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.

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.

 

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.

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.

 

 

 

How to Use Entertainment Successfully for Corporate Events

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Event planners across the country are once again booking their yearly calendars. Whether a vintage, formal, or themed event, the keys to good planning are always the same. The following tips will help as you discover how to use entertainment successfully for corporate events.

aerial-bartender1. What is the purpose? For talent to be effective, you must first decide upon its purpose. Decide whether your event needs entertainment that is central to the evening, or that which is merely an icebreaker or a welcoming, spotlight feature. A theme show, band or DJ is an excellent choice when entertainment is a key aspect; however, greeters, an aerial bartender, or a walk-around magician is better suited for events that only need an effective thread of talent.

2. Who is the audience? It is critical that you understand who will attend the event so that you can best address their expectations. Knowing your age group and entertainment sophistication will help guide your booking decisions. A crowd filled with Millenials will most likely respond well to an interactive presentation with LED lighting, high-powered music, and experiences that pop on social media. In contrast, large events using vintage themes are typically more formal and might excite a more diverse crowd.

3. What are the time and space considerations? As you look to hire your entertainment, be sure that your venue is suitable in terms of physical space, time of the year, and recurring social events in a particular area. There’s nothing worse than having an outdoor wedding, without a contingency plan, and entertainment that suddenly won’t fit into the space provided. No planner wants to change dates after having everything planned, including talent contracts, to accommodate pre-existing events on a city’s social calendar. Be sure to check all event calendars and your contracts.

Avoid Event Planning Mistakes: Hire an Entertainment Company

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With the new year comes exciting opportunities to create unique and powerful events. Often this requires professional consultants whose experience can ensure that you have the right talent to match your vision. Here are a few tips that will allow you to avoid event planning mistakes.

1. Hire an agency of experts: An A-list event must have professionals who are experienced in event production. They need to know what is popular, trendy, and, simply the best. With years of valuable planning opportunities, the challenges and pitfalls that can occur are anticipated so that the outcome is a creative success.

 

2. Communicate…communicate…communicate clear expectations: Sometimes a client will say, “I want something jazzy,” as they describe the lively, energetic, and interactive event they desire. However, the entertainment company may immediately think  jazz trio, improvisational musicians, or even a group of choreographed dancers. Obviously, the two are not synonymous. It is vital that both the planner and entertainment company are on the same page so that the event will be customized in exactly the right way.

3. Know What You Can Afford: So often, clients want everything, yet their champagne wishes need to be fulfilled using a beer budget. That’s when a planner that knows talent can provide a fun, exciting, and memorable event on a more restricted budget. Be realistic with your expectations and the production may surprise you in its ultimate power and ingenuity.

 

Celebrate 2013: Part Two – A Black Tie Event to Wrap Up the Year

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Tis the season to host your stellar black-tie event to wrap up the year. No matter what the ocassion, an end-of-the year party can never be over the top. After all, ringing in a new year should wow all of your attendees. When your event requires “champagne wishes and cavier dreams,” choosing any one of the following options guarantees a rockin’ good time.

1. Liven it up! Living decor can provide an exciting and unexpected thrill for your attendess as they party the night away. One option is an elegant aerial bartender who pours champagne or wine as she floats above the bubbles she pours. Or, greeters dressed in elaborate and authentic costumes can transport your guests to another time or era. Perhaps Vegas greeters can add just the right spice of life to a casino party with their feathers and sequins. Statues painted to represent everything from Renaissance sculptures to popular urban characters definitely provide the perfect opportunity for your guests to mix and mingle.

2. Use the Techno-Human Experience. Wow…Applause Entertainment just coined a new phrase (we think)? Either way, this option, which combines both the latest and greatest use of technology with live entertainment, is sure to captivate the crowd. Whether this includes dancers wearing LED costumes, spectacular light shows while live musicians and djs perform, or an explosion of confetti from canons to truly celebrate, the party will be one to remember.

3. Evething Old is New Again. Whether its retro Vegas, including a great Sinatra impersonator, or old arcade games to entice Generation X, what comes around goes around. There are a growing number of opportunities for guests to relive their childhood with interactive games like Centipede, Pinball, and Pac Man. Why not bring in the new year with a cherished memory from the past?

 

Celebrate 2013: Part One –Throw a Party That Pops

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It is the most wonderful time of the year. So, why not throw a party that pops to celebrate the accomplishments of 2013 with friends, family, and business associates. Whether you choose a cocktail party, intimate gathering, or a larger venue, live entertainment is the best way to say, “Now, this is a party.” To help you best plan the brightest event, we’ve done your homework. Choose one of these options, and your party will stand out from the rest.

1. Get on Your Feet. It’s time to celebrate. After a well-designed dinner, your guests are ready for a shift in energy. Make them part of the action with an interactive DJ, choreographed dances and lessons, or even a spontaneous flash mob. These options are perfect for a crowd that has energy, personality, and just a little swag. Think about it, have you ever seen a room full of people dancing with anything but a smile on their faces? Fun is a powerful choice — it works. So let it work for your party.

2. Winter Wonderland. With the clear, chilly nights in the Valley, nothing is more romantic and elegant than a party with entertainment everywhere. Guests can view the night sky with professional astronomers, discuss those beautiful constellations with an astrologer and Tarot card reader, and couples can capture the essence in a photo booth dressed with a stunning background. All the while, the sounds of duo guitars seranade the guests. What a marvelous night for a moon dance…

3. Make me Laugh. Nothing is more contageous than the sound of laughter. So, treat your guests to a stand-up comedian, interactive, improvisational troupe, and a lively band. A good comedian can capture the audience, make them laugh, and get them ready to dance the night away. Or, if your group is particulary witty, perhaps they would enjoy joining in the fun with an improvisational comedy team. Either way your guests will be energized for the night ahead.