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Music will shake up the crowd at Athens Theatre
Rating: 2.4 / 5 (10 votes)  
Posted: 2013 Aug 02 - 06:19

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Winner of two Drama Desk awards, and a Theater World Award, "All Shook Up" is a sizzling summer musical that, starting on Thursday, Aug. 8, will bring Elvis' timeless tunes combined with a whole lot of humor to DeLand's historic Athens Theatre.

"All Shook Up, The Musical features an all local, Central Florida cast of more than 25 experienced actors from Flagler County, Volusia County and the Orlando/Sanford/Mount Dora area.

This 2004 American jukebox musical is based on William Shakespeare's play "Twelfth Night". Inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley, the "King's" music forms the backdrop for the musical. The story is about a mysterious, leather-jacketed stranger who shakes up a small Midwestern town (a square little town in a square little state) during the 1950s. See what happens when a guitar-playing, motorcyclin' roustabout changes everything and everyone he meets in this hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy that'll have you jumpin' in your blue suede shoes with such classics as "Heartbreak Hotel," "Jailhouse Rock," and "Don't Be Cruel."

The show opens at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 8 and runs through Aug. 18, at the Athens in Downtown DeLand.

Show times are 7:30 p.m. Aug. 8, 9 and 10 and Aug. 15, 16, and 17. Matinees will be at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 10 and 11 and Aug. 17 and 18.

All tickets will be available at AthensDeLand.com or by calling the box office at (386) 736-1500. Box office hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and one hour before live performances.

Tickets are $27 for VIP, $22 general admission, $19 senior, $10 for students and $18 for groups of eight or more.

A Thursday buy two-get-one free promotion is available for the Aug. 8 opening night performance only. Purchase online and use promo code: elvis.

For more information, call (386) 736-1500 or visit www.AthensDeLand.com.

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