Blowing Rock’s Ensemble Stage Company Presents ‘All the King’s Women’ Opening this Saturday

Published Friday, August 24, 2012 at 11:25 am

Aug. 24, 2012. The Ensemble Stage’s production of “All the King’s Women,” written by Luigi Jannuzzi and directed by Laura Morrison, opens Saturday at the Blowing Rock School Auditorium.

“All the King’s Women” is the story of Elvis Presley told through the eyes of 16 women and two men. Some are enthralled, some are appalled and all are obsessed. It’s a fast paced series of scenes based on the life of Elvis Presley.

From Tupelo, Miss. where 11-year-old Elvis wanted a BB gun instead of a guitar, to The Steve Allen Show, from President Richard Nixon’s office, to Andy Warhol’s studio, from Cadillac salesmen, to Graceland guards, this is a touching, bring-the-family comedy with a heart that captures the effects that fame, generosity and just being a nice guy can bring to others.

Performances of “All the King’s Women” are Aug. 25, 28, 31 and Sept. 1, 3 at 7:30 p.m; Aug. 26 and Sept. 2 at 2 p.m. 

Shows are at the Blowing Rock School Auditorium, located at 160 Sunset Drive, Blowing Rock.

Tickets are $17 for adults, $15 for students and seniors and $10 for kids 15 and under. This show is not recommended for kids under 12.

For tickets and more information, visit www.ensemblestage.com or call 828-414-1844

 

Meet the Cast of “All the King’s Women”

Burlene Franklin  

Burlene is a graduate of Lees-McRae College with a degree in musical theatre and she makes the High Country her home. She has been a mainstay in local professional and community theatre for a number of years and some of her favorite roles include Percy in “The Spitfire Grill,” Dolly in “Hello Dolly” and Little Red in “Into the Woods.”

Derek Gagnier

Derek is happy to be back at Ensemble Stage, having just finished playing Louis de Rougement in ASU Theatre and Dance and Ensemble Stage’s co-production of “Shipwrecked” at the Valborg Theatre last month. Derek oversees the acting program at ASU and has been seen in the Ensemble Stage Productions of “War of the Worlds,” “Dracula,” “A Christmas Carol” and “Christmas in Blowing Rock 3.”

Dana Scott Rae

Dana just moved from New York City with her fiancé to start a new life in Charlotte. She has signed with Evolution Talent Agency and is happy to be performing with Ensemble Stage. Dana is an ASU alumna, model and dancer. She has multiple credits in musical and legit theatre, film, television and commercials. Dana is a published writer, was first runner up for Miss USO, assistant director to the N.Y. International Fringe Festival, founder of The Artist Roundtable in New York City.

Hilary Wheeless

Hilary is a senior at ASU and will graduate in December with a degree in performance theatre. She performed most recently in ASU’s productions Big Love and WTC View, and is excited to be making her Ensemble Stage debut. Hilary’s first collaboration with Ensemble Stage was as stage manager for the first three shows of the 2012 summer season.

Don’t Forget Complimentary Wine and Hors d’ oeuvres on Opening Night
A message from Ensemble Stage 

This season Ensemble Stage has partnered with The Inn at Ragged Garden’s Maple Lodge to make opening nights even more special. If you’re a ticket holder to any opening nights this season make sure you come a little early and join us on the lawn next door at the Maple Lodge for some complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres. Even if you’re not a donor or a season ticket holder. Even if you walk up and get your tickets right before the show, you’re welcome to join. It’s just a way of saying thanks to you for helping us raise the curtain on another great production.

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