Hill-Murray Theatre Pays Homage to the King with its Spring Musical

After more than two months of rehearsals, Hill-Murray Theatre debuts its spring musical,  “All Shook Up” this weekend.

“After a strenuous two years due to COVID, I wanted to make sure we ended this year with a fun and upbeat show everyone would love being a part of!,” says Theatre Director Ben Ballentine. “All Shook Up allows us to feature so many of our amazingly talented students, especially our seniors. Also, it’s been a while since we performed a 1950s or Jukebox musical, so it was a perfect fit!”

With the One Act Play advancing to State this year, the cast and crew got a late start on this production, but they’ve been working hard since February 28. From set building, lights, and sounds to costumes creation and acting, there are more than 40 students involved in this production.

“It’s really magical how everyone’s hard work comes together to create a production,” says Mr. Ballentine. “I’m so lucky to work with such a great team!”

The show is a rock and roll musical comedy featuring the music of Elvis Presley.

“This is really a spectacular production that everyone will enjoy,” says Mr. Ballentine. “People are going to be super impressed and blown away. Our students can do anything with hard work and this show is proof. I can’t wait for audiences to see it!”

The production kicks off Friday, May 6 with a free senior citizen preview performance at 4pm. The house opens at 3:30 pm. All Shook Up opens to the public with a 7 p.m. show on Saturday, May 7 and 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 8. If you can’t make it this weekend, there are also shows next Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.

All seating is general admission. You can purchase your tickets in advance by visiting the theatre page on the school website or by paying cash at the door.