All Shook Up in Sanford at WDPAC

Ever feel like you were born in the wrong era?

It’s always been that way for me, and I have always related much better to music and fashion of decades gone by, especially the 1950s and 60s. Needless to day, it was a total treat to attend All Shook Up at WDPAC, an Elvis inspired full length musical, weaving the legend’s discography into a wacky story based on the plot of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. In all seriousness, who doesn’t like Elvis?

The story focused on Natalie, the daughter of a small town mechanic, who cross-dresses and plots her way into the heart of Chad, a hip swinging, vowel-chewing roustabout in a leather jacket. I’m always very impressed with the theater’s ability to attract incredible voices and great actors to their musicals, and this was no exception. The audience swayed back and forth and even sang along to many of Elvis’ greatest hits while the story unfolded. The production really showcased the best things about community theater, and I was grateful to be along for the ride!

puttin on the ritzIf you wish you could escape to a different decade, the Wayne Densch is serving up  amazing retro event this fall:

On November 14th, put on your dancing shoes and RSVP for Puttin’ on the Ritz, the annual Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center fundraiser, featuring entertainment by local talent and delicious food from local restaurants, set in the beautiful historic theater. This year’s event will transport us to the 1940s and the Golden Age of Hollywood, so get in touch with your inner retro movie star and join the rest of the town for a beautiful evening on the red carpet!

6:00pm, $35 per person, $50 per couple. More info here!

See you there, daddio 😉

 

 

 

Author: Sumalee Eaton

Sumalee is a single gal living, working, and playing in Historic Downtown Sanford. Growing up in the heart of the commercial district fed her passion for small town life, and today, Sumalee spends as much time exploring Sanford's possibilities as she does eating, drinking, working, and sleeping. She writes about her personal Sanford adventures on her blog, Sanford-Centric.

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