Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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March 15, 2012

Get All Shook Up! at the Playhouse this spring

CROSSVILLE — Get ready for a hip-swiveling, lip-curling, rock ‘n’ rolling good time as the Cumberland County Playhouse presents All Shook Up! It’s 1955, and a square little town in a square little state in the middle of a square decade is about to be changed forever. Natalie, a young mechanic, dreams of love, adventure and of one true love who’ll take her away from her dreary surroundings. Natalie’s best friend Dennis has long had a secret crush on her. Since the mayor outlawed everything that’s fun, it seems like the whole drab town is singing the blues.

Suddenly, the monotony’s broken by the roar of a motorcycle as a handsome guitar playing stranger named Chad rides into town. Natalie’s instantly smitten. Dennis is crushed. Chad’s arrival has a dramatic effect on everyone. Old attractions are revived and new love blossoms like wildflowers in spring. Overnight, the whole town seems to transform from black and white to color. But the mayor is not about to stand idly by and watch all her careful plans unravel.

As multiple mistaken identities, romance, dancing and — gasp! — rock ‘n’ roll turn the town upside down, everyone converges on the abandoned amusement park — the symbol of the mayor’s obsession to ban all things fun — for a final confrontation.

Will true love prevail? Will the power of music win the day? Will this small town in the Midwest survive getting All Shook Up? Fueled by dozens of Elvis Presley’s greatest hits, this new musical will have your entire family jumpin' out of their blue suede shoes!

All Shook Up! opens on the Playhouse Mainstage March 16 and runs through May 12. It’s sponsored by the Conference Center at Fairfield Glade and is rated PG.

The Sound Of Music (rated G and sponsored by Comfort Suites, Holiday Inn Express and Hampton Inn) runs on the Playhouse Mainstage through April 6. Currently in the Adventure Theater are Driving Miss Daisy (rated G, sponsored by Dr. Stanley Bise, MD) through April 14 and The Moving of Lilla Barton (rated PG) through May 25. Coming to the Mainstage on April 13 is the hilarious musical Cowboys, rated G, sponsored by The Beef & Barrel, The Blind Zebra, and Red’s Ale House. Tickets may be purchased online at www.ccplayhouse.com or by calling (931) 484-5000. Tickets and information are also available for selected concerts at Crossville’s Palace Theatre, Shanks Center for the Arts benefit Cabaret on March 31, Southern Symphonic Brass, and other events. All CCP productions are made possible through sponsor support, with additional support provided by the Tennessee Arts Commission.

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