Brickbat: Suspicious Minds

Officials at Salt Lake City's Herriman High School canceled a student production of "All Shook Up," a musical featuring songs made famous by Elvis Presley, after someone complained it was too racy. But after media picked up the story, and the play's copyright owner agreed to allow them to make changes, the school said the students could perform the play, but only after removing a scene where a girl dresses like a boy and cutting some songs which they didn't immediately specify.

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  • Whiterun Guard||

    The senior play in my high school was Little Shop of Horrors. In the stage version of that, the chorus is bums and whores, which was awesome. I played drums because they already had a fat guy in the play.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    The King's birthday was Tuesday, jerks. You missed it.

    It sounds like they should have instead put on an original play chronicling the establishment's initial reaction to Presley's swinging hips back in the day.

  • ||

    Tuesday's other birthday boy was Bowie. Imagine what objections these officials could have to a school play about his life and work

  • ||

    Actually I think androgynous Bowies is the ultimate goal of the public school system. The drug culture aspect fits in well, just modify the drugs to things like anti-depressants and Ritalin.

  • sarcasmic||

    I'm sure the sex scene with Mick Jagger would have gone over well.

  • Ted S.||

  • ||

    Woof: Well, I wouldn't kick Mick Jagger out of my bed, but uh, I'm not a homosexual, no.

  • Radioactive||

    uh, unh...thank u, thank u very much!

  • Tim||

    Ned Flanders: The lights, the noise, the letter X. It's all designed to inflame the senses. I'm overstimulated. I've gotta get out of this town!

  • Ted S.||

    Once again, the state is the biggest bully of them all.

  • Citizen Nothing||

    Forget it, King. It's Utah.

  • ||

    Once again, something happens in my State to make me proud. Like I constantly tell people when queried about where I live. Utah is absolutely amazing, the mountains, the forests, the red rock, the canyons, the trails... if you can stand the people.

  • Agile Cyborg||

    This is to be expected from a state chock full of religious submissives.

  • BlogimiDei||


  • Doctor Whom||

    That's religious bigotry! You're persecuting them for their faith! Perrrrsecuting them, I say!

  • ChrisO||

    Next thing you know, those kids will want to start dancing, and then all hell will really break loose.

  • ||

    Is it coincidence that the original Footloose was filmed here?

  • Tom P.||

    This is a good lesson for the students to learn. As with student newspapers, the school has the final word. Just as in real life when the publisher or producer has the final word over the journalist or actor.

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