Two dozen Elvis classics shake up All Shook Up, now playing at the Palace Theatre. The musical -- fresh from a successful Broadway run -- tells the story of a small-town girl who falls for a 50s-era greaser who looks, sings, and wiggles his hips just like the King. Heartbreak Hotel, Jailhouse Rock, and A Little Less Conversation guide the way.
Like Footloose, All Shook Up is mostly about sticking it to the Man. After leather-jacketed Chad drives his sputtering motorcycle into town and the local mechanics garage, the way-uptight residents have a hissy. Only the mechanic, Natalie, digs his rebel ways. So she dons a fake beard and a hair-hiding hat, and becomes Ed, Chads faithful sidekick . . . till he falls in love with her. Believe it or not, Joe DiPietro and Christopher Ashleys award-winning play is based on Shakespeares Twelfth Night.
Sundays, 1 & 6:30 p.m.; April 17-20, 7:30 p.m.; Wed., April 18, 1:30 & 7:30 p.m. Starts: April 15. Continues through April 22