Forge Theatre to Present ALL SHOOK UP by Joe DiPietro

by Patricia Bradford

“C’mon Everybody!” Put on those “Blue Suede Shoes” and “Let Yourself Go” as Forge Theatre opens its 57th Season with the rollicking, toe-tapping musical ALL SHOOK UP . The musical, with book by Joe DiPietro, is inspired by and features the music of Elvis Presley. It’s 1955, and into Square Town, USA rides a guitar playing “Roustabout” who changes everything and everyone he meets.

Director Tom Yenchick, Music Director Denise Wisneski, and Producer Christa Wisneski have assembled an exceptional cast of singers and actors who breathe new life into those well-worn standards such as “Jailhouse Rock”, “Love Me Tender” and “Can’t Help Falling in Love”. The hip-swiveling roustabout Chad, played by Nathaniel Swofford, is joined by fellow cast members Maria Leonetti (Natalie), Carey Rumpf (Jim), Nicole Napolitano (Sylvia), Abby Gould (Lorraine), Jordan Catagnus (Dennis), Melisse Weber (Miss Sandra), Kim Edmonds (Mayor Matilda Hyde), Zach Anderson (Dean Hyde) and Joe Beregi (Sheriff Earl). An impressive Ensemble includes Rosie Alleva, Mercedes Kathryn Duran, Ryan Edmonds, Tracy Flynn, Rachel Givler, Tom Groves, Richard Ledig, Cory McAdams, Kelly Murray, David Richman, Edwin Soto, Olga Skvortsova and Adam Van Aken. Rounding out the Production Team are Linda Blystone, (Stage Manager), Mercedes Kathryn Duran (Costumer), and Kelly Fitzgerald (Lights and Sound).

Performances for ALL SHOOK UP are September 7,8,14,15,21,22,23*,28,29,30*. Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm, with Sunday* matinees at 2:00 pm. A complimentary Opening Night pre-show Reception, sponsored by the Cast and Production Team, will be held on Friday, September 7th at 7:00 pm. Show ticket prices are $19 (Adults), $15 (under 18), and $17 (65+). Due to limited seating and anticipated popularity, reservations are strongly recommended – “It’s Now or Never!” Season ticket holders and members can call the reservation line at 610-935-1920. All others please visit our website Forge Theatre is located at 241 First Ave, Phoenixville, PA 19460. “Don’t Be Cruel” to our neighbors by parking on First Ave. Parking is available at Washington and Main Street. We are looking forward to spending “One Night With You!”

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