2022 Senior Drama Production

The music of Elvis Presley
Book by Joe DiPietro

All Shook Up! is a jukebox musical that intertwines Elvis Presley and Shakespeare in a light-hearted musical love story. Take the music and rebellious ethos of Elvis Presley and add in a storyline based on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, with just a dash of Romeo and Juliet for extra spice

Inspired by and featuring the music of ELVIS PRESLEY

Book by JOE DIPIETRO

All Shook Up is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide 1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York, NY 10036 (866) 378-9758

Recordings of any kind, including videotaping, digital phone videoing, or audio recording, of this production, are strictly prohibited!

Creative Director’s Notes

Leeanne McLim

Where to begin? First off, this show is the first musical CA has done in over 2 years. The Creative Team started rehearsals in November when the performing arts were shut down again and we were challenged to find new ways to be together and rehearse. Many would say that the star of this show is the music. Those incredible songs made famous by Elvis were arranged beautifully for musical theatre performers. But really, the stars of this show have been this incredible, resilient, and committed group of cast, crew, and creative directors. What you are about to see tonight, is not just a labor of love on so many levels, but also a lesson in leadership, mentorship, community, and learning from each other. The product of this show truly represents the heart of what we do at CA.

The Senior School drama department has been blessed this year with an outstanding Creative Team. One could say we “Can’t Help Falling in Love” with each and every one of them for the insights they all brought to this production. Becky Funk and Jane Conrad spent hours with our singers working on every harmony and rhythm because these beautiful arrangements are not easy. The color and energy in this show come from the choreography – that incredible joy we could all use right now just exploding through that fourth wall. Our choreographer, Hayley Jonason, with her magic approach to musical theatre choreography, not only gave the kids the skills they needed to perform but also gave them the courage and confidence to stand tall on that stage as you see them now. Our two student choreographers, Anne-Marie and Allison, took the lead as Dance Captains but also helped to create some of the choreography you will see. Charlotte Nixon and Andrew Rigby helped to bring the play to life with their focus on storytelling, characters, and motivation. They managed this both online and in-person, dividing groups and making accommodations with all the rehearsal restrictions. And of course our student director, Lindsay C. with her outstanding organization skills and commitment to doing all things excellent. Her insight and detailed directing style is responsible for the success of this show. Of course, our incredibly detailed student Stage Manager, Kai W., has kept us all in line in times when we needed the most direction. The incredible paintings, props, and cartoon-feel to the show, bringing all the dimensions to our otherwise flat set were created by the talented Jamie Lafond. We wanted to use colour and lights creatively to not just illustrate location, but to represent the light and hope these townspeople begin to experience—particularly relevant in this moment as we are all beginning to have hope and start to see the light at the end of this pandemic. Bob Tolsma, with his photography students, captured the moments and smiles we have been so excited to see on our student’s faces as they lit up the stage after so long. And the cast. We had so much to overcome. But through it all, this cast has become a family, a team. There is nothing that can compare to a cast and crew that has become a true family both on stage and off. And when you hear the music, you will hear that these performers are all in: vulnerable, transparent, and real. Performing straight from their hearts.

Over the past few weeks, I have heard the students singing Elvis in the hallway. I have even heard staff begin to hum some of the tunes you will hear tonight. At first, some found it tremendously ironic that All Shook Up was chosen for this year come back musical. But, you will see tonight that at the heart of All Shook Up are the themes of taking risks, challenging the status quo, and falling in love. When questioned, people think of the 1950s as being America’s “Golden Age.” However, the problems of gender inequality, racial discrimination, religious limitations, and homophobia were swirling in this country’s undercurrent and waiting to surface. The driving music of Chuck Berry, Ray Charles, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Elvis was not only reflective of that discontentment but also of the hope that there were better days ahead. This message of joy, pain, and resolve resonated around the world. So what is this show really about? Why did we choose to do this show? Well, in more ways than one, this show is driven by LOVE. Love is Love, and it has been a joy to watch this group of performers learn to love themselves, each other, and all humans no matter their unique differences. You can feel the pulse of it vibrating through each actor, each of our creative team members, and each of our student creators. It creates a palette that is bright with a variety of reds, yellows, oranges, greens, purples, and always, always BLUE! Even if you aren’t a fan of Elvis (or William Shakespeare), we hope that you respond to the love that permeates through this entire production. And as in the words of Elvis Presley, “if I can dream of a warmer sun, where hope keeps shining on everyone” then I too know that that sun will appear. There is hope. And who knows? Perhaps in a couple of days, you will find yourself humming an Elvis tune, as well.

Leeanne McLim
Production Creative Director, Drama Teacher

Song Credits

“Love Me Tender” by Elvis Presley and Vera Matson; published by Elvis Presley Music (administered by Cherry River Music Co. and by Chrysalis Songs) (BMI).

“Roustabout” by Bill Giant, Bernie Baum and Florence Kaye; published by Elvis Presley Music (administered by Cherry River Music Co. and by Chrysalis Songs) (BMI).

“Heartbreak Hotel” written by Elvis Presley, Mae Boren Axton and Tommy Durden; published by Sony/ATV Songs LLC, dba Tree Publishing Co. (BMI).

“One Night” written by Dave Bartholomew and Perl King; published by Elvis Presley Music (administered by Cherry River Music Co. and by Chrysalis Songs) and by Sony/ATV Songs LLC (BMI).

“C’mon Everybody” written by Joy Byers; published by Gladys Music (administered by Cherry Lane Music Publishing Company Inc. and by Chrysalis Music) (ASCAP).

“Follow That Dream” words by Fred Wise, music by Ben Welsman; published by Warner Chappell Music Inc. on behalf of Chappell & Co. Inc. (ASCAP) and by Spirit Two Music Inc. on behalf of Erlka Publishing (ASCAP).

“Hound Dog” written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller; published by Gladys Music (administered by Cherry Lane Music Publishing Company Inc. and by Chrysalis Music) and by Universal-MCA Music Publishing (ASCAP).

“Teddy Bear” written by Kal Mann and Bernie Lowe; published by Gladys Music (administered by Cherry Lane Music Publishing Company Inc. and by Chrysalis Music) (ASCAP).

“That’s All Right” written by Arthur Crudup; published by Crudup Music and Unichapel Music, Inc. (BMI).

“Devil in Disguise” written by Bill Giant, Bernie Baum and Florence Kay; published by Elvis Presley Music (administered by Cherry River Music Co. and by Chrysalis Songs) (BMI).

“It’s Now or Never” written by Aaron Schroeder and Wally Gold; Published by Rachel’s Own Music (administered by Cherry Lane Music Publishing Company, Inc. and by Chrysalis Music) (ASCAP).

“Blue Suede Shoes” written by Carl Perkins; published by Wren Music Co. Inc. on behalf of Carl Perkins Music, c/o MPL Communications, Inc. (BMI).

“Don’t Be Cruel” written by Otis Blackwell and Elvis Presley; published by Elvis Presley Music (administered by Cherry River Music Co. and by Chrysalis Songs) and by EMI Music Publishing (BMI).

“Let Yourself Go” written by Joy Byers; published by Gladys Music (administered by Cherry Lane Music Publishing Company Inc. and by Chrysalis Music) (ASCAP).

“Can’t Help Falling In Love” written by George David Weiss, Hugo Peretti and Luigi Creatore; published by Gladys Music (administered by Cherry Lane Music Publishing Company Inc. and by Chrysalis Music) (ASCAP).

“All Shook Up” written by Otis Blackwell and Elvis Presley; published by Elvis Presley

Time and Place

A small, you-never-heard-of-it town
Summer of 1955

MUSICAL NUMBERS
Jailhouse Rock…………………………….Chad, Prisoners, Warden
Heartbreak Hotel…………………………..Henrietta, Dennis, Barflies, Sylvia, Lorraine, Natalie, Jim
Roustabout…………………………………Chad
One Night ………………………………….Natalie
C’mon Everybody………………………….Ensemble
Follow That Dream…………………………Chad, Natalie
One Night With You………………………..Chad
Teddy Bear/Hound Dog……………………Chad, Sandra, Dennis, Natalie
One Night With You………………………..Jim
That’s All Right……………………………Chad, Dennis, Lorraine, Dean, Sylvia, Ensemble
It’s Now or Never……………………………Dean, Lorraine, Ensemble
Love Me Tender……………………………..Chad
Love Me, Tender…………………………….Natalie
Blue Suede Shoes…………………………Natalie, Chad, Dennis, Ensemble
Don’t Be Cruel………………………………Chad, Jim, Ed
Follow That Dream (Reprise)……………………Ed
One Night With You…………………………Sandra
Let Yourself Go……………………………..Sandra, Statues
Can’t Help Falling in Love………………….Ensemble

15 Minute INTERMISSION

All Shook Up………………………………….Ensemble
It Hurts Me…………………………………….Dennis, Ensemble
A Little Less Conversation………………….. Ed, Girls
The Power of Love……………………………Jim, Chad, Sandra
All Shook Up (Reprise)…………………………….Sandra
I Don’t Want To…………………………………Chad
Devil in Disguise………………………………Matilda, Angelettes, Devilettes
There’s Always Me……………………………Sylvia
If I Can Dream……………………………Chad, Lorraine, Dean, Ensemble
Can’t Help Falling in Love (Reprise)………..Earl, Jim, Sylvia, Matilda
One Night With You…………………………Sandra, Dennis
Fools Fall in Love/The Wedding……………Natalie, Townspeople
Burning Love…………………………………Ensemble
Bows…………………………………………..Ensemble

Cast of Characters

Chad ……………….Jack V./Jonny M.
Natalie Haller ……….Kelti P./Kenzie B.
Lorraine……………….Tiegan W./Sarah T.
Dennis……………………..Caleb H./Robert L.
Mayor Matilda Hyde……..Tanya B.
Sheriff Earl…………………Riley K.
Dean Hyde………Levi L./Grace N.
Sylvia………Anne-Marie S./Leiba K.
Jim Haller…………..Mauricio G./Nick S.
Miss Sandra………………….Allison D./Cary S.

Featured Ensemble:
Henrietta/Townsperson……………………….Olivia P.
Warden/Bus Driver/STatue/Townsperson……………Liam P.
Spotlight Dancer/Statue/Townsperson………………..Sydney H.

Creative Team and Technical Crew

Directors: Andrew Rigby, Charlotte Nixon, Lindsay C., Leeanne McLim
Stage Manager: Kaia W.
Backstage Managers: Amy S., Verin M., Jack B.
Musical and Vocal Directors: Becky Funk and Jane Conrad
Technical Director: Leeanne McLim
Costume Supervisor: Leeanne McLim
Costume Design and original costumes: Shirley McLim
Student Costume Assistants: Olivia Y., Taylor D
Choreographer: Hayley Jonason
Assistant Choreographers: Anne Marie S. and Allison D.
Lighting Designer: Cairine C.
Set/Prop Design: Jamie Lafond, Leeanne McLim
Sound Supervisor: Jason Valleau
Sound Operator/Sound FX: Will P.
Microphones: Andrew S.
Makeup; Amy S., Katie A., Megan F.
Follow Spot Operator: Baraa N., Leeanne McLim
Original Digital Projection Designer: Deanna Parker
Additional Digital Projection Designer: Simon L., Leeanne McLim
Set and Prop Crew: Jonny M., Will P., Verin M., Sadie T., Ivy M., Olivia P.
Running Crew: Leah B., Thomas L.
Slide Operator: Leeanne McLim, Barah
Booth Technical Support: Jason Valleau
Poster Design: Leeanne McLim
Cast Photographer Coordinator: Bob Tolsma
Cast Photographers: Grace S., Paige R., Amy S.
Production and Promo Team: Yvette, Jordan, Patricia

To read our Creative Team’s biographies, click here.

Cast Shout Out

These are written from the cast and tech crew to each other other!

To our Technical Team: Thank you for lighting up the stage with all your help. From microphones, to costumes, to backstage managers, to stage management, a show is not a show without the icing on top! And you are not just the icing, you are the cherry too!

Lindsay: We are so proud of you and are amazed at how much you have grown and matured into a spectacular director. No matter where your dreams and talents lead you, we will always be there to support you and cheer you on!

To the cast: Congratulations on another great CA performance. We love watching you perform!

To the cast: Your energy and infectious smiles are a joy on stage to watch.

Anne-Marie and Allison: We are so proud of you and love to watch you dance. Continue to reach for the stars because you are definitely shining stars in our show. Thank you for all the beautiful choreography!

To the Creative Team: Thank you for bringing our stage back to life! We are so lucky at CA to have such an amazing team of talented, and dedicated teachers!

Will P.: You have been at every after-school music rehearsal, and every lunch set building rehearsal. Thank you for your talent and commitment!

Special Thanks

Patti and Tom O Brien for set and prop piece donations.

Simon Larter for picking up set pieces to props, from taping shoes to shopping for outfits you had no idea what to look for, and staying up late to help piece together last-minute cues!

Jen Hegge for being her fabulous self in helping add the finishing touches to our costumes.

Jason Valleau for jumping in and working with our sound crew! We are so grateful to have you on our team.

To the Auton family for fabulous set and prop donations to the CA theatre.

To the Coutts Family for help with the props.

To Lindsey C. for additional slide design.

Shirley McLim for her help and donations with the costumes.

Kaitlyn Parks for helping to organize our volunteers.

Roberta Rudin for always being our rock. You always find ways to help keep the whole team feeling loved and supported.

Administration for all their special accommodations to help make students feel supported and prepared.

The teachers of Calgary Academy for their understanding and flexibility with these tired, overworked, and underpaid actors,

Parents, we know that behind every great kid is an even greater parent. Thank you for your support!

The Calgary Academy Cast and Crew’s energy and commitment to making this show a success.

Lastly, we would like to give a special thank you to the Doll Family for their generous donation to improve our drama theatre equipment. Their gift has not only benefited The Black Box Theatre, but all students at Calgary Academy advance their technical skills and the arts.