Speaking of living and laughing …

Elvis Presley, courtesy Wikimedia CommonsLast night, Dan, Barbara, Bill and I went to see the Governor’s School for the Arts performers in a production of “All Shook Up” at the Roper Performing Arts Center in downtown Norfolk. It was great! Toe-tapping music and a lot of cute jokes, as well as love mix-ups a la Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.

The synopsis says: “A new musical using 24 Elvis Presley tunes – but not based on his life story. Instead, it’s the story of a small-town girl who dreams of hitting the open road, and the guitar-playing roustabout who brings romance, rebellion and rock ‘n’ roll into her life.”

We’ve seen the GSA before, and they’re wonderful. I think they’re about as good as any Broadway company I’ve seen come through here. Their dancing and singing are top-notch. Way to go, kids!

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