July 12, 13, 14 and 18, 19, 20, 2019

All Shook Up

ALL SHOOK UP Inspired by and featuring the songs of ELVIS PRESLEY ® Book by JOE DIPIETRO 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


Directed by Karla Wilhelm and Ginny Racette


Inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley. It’s 1955, and into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing young man who changes everything and everyone he meets in this hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy that’ll have you jumpin’ out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Jailhouse Rock,” and “Don’t Be Cruel.”


Cast of Characters:

  • Chad: a great-looking, motorcycling, guitar-playing, leather-jacketed roustabout.

  • Natalie Haller (Early 20's): a mechanic.

  • Dennis: a young,quirky, and awkward, aspiring dentist.

  • Jim Haller: Natalie's widowed father.

  • Sylvia: the no-nonsense, owner of Sylvia's Honky-Tonk.

  • Miss Sandra: the beautiful, intellectual caretaker of the town's museum.

  • Lorraine: Sylvia's 16-year-old daughter.

  • Mayor Matilda Hyde (mid 40's-50's): the town's conservative mayor.

  • Sheriff Earl (mid 40's-50's): the law in town. A man of not many words.

  • Dean Hyde: Matilda's 16-year-old son. He has grown up at a military boarding school

    • Henrietta bar regular

    • Female Customer, Female Clerk, Bus Driver, Warden, Fella, Guys #1 & #2, Barflies


Meet the Directors:


GINNY RACETTE (CO-DIRECTOR) has been directing plays and musicals locally for almost forty years. She directed and performed in community theatre in the 1990’s, then took a hiatus to concentrate on her role as director of plays and musicals at Riverton High School. Upon retirement from teaching, she realized she wasn't ready to retire from theatre! Since then she has co-directed STC’s production of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and assistant directed for Crimes of the Heart. She also assistant directed HCFTA’s production of A Little Night Music. Ginny co-directed High School Musical at TIP and is looking forward to co-directing All Shook Up with this awesome team again this summer!


KARLA WILHELM (CO-DIRECTOR) Karla began directing in high school at a tiny outdoor theatre in southern Illinois.  Moving on with a musical theatre emphasis at Millikin University, she took a hiatus from theatre until she had the opportunity to direct the All City District 186 production of  Les Miserables at Springfield High School followed by Real to Reel: Where Broadway Meets the Big Scree, and Cinderella.  Then she and her team rocked the TIP stage with Camp Rock, Footloose, Grease and High School Musical.  We are so excited SHAKE things up at TIP this summer!