Performing Smarts Auditions for Student Production of “All Shook Up”

Performing Smarts announces auditions for student production of

All Shook Up


Co-Directed/Co-Choreographed By:  Eric Shovah and Heather D’Arcy
Produced By:  Marlene Countermine
Musical Direction By:  Linda Zannitto
Stage Managed By: Regina Baker
Set Design By: Eric Shovah
Costume Design By: Debbie Lummis
Technical Direction By: Geoff Miller
Assistant Directors: Jesse Holland and Lauren DiCocco

Audition Dates/Times:
Thursday, May 18th (Sign-in at 6:00pm, Auditions from 6:30-9:30pm) or
Friday, May 19th (Sign-in at 6:00pm, Auditions from 6:30-9:30pm)
Additional Call Backs as Needed on May 20th (2:00pm)

Audition/Performance Location:
Heatly High School (171 Hudson Ave., Green Island, NY 12183)

Performance Dates:  August 4-6, 2017


Auditions are open to students currently in 4th – 12th grade.

If cast, anyone under the age of 18 will be requested to have a parent/guardian consent form signed to participate.

Please prepare 16-32 bars of music from a Broadway Musical (bring sheet music – in the correct key). No a capella singing or singing with an MP3/CD!  Also, come prepared to dance and/or engage in some physical movement.  Some auditioners may be asked to read from the script or sing from the show.

Please bring a calendar of conflicts to the auditions.  Rehearsals will begin immediately after Memorial Day.

Show Synopsis:  It’s 1955, and into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing roustabout who changes everything and everyone he meets in this hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy that’ll have you jumpin’ out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as Heartbreak Hotel, Jailhouse Rock, and Don?t Be Cruel.  The story is a loose adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night set to the hits of Elvis Presley.  The Bard meets the King in this electrifying musical comedy.

No roles are precast and the show provides an opportunity for students across the Capital Region!

Cast of Characters:

Natalie Haller – a young woman and an excellent mechanic.  She is much more at home in greasy overalls than a dress.

Chad – a great-lookin’, motorcyclin’, guitar-playing, leather jacketed roustabout.

Jim Haller – Natalie?s widowed father.  Middle-aged and messy, he still longs for his wife.

Sylvia – the no-nonsense owner of Sylvia’s honkey-tonk

Lorraine – Sylvia’s teenage daughter – pretty, smart, and a total romantic.

Dennis – an awkward young man.  He aspires to be a dentist.

Miss Sandra – the beautiful, intellectual caretaker of the town’s museum.

Mayor Matilda Hyde – the town’s very conservative mayor.

Dean Hyde – Matilda’s teenage son.  He has spent his youth at military boarding schools and he has never disobeyed his mother.

Sheriff Earl – the law in town and a man of not many words.  He loyally follows the Mayor wherever she goes.

Male and Female Ensemble – play an assortment of townspeople.  The show features a very active chorus and featured dance ensemble.

The directors welcome any questions.  To reach them, please email both at and

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