2014 – All Shook Up

In 2014, ARC produced the musical ALL SHOOK UP, a jukebox musical comedy inspired by the songs of the King of Rock and Roll: Elvis Presley. Set in a small town in Middle America in the 1950s, the quiet community is turned on its head when a leather-jacketed roustabout rides into town determined to shake up the citizens with his guitar-playing, hip-swivelling and irresistible rock’n’roll music.

With a hilarious plot inspired by William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, and featuring countless Elvis classics including Blue Suede Shoes, Jailhouse Rock and Can’t Help Falling in Love, ALL SHOOK UP was an unforgettable night of musical comedy and infectious rock’n’roll music.

Performance season

The performance season ran over two weeks and included 7 performances:

  • Friday 4th July: 8pm (Gala – Cocktail Attire Event) Saturday 5th July: 8pm Sunday 6th July: 5pm (Twilight) Wednesday 9th July: 8pm Thursday 10th July: 8pm Friday 11th July: 8pm Saturday 14th July: 8pm
  • All Shook Up was performed at the Banyule Theatre,  Heidelberg.


Chad Ryan Purdy
Natalie/Ed Shannon Pendrey
Dennis Nathan Slevin
Jim Steven Kent
Sylvia Felicity Eastwood
Lorraine Ashleigh Psaila
Dean Johnathon White
Miss Sandra Merryn Degnan
Mayor Matilda Hyde Verity Brown
Sheriff Earl Nicholas Durbridge
Henrietta Sasha Hennequin
Dance Ensemble Demi Mangione
Jess Cook
Maddie Psaila
Lucy Ross
Tori Simpson
Alex Willams
 Ensemble Pasquale Bartalotta
Josi Bruce
Daniel Bugge
Giulian DeVincentis
Tom Frost
Morgan Lobe
Elise Moorhouse
James Oorloff
Jessicah O’Sullivan
Hannah Rodda
James Tarkasis
Ryan Turner
Michael Uccellini

Producers (ARC Committee)

President Nathan Slevin
Vice President Verity Brown
Treasurer Anthony Economou
Secretary Leighton Irwin
General Representatives Mel Haley
James Oorlof
Ashleigh Psaila
Ben Stokes

Artistic Team

Director Liam Kilgour
Choreographer Catherine Spanti
Musical Director Rebecca Dupuy-Purcell
Assistant Choreographer Louisa D’Ortenzio

Production Team

Stage Manager Ben Stokes
Assistant Stage Manager Mitchell Stewart
Costume Design and Co-ordination Verity Brown
Props Manager Erin Gill
Front of House Co-ordinator Mel Haley
Bar Manager Lesley Stokes
Graphic Designer Dom Hennequin
Jaclyn DeVincentis
Lighting Designer Brenton Van Vliet
Lighting Operator Yaz Sesta
Sound Designer StagePass Productions
Sound Operator Josh Mattielli
Photographer Jaclyn DeVincentis
Peter Kent
Publicity Julian Campobasso
Paul Campobasso
ARC Committee
Set Construction Manager Johnathon White
Set Designer Johnathon White
Liam Kilgour
Programme Ashleigh Psaila
Ticket Secretary Mel Haley
Musicians Rebecca Dupuy-Purcell
Naomi Absalom
James Beagley
Trent Bockman
Amy Cumming
Henry Davis
Kye Dove
Damien Holdy
Luke Huels
Steve McQueen
Ben van Nieuwkerk
Phill Scanlon
Tom Sly

Supporting Melbourne's youth in theatre