funny Thing Happened… (Miles Gloriosus), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Trevor Graydon), Billy Elliot (Tony Elliot), The Rocky Horror Show (Brad Majors), Big Nate (Artur Pashkov), The Fantasticks (El Gallo), The Rocky Horror Show (Rocky), Grease (Danny Zuko). TV: Younger.

FELICIA FINLEY (Miss Sandra)

recently brought to life Sally in Fancy, a new musical based on the song written by Bobbie Gentry. Credits: The Wedding Singer (Linda), Smokey Joe’s Café, The Life, Mamma Mia! (Tanya), The Wild Party, The Bubbly Black Girl…, Aida (Amneris). National tours: Jesus Christ Superstar, Jekyll & Hyde. Regional: Saved, An American in Paris, Happy Days, Divorce Party, as well as productions at NY City Center Encores!; Playwrights Horizons, Goodspeed, Paper Mill Playhouse, Ogunquit Playhouse, Theatre Under the Stars and John W. Engeman Theater. Felicia released her solo debut album, Great Mood for a Tuesday to critical acclaim (You can get on iTunes!).

LIZ MIKEL (Sylvia)

is delighted to return to The Muny. Previous Muny credits include: Seussical (The Sour Kangaroo), Hairspray (Motormouth Maybelle). Liz originated the role of Hetaira in Lysistrata Jones on Broadway. She is most known for her portrayal of the no-nonsense Corinna ‘Mama Smash’ Williams on NBC’s Friday Night Lights. Other TV/Film credits include: Welcome Home, Roscoe JenkinsPast LivesDallasThe Secret Life of Walter Mitty and Get On Up. She is a resident acting company member at Dallas Theater Center and a recipient of the prestigious Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship.

HOLLIS RESNIK (Mayor Matilda Hyde)

is so happy to be back at The Muny after appearing in The Addams Family. National tours: Les Misérables, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Mother Superior in Sister Act. Recently she played Amanda in The Glass Menagerie at Milwaukee Rep. Other credits: Judy Garland in Over the Rainbow at MRT, Candide, A Little Night Music (Goodman Theatre), Big/Little Edie in Grey Gardens (Philadelphia Theatre Center), Light in the Piazza (Arena Stage), and  Carlotta in Follies at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. A recipient of the 2012 Lunt Fontaine fellowship, the Helen Hayes Award, and 12 Jeff Awards in Chicago.

MICHELE RAGUSA (Mayor Matilda Hyde)

Broadway: Young Frankenstein, Urinetown, Ragtime, Titanic, A Class Act, Cyrano. Off-Broadway: Adrift in Macao (Primary Stages, Lortel/Drama League nomination, Barrymore Award), Titanic 20th Anniversary Concert (Lincoln Center), Craving for Travel (Playwrights Horizons). Regional: Mame, Hello Dolly!, Cake Off, A Funny Thing Happened…, Little Dancer, The King and I, Spamalot, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Gypsy, Sweeney Todd, Boeing, Boeing, Annie, Noises Off, Lend Me a Tenor, Singin’ in the Rain, Into the Woods, Kiss Me, Kate, The Drowsy Chaperone, Company, Mary Poppins, Guys and Dolls, The Cottage and The Full Monty. www.micheleragusa.com and @MRagusaNYC on Twitter.

LARA TEETER (Jim Haller)

a veteran song and dance man, is currently a Professor of Theatre and head of the Musical Theatre Program at the Webster Conservatory. He has performed in opera houses, national tours and many Broadway shows, including the 1982 revival of On Your Toes, for which he received a Tony nomination. Lara has performed on the Muny stage since 1990 in such classics as Singin’ In the Rain, Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid. For the Variety Children’s Theatre, he has directed and choreographed eight shows including last year’s Beauty and the Beast which earned him a St. Louis Critics Circle nomination for best choreography. He and his wife, Kristen, are the proud parents of Charlie, Elizabeth, Katherine and Maggie.

JERRY VOGEL (Sheriff Earl)

Muny: Pirates!, Shrek The Musical, Fiddler on the Roof. Recent: To Kill a Mockingbird (The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis), The Winter’s Tale (Shakespeare Festival St. Louis), Old Wicked Songs (New Jewish Theatre), Shining City (Upstream Theater). Regional: The Black Repertory, Insight Theatre Company, Mustard Seed, The Actor’s Studio, Cincinnati Playhouse, Great Lakes Theater, The New Theatre, Historyonics, Theatre Project Company and Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre. Jerry also made his feature film debut in the Oscar nominated Up in the Air. A proud member of AEA since 1984.

BARRETT RIGGINS (Dennis)

is a recent University of Michigan graduate and thrilled to be making his Muny debut. NY Music Festival: Summer Valley Fair. Regional credits include Grease (Doody), A Little Night Music (Henrik) and Dogfight (Bernstein). University credits include The Flick (Sam), American Idiot (St. Jimmy) and A Man of No Importance (Alfie). Barrett is also an accomplished songwriter who has performed at numerous university venues. Thanks to his family and friends for their endless support. Proud new member of AEA.

CIARA ALYSE HARRIS (Lorraine)

is a Miami, FL native currently obtaining her BFA in musical theatre at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM). Recent credits: Children of Eden (Eve, CCM), American Idiot (Alysha, CCM), Jesus Christ Superstar (Soul Girl, Music Theatre Wichita). She is beyond thrilled to be making her Muny debut!

PAUL SCHWENSEN (Dean Hyde)

is from Vermilion, Ohio. He is a recent graduate from the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music, earning a BFA in musical theatre. Some of Paul’s favorite roles include Footloose (Ren), A Chorus Line (Al), Hairspray (Link), Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour), Beauty and the Beast (Gaston), Happy Days (Richie Cunningham), The Sound of Music (Rolf), and Oklahoma! (Curly). Paul has performed Tony in West Side Story and Sky in Guys and Dolls for the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra in Guangzhou, China. He also studied at The Joffrey Ballet and The Lou Conte Dance Studio in Chicago.

Claire Avakian

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Beth Crandall

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Chloé O. Davis

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Paul Ianiello

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Wonza Johnson

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Phillip Johnson-Richardson

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Sean Harrison Jones

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Ben Lanham

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Sarah Lynn Marion

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Halle Morse

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Will Porter

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Nkeki Obi-Melekwe

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Drew Redington

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Kaitlyn Louise Smith

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April Strelinger

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Josh Walden

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Creative Team


DAN KNECHTGES (Director)

Muny: Mamma Mia! (2016), Hairspray (2015) and Seussical (2014). Broadway: Lysistrata Jones (Direction and Choreography), Xanadu (directed by Chris Ashley, Tony nomination, Drama Desk nomination), Sondheim on Sondheim, 110 in The Shade (starring Audra McDonald) and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (directed by James Lapine). Off-Broadway includes: Clinton the Musical, Tail! Spin!, My Favorite Year, Lysistrata Jones, Merrily We Roll Along for Encores!, Vanities and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Second Stage (Lucille Lortel nomination). Additionally: First Date (Blumnethal Charlotte, NC), How To Succeed (TUTS), Me & My Girl (Maltz Jupiter), Saturday Night Fever (Drury Lane Chicago), Waterfall (Pasadena Playhouse/The 5th Avenue Theatre), Give It Up! (Dallas Theater Center), Vanities (TheatreWorks Palo Alto), Guys and Dolls (Playhouse Square Center), Elf (Pioneer Theatre), Boys from Syracuse (Centerstage Baltimore), Godspell (Paper Mill Playhouse). Film and TV choreography: Todd Solondz’s movies Dark Horse and Palindromes, Fatboy Slim’s music video It’s a Wonderful Night, White Collar and the 2011 TVLand Awards. BFA in musical theatre, Otterbein College.

JESSICA HARTMAN (Choreographer)

is absolutely thrilled to return to The Muny after working on Mamma Mia! (2016), Hairspray (2015) and Seussical (2014). On Broadway, she served as the associate choreographer for Lysistrata Jones and was the assistant choreographer, dance captain and swing for The Boy From Oz, starring Hugh Jackman. Off- Broadway/NY credits: Waterfall (Associate), Somewhere in Time (Associate), Showtune (Assistant Director/ Choreographer), Citizen Ruth (Associate), Break Out in Song (Director/Choreographer). Other choreography credits include Elephant and Piggie: We Are In A Play (Kennedy Center/national tour and upcoming at The New Victory in NYC); How to Succeed (Associate/TUTS), West Side Story and Beaches (Associate/Signature Theatre), Next to Normal (Choreographer/Centerstage), Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Assistant/Arena Stage), Carousel (Assistant/Goodspeed) and new shows for NCL and Carnival Cruise Lines. Jessica is the Artistic Director of Broadway Theatre Connection. BFA from FSU. Gratitude to Mike, Megan, my parents, Jason and my girl, Em.

CHARLIE ALTERMAN (Music Director)

returns to The Muny where he served as music director for the productions of Young Frankenstein (2016), Hairspray (2015), Chicago (2012) and Legally Blonde (2011). Broadway music director credits include Pippin, Godspell, Next to Normal, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me (music director/actor) and Legally Blonde (associate conductor). Tours: Next to Normal (music supervisor) and Grease (US/Asia). Off-Broadway favorites: Almost Heaven: Songs of John Denver and Silence!: The Musical. Regional includes: The Old Globe, TUTS, La Jolla Playhouse, Arena Stage, Trinity Rep, Huntington Theatre and nine seasons with the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Concert appearances include shows with Brooke Shields, Frankie Avalon, Emily Skinner, Dana Reeve, Billy Porter, Carol Woods and Ken Page. Upcoming: Half Time, previously seen in Chicago as Gotta Dance.

LUKE CANTARELLA (Scenic Designer)

makes his Muny debut! His work has been seen numerous times at the Repertory Theater of St. Louis, including last season’s Follies (St. Louis Theater Circle award). Regional: A.R.T., Yale Repertory Theater, Seattle Rep, Asolo Rep, among many others. Opera: Street Scene, Don Giovanni, La traviata, The Rake’s Progress (Peabody Opera Theatre), La clemenza di Tito (Wolftrap) and the world premiere of Louis Karchin’s Jane Eyre at the Center for Contemporary Opera. Internationally, he’s designed in London’s West End, Amsterdam, Sibiu, Vienna and Cairo. Additionally, Luke creates projects in design ethnography, a hybrid form that uses design thinking as a tool for social-science research. Associate professor of design at Pace University.

LEON DOBKOWSKI (Costume Designer)

For The Muny: The Wizard of Oz, Mamma Mia!,  Hairspray, Seussical (St. Louis Theater Circle Award), Tarzan (Judy Award), Spamalot.  Other design credits include Mary Poppins, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Paper Mill Playhouse), South Pacific (Asolo Repertory), The Weir, The Dead 1904 (Irish Rep), The Little Mermaid, Legally Blonde (Music Theatre of Wichita), The Wiz (Maltz Jupiter), Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic (Disney Live), George M. (Westchester Broadway), Romeo and Juliet (Yale Rep), Peter and the Starcatcher (Weston Playhouse), Claudio Quest (NYMF, Outstanding Overall Design).  MFA Yale School of Drama.  www.LeonDobkowski.com

JOHN LASITER (Lighting Designer)

Muny: Music Man (2016); Wizard of Oz (2016); My Fair Lady (2015); Oklahoma! (2015); Billy Elliot (2014); Hello, Dolly! (2014); South Pacific (2013); The King and I (2012); Broadway: High starring Kathleen Turner. Off-Broadway: Make Me a Song: The Music of William Finn, Alarm Dog Repertory Company, Blue Light Theatre Company and Music-Theatre Group. Regional: Actors Theatre of Louisville, Arena Stage, Arizona Repertory Theatre, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Center Stage (Baltimore), Cincinnati Playhouse, Cleveland Play House, Dallas Theater Center, Florida Stage, George Street Playhouse, Geva Theatre Center, Goodspeed Musicals, Hartford Stage, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, New Mexico Repertory Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse, Pioneer Theatre Company, Pittsburgh Public Theater, South Coast Repertory, Syracuse Stage, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Virginia Stage Company. Opera: Eos Orchestra, The Curtis Institute of Music, Glimmerglass Opera, Manhattan School of Music, Opera Delaware, Opera Carolina and Skylight Opera Theatre. For more information, visitwww.johnlasiter.com

JOHN SHIVERS (Sound Designer)

Credits include: The Muny (2015 – 2017 seasons), Pretty Woman (in development), Cirque du Soleil’s Paramour, Kinky Boots (2013 Tony Award recipient), Bonnie & Clyde, Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway, Sister Act, 9 to 5, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Little Mermaid, Tarzan, In My Life and Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays. International: The Secret, Tarzan, Das Wunder Von Bern, The Lion King (Shanghai) and (Singapore), Regional: Moonshine, Harmony, The Nutty Professor, Tales of the City, Emma, Robin and the 7 Hoods. Associate credits: The Lion King, Mary Poppins, The Producers, Hairspray, Aida, Titanic, How to Succeed in Business… (’95), The Who’s Tommy, Guys and Dolls and The Buddy Holly Story. Other credits: Savion Glover, Dionne Warwick, Burt Bacharach, Gregory Hines and engineering at Electric Lady Studios. John has a gem of a daughter Ruby.

DAVID PATRIDGE (Sound Designer)

Broadway: Holler If Ya Hear Me, Soul Doctor. US tours: Flashdance, Mamma Mia!; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat. Regional: The Muny – 2015 and 2016 seasons, First Wives Club, Harmony, The Nutty Professor, Emma, Robin and the 7 Hoods, Sammy, Ace, Beauty and the Beast, Singin’ in the Rain, Sweeney Todd, Miss Saigon. Off-Broadway: Gigantic. International tours: Das Wunder von Bern. Associate sound design: Paramour, Kinky Boots, Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway, Leap of Faith, Bonnie & Clyde, We Will Rock You, Sister Act, Come Fly Away, 9 to 5, The Little Mermaid, Mamma Mia!; Tarzan, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and In My Life. David is a recipient of the Kevin Kline and Suzi Bass awards for Outstanding Sound Design of a Musical.

GREG EMETAZ (Video Designer)

is delighted to be returning to The Muny after designing Mamma Mia! last summer. Other work includes: the world premiere of Bel Canto at Chicago Lyric Opera, Dolores Claiborne at San Francisco Opera, 27Champion and The Golden Ticket at Opera Theatre Saint Louis. He’s also the director of short films Bowes Academy (NC Gay + Lesbian Film Fest Jury award), Get the F K Outta Paris!Death by Omelette (SNCF Prix Du Polar Finalist and Hong Kong Mobile Film Awards Silver Medalist) and music videos Eating 4 Two and Butt Drunk (Friar’s Club special Jury Award, iTVfest Best Director award), co-directed with Amanda DeSimone. He’s created behind-scenes documentaries for Julie Taymor’s The Tempest, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark and numerous productions at OTSL.

KELLEY JORDAN (Wig Designer)


LARRY SMIGLEWSKI (Production Stage Manager)

returns to The Muny for The Little Mermaid and All Shook Up! after stage managing last season’s The Wizard of Oz and Mamma Mia!. Tours: Two seasons on the national tour of White Christmas, stage management supervisor for the Chinese tour of The Sound of Music. Recent regional: The King and I starring Rachel York (Dallas Summer Musicals), The White Snake (Baltimore Center Stage), Gypsy starring Sally Mayes, Ragtime on Ellis Island featuring Brian Stokes Mitchell. Off-Broadway: Cagney, Sex Tips…; As a professor, Larry spent four years teaching stage management and directing at Sam Houston State University and West Chester University. MFA, University of Houston and BA, Marymount Manhattan College. Upcoming: First national tour of School of Rock.