If boring weekends in the valley are getting you down and you are searching for new music to fill your soul, look no further than Provo’s own Velour. Local music talent is so alive and accessible in the area that there is no excuse for not getting out and seeing what Provo has to offer.
Combing elements of Shakespearian comedy and Elvis songs may seem like an unlikely pairing, but the two blend together seamlessly in “All Shook Up,” the latest production from the Hale Center Theater in Orem. Set in the 1950s Midwest, amid the changing social climate and the dawning of Rock and Roll, a motorbike riding, guitar playing “roustabout” drives into town bringing with him a message of social tolerance and equality.
In post-World War II era Germany, young Michael Berg (David Kross) and Hannah Schmitz (Kate Winslet), a woman several years his senior, engage in an intimate affair. Michael is a charming boy with childlike excitement for the sexual encounters in which he engages with Hannah, and she, in an attempt to divert her attention from the real world, enjoys being read to from the novels Michael is studying in school.