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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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260Comments
Jan 3, 2013 8:03PM
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And they wonder y their are school shooting, IDIOTS
Jan 3, 2013 8:01PM
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We are obviously taking ourselves way too seriously....
Jan 3, 2013 8:00PM
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lighten up people.it.s just a play.
Jan 3, 2013 8:00PM
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wow seems only nut cases get everything banned
Jan 3, 2013 8:00PM
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its just the same old crap all the time...some stupid rediculous moron crawls out from under some rock someplace and stirs up a bunch of s**t...why don't we just turn the whole country into a plastic bubble...don't drink..don't smoke...don't eat fat foods..don't use fowl language..don't spank your kids...don't drink soda pop..don't use salt or sugar and it goes on and on and on...where are these stupid people..where do they come from..who are they..what is their agenda..why the hell do they even exist..oh I know..they are here to make the rest of us do their will...now I understand the gravity of the stupidity in this country...and let me guess..it was another damn FEMALE behind it all...!!!
Jan 3, 2013 7:54PM
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it's alll about CONTROL and fawning compliance - nothing else enters into the equation - authoritarians can't feel important without an enforced and arbitrary conformity -

what passes for 'education' in this country is overdue for some serious review and modification

Jan 3, 2013 7:54PM
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The Puritans are certainly making a comeback!
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