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‘Elvis was cool’ • Stage manager Kirsten Carter, 18, will oversee the eight "All Shook Up" scene changes in the school’s state-of-the-art auditorium. She moved to Herriman a year ago from Tennessee.
She hasn’t seen an Elvis movie, but she did look up the "Jailhouse Rock" video on YouTube.
Herriman High’s ‘All Shook Up’
What » Musical based on “Twelfth Night” and inspired by the music of Elvis Presley
Where » Herriman High, 11917 S. 6000 West, in Herriman
When » Feb. 27 to March 2
Info » 801-567-8530
Jordan District policy
The district’s process for dealing with complaints now includes informing the theater teacher. A committee of district administrators and community members ensures performances meet community standards. To avoid surprises for parents, students must have a signed permission slip to participate.
"The white T-shirts and stripped dresses inspired us," Carter said. "Elvis was cool."
Zac Garside, 18, who plays the male lead of Chad, has been in theater productions since grade school, but plans to study business administration this fall.
"[Being in theater] taught me social skills and how to break out," said Garside, who is the student-body president.
This year’s production has felt more like a roller coaster than the previous "Inherit the Wind," sometimes called the Scopes Monkey Trial, Bradshaw said. It centers on Tennessee science teacher John Scopes challenging the anti-evolution law in 1925.
"I’d say that play was about not closing your mind to new ideas," Bradshaw said. "But this play ["All Shook Up"] is about tolerance and understanding. Plus, it’s fun."
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