WildeP'lay on Stage
WP on stage...the world has changed, and we need music now more than ever!
WildeP'lay brings shows that will both move and entertain audiences.
WildeP'lay Show Teasers
The Best Things In Life Are Free (Ray Henderson Tribute)
The Magic of the Movies
An American Tribute
“The show [The Best Things In Life Are Free] is fabulous. I especially enjoyed meeting the cast—
they performed the songs with great enthusiasm.”
—Rita Henderson, daughter-in-law of Broadway and Hollywood composer Ray Henderson
“Donna Wilde and Richard Palalay (WildeP’lay) bring marvelous musicianship, terrific vocal talent, exhilarating energy, and nonstop infectious enthusiasm to their performances!”
—Ramona Richards, former Paramount Studios wardrobe and costume designer
“Donna Wilde and Richard Palalay, your musicianship and versatility are unmatched! Each time I have invited you in to perform you have exceeded my expectations...your musicianship and your personalities shine through. It is a pleasure to work with you!”
—Sharlyn Green, Campus Resident Programs Director Freedom Plaza, Peoria, AZ
“An evening of memorable songs.”
—Fountain Hills Times (AZ)
To bring a WildeP'lay show to your stage contact 602.862.8785 or firstname.lastname@example.org
WildeP’lay shows can be tailored to fit your budget and space. While the shows were originally created for the big stage with a cast of five to twelve performers, they can also be successfully presented on a smaller stage with a cast of two to four performers.
Show List & Descriptions
The Best Things in Life are Free
Ray Henderson, along with Cole Porter, the Gershwin brothers, Rodgers and Hart, Jerome Kern, and others, wrote many of the beloved songs that make up the Great American Songbook.
The Best Things In Life Are Free is a musical celebration of Hall-of-Fame composer Ray Henderson’s songs. It is a show guaranteed to bring a smile to your face and a reason to tap your feet—to such songs as “Bye Bye Blackbird”, “Five Foot Two, Eyes Of Blue”, “You’re The Cream In My Coffee”, “The Thrill Is Gone”, “The Birth Of The Blues”, “Life Is A Bowl Of Cherries”, “The Best Things In Life Are Free”, and more!
The Magic of the Movies
A must-see show featuring award-winning songs and iconic movie favorites from the Golden Age of Hollywood to today’s Blockbusters. The Magic of the Movies will entertain and thrill you with the familiar and beloved music that made many films even more memorable.
Behind the music... there is a story that inspires every song. This engaging show takes you on a tale spin of special songs revealing the writer's purpose behind each one. WildeP'lay has chosen to feature their favorites, both old and new, from many years in the performance industry. You'll hear music from artists and writers such as: Louis Prima, Manhattan Transfer, Ray Henderson, Sam Cooke, Quarterflash, Andrew Lloyd Weber, Brother Iz, Candy Dulfer, WildeP'lay, and more. An exhilarating show of stories and music!
An American Tribute
A stirring musical tribute to the beauty and majesty of the country we live in, An American Tribute is an unforgettable show about America as seen through some of the best-known and beloved Patriotic and popular songs through the decades…a performance that will stay with you long after the final notes have faded away. It is simply, as a Valley music promoter said, “a feel-good show!”
“The neon lights are bright—On Broadway” where, as another line from the classic song says, “There is magic in the air.” Join WildeP’lay on a journey down that street, and into the legendary Theater District…and experience the magic of the Broadway Musicals through songs….
Making Spirits Bright
Celebrate the Holidays in spectacular Yule fashion, as WildeP’lay presents a memorable show of beloved Holiday and Christmas songs and other favorites. Making Spirits Bright is a show that is guaranteed to put you in a bright Holiday mood—and entertain you in a most spirited way.
A Space Age Shindig
We invite you to experience a different kind of show—one that celebrates two milestone events: the Moon landing, and a musical festival that still resonates more than 50 years later, Woodstock. While NASA rocketed to the moon in the late 60s and early 70s, America rocked to new heights with some of the most amazing music ever recorded. A Space Age Shindig features music from that period by artists and bands like the Beatles, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Marvin Gaye, Carole King, Linda Ronstadt, Stevie Wonder, and many more!
It's De-Lightful, It's De-Lovely
WildeP’lay invites “All Of You” to a celebration of one of America’s foremost composers, Cole Porter, whose glorious music and sophisticated lyrics beautifully evoked the times in which he lived and have stood the test of time. The songs have become a significant part of American cultural heritage! This is a fun and entertaining show that features such immortal Cole Porter gems as “It’s De-Lovely,” “Let’s Do It,” “Begin The Beguine,” “Night And Day,” “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “I Love Paris,” and many others! These songs will have you singing along and tapping your feet to the beat of the music that is ‘C’est Magnifique”!
Unify (Find a Way)
Experience a concert that features well-known songs by some of the biggest artists in the world: John Lennon, Bob Marley, Bette Midler, the Beatles, Louis Armstrong, Supertramp, Steve Winwood, Bill Withers, WildeP’lay, and more! Through powerful messages, the theme is unity and bringing people together through music!
This production includes several well-known songs that center around respecting and cherishing our planet. The song list includes music by Louis Armstrong, the Beach Boys, Ester Dean, John Denver, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, the Steve Miller Band, Joni Mitchell, Carlos Santana, Cat Stevens, WildeP'lay, and more! The show also includes one of WildeP’lay’s newest songs called “Perfect Here”, which is about the fact that the Earth is our only home...and it is perfect for us!
WildeP’lay shows have been featured in such venues as the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts, Fountain Hills Theater, Sun City Grand, Wickenburg Center, the Elks Theater in Prescott, the Rialto Theater in Tucson, as well as several Valley of the Sun retirement communities.