Get ‘All Shook Up’ when Elvis Hits The Grand on Feb. 9-10

February 3, 2011

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Billie Rampley
(478) 301-2933

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MACON – Elvis will be in the building for the latest installment of The Grand Opera House’s Broadway Series. The rock-and-roll Elvis hit “All Shook Up” comes to The Grand Opera House on Wednesday-Thursday, Feb. 9-10, at 7:30 p.m. in downtown Macon. Tickets are $41-$45 and can be purchased through Mercer Ticket Sales at (478) 301-5470 or online at www.TheGrandMacon.com.
 
Combining all-time favorite Elvis hits with a whole new story full of hilarious twists and turns, “All Shook Up” is surefire fun for rock-and--roll rebels of all ages. It’s “Footloose,” “Grease” and “Happy Days” all rolled into one zany story.
 
It’s a square little town until a hip-swivelin,’ guitar-playin’ roustabout kick starts this high energy retro musical that will have everyone jumpin’ out of their blue suede shoes. A young mechanic named Natalie dreams of escaping her quiet Midwestern life. When a tall, handsome motorcycle-riding stranger with blue suede shoes and a guitar strapped to his back rides into town in search of a mechanic, Natalie’s whole life changes. She falls instantly in love with the new stranger, but he won’t give her the time of day. So Natalie disguises herself as “one of the guys” to get closer to him. But as Chad brings romance, rebellion and rock–and-roll into the town, he only has feelings for the shapely Miss Sandra who runs the local museum. Mistaken identities and outlandish who-loves-who mix-ups ensue and the town suddenly bursts to life and creates a feel-good story of crazy love triangles with laugh-out-loud comedy.

This is not an Elvis tribute show – it is better. There are high-energy dance numbers and the show features 25 of The King’s greatest hits, including: “Love Me Tender,” “Heartbreak Hotel,” “One Night With You,” “Teddy Bear,” “Hound Dog,” “That’s All Right,” “It’s Now or Never,” “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Don’t Be Cruel,” “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” “A Little Less Conversation,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Fools Fall in Love” and “Burning Love.”

The Grand Opera House
A performing arts center of Mercer University, The Grand Opera House is a historic 1,000-seat theatre located at 651 Mulberry St. in downtown Macon, Ga. The Grand brings the very best in live, professional performing arts and entertainment to Central Georgia. In addition to its popular Broadway Series of nationally-touring productions and its GrandKids Arts Education Series for elementary, middle and high school students, The Grand hosts a variety of special events throughout the year. It is also home to the Macon Symphony Orchestra, the Central Georgia Opera Guild and The Nutcracker of Middle Georgia. For a complete schedule of upcoming performances, contact Mercer Ticket Sales at (478) 301-5470 or visit www.TheGrandMacon.com.

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