The Wildest!!! Hip, Cool and Swinging!

by  Thomas Porras, Luanne Prima, Toni Elisabeth Prime, Randy Johnson

Full Length Musical, Dramatic Comedy  /  4m, 4f

“A wonderful reminder of an amazing era, The Wildest!!! is smart and fast-paced. If the hugely popular “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” can be a hit on Broadway, so can The Wildest!!!” - The Desert Sun

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    4m, 4f
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    • Adult
    • Senior

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Louis Prima and Keely Smith’s musical sound and style defined an era that has transcended generations and has become timeless in its appeal. The Wildest!!! arrives at a moment when Louis Prima, Keely Smith, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, and other Las Vegas icons are being idolized as musical heroes. It captures a unique era - the nightclub years of the late 50’s and early 60’s - and is a journey to the past that is sure to either evoke cherished memories, or lead some to new discoveries!

This exciting musical features nearly 40 tunes performed on stage with a live band, including “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “Just a Gigolo/I Ain’t Got Nobody,” “That Old Black Magic,” “Sing, Sing, Sing,” and “I Wish You Love."

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“From the opening medley of “Sing, Sing, Sing” and “When Your Smilin’,” the show pulses with the signature sound and style that Louis Prima and Keely Smith forged. It is a long overdue resurgence and The Wildest!!! is the ticket.” - Los Angeles Times

“A wonderful reminder of an amazing era, The Wildest!!! is smart and fast-paced. If the hugely popular “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” can be a hit on Broadway, so can The Wildest!!!” - The Desert Sun

“It’ll leave you swingin’ out of the theater!” - New Times

“A knockout with the razzle dazzle factor.” - Santa Barbara News Press

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  • Time Period: 1960s, 1950s
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Music

  • Musical Style: Pop/Rock, Jazz
  • Orchestra Size: Small/Combo

Casting

4m, 4f
JACKIE - Romantic lead, sweet with a wry comic twist
ANGELINA - Italian, passionate and sexy
VERONICA - Sultry jazz singer / movie star looks
DOT - The ultimate coffeehouse hipster / wild and crazy girl
LEON - Dark and handsome romantic lead
VINNIE - Leader of the group / womanizer /charming
THE GOOSE - Italian, passionate with a heart of gold
RED - The Band Leader, slick, hip and handsome
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Full Package

1 Piano/Condutor Score
8 Vocal Chorus Books

Bass
Drums
Trumpet
Sax
Trombone

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Authors

Thomas Porras

Thomas Porras

Luanne Prima

Luanne Prima

Toni Elisabeth  Prime

Toni Elisabeth Prime

Randy Johnson

Randy Johnson

The Wildest!!! received its world premiere in the Marian Theatre, PCPA Theaterfest in Santa Maria, California, on July 24, 2004

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