All Shook Up, a new musical comedy inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley, will begin previews Sunday, February 20, 2005, and open Thursday, March 24, 2005, at Broadway’s Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway at 47th Street). Directed by Christopher Ashley, with a book by Joe DiPietro, musical direction and arrangements by Stephen Oremus, and choreographed by Ken Roberson, ALL SHOOK UP will receive it’s world premiere in Chicago in a five-week, pre-Broadway engagement at Chicago’s Cadillac Palace Theatre, December 19, 2004 through January 23, 2005.
All Shook Up stars Tony Award winner Jarrod Emick (currently starring in The Boy From Oz) and Jennifer Gambatese (currently starring in Hairspray), in a cast of 30.
A new musical comedy set in 1955, ALL SHOOK UP is not a biographical revue. All Shook Up is a burnin’ new musical comedy that tells the story of a small town girl who dreams of hitting the open road, and the guitar-playing roustabout who brings romance, rebellion and rock 'n' roll into her life. ALL SHOOK UP features such classics as “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Burning Love,” “Love Me Tender,” “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Blue Suede Shoes,” “A Little Less Conversation,” “Hound Dog,” “Don't Be Cruel,” and of course, “All Shook Up.” Get ready to be All Shook Up!
ALL SHOOK UP will feature scenic design by David Rockwell, costume design by David C. Woolard, lighting design by Tony Award-winner Donald Holder, and sound design by Brian Ronan. The musical director for ALL SHOOK UP is August Eriksmoen, with orchestrations by Michael Gibson. ALL SHOOK UP received a developmental production at Goodspeed’s Norma Terris Theatre in May of 2004, prior to its Chicago world premiere.
For more information, please visit the official site.