Moonlight Stage Productions in Vista, CA does a summer series each year. It is my favorite outdoor venue in town. You can either buy assigned seats or lawn. If you opt for the second choice, you are given a lawn chair for the night and can sit in the grass. People tend to arrive early and bring picnic dinners. Moonlight kicked off this season with the Elvis Presley jukebox musical, ALL SHOOK UP.
For me, the leads were not compelling. However, the company numbers were fantastic. Choreography by Charlie Williams was fun and exciting. Right away, ensemble member, Danny Hansen caught my eye. His dancing was strong, his facial expressions were top-notch and his stage presence was vibrant.
Although I didn’t love the production (mostly due to casting choices), I think the audience appreciated the Elvis songs and humorous lines. If you are an Elvis lover, see the show. If not, wait until the next few shows Moonlight has coming this season. There is something for everyone. More details here: http://www.moonlightstage.com/
Rating: That Is The Question