Tickets to this event were generously provided by Grand Rapids Civic Theatre. All opinions are my own.

The Civic Theatre Knows how to Thrill These Elvis Fans

We have some pretty big Elvis fans in my family! My preschooler was Elvis for Halloween one year. And on our last trip to Alabama we detoured to Tupelo, Mississippi to visit the Elvis Presley’s birthplace.

Obviously, a musical featuring music by Elvis was right up our alley. We dressed for the occasion and headed to the Civic last night for a little big of Jailhouse Rock.

All Shook Up was a Lively, Toe-Tapping Good Time

Teddy Bear or Hound Dog, There’s a New Guy in Town

All Shook Up is loosely based on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and Midsummer Night’s Dream, this is the [email protected] version that has been adapted for young audiences and performers alike.

The story takes place in the 1950s and involves mistaken identity and finding love. Audience members of all ages were bopping to the beat of songs made famous by Elvis Presley.

What will become of the roustabout who rolls into a buttoned up town?


Part of their Summer Repertoire series, All Shook Up showcases local youth talent. Students in this program wish to pursue theatre in college or as a career and now is their chance to show us what they’ve got!

I brought my 6 year old daughter and two of her friends aged 6 & 8. All three girls were wildly entertained, and even this mama was singing and bopping along!

The “will they/won’t they” storyline kept us on the edge of our seats. The music and choreography were very entertaining.

The performance was about 90 minutes, including the 15 minute intermission. Concession was available pre show and during intermission.

Our hands are shaky and our knees are weak –

We’re in love with the Civic Theatre’s performance of All Shook Up.

How to Get Your Tickets to see All Shook Up

All Shook Up runs through August 4, with the following show times:

July 27 , August 1, 2 and 3 | 7:30 PM

August 3 and 4 | 2:00 PM

Runtime is about 90 minutes. You can purchase tickets here or from their box office at 616-222-6650. Tickets range from $12 (student/child) – $20 for adults.


30 N. Division, Grand Rapids MI

FACEBOOK | WEBSITE | 616-222-6650


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