Encinitas students to perform in ‘All Shook Up’


Pacific Ridge School will be presenting “All Shook Up” as its 8th annual musical production. The high school show includes student performers from Encinitas and the surrounding community and takes place on Friday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 6 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

All performances will be held Vista’s AVO Playhouse, and tickets can be purchased at vistixonline or directly at the box office.

“All Shook Up” takes place in 1955, and follows the story of a square little town that’s turned on its head by the arrival of a hip-swiveling, lip-curling, guitar-playing roustabout. Inspired by Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night,” and scored by a collection of Elvis Presley’s greatest hits, the energetic production will leave audiences tapping their blue suede shoes and believing in the magic of romance and the power of rock & roll.

“This musical is fun and different, and it really showcases the talent of the students we have this year,” said Director Fredreka Irvine.

Irvine said the 46 students in the cast and crew have been hard at work for months, often rehearing five times a week and three hours a day in preparation for opening night.

The majority of students involved have prior experience in theater and musicals. However for some, such as freshman student Hallie Goodstein, it’s the first time performing. The Encinitas resident said her favorite part of the musical is the dancing. “I like the big dance numbers where the whole cast is in it,” said Goodstein.

Freshman Matticus Brown, who also lives in Encinitas, plays a townsperson and prisoner. “We’ve worked really hard on the performance and it’s going to be a great show.”

Pacific Ridge School is located at 6269 El Fuerte, Carlsbad, 92009.