Elvis-infused musical ain#039;t nothing but a hound dog

by Beacon Staff • October 4, 2006

Elvis Presley's 1950's-era hits are crooned to 1950's-era teenyboppers by a man who looks, sings and even quivers his lip like The King.

While the widely prevalent "jukebox musical" gains more popularity, it hasn't been able to gain any substance.,All Shook Up has one major flaw: it doesn't shake anything up at all.

Elvis Presley's 1950's-era hits are crooned to 1950's-era teenyboppers by a man who looks, sings and even quivers his lip like The King.

While the widely prevalent "jukebox musical" gains more popularity, it hasn't been able to gain any substance.

Admittedly, all American musical comedies follow a certain formula and All Shook Up is no exception. In fact, it goes above and beyond the status quo of predictability.

Actors aren't playing characters, only caricatures. Somehow, writer Joe DiPietro has fit into the story every clich