All Shook Up
A Musical Comedy
Set in the 1950s and inspired by the music of a musical icon, All Shook Up is a light hearted musical about taking your life into your own hands. Follow our favourite roustabout, Chad, as he sets out to save a small Midwestern town from a life without music. Featuring classic hits like "Jailhouse Rock", "Hound Dog", "Suspicious Minds" and other great songs. Will Chad be able to get the town dancing? Will true love be found? Will Elvis songs ever get old?
Come watch us this spring to find out!
Meet The Bosses
Finally stepping into the well-deserved spotlight! Mrs. Judy Smallwood is ready to tackle her first musical in the director's role here at Bellerose. Having stayed both behind the scenes with tech and on stage as an actress for many years her theatre experience is undeniable, and we can't wait to see what she does in her new role!
Returning to his role of conductor, instructor, and singing coach, Mr. Tomas Lindbeck is the man with the music. After many years of music here at Bellerose we are eternally grateful that he continues to manage all levels of musical talent to present the awesome renditions you know and love!
A Grade 11 student in her second year of Bellerose Theatre, Rebekah is thrilled to be on the team! Ready to learn and adapt as she helps direct and choreograph for the first time, Rebekah hopes to bring new ideas to the table to help make the theatre experience better for everyone involved.
A man of all talents! Mr. Dan Brodribb has stepped up to help this production in more ways than one. With his years of experience under the spotlight we're so happy to have him sharing his insight with us in both directing and choreographing, as well as assisting our orchestra in their rehearsals.
How Are We Keeping COVID Safe?
Every member of our staff is required to wear a mask at all times. Additionally every cast member has been given their own singing mask and a clear mask for dialogue practice.
It is our school policy that all students and staff must use hand sanitizer before leaving or entering any room and the building. Cast members are expected to keep their assigned masks clean and sanitary.
This year our cast has been kept to under 20 individuals and our orchestra under 10. Attendance is taken at every rehearsal for contact tracing and cast staff members are only allowed at rehearsal if they are needed for the current task.
How Did Auditions Work?
With COVID being such a large issue and a change in directorship our auditions looked pretty different this year than in past. Here's how we did it!
Auditions for the 2021 All Shook Up Musical were done entirely online. All parts of the audition were filmed at home by students. Participants joined a Google Classroom where they would hand in their videos as assignments. If students could not film themselves they were to contact Mrs. Judy Smallwood (Director) or Mr. Tomas Lindbeck (Conductor) to arrange an online meet or a socially distanced in person audition.
WHAT WAS IN THE AUDITION
The audition was divided into three parts: a monologue, a dance, and a song. For the 2021 All Shook Up Musical students were offered two, twenty second monologues pulled from the script to choose from. They were asked to sing to a provided instrumental recording of "Suspicious Minds" by Elvis Presley as well. For the dance portion they were asked to record themselves doing the Macarena.
WHAT THE FOCUS WAS
Our casting crew focused on the energy of participants and their ability to entertain. While skill and talent played a role in the decision making, we encouraged students to have fun with their auditions. Not everyone has extensive experience in the performing arts, and that's why we're here, to give students the chance to be on stage and perform.
WHO GOT IN
Everyone! Auditions are a tool used to figure out who is best suited for which character, and they give our instructors a glimpse into who they'll be working with so they can better prepare. They are also a chance for our cast to get acquainted with the content of the musical before we begin rehearsals. Our program is designed to take in actors and performers of all levels to give everyone the chance to step in front of the curtain.