A dreary 1950s American town will soon be brought to life in spectacular style – by none other than Co Meath’s Ratoath College.
Staging a must-see production of Joe DiPietro’s Elvis-infused All Shook Up, the musical begins next Wednesday October 21, and runs for three nights.
Packed full of much-loved hits, All Shook Up opens just as Chad, a suave heartbreaker armed with a guitar, is released from the Jailhouse Rock.
Soon, the local mechanic’s daughter Can’t Help Falling In Love with the drifter – with hilarity ensuing when she decides to get close to him by dressing as one of the guys... right down to those Blue Suede Shoes.
All under the direction of Deborah Dalton and James Ward, with choreography by Aisling Toher, the talented cast includes 2014 Meath’s Got Talent winner and former Late Late Toy Show performer Hannah Roddy, who takes on the role of Henrietta.
Meanwhile, Luke Farrell plays Chad, with Clíodhna Moore captivating as Natalie.
Describing the musical hit – which made its Broadway debut a decade ago to rapturous reviews – as “infectious,” Ms Dalton, head of production and musical director, adds that the “dance number are incredibly impressive”.
“It promises to be a great night out,” she says.
And director Mr Ward continues: “All Shook Up is laugh-out loud funny.”
“That and we have an incredibly strong cast this year. We’re really excited to be able to showcase such a high standard of local acting and singing talent.”
Ratoath College Principal Oonagh Prendergast is delighted to present the school’s production of Joe DiPietro’s All Shook Up from Wednesday October 21 until Friday October 23.
Beginning at 7.30pm sharp in the sports hall on the college’s campus at Jamestown
Avenue, Ratoath, Co Meath, the production will conclude at 9.30pm.
Tickets are priced at €8 for students and €10 for adults, and are available for purchase in advance from the college, with a limited number for sale on the night of each performance.
For more information, please contact:
Landline: 01 8254102