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Elvis Presley play too racy for Utah? Not anymore.

Elvis play too racy? The Utah school district that banned the Elvis Presley play, 'All Shook Up,' reversed its decision Thursday.

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Elvis Presle in an MGM studio publicity photo from the 1950s. A Utah high school was allowed to go ahead with a musical "All Shook Up" featuring Elvis Presley songs after changes were made in some scenes to conform to community standards.

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The Utah school district that canceled a production of "All Shook Up" for being too sexually explicit, reversed its decision Thursday evening.

The show will go on as scheduled.

What happened? Administrators at Herriman High School got permission from the copyright holders of the Elvis Presley musical to drop one song and make edits to the dialogue in some of the scenes. 

"The show will go on," said Sandy Riesgraf, a spokeswoman for the Jordan School District. "Our biggest concern early on, we wanted to make some changes to keep the play within community values. It's a win-win for all of us," according to the Associated Press.

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School and district officials won't reveal which song was cut, but told the Salt Lake Tribune that it was not the title song "All Shook Up."

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