Beach Sounds

By Applause Productions and Entertainment

This summer, you don’t have to travel to San Diego to have a fantastic beach experience; bring these beach sounds to your next party and slide into the cool breeze waiting for you poolside. Whether planning a large event at one of the Valley’s fantastic resorts, or a casual gathering in your resort-style backyard, these musicians can transport you to paradise.

  1. Steel Drum Band. Feel the island beat with this authentic steel drum band. Whether marimba or pan drums, or a combination of both, this band’s island music is powerful enough Pool party 1 to carry you away. Bon Voyage!

2. Reggae Band. Believing that inspiration is one of the greatest gifts we can share with each other, this artist provides his musical talent to do just that. The band’s music, a mix of CaribbeanP1010234 folk, Reggae, Steel Drum and Rock, will allow you to feel the sand between your toes.

3. Beach Boys Tribute. This tribute band will take your guests bduo guitars (for site)ack to a lighter, brighter time full of playful “good vibrations.” The harmonies are so spot on you’ll be ready to grab your surfboard and have Fun, Fun, Fun!

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.

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.

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.

Unusual Entertainment Ideas that Create the Wow Factor

By Applause Productions

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.

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.

 

 

 

As the Entertainment Season Begins, Smart Planners Are on the Cutting Edge

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It may be August, but as corporate event planners know, the season is about to explode. This is the perfect opportunity to ignite an event that will leave a powerful impression. Classic entertainment never disappoints, but smart planners are also able to use cutting edge entertainment as never before.

1. Technology-integrated Entertainment: Using technology for visual displays like light shows and highlighting events has great value. Now, the opportunities to effectively use technology with talent are even greater than ever. Traditional favorites like magicians, caricature artists, and painters are integrating ipads, lasers, and digital printing to captivate audiences and provide an interactive experience. As technology continues to advance, the possibilities are endless.

2. Cirque Reinvented: The popularity of Cirque de Soleil has sparked a love affair with all things acrobatic. While the trend used to focus on bizarre and quirky entertainers, the current buzz word is beauty. This includes the elegant and gravity-defying use of silks, contortionists, and aerial entertainers dressed in vibrant color. The visual spectacle always delights audiences, especially as they enter an event.

3. Truly Interactive Entertainment: The best events always make guests want to get up and dance, but now the trend is to make your participants the entertainers themselves. Using professionally-trained and exciting dance performers, these guests are taught basic choreography as if they were in their own version of Dancing with the Stars. It’s not only fun, but physically beneficial for your attendees. The culminating event of this experience is an engaging performance by dance professionals.