USCB Center for the Arts will open its new season Sept. 18 with a 7:30 p.m. performance of Beaufort Theatre Company’s production of “All Shook Up,” inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley, best known as the King of Rock ’n’ Roll.
Picture this: 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.
Loosely based on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, this hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy will have you jumping out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Hound Dog,” “Jailhouse Rock,” and “Don’t Be Cruel.”
If you’ve enjoyed previous productions at the Center for the Arts, you will surely recognize some local characters onstage, including Lauren Tillapaugh, Chris Barr, Brad Ballington, Madeline Helser-Howard, Rosie Lyda, Alex Long, Caroline Fonseca, Melissa Florence, Ivan Estrada-Campos, Greg Rawls, Colin Kindwall, Barry Reese, Christi Barr, Valencia King, Noah Krepps, Tess Lacombe, Abby Mounce, Dyamante Scotland, Kayla Denton, Julie Siebold and Paul Newman.
So, put on your bobby socks and poodle skirt or your leather jacket and blue suede shoes and join the fun. “All Shook Up” promises to be a rock ’n’ rollin’ good time.
Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18, 24 and 25, and 3 p.m. Sept. 19 and 26.
Tickets are $30 for adults, $25 for seniors, and $15 for students and are available online at uscbcenterforthearts.com, or at the box office, open 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday by calling 843-521-4145. Any remaining tickets will be available at the door one hour prior to showtime.
The USCB Center for the Arts is located at 805 Carteret St. in Beaufort. For more information visit uscbcenterforthearts.com.