Are you an Elvis fan? Love rock and roll? ALHS has a show for you.
The Avon Lake Performin’ Shoremen will present the hip-shakin’, juke box musical, All Shook Up, this weekend at the Dr. Daniel Ross Performing Arts Center.
The show, inspired by the songs of Elvis Presley, will feature music made famous by "The King," Elvis Presley.
The play is about a a sad, square town that is turned upside down when a guitar-playing roustabout, Chad Avon Lake High School senior, Tom Sweeney), rides in on his motorcycle looking for a mechanic.
The mayor’s strict rules against loud music and indecent behavior are broken as Chad touches an old jukebox, and it comes to life. Seeking love and adventure, Natalie (senior, Rachel Van Scyoc), the only female mechanic, dreamed of running away until she instantly falls in love with Chad. Little does she know that her best friend, Dennis (sophomore, Connor Sweeney), has had a secret crush on her for years.
Wanting to learn how to earn Natalie’s love, Dennis becomes a side kick for Chad while ensuring they aren’t getting too close. Shenanigans continue as Natalie dresses up as “Ed” and befriends Chad as a man to convince him to date her.
The play also features the smooth-talk the sultry museum curator, Sandra (senior, Meryl Juergens), Natalie’s widowed father, Jim (senior, Dylan Bomba), “Ed” Mayor Matilda (senior, Mikhaila Rice), her son Dean (sophomore Jack McDonough), and Lorraine (junior, Rebekah Dovci).
Plenty of Elvis' songs are performed imcuding Heartbreak Hotel, Jailhouse Rock, and Don't Be Cruel.
All Shook Up will be presented at 7 p.m. on April 18, 19, and 20 and Sunday, April 21 at 2 p.m.
Presale and senior citizen tickets are $8. Cost of tickets at the door is $10. For tickets call 440-930-8639.