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Rafe Wadleigh

Rafe Wadleigh

Born into a professional theatre family, Rafe has been acting and performing since infancy.  His extensive background in children's theatre, leading roles in WSU summer stock, a Music Education degree from WWU, hundreds of singing telegrams, rock band experience and studio guitar gigs lend Rafe valuable experience in a variety of entertainment modes.  His music education experience as a private guitar instructor, a teacher and band director in Bellingham, Burlington and Tacoma School districts, the music director at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Anacortes and his current position as Music Director at Charles Wright bespeak his professional credentials.

Besides being a fantastic actor, vocalist and guitarist, he's a gifted comedic improvisational artist who comes up with very off-beat and brilliant scenarios.  A very, very funny man who leaves you with hilarious, indelible memories.  Make sure to view his mini-videos of Cletus and The Rock Star for just a small sampling of what he can do.

Check out the video below and watch Rafe conducting Holy Names Academy and Bishop Blanchett High School Choirs. His choir was invited to sing with Spike and the Impalers a local seattle cover band. 

 

"Hi Sharon, Thank you so much for recommending Rafe Wadleigh for us to hire for our granddaughter Emma! As you know, she was graduating from UW and having a virtual celebration because of COVID 19.  Our family lives across the US and we could not congregate for our usual celebration.  So we planned a Zoom talk with Emma and the family prior to the virtual ceremony. We wanted to do something special for her, so we had Rafe “break in”, dressed as a rock star, and sing You Are A Champion ( ala We Are the Champions by Queen ). Along the way, he teased her about a few things and even spoke to her in pidgin Japanese as Emma will be going there to teach post graduation.  He was hilarious, his timing was perfect, the song was over the top fun and I would hire him in a minute for anything similar.  He was awesome to work with in planning for the event and learning more about Emma so that it would be very personal."  Diane True

"Gene's KISS"

 He sings, dances, meets and greets, does photo ops, drools lots of fake blood and extends his tongue until its muscles are totally gone . . .

Rafe Wadleigh

Rafe Wadleigh

If you want it a little edgy . . . you go for Rafe Wadleigh

Rafe's

Rafe's "Dr. Evil"

Throw me a frickin' bone here !

Rock Star Guitarist

Rock Star Guitarist

Rudy, the Rock Star Guitarist by Rafe Wadleigh, will definately ROCK YOUR WORLD!

Rafe's Bad Santa

Rafe's Bad Santa

 All he wanted was a little extra money for his beer budget... 

Santa Rafe

Santa Rafe

A brilliant actor, a glorious singer and a natural comedian, Rafe's Santa's range widely from the traditional children-on-lap classic to the comedic, witty Santa we would all love to party into the night with!

Big Bad Wolf

Big Bad Wolf

So funny we can all relive the wolf-nightmare and howl with delight

Broadway Singer

Broadway Singer

Rafe Wadleigh's Broadway incarnation . . .

Cosmo Testosteroni

Cosmo Testosteroni

An unforgettable Italian Stallion who makes us cheer for Italy!

Jake da Bum

Jake da Bum

Variations of Rafe's down-scale, left-scale, off-scale and skewed-scale characters such as these abound!       

Rafe's Cletus

Rafe's Cletus

Rafe's mullet-based uninvited guest

Rafe's Vampire

Rafe's Vampire

Rafe's Vampire will make you scream with laughter - not fear!

Scuzzy Porter

Scuzzy Porter

The computer repairman of your nightmares

The Tinman

The Tinman

Courage, hearts, brains, ruby slippers and knowing "there's no place like home" still count for all of us.

The Toy Soldier

The Toy Soldier

A natural companion to Rudolph, Winter Willie, the Nutcracker and all our other Christmas characters, The Toy Soldier adds festive dash to your holiday event.

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