Has Glee! Brought Audiences Back To Broadway?

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Glee may have changed Broadway forever.

Glee! and it’s bubbly effect on the new Broadway

Every once in a while a TV show comes along that serves as a game changer in the world of television entertainment. This is usually in the form of a show that does not really seem to fit snugly into a specific genre, but which ends up creating a whole new category that subsequent shows try to emulate. Furthermore, it changes the way in which we view other forms of entertainment, often leading fans of said show to seek out something that is in a similar vein, yet which is different in a number of ways.

Such was the impact that Glee! had on the television viewing audience. If you are being totally honest, would you have truly believed that a show featuring a bunch of high school misfits belonging to a glee club would become a success on network television? The vast majority of us would likely have bet on the show failing and being cancelled in a matter of weeks, but it actually went on to capture the imagination of the viewing public, especially among the younger crowd, many of whom quickly identified with the characters portrayed on the show.

There are very few shows, other than the reality variety, that have singing and dancing at their core. While it certainly helped that much of the music being performed on Glee! was current hits done in a very specific style, it was still a surprise that the format took off. What is even more surprising was that it opened up other forms of musical entertainment to a whole new generation, with Broadway musicals perhaps being the biggest benefactor of the Glee! craze. Fans of the show craved more and were prepare to go to other avenues in order to get the entertainment that they loved.

Believe it or not, there are kids out there that have a real interest in the arts, and who would love to act, dance, and sing, but who have felt constrained by peer pressure at the school level. Many of those barriers have been torn down by Glee!, with many schools now adopting new musical programs that mimic those seen on the show. Now that the main barrier has been torn down, younger fans of music and acting are free to discover Broadway singers and shows without fear of being ridiculed when they head back to school.

Scattered among the Broadway standard shows are new musicals that definitely have an appeal that is aimed at a younger demographic. You look at shows like “Rock of Ages,” “Wicked,” and “Once” and you can see that their success is very much dependent on being embraced by a younger audience. The question of whether or not these shows would be the success that they are without the Glee! influence is on that can certainly be argued. What cannot be argued is that the audiences at Broadway shows are now starting to skew a little younger than ever before.

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Singing Waiters Soar in Los Angeles

The Amazing Waiters:  A Memorable Hit

Having an ensemble that has diversity can bring out the most creative ideas without limitations.  Recently, we had a client request for something completely out-of-the-box, spontaneous, and very, very cool…and we’d like to share it with you.

We enjoy entertaining audiences of all sizes.  This particular event was for 600 people at the Opera House in Los Angeles.  It as so great to have the opportunity to return home in a way that would really surprise people.

The Amazing Waiters quartet

The Amazing Waiters entertain guests in Los Angeles

This beautiful night had lots of diverse entertainment that included a band, live violinists, a jazz ensemble and a handful of others.  Our client, on this particular night, wanted the surprise element but not singing waiters.  They knew they wanted the surprise to be Phantom Of The Opera first, then a well-known Pop song by Gnarles Barkley.  What?!  How do those two things work together?  That’s where our diversity came in.  Take a look at the video.  Imagine this immediately following the dramatic Phantom Of The Opera Duet with Christine and the Phantom…

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The Amazing Waiters provide the most diverse surprise entertainment in the World.  Having performed in thousands of shows over 10 years, this talented group of singers are the best that Broadway and Opera has to offer.

Call us today to discuss how The Amazing Waiters can help make your event the event of the year. 855-899-7701 or 619-356-5478 if in Southern California.

More than Singing Waiters, surprise your guests with singing entertainment that is customized and performed with leading Broadway and Opera talent.  Visit the website, www.amzingwaiters.com

The Amazing Waiters surprise guests in Los Angeles with Gnarls Barkley


The Amazing Waiters in San Diego, CA

This past weekend, the Amazing Waiters performed at the famed Hard Rock Hotel  in San Diego, California for a small group of very appreciative execs with a well-known cable company (Rock on Ladies and Gents!).

The 25 guests went with a Casino/Old Hollywood Theme having roulette, cards, black jack, craps with a lovely Marilyn Monroe look-alike adding to the theme. The Amazing Waiters, of course, were in waiter garb, one as the Assistant Catering Manager and the other as a good ole’ waiter, passing trays during the gambling and festivities, blending in giving great face time and getting acquainted with the guests.

Marilyn presented some awards with the CEO, dinner came out and then it was showtime!

James started this show with a funny schtick about music and the history of the Hard Rock and immediately went into Elvis’ Blue Suede Shoes.  Of course, as most of our Waiter shows go…there is some chaos as to whether it was a show or not (and that’s the way we like it) while they sang hits from the Rat Pack and Old Hollywood Era!  Allie, our lovely latest addition to the singing waiter family, wowed the guests with some amazing renditions of “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend” made famous by Marilyn, of course, and “Fever” which was a highlight of the evening, later joining James with a duet of “Fly Me To The Moon” and an encore stunner, Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face”. 

The Hard Rock has some lovely rooms with large wall art of famous Rock artists.  Our green room, for instance, featured the famed Jim Morrison

The Amazing Waiters as a duo in San Diego, CA

James and Allie with Jim Morrison

from the rock band, “The Doors”.  We couldn’t resist taking some pics with Jim looking over us.  The girls had to have some more shots with the rock legend, proving that his allure with the opposite sex is still pretty darn strong.

For more information on this show, we invite you to visit our Facebook page.  For more information on some cutting-edge performance options using one, two or three Amazing Waiters, visit our website,  www.AmazingWaiters.com

We look forward to hearing from you!