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Seven Angels Theatre presents The Wildest!! Hip, Cool and Swingin!, The Music of Louis Prima & Keely Smith. Conceived and written by Randy Johnson, Thomas Porras, Luanne Prima, and Toni Elizabeth Prima. Louis Prima and Keely Smith's musical sound and style defined an era that has transcended generations and has become timeless in its appeal. Prima's shuffle beat, combined with New Orleans Jazz and the wailing sax sound of Sam Butera was a precursor of the Rock & Roll sound of the 1950's. 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. Though Louis Prima passed away in 1978, artists as diverse as David Lee Roth and Brian Setzer brought Prima's music to the top of the charts in the 80's and 90's. His music has been at the center of successful advertising campaigns in the 21st century for The Gap, Nike, Diet Coke, Fiat, General Electric and Target. And who can forget his 1967 legendary role as Orangutan King Louie in Walt Disney's The Jungle Book.Check the website for additional information.