Elvis song leaves Utah school district ‘All Shook Up’
High school play is scrapped after complaints about a sexually suggestive song.
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.
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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???
What high school has not done a remake of the show, 'Grease'? Has anyone out there read the lyrics? Hahaha.
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