Weekend Showcase: Park Center Senior High Presents ‘All Shook Up’
If you enjoy the songs of Elvis, you’ll like Park Center Senior High’s production of “All Shook Up.” The jukebox musical is the first time students have been back on stage for a show with a storyline since the pandemic began.
“It warms my soul. I don’t know how else to say it,” said artistic director Kate Kallevig.
Kallevig says since students hadn’t been on stage in two years, some of the preparation for this year’s show required some reminders.
“We’ve had to review some things, how do you stand on stage, project to the back of the house. There were lots of things that have been forgotten,” said Kallevig.
But Kallevig says that extra emphasis makes this show all the more special.
“To watch high school kids watch that and see that progression. I’m not sure there’s anything better to watch,” said Kallevig.
A Jukebox Musical
Since the show is a jukebox musical, chances are you are familiar with the music. The show “All Shook Up” features the songs of Elvis.
“The daughter Natalie works in fathers mechanic shop, and roustabout come to town, Elvis, and he comes to town and we see these different couples fall in love and renewed the music into their soul,” said Kallevig.
Senior Elin Youngquist plays the lead role of Natalie.
“It’s going to be such an exciting show,” said Youngquist. “Just the message that you can find love anywhere and in anyone and everyone deserves to be happy.”
Senior Conner Xiong plays Natalie’s father.
“What I like about this musical is there’s a variety of everything. There’s a lot of laughs, touching moments, moments that make you think. It’s what makes this musical very special,” said Xiong.
You can see “All Shook Up” on the stage at Park Center Senior High starting Friday, March 4. For tickets and showtimes, click here.