HOLY MORMON BIKE HELMET! It's the 1950s all over again . . . at least in Utah. A high school has canceled its musical because parents complained that the ELVIS PRESLEY songs in the show were TOO SEXUALLY SUGGESTIVE. i know i know.. With so much more to worry about..THIS is what parents in UTAH are worried about!
The unidentified parent who got all hot and bothered over "All Shook Up" alerted officials to parts of the script that were deemed offensive.
"We want our drama to be a great experience not just for our students but the theater-goers. We don't want to offend anyone," Riesgraf said Wednesday. "What was communicated to us, they were upset with sexually explicit language and some other aspects of the play — what they deemed cross-dressing."
The AP reports that the show "borrows from Presley's songbook and puts a modern twist on William Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night.'" Which means, in addition to lyrics about how some chick's "lips are like a volcano that's hot", there was a bit of cross-dressing involved.
"I'm at a loss," Jill Fishback, whose daughter worked on the production, told The Salt Lake Tribune. "They're singing Elvis songs. A girl dresses up as a boy and kisses a boy. ... It's not promoting homosexuality. It was supposed to be a farce."
It wasn't the first time some Utah parents put an end to a school drama. In August, the family values group Eagle Forum got Jordan School District administrators to cancel a production of "Dead Man Walking," a play about a Catholic nun who counsels a death-row inmate in Louisiana.