Thursday, April 19, 2018

"All Shook Up" opening tonight!

The student artists and faculty production team at South High School are about to perform, for four consecutive shows, a recreation of the Broadway musical All Shook Up. In every aspect, the production is remarkable.  The visual aspects of the show are breathtaking. The technical aspects of the show are stirring. The musical aspects of the show are impressive.

When unified in presentation, the arts reflect the human condition in a singularly unique manner. The fusion of music, drama, dance and visual elements communicates aspects of being human that enable us to understand ourselves to a greater extent. That understanding, in turn, activates the potential for awareness of other human beings that creates a platform for more effective existence.

The arts are challenging to assess and evaluate quantitatively. In something as complex as a musical production, it is hard to develop data points that can be measured with numbers. The inherent value is found at the core of our existence as a human being. This can’t be tested with computer key strokes. It is measured over time through the quality of existence encountered by each of us, whether a performer or patron.

The production of All Shook Up will enrich patrons, the process will enrich the cast, crew and pit. Congratulations. Thanks to each of you for the gift you are giving our community this weekend.

The show is in the auditorium at South High School in Downers Grove. Tickets are available at the box office before the show.  Show dates and times are as follows:

Thursday, April 19, 2018     7:00 PM
Friday, April 20, 2018          7:00 PM
Saturday, April 21, 2018      7:00 PM
Sunday, April 22, 2018        7:00 PM