Tis the Season for Great Entertainment

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Winter brings with it a host of exciting opportunities to spend time with family and friends. Why not make any gathering one to remember with treats that tantalize the eyes as well as the imagination. Tis the Season for great entertainment!

Holiday singers1. Don the rich velvet and brocade gown attire of the Royal Court and sing the yuletide Old English cannons that not only entertained King Henry the 8th, but will entertain your royalty from the “Boars Head” to the “12 days of Christmas”. They perform a menu of strolling, meet and greet or can present a show.

2. This electric string ensemble not only plays the elegant classics, but playsholiday string and guitar contemporary covers from Bruce Springsteen to the Eagles to the Gypsy Kings. Their vibrant sounds add a new flavor to the word ‘Electric’ and is a definite crowd pleaser. Whether a corporate event or social reception, they entertain and engage your guests.

 

3. Christmas-video-editCreate the perfect corporate or private holiday party with entertainment from Applause. Our Holiday Theme Ideas embrace the December season with many offerings that include our Holiday Theme show, a Frozen presentation, Electric String Holiday music and even Renaissance Singers of Old., These favorites are the perfect wow factor for your private or corporate holiday party. Come experience the magic, wonder and delight that will have your guests exuberant with essence of the Holidays.

Holiday Party Ideas for 2017

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Whether you need to organize the office holiday party this year, or create an extravaganza to celebrate a corporate event, adding the right entertainment is essential. One of the many holiday party ideas for 2017 listed below can help to create a seamless, exciting event for both you and your guests.

  1. LED Glow Dancers. This unusual display of entertainment allows your guests to witness a beautiful LED Glow in the dark dance performance, using hula hoops and illuminated materials. This mysterious art form will mesmerize your grouglow for blogp, creating an enchanted presentation of lights, movement and sound and add a wow factor to your corporate event or special occasion.

 

 

2. Casino Party. Corporate casino 100_2579nights provided by Applause Productions are tops for interactive fun in Phoenix and the entire state. We provide the tables, dealers, chips, vouchers and raffle tickets. For the total package, we offer a corporate casino party with showgirls, a Vegas floor show, or one of our talented Elvis impersonators. We can help create a Las Vegas night to remember for everyone in attendance.

Gatsby 083. Theme Shows. When planning a corporate or private-party event, you may desire something lavish and unique. One of our professionally-produced themed stage productions, designed for an audience of 50 to 5,000, will be perfect for your theme party. Try one of our popular theme shows including 1950s Rock and Roll show, 20s Gatsby or even a tribute to Las Vegas. No matter what theme best suits your occasion, the talent you will find in these stage shows will blow your mind.

Fall Fest Favorites

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Fall in Phoenix brings not only cooler weather, but opportunities for fun festival celebrations that require a myriad of entertainment. Whether you need an upbeat polka band to welcome Oktoberfest, a thrill to spook your Halloween guests, or even a tribute to our men in uniform to honor Veterans Day, Applause Entertainment delivers these fall fest favorites.

1. Military Tribute Show. This entourage will sing and dance their way into your hearts during our U.S.O. Theme Show. This musical extravaganza capitalizes on the exciting and fast-paced fun of the great swing era of the 1940s. It features Cab Calloway’s usotriofinest, to more recent and exciting Brian Stetzer arrangements. This tribute is the perfect way to honor our military veterans with memorable choreography, singing, costume changes, and audience participation. The show can also include an M.C. who emulates Bob Hope and presents quite an entertaining show for your troops!

2.Oktoberfest. You can celebrate Oktoberfest any time of year with our fun and playful German presentation. Complete with an authentic German-style oom-pah-pah banOktoberfest-blastd, accordion and darling polka dancers, your event will sparkle with the charm of this European classic. Whether you need something special for an intimate gathering, or are wanting to provide a powerful presentation for a group of thousands, these entertainers are sure to please.

3. Flash Mob. Whether you are planning to impress potential clients at the next company meeting, or have your Halloween event stand out above the rest, then hWP_20140429_20_23_29_Proire Applause Productions to create a flash mob for your event. With great dancers, choreography, and experienced consultants waiting to transform your vision into a reality, our flash mob entertainment is the best way to engage your audience and thrill all of your attendees.

 

Industrial-Style Spaces

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Corporate planners are drawn to unique sites that offer privacy and the opportunity to signature their events. A new trend is Industrial-Style Spaces. These bold, edgy venues instantly engage guests with their character and colorful history. Add live entertainment to such an inviting physical space and your event will simply be magic. Here are just three options from Venues of North Scottsdale.
bomber girls1. Airport Hanger. Imagine a Lear jet or a World War II Bomber as part of your event backdrop. As your guests socialize, they can tour the planes, while enjoying hors-d’ouvers, cocktails, and the sound of Big Band beats. Then, while dining, exciting swing dancers take the stage, connecting the entire event.
2. Fine Motorcars. If your Chief Executive Officer has an appreciation for the heady atmosphere of fresh motor oil, curves of steel, and unique style cars, then look no further than Lusso. The 28 ft. ceilings are ideal for aerialist performers, while electric strings provide music from the classics to classic rock. Hosting a Great Gatsby Theme with sultry jazz entertainers is also an ideal way to blend the experience of man, machines and music.Venues-of-North-Scottsdale-Corporate-Event-Venues-Luxury-Fight-1024x683
3. El Samaritano. If showing off an Arizona sunset, soaring saguaros, or a desert cookout sounds right for your event, the exquisiteness of this desert venue will certainly please. Simmer the ingredients of the Arizona desert, Flamenco Guitar, and the magnificent show of Andalusian Horses, and you have an authentic taste of Spain. This blend of culture and natural beauty provides for an extraordinary event experience.

How to Hire the Best Holiday Entertainment

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The holiday season is the perfect time for a celebration with amazing entertainment. But how do you separate your holiday party from the rest? With true talent and the inclusion of innovative ideas, your event will sparkle and shine. Here are just a few tips for how to hire the best holiday entertainment.

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1. The Great Gatsby/20s Theme maintains top billing once again this year in popularity with audiences. With its all-inclusive entertainment, extensive, luxurious costuming, and period-appropriate music, it’s no wonder this show still thrills. This theme can be highly ornamented with additional acts, which only strengthens its entertainment value, especially for your gala or award presentation.
2. Bands and DJs  While bands and DJs will always be a popular option for any holiday gathering, incorporating a video-wall backdrop that helps to create a visual display of the music is a growing option. Not only does this exciting twist on traditional musical services allow for exciting engagement from the guests, but it offers social media – a live streaming, interactive experience for 21st century audiences.
thumbnail_girls-santa%20crop3. Winter Wonderland With the clear, chilly nights in the Valley, nothing is more elegant than a party with entertainment everywhere. From holiday greeters to professional astronomers to Tarot card readers, guests can view the night sky, while discussing beautiful constellations with an astrologer. The essence of the evening is captured with the sound of duo guitars serenading your guests. What a marvelous night for a moondance…

How to Entertain the Millennials

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No other generation has had a bigger impact on our culture since the Baby Boomers than the technology savvy Millennials. So, for the group of consumers who tweet, like, and post their way through a digital world, what truly captivates them? Well, fear not. In the world of entertainment there is much that can energize and invigorate their imaginations. Here are just a few solutions in the quest to entertain the millennials.

Competition:  This is a generation that perfected the idea of collaboration, in an effort to win that is. So, why not include a competitive aspect to the live entertainment at your next event. One of the best ways to do this is with a Game Show hosted by an enthusiastic MC who involves your attendees. By creating teams and the drive to win, your millennial audience will be thoroughly engaged and entertained.

Niche Entertainment: Highlight those pieces of entertainment that speak specifically to this generation. They like taking a break…especially when it includes exciting entertainment designed to let them relax and enjoy before having to focus on the work at hand. How about including a 3-minute flash mob that gives them a chance to stand up, stretch, and simply enjoy.

Live Streaming: No other generation lives on-line more than the Millennials, so why don’t you make it even easier to share their experiences? Facilitate this by designating an event planner or member of the team to live stream parts of the event. This is an exciting way for your attendees to let the world know how much fun they’re having. You gain the added side benefit of the positive publicity and excitement generated with sharing.

Create a Wedding that Excites You and Your Guests

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Every bride wants to have the wedding of a lifetime. Whether elegant and traditional, or quirky and avant garde, the memories will last forever. But, why shouldn’t that be true for your guests as well. With just a little ingenuity, you can create a wedding the excites both you and your guests.

Cake-Projection-Mapping-Photo-Chateau-Luxe1. Technology – Use video mapping to transform any surface into a video display of special moments between the bride and groom, favorite family moments, or graphic displays that excite the imagination. All of these videos can also align with the theme of the wedding as a whole, whether that’s a geographic location or a special color or image. This is a beautiful way to utilize the brilliance of 21st Century technology.

 

2. Theme – Incorporating a theme as a central focus of a denise web photos 017wedding continues to gain popularity. Some brides transport their guests to eras in the past, while others use all of the unique features of scenic or special geographic locations. For example, special blessings from Native American traditions can add a cultural meaning for weddings in the natural beauty of the Southwest.

3. Timeless – Weddings, quite simply, are inherently beautiful and for those brides who choose a more Bella classical edittraditional presentation, the elegance of the event will transcend time. Including classic musical entertainment like a string quartet, harp and flute duo, or an elegant acoustic guitar can be the perfect addition. Music touches the heart and allows your guests to emotionally connect with the beauty of the moment.

This Spring Bring New Life To Your Corporate Event


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The goal of any corporate event planner is to create a unique, memorable experience. This often includes interactive entertainment that allows the guests to engage with the entertainment. However, the newest way to keep your attendees on their toes is by making them part of the show. This spring, bring new life to your corporate event.

NACE flash mob small1. Flash Mobs: These quintessential opportunities for engagement are in demand once again. This is the perfect way to ensure your guests remember this event forever because they become the entertainment. With only a minimal amount of preparation from the guests, they have the chance to shine like the stars they are. Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook be ready!

2. All-Inclusive Entertainment: Whether this option focuses on a specific theme such as The Great Gatsby, or simply includes an assortment of gifted entertainers, a large-scale20s-greeter 1 edit event that transports your attendees to a different world is a great way to immerse them in the event. No matter where their eyes may fall, your guests have another delicious vantage point of entertainment. From glamorous character greeters to vintage cars, walk-around magicians and engaging dancers to fine cuisine and lavish décor, the evening transcends a typical event and becomes magic.

3. Polynesian Luau:  Spring or summer escapes no longer have to include long flights or expensive vacations…create a tropical paradise in any locale with authentic South Pacific entertainment. From royal hula dancers to interactive luaufireknife artists, this package is complete with interactive coconut shaking fun. Your male guests will especially appreciate the opportunity to dance with exotic, traditional hula girls from the islands.

Mardi Gras Parties Done Right

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You may still be recovering from the new year…but there is something big around the corner. February brings love, roses, and romance…and the opportunity to let the good times roll with a monster Mardi Gras party. Keep reading to find out how Mardi Gras parties are done right.

KMFire5 - 151. Variety is the spice: Just like a fine gumbo has a variety of tantalizing ingredients, so should your Mardi Gras party. This might include a sultry jazz trio, a vibrant theme show with colorful masks and costuming, or even a slight-of-hand magician or fire eater to bring out a true parade ambiance. You may not be in New Orleans, but your guests will still feel the heat.

2. Musical Tribute: Capture the true essence of New Orleans with a Mari Gras Theme Show highlighting sultry jazz, rhythm and blues, and up-beat excitement as the saints go marchin’ in. This fully-choreographed stage showchesworth05-31-08-035 includes a live band and the heart-pounding excitement of talented dancers, musicians, and vocalists. Add an interactive component to the experience and your entertainment gumbo is ready to serve.

3. Street Beat: Add to the true authenticity of your Mardi Gras experience by bringing traditional street performers into a grand finale paMG-stiltsrade. From a single saxophone playing in your French quarter, to cadence drum lines, stilt walkers and costumed greeters following a core of blues musicians, guests are certain to feel the energy and strut their stuff. Who knows? It can start “something”…and there just might be some colorful beads flying.

How to Heat Up Your 2015 Holiday Party

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The end of the year is always a time to celebrate. And that means parties with festive food, fun, and frivolity. But the best parties include entertainment that leaves a lasting impression and a desire to be on next year’s guest list. These extravagant entertainment options will show you how to heat up your 2015 holiday party.

Speed Painter Trio edit1. Street Performers. Bring the energy and style of engaging street performers to your party, whether your venue is a classic ballroom or other chic indoor setting. From a lone sax player to break dancers with pulsating beatbox rhythms, these engaging entertainers infuse your evening with a surprising flair. Adding an exciting speed painter takes this option to a whole new artistic experience.
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2. Classic Twist. The absolute, pure beauty of both of these classical forms of entertainment are invigorated with a mesmerizing twist. Classic strinP1000548gs are elevated when their acoustic elegance transcends musical boundaries with mind-blowing electric rock. The epitome of technique and grace becomes even more awe-inspiring and spellbinding when a classical ballerina pirouettes on to the stage.
3. Traditional Favorites. Sometimes a holiday party just isn’t the same without a few classic favorites. Maybe that includes Santa or even Santa with Ms. Claus and a heart-warming storytelling opportunity. Surely your guests will enjoy a glamorous entry to your party with an aerial bartender. Whatever the entertainment theme, these options are always a hit.