I just went to see "Love Me Tender" also known as "All Shook Up." First let me say I am not entirely sure why they renamed the show since "All Shook Up" has been known for about 10 years now. The show had a lot of great energy, some great singing, and acting. Overall I did enjoy myself but some issues brought it down.
The show lacked sound and had some very obvious dancing mistakes. I am not sure if it is the Bord Gais Theatre or if the sound person wasn't as skilled, but the ensemble was very hard to hear. The orchestrations and harmonies make the show and how \i fell in love with it on Broadway. It was Incredible. ( I did see the Broadway show and it would have actually lasted had the producer hadn't screwed up.) You really missed hearing the back up vocals and hearing what they were singing. This made me think somehow they weren't even mic-ed. My facvourite Moment was the act one finale which lacked luster with sound problems and lacking simple and smart staging. When I saw the show on Broadway in this moment you felt washed over with chills and power. It is a shame this moment got lost.