Fairland High takes audiences back to rockin’ ’50s with ‘All Shook Up!’

May 9, 2019

PROCTORVILLE — Students from Fairland High School will offer the Proctorville/Huntington areas an amusing and entertainingly different way to think about the age of leather jackets and rock and roll when they present the musical “All Shook Up!” May 11-12 at the high school.

The show, featuring 20 students ages 15 to 18, will be performed at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, May 11, and again on Sunday, May 12, at the Fairland High School Cafetorium. Tickets are $8 for adults, kids/students $5 (kids under 5 are free) and are available at the door. On May 12, there will be a Mother’s Day special on tickets. Mothers will only pay $4 for the 2 p.m. show. A small number of tables will also be available each night for $40.

Auditions began in October and the first singing rehearsal was in November. Students have spent over 1,000 hours on this show, which is amazing considering how many are involved in multiple activities. The musical will feature over 20 of Elvis Presley’s most popular songs in a two-hour musical format. Students have worked on stage crew, painting backdrops, singing and acting for five months and are now ready to present their hard work to the public, director Christopher Shew said in a news release.

During weekly rehearsal, the students have collaborated on gaining a new perspective on the morals and the ethical issues these stories present.

“We think they deserve a standing ovation from the community for all their work,” said Freddie Gershon, CEO of Music Theater International (TRW). “TRW would like to join the creators of ‘All shook Up’ in applauding the unique ways that each student has contributed to the show, from performing to designing props, lights and scenery to assistant directing and working backstage.”

For more information about the show, email Christopher Shew, director at: CShew@fairland.k12.oh.us.