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Elvis song leaves Utah school district ‘All Shook Up’

High school play is scrapped after complaints about a sexually suggestive song.

By Charyn Pfeuffer - MSN Living Editor Jan 3, 2013 7:13PM

A Utah school district has pulled the curtain on “All Shook Up,” a production that uses Elvis Presley’s music, reports The Associated Press. The show, which is loosely based on William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night,” is claimed to include a sexually suggestive song that could be taken as offensive.

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District spokeswoman Sandy Riesgraf says a person approached the district and complained about the play. After reviewing the script, Riesgraf says it didn't meet new standards put in place in August after another high school play came under scrutiny.

Students at Herriman High School had already started rehearsing the play, which was scheduled to debut in February.

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This isn’t the first time the plug has been pulled on a high school production due to so-called inappropriate content. Just last month, an Ohio woman was forced to resign from her post as drama teacher after a sold-out production of “Legally Blonde” was deemed too racy by school officials.

Do you think the play should have been canceled?

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Jan 3, 2013 7:53PM

I think their own kids could tell them things that would make the song sound like a kindergarten tune!!


Jan 3, 2013 7:51PM

By all means, must protect them from sexually suggestive lyrics. So far, they know nothing of sex. Yea right


Jan 3, 2013 7:50PM

Some People are really Fuged Up.

MAybe they should just put a paper bag over their head and shut out the world..

Second thought make that a plastic bag and wrap some duck tape around the neck.


Guess what is inappropriate is in the eye of the beholder, maybe some eyes should be plucked.

Jan 3, 2013 7:48PM
Oh for cryin out loud...dont tell me they  (the school)  are Just hearing the lyrics for the first time...Oh welll better late then NEVER to hear Elvis!.....way to go UTAH
Jan 3, 2013 7:48PM
There was one parent involved and if that parent had a brain they would have pulled their child out of the performance and not destroyed it for the rest of the school.
Jan 3, 2013 7:47PM

Our society is nothing more than a bunch of cry babies, who take offense to everything, hoping to get rich quick from a law suit or settlement.  Theater is a matter of expression and performance, there is a license for creativity or to minimize offensive parts or to use a subject to make people think.....oh thats it, people dont want to think so they object to everything that they have to think ab out.


Whoever complain is a moron.  They object to dead Elvis but probably allow their kids to watch garbage TV and go to idiotic movies that Hollywood is producing, but, oh God forbid they should have questionable content in school theatrics. 


The play Tom Sawyer had more questionable content than this, how stupid are these people???

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