Last Minute Entertainment

Last Minute Wedding Entertainment with Singing Waiters

Help!  I need last minute entertainment for my wedding!

As a bride and groom, wedding planner or party planner, this verbalization will force almost anyone affiliated into a cold sweat.

Last week, we received a call from a bride-to-be in Costa Mesa, California, saying those very words.

Choices In Last Minute Entertainment

For whatever reason, these things happen.  And, when it does, it can be a scary situation.  As a person searching for entertainment for one of the most important days in a person’s life, everything becomes amplified 100Xs.  It almost becomes life and death.  Choose incorrectly, and well, it’s documented forever in the wedding photos or worse yet, wedding video.

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Having been there hundreds of times (entertaining for other peoples’ wedding receptions), we understand and we were happy to do everything we could to make this particular bride’s special (last minute) day, that much more memorable.

Unique, Fun and Engaging Wedding Entertainment

“Our bride was looking for something unique, fun and engaging…I think we delivered on that”.  In the end, we provided our two amazing singing waiters show, which entertained reception guests and wedding party in a way only The Amazing Waiters can do-through a uniquely-written script, intricately woven with a wide-range of music, which in included Broadway, Jazz (Rat Pack) and Pop (yes, it’s rangy) and it’s what we do best.  “This little gem touched on several musical tastes…including the Rat Pack/Sinatra-styled music which the Father of the Bride loved (he’s Italian!), and Pop music that the newly-weds gravitated to)”.  All-in-all, guests loved the variety and of course, the surprise that we packaged it all up with.

We wish you all the best!

The Amazing Waiters

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Need last-minute entertainment for your wedding reception or party?  The Amazing Waiters have over 15 years of surprise entertainment experience, having entertained tens-of-thousands of party-goers across the US.  Call us today for a hassle-free consultation for the best unique entertainment.  855-899-7701

www.amazingwaiters.com

 

 

50th Birthday Surprise with Singing Waiters

50th Birthday Surprise Party with 2 Singing Waiters

Parties are always fun, no matter the time of year. They’re even better when it’s your 50th birthday, surrounded by 50 of your closest friends.  Such was the case this past weekend in Calabasas, California for a 50th Birthday Surprise Party with The Amazing Waiters (just north of Los Angeles for those of you who don’t know where this is…it’s where Justin Bieber used to live before he sold to Khloe Kardashian in 2014, but we digress).  Needless-to-say, Calabasas is lovely.

We were contacted by the birthday girl’s mother who wanted to do something different and special for her daughter and thought The Amazing Waiters would be a nice addition to the festivities.  She wanted to keep it a surprise for her.

SOMETIME SECRETS HAVE TO BE TOLD

…as was the case here…

Do you know that person that you can NEVER keep a surprise from?

secrets sometimes need to be told

Well, the birthday girl was one of those people.  And it’s good she knew before the “surprise”.  We immediately received a call from here and we walked through our proposed surprise show for her.  After some discussion, we adjusted the show to her expectations regarding time line and music preference and immediately began refining her show.

 

SURPRISES ALL AROUND

Our 2 awesome singing waiters managed to surprise the fifty ladies (yes, all women at this birthday party) and we previously decided that our waiter, Allie would be a planted guest and at the “right” time, would be pulled into the show.  Actually, our waiter, Ben pulled her into the show through a brilliant rouse while he was posing the head waiter.  It never ceases to amaze guests when the waiter starts singing…and singing well.

50th Birthday Surprise with Singing Waiters

Allie & Ben post performance.

As it became more evident that these waiters had skills, the show’s apex was some unique A Capella singing that went immediately into a song from the show Glee!, closing with Pharrell’s “Happy” (who doesn’t want to toe-tap to THAT?).

Mom and Daughter loved the show and what it brought to the party.  Guests had a great time and we did too!

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For more information on The Amazing Waiters surprise show entertainment, see our website at amazingwaiters.com or call 855-899-7701.

Wedding Reception With Singing Waiters

Surprise Wedding Reception With Singing Waiters

April Fools isn’t just for jokes.  The Amazing Waiters had the distinct pleasure to be a part of April Fool’s this year, just outside of Chicago, IL.  A wedding reception featuring a fab couple that finally decided to tie the knot after being together for several years.

Celebrating their marriage at the lovely Alpine Banquets in Darien, IL, just West of Chicago, Illinois, Andrea and Victor and a couple hundred of their closest friends, gathered…in a most suitable way.

Entertainment That Works With A DJ

Andrea called us several months ago looking for something “different” for their reception. She told us that her and her husband to be had large families of different cultures and thought music delivered in our special way would be perfect since both sides loved music. They decided on having a DJ for the dance hits and a live mariachi band to play as their guests entered the reception area.  She wanted to continue with their music theme and thought that our singing waiters surprise was just the right amount of “unique” she as looking for.  She asked if we could work with their DJ to cut costs on production and we were happy to do so.  Once the logistics were cleared, we proposed our music ideas and then she decided to have us be a part of their special day.

Mariachis in Chicago

Loved the Mariachis.  James looks like he should have been in white as well…

Tailored Music To Fit Musical Tastes

It was great putting the show components together for Andrea and Victor.  They had varied musical tastes so we tried to put together a program that somewhat reflected that. She allowed us to put together a show and we decided on music ranging from Beatles, Rat Pack Jazz, A Capella to Disco.  We loved that fact that her kids loved the movie “Step Brothers”, so we sang a song from that too!  It was pretty much everything AND the kitchen sink!

Customized Surprise Entertainment

As usual, we wove all of the eclectic music with our one-of-a-kind script and performed it during the dinner portion of the evening.  It was great fun!  The guests weren’t sure (as usual) what was going on at the beginning but soon after the third song, they realized that we weren’t just waiters and this wasn’t an April Fools prank, we were waiters that sing (and sometimes dance)!  Chris, one of our Chicago singing waiters is a fabulous dancer and he gave the guests a treat during the Disco song.  He especially loved the little girl in the tutu that decided to do an improvisational dance during his song!  We guess there was more than one dancer on the floor this evening!

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Who knew Chris was going to dance this evening? Maybe the wonderful cake inspired him?

Wedding Reception Entertainment For All Ages

All in all, a night to remember for all of us.  We had a great time working with the wait staff and Alice, the wedding coordinator (she was very sweet).  Congratulations to Andrea and Victor!  We’ll see you on your 5th Anniversary Party!

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For more information on The Amazing Waiters Wedding Reception Entertainment, please visit our Wedding Entertainment Page, or call 855-899-7701.

 

Singing Waiters Entertain in Orange County

SINGING WAITERS ENTERTAIN IN ORANGE COUNTY

Singing Waiters Trio Show in Orange County

We love surprising guests in one of our backyards.   This time, our singing waiters performed in Orange County, California at the amazing 5 Star Pelican Hills Resort.  Every time we’re here, it’s a treat.  The staff is great to work with (we are usually dressed just like them and “work” along side them…carrying the stealthy element of our show to the limit.) and we get to see “old friends” every time we’re there.

A Great Ice-Breaker Idea

This event was a pre-wedding reception that took place the day before the wedding and was a sort of “get to know each other” before we all really party after the wedding kind of thing.  It was very casual.  Elegant but very inviting.   The reception was held on one of their patios right next to the Golf Course, alfresco.

Versatile Singing Waiters Entertainment

This Amazing Waiters show was a three singing waiters surprise show that featured two male and one female performer, posing as Pelican Hills Bistro Staff.   We were a gift by the Father of the Bride who wanted to have something unique and different at this gathering…something that would entertain and engage his guests.  Luckily for us, the surprise feature of our show was just what he had envisioned.  We conferenced with him and his daughter (the Bride-to-be) a couple of times and worked out the details for a surprise show (we were to surprise the Groom-to-be, as well) that included music from our Rat Pack, Italian and Operatic repertoire.  They also thought it best for us to use our own sound system since we were very familiar with it (a nice option if our clients are in Southern California).

The event space was very accommodating and the event/wedding planning staff that provided the décor and ambiance was spot on.

Our show was very well received and, even with some unexpected “live” elements (a guest getting up and dancing with our girl, Kara!) it just made the show that much more memorable for the guests.  See the video!

“You were a huge success…it was exactly what we wanted….”.  It’s always great to hear these words from the people that hire us.  Our Singing Waiters Entertain!

You’re most welcome!

Congratulations you newly-weds.  See you at your 5th anniversary!

The Amazing Waiters

“Surprise Entertainment Specialists”

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The Amazing Waiters Performer

Sean McDermott, one of The Amazing Waiters Original Members.

Sean McDermott is part of The Amazing Waiters

The Amazing Waiters – Original

Performer Spotlight

Many of you may recognize Sean by his photo.  Sean is what you would call, “A Broadway Star”.  A leading man in numerous Broadway productions that include Miss SaigonGreaseFalsettos and Starlight Express (he’s even toured with Barbara Streisand), Sean has built quite a performance resume over the years.  He is also a valued performer with The Amazing Waiters.

Broadway in an intimate setting with Singing Waiters

The good thing is that you don’t have to go to Broadway to see performers like Sean.  Well, you will if you don’t have The Amazing Waiters at your next event.  Sean and performers like him, grace our intimate roster and we want you to have your guests see them in a way you’d never see in a Broadway Production-within arms reach!

Customized Singing Waiters Surprise Shows with The Amazing Waiters

Every show The Amazing Waiters produce is an original-customized to your specific needs.  Even the show length can be adjusted from our usual 25 minutes running time (the longest of ANY Singing Waiters Act).  But, we don’t stop there…

The Ultimate in Flexibility

With 1, 2 or Three Amazing Waiters, you would think that in itself would be flexible.  BUT, what if we could add a 4th, 5th or 6th for a REAL surprise, a la flash mob?  Well, we can do this and have.  The mix can even be with dancers.  The options in our surprise shows are limitless.

Stop by The Amazing Waiters main site, www.amazingwaiters.com and see how amazing your choices can be.  Sean and the rest of our amazing cast of singing waiters are ready to give you a most memorable show for your business party, wedding reception of holiday event.

Sean McDermott singing

Sean McDermott on Big Screen with “Barbara”

With regional offices in Southern California, Las Vegas, Chicago and New York, The Amazing Waiters bring affordable party entertainment anywhere in the United States.

Call TAW at 855-899-7701.

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Surprise Birthday Party

Surprise Birthday Party with The Amazing Waiters

Trabuco Canyon, California

Having started in Southern California, The Amazing Waiters have constructed a surprise birthday party…or two over the last decade but it never gets boring!

This past weekend, our 2 Amazing Waiters, Ryan and John were asked to surprise our host’s mother on her 80th Birthday.  “She loves Frank Sinatra and the music of the Rat Pack Era”…it’s what she grew up on and I know she would love it so much…it’s going to be my gift to her”.

It was a lovely indoor-outdoor setting for 15 guests on a lovely Fall afternoon in the Hills.  Our fabulous duo set up the intimate sound system and prepared the final details for the surprise.

The Amazing Waiters singing to the guest of honor in Orange County, CA

One of our Amazing Waiters, Ryan with the Birthday Girl in Orange County, CA

Surprise Birthday Party Entertainers

Our dashing guys filtered into the staff, charming the unsuspecting guests and when the reveal time was near, the guys eased seamlessly into an unforgettable scripted show (that was tailored for the guest of honor, of course) that featured many of the staple signature songs of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and the famed Rat Pack of the 1960’s.

Trained Operatic Singers make smaller events more intimate.

“Being able to sing acoustically was key for this particular event”, stated Ryan.  We couldn’t have brought a bulky sound system with microphones…it would have ruined the intimate feeling for those 16 guests”.  Ryan was correct and that’s why all of our performers have operatic training to not have to rely on microphones, if necessary.

The guest of honor’s friends and relatives loved the show and we did too.  Happy 80th Birthday Barbara!  We hope to sing at your 90th!

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Best Wedding Entertainment

In Search of the Best Wedding Entertainment 

The Wedding Bar Keeps Getting Higher

There’s an increasing trend (luckily for us) for the best wedding entertainment. In their struggle to be original, unique and fun, modern brides and grooms are finding it more difficult to present fun forms of wedding reception entertainment for their honored guests. DIY Weddings are all the rage and have been for the last couple of years. Barn weddings,

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outdoor weddings, simple weddings, handmade and unique items offered as parting gifts, unique wedding dresses, bridesmaids dresses, even grooms are getting makeovers to accent their special day.

Traditional Wedding Receptions Need A Make-Over

Entertainment options for wedding receptions has been fairly limited. Outside of the traditional DJ, Band, Wedding Singer, Jazz or String Quartet, there are not that many more fun and unique options that one could have at a wedding reception.

The Ultimate Surprise Entertainment Idea

Here comes the ultimate surprise entertainment idea… vocal entertainers that pose as waiters, staff, security guards, chefs…even a long-lost Uncle. Isn’t the best wedding entertainment something your guests would never suspect?  It is the ultimate gift a wedding couple could give their guests.

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Singing Waiters Surprise Bride and Groom at a wedding reception

LGBT / GLBT Weddings Receptions

Alternative weddings from the LGBT community have very much embraced this type of wedding reception entertainment at their unions.  The Amazing Waiters have performed LGBT wedding reception events in New York and Los Angeles and guests have raved  about the uniqueness of our Amazing Waiters surprise shows.

Wide-Spectrum Entertainment

Every Amazing Waiters / Singing Waiters show is personalized for you.  You know your guests.  We know music entertainment.  We take what you give us about your wedding reception guests and write a fun and memorable show that will be designed to engage and entertain with just the right amount of sophistication and class.  Your guests will love the range of music.  We always get positive comments after one our surprise shows saying, “Loved the music”, “you even had the kids engaged (what other act can do that?)”….or our favorite comment, “You made our night!”.

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The Amazing Waiters X3 at a wedding reception in Florida

Party Planners Love The Amazing Waiters

The Amazing Waiters have been bringing surprise entertainment to the next level for over 10 years. With a combined 30 years of live party entertainment, The Amazing Waiters are the number one choice for wedding planners, brides, mothers of the Bride  (even grandmothers who want to give us as a surprise gift.  See our blog Post here for that.) provide top-notch affordable stress-free wedding reception entertainment.   With Regional Offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Ohio, Las Vegas and New York we can bring our unique form of original entertainment to you.  

Surprise Entertainment Customized for Wedding Receptions

Every surprise show is customized to fit your reception theme and musical taste. We’re even able to customize or personalize your favorite song.  We’ve even sung the wedding couples first dance, bringing the ultimate in class, sophistication and personalization for your special day.  It is the best wedding entertainment!

Best Wedding Entertainment That Won’t Break The Budget

The Amazing Waiters will work with your existing sound equipment, DJ, or Hotel Banquet Room to keep your costs at a minimum and your results at a maximum.  We are adept at performing in small spaces like private homes and small restaurants.  We recently performed one of our singing waiters shows in a small, private room at a Maggiano’s Italian Restaurant in Las Vegas (we will be writing about that fun “Disco” night soon).

For more information or video on how our 1, 2 or 3 Singing Waiters (The Amazing Waiters X3) would be right for you, please visit our wedding page or click here to fill out some brief details about your event needs.  We promise to return your inquiry in 24 hours or less.  Of course, you could always call us at 855-899-7701

Now, if you’re still in the early stages of wedding planning, in fact, if you haven’t even proposed and considering doing a proposal, why not consider a flash mob of singing waiters to make your question end in an exclamation?!

Below is THE AMAZING WAITERS Wedding Video.  We look forward to hearing from you!

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Congratulations and Best Wishes!

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Chicago Singing Waiters Dazzle

Chicago Singing Waiters dazzle at a Chicago Fundraiser

The Amazing Waiters had recent privilege to celebrate Greek Heritage here in Chicago, Illinois recently. Celebrating the Greek City of Tripoli, Greece, the organization gets together one time a year for its annual fundraiser and is always looking for fun and unique entertainment.

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Chicago Singing Waiters entertained at a fundraiser for the people of Tripoli, Greece

ONE YEAR TOO SOON

The President and organizer of this year’s event, Dino, was excited to try to have us this year. “Last year, we tried to make it happen, but our singing waiters were so new in Chicago that we were unable to fulfill the request”, stated James Anest, General director of The Amazing Waiters. “So, we decided to table it until next year…sure enough, I pleased to receive a call from Dino asking if our Chicago Singing Waiters were able to make it happen this year and I said “you bet!” we’re going to make it happen!”  

SINGING WAITER SHOWS SPECIALLY-WRITTEN AND UNIQUE

We were very excited to work on this show for many reasons.  One, it is in our Regional “backyard”, being Singing Waiters in Chicago, but other is much closer to James’ heart….and heritage…a Greek-American himself, he was very excited to put together a fun and entertaining show with a special surprise twist to reflect Greek Heritage as well as the various musical tastes that this dynamic group of people would appreciate. “You guys knocked it out of the park!”, Dino exclaimed. “You hit every age group in the audience and they absolutely loved it. It was great!”

The Amazing Waiters in Chicago, IL

Hard to take photos of the actual show when you’re the surprise entertainment

ENTERTAINMENT FOR ALL AGES

It especially wonderful watching the younger audience members intrigued interested in what the show was delivering. Singing everything from Broadway, Opera, to Rat Pack-inspired music, made famous by The famed Las Vegas Trio in the 1950’s and 60’s, the diverse show was incredibly successful. To top it all off, James  surprised and entertained the guests by speaking Greek and seamlessly finishing with the Greek classic from Zorba the Greek, “Never On Sunday”, with James and Cassandra, (our latest addition who is also Greek) a Chicago native, singing and clapping along with the guests.  Even our third waiter, Chris who is not Greek had great fun dancing the Greek folk Style. 🙂

HAVE YOUR OWN CHICAGO SINGING WAITERS ENTERTAINMENT

With one, two, and three waiters entertainment, our regional branch of The Amazing Waiters, Chicago Singing Waiters offer the most diverse and dynamic customized singing waiters shows in the United States. Find out how you can get the best Chicago Surprise Entertainment available, by calling 312-473-2919

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Singing Waiters Surprise in Palm Beach, Florida

AMAZING SINGING WAITERS SHOW IN WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA

Always ready for a fun surprise, The Amazing Waiters, the world’s leading Singing Waiters act, tailored a especially-scripted show for unsuspecting guests in West Palm Beach Florida this past month. Our 2 Amazing Waiters show featured two of our leading male performers, posing as waiters and surprising dinner guests at a very elegant dinner event in West Palm Beach.

“We love surprises”, the coordinator of the event mentioned, “This has been so hush-hush, only a few people know that you’re even going to be here”.  

GUESTS OFTEN THINK WE’RE REALLY WAITERS

Of course, sometimes the surprise show can be a curse since the guests don’t know that there is a singing performance on the horizon.  Sometimes the guests even ask us to actually be “waiters” and request things like a drink or table service and sometimes if the service isn’t up to par, voicing their issues with us and expect us to take action.  

Singing Waiter Surprise Entertainment for events and small parties.

Your table is waiting for you.

SINGING WAITERS REVEAL CAN BE A LOT OF FUN

It’s fun to know that in a few minutes our waiters we will be performing a fun and interactive singing show for the very same guests…and the look on their faces is priceless.

This particular event in Palm Beach included music from The Rat Pack era, Italian favorites, Broadway shows (like Chicago) and Light Opera.  

A fun time was had by all and many appreciated the surprise element of our show. Our Singing Waiters are looking forward to a repeat performance, sometime in the very near future with one of our other amazing waiter shows…Maybe a SINGING CHEF?

Thanks a lot, West Palm Beach!  

With thousands of performance is credited to them, The Amazing Waiters are Premier Broadway and Operatic performers, regionally stationed in Los Angeles, California;  Las Vegas, Nevada; Phoenix, Arizona;  Chicago, Illinois and New York City, New York.

For more information on how one of our customized surprise Singing Waiters shows can amaze your guests,  call us at 855-899-7701 or email us here.

*The Amazing Watiers are a wholly-owned subsidiary of entree entertainment, inc

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James Anest in The Fantasticks

JAMES ANEST AS “EL GALLO” IN THE FANTASTICKS

CHICAGO ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Bringing Chicago Entertainment News, we congratulate the creator and Artistic Director of The Amazing Waiters, James Anest on his upcoming portrayal of El Gallo in one of the most loved Musicals of all time, The Fantasticks.  The longest-running Off Broadway show in History will be re-created with a seldom-heard 23 Piece Orchestra and larger sets, at the Light Opera Works in Chicago, Illinois.  The show runs for two weekends only, from June 6th to June 14th at the Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, Illinois.

THE FANTASTICKS WITH ORCHESTRA

In this expanded orchestral version, James will treat theater-goers to his rendition of the rarely performed song, “This Is The Perfect Time” originally written for the Robert Goulet

James Anest as El Gallo in The Fantasticks - Chicago

James Anest as El Gallo in The Fantasticks – Chicago

Fantasticks Tour in the 1980’s by Harvey Schimidt.

To see the complete bio breakdowns for the show and additional information, visit this link.

http://www.lightoperaworks.org/Fantasticks.html

 

TICKETS TO THE FANTASTICKS IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

Tickets are available through the Light Opera Works Website, or call 847-920-5360

AMAZING TALENT ALWAYS PERFORMING

Like James, many of our accomplished performers currently tour or have toured or are on major Broadway productions.  The Amazing Waiters bring this high-level talent to your private event each and every time.  It’s like having a private Broadway Show.

The Amazing Waiters surprise unsuspecting guests at Corporate Events, Wedding Receptions and Holiday Parties across the United States and Canada.  For more information, see their main website, www.amazingwaiters.com