We are so thrilled to bring ‘Rock & Roll’ to Hyde in March 2020. As we celebrate 80 years in musical theatre – All Shook is perfect for that party atmosphere we are bringing our audiences.
If you would like to take part in this unique production then we would love to see you at our ‘Get Together’ on Wednesday 21st August 2019 at the Queens Pubs in Hyde, time: 8.00pm. The Get together is to provide you with details of audition pieces and to register your interest. Please see Character Breakdown is provided below with an age range for each character.
The great news is there is no audition fee, but if you are successfully cast a role in All Shook Up you will be required to become a member of the society and pay membership fees.
HMS 2020 production – ALL SHOOK UP
Brief Synopsis: Loosely based on Shakespeare’s Twelfth night, and built around the songs made famous by Elvis Presley, All Shook Up is the tale of a small-town girl with big dreams and the motorcycle-riding stud she falls for. It’s 1955, somewhere in conservative middle America, and a surprise visit from a mysterious leather-jacketed, guitar-playing stranger turns this small town and its beliefs upside down with mistaken identities, love triangles and the power of rock & roll. With over 20 of Presley’s songs providing the musical score, this hip-swiveling jukebox musical is irresistible fun for rock ‘n’ roll rebels of all ages!
Soundtrack for All Shook Up the Musical is available on You Tube.
Get Together: Wednesday 21st August 2019. 8pm at The Queens, Hyde.
Full Cast Auditions: Sunday 15th September, 2pm – 5pm (please be available throughout these times)
Auditions held at: The United Church, Union Street, Hyde, Cheshire, SK14 1ND
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Director: Colin Ward
Choreographer: Charlotte Lavelle
Musical Director: TBC
Assistant Director: Nick Ward
We will be casting a limited number of youth cast members in the ensemble, there may be opportunities for youth performers in the roles of Dean and Lorraine. The minimum age for cast members in thus show is 14 years old. We will be casting both singers and/or dancers in the ensemble. While the ability to both sing and dance would be great, please consider auditioning if just singing or dancing is your strength!
Those auditioning are asked to come prepared to sing a song from the production or something in a similar style. Additionally, those auditioning will be asked to read from the script during the audition itself – Items will be provided at the ‘get together’ on Wed 21st August. An audition form will be sent to you prior to the audition day. Please bring a completed audition form to the audition.
Auditions will consist of: Singing / Acting audition – for those who wish to audition for a principle role. Choreography (all those auditioning are asked to wear comfortable clothes/shoes, bring jazz shoes if you have them – a dance / movement audition will take place)
The production will take place at Hyde Festival Theatre, Hyde SK14 1AB:
Wednesday 18th March 2020, 7.30pm
Thursday 19th March 2020, 7.30pm
Friday 20th March 2020, 7.30pm
Saturday 21st March 2020, 2.15pm & 7.30pm
Rehearsals will commence in November 2019 and take place from 7.45pm every Monday & Wednesday or Thursday evening, with additional Sunday Rehearsals through Feb / March 2020. Rehearsal venue is TBC, however location will be in Hyde. You may not be required at every rehearsal, however a schedule will be provided and your complete flexibility is required to gain the high standard we aim for.
We understand that most performers take part in more than one production. If you are committed to another production, please advise us at the get together or prior to attending.
Detailed Character Information:
Characters: please note, we have the ability to alter the vocal ranges for these roles. If you think you are “right for the part”, please audition for the role!!
Female 18-30 – A mechanic and small-town tomboy girl who dreams of more. Lusts after Chad. Dresses up as ‘Ed’ to get closer to Chad. Vocal: Alto with strong belt. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
Male 20-35 – The ‘Elvis’ character. A great-looking’, motorcycling, guitar-playing, leather-jacketed roustabout. A bad boy with natural charm. Vocal: Rock Baritone with solid F (but pops a few A flats). Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
Male 30-60 – Natalie’s widowed father, down-to-earth father. Vocal: Baritone (up to E flat). Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
Female 30-60 – The no-nonsense owner of Sylvia’s Honky-tonk Bar. Vocal: Strong belter (to B flat) with Gospel Riff (hi G). Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
Female 16-29 – Sylvia’s sassy, smart and sweet 16-year-old daughter. Vocal: Belt (Belt to C, gospel mix to hi F). Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
Male 20-39 – A wide-eyed, awkward, aspiring dentist. Natalie’s best friend and secret admirer. Vocal: Tenor (to B flat). Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
Female 20-39 – The beautiful, intellectual caretaker of the town’s museum of culture. She is in love with ‘Ed’. Vocal: Alto (vocal range E3 to E4). Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
Female 18-30 – The brassy, sensual barfly who is thrilled when the newcomer arrives in town. Often seen as Natalie’s encouraging sidekick.
MAYOR MATILDA HYDE
Female 30-60 – The town’s prim and proper conservative mayor. Vocal: Alto with strong belt (C3 – G4). Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
Male 16-29 – Mayor Matilda’s 16-year-old son, has grown up at a military boarding school. He never disobeys his mother. Vocal: Tenor (sings up to B sharp). Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
Male 30-60 – The law in Town. The Sheriff who secretly loves Mayor Matilda. He is a poker-faced man of few words. Vocal: Baritone with booming voice (sings up to E flat). Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
ENSEMBLE: strong, heavily used singing and dancing townspeople, etc. The ensemble is an integral part of this show and appears on stage in most of the scenes. We are planning for a small sized ensemble of both singers and dancers. There are several small speaking roles which will be cast out of the ensemble. The ensemble is also featured in solo, duet, trio, and pull-out roles (statues, devilettes, etc)
ALL SHOOK UP
Inspired by and featuring the songs of ELVIS PRESLEY
Book by JOE DIPIETRO
“ALL SHOOK UP” is presented through special arrangement with and all authorised performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW), 122-124 Regent Street, 5th floor, London W1B 5SA. www.theatricalrights.co.uk
Originally Produced on Broadway by Jonathan Pollard, Bernie Kukoff, Clear Channel Entertainment, Harbor Entertainment, Miramax Films, Bob & Harvey Weinstein, Stanley Buchthal, Eric Falkenstein, Nina Essman/Nancy Nagel Gibbs, Jean Cheever, Margaret Cotter, in association with Barney Rosenzweig, Meri Krassner, FGRW Investments, Karen Jason, Phil Ciasullo Conard. Originally produced for Goodspeed Musicals, Michael P. Price, Executive Producer, Sue Frost, Associate Producer.