All Shook Up

Abby Unpingco (Natalie) and Michael Lampson (Chad) - (Photo - Mark Aubel)

Students at Amador Valley and Foothill high schools will present “All Shook Up,” a musical inspired by the music of Elvis Presley, March 13-22, at the Amador Theater in Pleasanton.

Loosely based on Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night,” the musical tells the story of Chad, a motorcycle-riding, guitar-playing young man in 1955 who turns a small, conservative town upside down. The hip-swiveling, lip-curling fantasy will include such Elvis classics as “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Hound Dog,” “Jailhouse Rock,” and “Don’t Be Cruel.”

“This musical is a blast of energy from the first note of ‘Jailhouse Rock’ to the final bows,” said Mark Aubel, the show’s producer. “The cast is having so much fun, and it is going to come out in their performance.”

This is the 26th year the two Pleasanton United School District high schools have joined to produce a spring musical. “Bringing these two rival schools together to work on this project every spring is always the highlight of our year,” Aubel said. “When everything comes together, the singing, acting, dancing, sets, props, lighting … it is magic.”

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for students and seniors, and are available at firehousearts.org. Showtime for March 13-14 and 20-21 is 7:30 p.m. Matinee performances on March 15 and 22 begin at 2 p.m.