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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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.
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."
The Tribune also noted that "All Shook Up" was performed in 2010 in a neighboring Utah school district at Brighton High, evidently without complaints. It also has been performed at other Utah high schools located in conservative communities: Clearfield, Bountiful, Orem, Altamont, and Stansbury high schools.