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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 4, 2013 9:18PM
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I would like to know how most of the people posting here are so sure it was a Mormon or a woman who complained?  Remember Million Moms?  They are everywhere. sounds to me that most of you are intimidated by the Mormons'.  Why don't you take care of your lives and leave the Mormons' alone?

No I am not a Mormon nor do I live in Utah.  I am your next door neighbor.

Jan 4, 2013 5:14PM
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DAVEfromJerz.

Morons, 80% of evangelicals age 18 to 29 admit to

having premarital sex and that just under 88%

of unmarried adults admit the same.

Times are changing. I don't think it much matters what

faith one has........ the church changing to keep it's congreation

Jan 4, 2013 12:49AM
Jan 4, 2013 12:48AM
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You have got to be kidding right ? We as parents in this day and age cant explain a play to our children . WTF

Jan 4, 2013 12:46AM
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How is it possible to comment on whether the play should have been cancelled or not, as you ask your readers, without knowing what the objectionable material is? This is similar to pundits spouting off against a certain movie when they've never seen it. A knowledgeable comment requires a sufficient basis to form an opinion. Please consider supplying the missing material.   -Judge Tom
Jan 4, 2013 12:00AM
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UTAH The state that still believes in poligamy. Why doesn't that woman do something about that?

Jan 3, 2013 11:35PM
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So what's new, a minority of one ruins it for everyone.
Jan 3, 2013 11:24PM
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What a stupid reason for stopping theater... An Elvis song... seriously has anyone listened to local radio stations lately?
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