Entertainment That Satisfies All Tastes

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Variety is the spice of life, and nowhere is that more true than when planning a corporate event or special occasion. Choosing any of these exciting, engaging pieces of talent will spice up your party with entertainment that satisfies all tastes.

  1. High-energy Band. This country-western band truly captures the spirit of the Southwest. Featuring a hard-working, homegrown musicians that has earned a reputation as one of the premier show country rock entertainment groups in the West, this band will captivate any audience. Whether you desire a high-energy fiddle solo, rock country classics, or even a Biker Bar flair, they are the perfect choice to impress your corporate group. Add gorgeous and talented line-dance instructors, and you can even incorporate the newly trending, Country Hip Hop Wobble to your event.
  2. Vintage Vegas Theme. Set the stage with a sizzle when you hire our beautiful greeters or look-a-likes to welcome guests to your event. No matter what theme you’ve chosen for your social or corporate occasion, we have lavishly-costumed greeters that are perfect for party. They are gracious, friendly, and help to invite your guests to experience the richness of your presentation.
  3. Customized Entertainment.  The ability to make entertainment offerings unique to each client is a signature strength of Applause Productions. Whether you require a Smooth Criminal Flash Mob, an interactive and individualized birthday celebration, or floor show that showcases a specific corporate identity, Applause can create the perfect complement to your event.

Superb Entertainment

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When your champagne tastes have you seeking the highest-quality event possible, consider one of these superb entertainment options. These talented acts are surprisingly attainable for corporate events and intimate private parties.

  1. Opera SpoofImagine…as your guests enter the room, they are greeted by waiters passing hors d’oeuvres and wine. Mixed in with the real waiters, however, are talented opera singers. This act presents the sophistication of classical opera combined with an element of fun. Because of the vast repertoire of each performer, the act can be easily customized to suit your particular requirements. Be it a dinner party of twelve or a ballroom of 1,000, this concept has been proven equally successful with audiences of all tastes.
  2. Aerialists. Captivate your audience with the beauty and agility of our aerial ballet artists. Whether they spin, spiral, or interchange classic hoop poses above you, their exquisite entertainment will enthrall your guests with grace, elegance and strength. This entertaining presentation is a rare jewel and the perfect accessory.
  3. Electric Strings. This delectable treasure of electric string talent brings the classics into the twenty-first century with sophistication and flair. The stunning show is designed to fit perfectly with the flow of your function incorporating famous classics along with a contemporary twist of great rock anthems. Perfect for that unique touch that will amaze your guests.

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.

How to Use Unique Venues to Make Your Event Pop

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Location, location, location. This doesn’t only apply to real estate, but also to creating the best parties. Traditional, elegant venues like beautiful ballrooms and stunning resorts will never disappoint. But, if you are looking for something just a bit different, there are many ways to use unique venues to make your event pop.

Strength31. City Center. As the classic song says, “You can always go Downtown.” With so many cities spending dollars on revitalization efforts, what better way to celebrate than with a party. This venue is perfect for exploring the multi-use aspects of everyday spaces, in which the beauty of the architecture integrates with artists, musicians, and other entertainers.

2. Local Landmarks: Visitors and locals alike are always seeking favorite hot spots. This can apply to your venue choice as well. Create a stunning and unexpected event that allows a well-known spot to become something greater. Don’t overlook those special spots unique to your locale. Places like zoos, museums, libraries, gardens, and restored buildings can provide your guests with a feeling of connection, and resonate with all the senses.

IndianATGC43. National Treasures: No matter what area of the country you are in, there are opportunities to enjoy attractions as a venue for your event. Greeters can meet guests for guided tours, entertainment can take center stage, or food vendors and other culinary creations can be highlighted. Use the natural beauty of your surroundings to create something truly spectacular and specific to your area.

Unusual Entertainment Ideas that Create the Wow Factor

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Everyone wants a party that grabs the attention of the audience and social media users. One of the best ways to ensure a memorable event is with top-notch entertainment. This is especially true with unique, creative, and spectacular acts. Here are some unusual entertainment ideas that create the wow factor.

NaceGala 14a1. LED-Lighted Performers: LED lighting has transitioned from a stage effect to a brilliant and attractive way to dress entertainers. Whether dancers, greeters, or even as party favors for your guests, a little bit of light brings something special to all aspects of entertainment. (Special Thanks to Fable Photography)

 

2. Drum Line: Thrill your guests with the heart-pounding sounds of a pulsating drum line. This musical MR drum line 3adelight is no longer limited to college football games or energizing morning kick-offs, it can provide just the right amount of spunk to any event or party. An added kick is the LED lights that appear on the drums.

 

NM Shapes 7a3. Unique Cirque: Audiences have been delighted with the technical artistry of cirque performers for the past decade. When the beautiful movement is combined with 3-D shapes in a woven dance of tangible and intangible energy, the result is astounding. Through the interaction, the body becomes art. Be prepared for the unusual.

Vital Ideas from NACE Experience 2015

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Each year professionals in the catering and event industry gather to communicate, celebrate, and educate themselves on the latest and greatest innovations in their profession. This year’s NACE Experience 2015,  held in Scottsdale, Arizona, didn’t disappoint. For those of you who were unable to attend, here are some vital ideas that will help you create a fantastic event.

V__8E2F1. Keeping Customers Loyal: In a valuable keynote presentation, marketing expert Jackie Huba tells businesses to treasure their loyal customers and not spend a disproportionate amount of time seeking new ones. The 1 percent base of customers who stay loyal are worthy of your total energy. Give them opportunities to talk about what you are doing, stay connected with them, and remember that word of mouth is the best tool any good business can use.

2. Culinary Trends: Moderated by the illustrious Chef Egg, attendees were educated by 4 preeminent chefs in today’s most effective trends in cuisine. The primary of which is the use of local produce and age-old techniques for healthy and delicious cooking. Some chefs even have access to their own gardens on resort properties. Additionally, use of a Sous Vide Precision Cooker is gaining popularity once again. This lengthy and consistent process, which was used more than 100 years ago, allows for incredible uniformity for large groups without diminishing food value or taste.

CC3. Stay Focused: Creative business owners were reminded by celebrity designer Colin Cowie to stay focused on both tasks and theme as they work to create spectacular events. Whether planning a wedding for 50 or a grand gala for 5,000, stimulate the 5 senses and you will have success.

How to Make Your Casino Night a Winner

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You’ve decided to have a Casino Party event. Now is the time to book all of the necessary talent. But, you want it to be the ultimate in fun and entertainment. Lucky for you, there are many ways to make your casino night a winner.

vegas1. Add Costumed Greeters. Who wouldn’t want to add beauty to an event? Hiring showgirl greeters to set the stage as your guests enter is the perfect way to break the ice and begin the party. In today’s social media driven society, a few photos with costumed showgirls is not only a bonus, but also one of the most coveted mementos.

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2. Add an Elvis Impersonator. Bringing the King to your event just steps up your game to a whole new level. This entertainer can not only do meet and greet, but also perform classic songs while interacting with guests. They might even believe they’ve transported to Las Vegas as they hear the iconic sound of “All Shook Up” or “Jailhouse Rock.”

IMG_97153. Add a Las Vegas Floor Show. Delight your guests with a full house of entertainment from the casino to greeters and Elvis, to a theme show complete with live band, singers, and choreographed dance routines. Whether its the dazzling costumes, or incredible talent, your attendees will feel like they’ve been dealt a royal flush.

Live Entertainment that Comes Alive

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Today’s audiences are sophisticated. They demand more unique entertainment that stuns a crowd with the “Wow Factor.” To surpass any event planner’s expectations, it is essential that companies hire live entertainment that comes alive. Luckily, there are several options that can help create a party that no one will soon forget.

Mari edit1. Theme parties with glamorous costuming, vintage props, and stunning venues continue to be popular. However, the addition of truly interactive entertainers is becoming the norm. This might include greeters who pose as party guests, singers who croon to specific audience members, or dancers who teach their choreography to willing participants. With these additions, guests will experience the entertainment rather than simply viewing it.

1Wed-1572. Iconic movies and television shows continue to entice planners with their popularity. Whether it’s James Bond or a best-selling Disney feature like Frozen, event executives are harnessing the value of these well-loved characters. With the added benefit of familiarity, audience members of all ages and experiences resonate with these particular entertainment options. Further ornamentation of LED lighting, décor, and signage combine with powerful entertainers to culminate in a fantasy experience for guests.

DJ3. DJs that become VJs, because they use videos that create a visual display of the music, are a growing option. Not only does this exciting twist on traditional DJ services allow for exciting engagement from the guests, but it offers social media and interaction experiences for 21st century audiences. During the course of the event, these DJs can use videos to spark games and other teambuilding activities as they help invigorate the party.