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Carpenter Performing Arts Center, CSULB
6200 Atherton Street Long Beach, CA 90815
562-985-7000
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16 reviews
5 stars
attended Mar 02 2008

All Shook Up was an energy romp from the first note to the curtain call. Every actor was strong and had excellent voices. It was first class from the costumes to the set to the many pairs of blue suede shoes. Great show.

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18 reviews
87 stars
attended Mar 08 2008

Hilarious, tuneful and memorable. A great performance of a fun, new show. Delightful.

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8 reviews
2 stars
attended Mar 07 2008

This was a great show. I saw it on Broadway a few years ago MTW's production was just as good if not better! The ensemble numbers were outstanding and all of the soloists were incredible. I liked the show so much I went back to see it for a 2nd time

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Musical Theatre West is delighted to present the first U.S. regional production of the Joe DiPietro hit Broadway musical _All Shook Up _at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach.

_All Shook Up, _loosely based on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, tells the all-new story of a square little town in the middle of a square state in the middle of a square decade where a lonely young girl dreams of hitting the open road. Into her life rides a guitar-playing roustabout who changes everything and kick-starts a hip-swivelin’, lip-curlin’ musical fantasy that will have you jumping out of your blue suede shoes.  All Shook Up contains 25 of Elvis Presley’s greatest hits, including “All Shook Up”, “Jailhouse Rock”, “Blue Suede Shoes” and “Love Me Tender”. Combining all-time favorite Elvis hits with a whole new story, _All Shook Up _is surefire fun for rock ‘n’ roll rebels of all ages!

Derek Keeling (NBC’s Grease: You’re the One That I Want_) and Bets Malone (_The Marvelous Wonderettes) will star as Chad and Natalie.  Rounding out the all star cast are Barry Pearl (Doody in the Paramount feature film Grease), Cynthia Ferrer (MTW’s Thoroughly Modern Millie), Tracy Lore (MTW’s The Full Monty), Gwen Stewart (original Broadway cast, Rent_), Sabrina Sloan (_American Idol) and John Massey (MTW’s The Full Monty, The Pirates of Penzance).  MTW’s Associate Artistic Director Steven Glaudini will direct, with choreography by Ovation award winning choreographer Lee Martino and musical direction by Michael Borth. 

About the Ticket Supplier: Musical Theatre West

Musical Theatre West is one of Southern California's oldest and most respected regional musical theatre companies and draws more than 60,000 patrons to Long Beach's Carpenter Performing Arts Center. Now in its 60th season, Musical Theatre West is the fastest growing arts organization in Long Beach and is dedicated to preserving musical theatre as a unique American art form.