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Wilkes-Barre’s Wolfpack Players are ‘All Shook Up’ by Elvis musical on May 6-9

Wilkes-Barre’s Wolfpack Players are ‘All Shook Up’ by Elvis musical on May 6-9
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From a press release:

The Wolfpack Players will present the Broadway musical “All Shook Up,” inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley, at GAR Memorial Junior/Senior High School in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, May 6 through Sunday, May 9.

Combining classic Elvis tunes with an all-new story, “All Shook Up” shook up Broadway and received rollicking good reviews.

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 William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night,” this hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy will have audiences jumpin’ out of their blue suede shoes with such hits as “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Hound Dog,” “Jailhouse Rock,” and “Don’t Be Cruel.”

Reestablished when Alice Y. Lyons took over the helm of advisor/director during the 2003-2004 school year, the Wolfpack Players Drama Club has blossomed into one of the best high school drama clubs in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Through extreme dedication and talent, the players put on three productions a year – two main stage musicals and a main stage play.

Starting with the 2019-2020 school year, Wilkes-Barre’s James M. Coughlin High School, Elmer L. Meyers Junior/Senior High School, and GAR High School have combined to form the Wolfpack Players.

Show dates at GAR High School (250 S. Grant St., Wilkes-Barre) are Thursday, May 6 at 7 p.m.;
Friday, May 7 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, May 8 at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, May 9 at 2 p.m.

Tickets, which are $10, must be purchased in advance. There will be a limit of 125-140 tickets sold per performance, and there will be no general admission tickets sold at the door. Patrons must request the exact amount of tickets for their party to be seated together, and every family/group will have assigned seats to accommodate proper social distancing. Seating charts will be created on a first-come, first-served basis. There can be no requests for seating in particular sections, unless handicap accessibility is needed.

Tickets can be reserved and paid for in advance by contacting Alice Lyons via email at or by phone at 570-826-7111, ext. 5201. For all requests, include a full name, number of tickets requested, phone number, and show date requested. Patrons will receive an email confirmation or will be called back within 24 hours to arrange payment. There will be no payments on the day of the show; all tickets must be paid for in advance and are nonrefundable.

Masks must be worn at all times that cover both the nose and mouth and are secured tightly on the face. There will be hand sanitizing stations throughout the auditorium and lobby.

For more details, visit the Facebook event page.

Cast list
Natalie: Gracie Jane Sinclair
Chad: Nate Scullion
Miss Sandra: Lindsay Sherrick
Dennis: Jesse Kosierowski
Sylvia: Eowynn Bogdon
Jim: Kaiden Harris
Lorraine: Trinity Hull (Friday and Sunday)
Lorraine: Olivia Robatin (Thursday and Saturday)
Dean: Kaden Hock
Mayor Matilda Hyde: Lauren Martin (Thursday and Saturday)
Mayor Matilda Hyde: Sydney Tellis (Friday and Sunday)
Sheriff Earl: Ian Padden
Warden/Blue Suede Solo/Randy: Kayleigh Bergold
Jailhouse Solo/Henrietta: Hannah Fox
Bus Driver/Fella: Jenna Vincenti

Ensemble featured dancers
Kayleigh Bergold
Lanashia Blyther
Hannah Fox
Trinity Hull/Olivia Robatin
Lauren Martin/Sydney Tellis
Paige Watkins

Allison Lussi
Donia Nazmy
Alivia Serkosky
Jenna Vincenti

Production staff
Director: Alice Y. Lyons
Musical Director: Joelle DeLuca
Choreographer: Jamie Burns
Assistant Director: Lou Lyons
Costumer: Lisa Y. Fink