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Company Holiday Party was Excellent, Very Fun and Audience Engaging

Company Holiday Party was Excellent, Very Fun and Audience Engaging

Company Holiday Party was Excellent, Very Fun and Audience Engaging

Company Holiday Party was Excellent, Very Fun and Audience Engaging

We hired Steve Barcellona for our company holiday party and he was excellent! His show was very fun and audience engaging which is exactly what we wanted. Also, the material was very professional and appropriate. Because of it being a company event we didn’t want any profanity or off-colored jokes. His overall presentation was extremely well received and his overall appearance was professional. Loved the way he mingled with the crowd before the show. It helped make the guests feel comfortable and it was a personal touch which made the guests feel connected when it came time
for the show.

The employees were still talking about him in the office the following Monday. We will definitely recommend Steve and will consider hiring him again for future events.

Thanks, Steve, for making the night fun, enjoyable and memorable!!

Sincerely,
Monica Andrews
Business Manager

Bankhead Orthodontics
3006 Highway K
O’Fallon, MO 63368
636·978-8848

After Dinner Entertainment from the early 90’s

after dinner entertainment , corporate entertainment

After dinner entertainment poster from the early 90’s.

After Dinner Entertainment from the early 90’s

It is hard to believe that this show was sometime in the early 90’s. Talk about throwback thursday! It was a dinner and a show at a local restaurant, I think I remember that it sold so well it turned into two nights. I would love to do something like this again. It was really the genesis of my after dinner entertainment career. Well this and Ricky Ricardo. As a kid I never wanted to go to the office, I always wanted to go down to the club to “try out that new number”. With Susan Mirto Scardilli

Corporate Event Entertainment Had the Crowd WOWED

Corporate Event Entertainment Had the Crowd WOWED

Corporate Event Entertainment Had the Crowd WOWED

Corporate Event Entertainment Had the Crowd WOWED

Dear Steve,

Just wanted to say thank you for making our event so great. You did a great job of working the crowd and made all of our guests feel welcome. You certainly “WOWED” the crowd. We all enjoyed your tricks and your commentary. Thanks you so much for making our event SPECIAL. We received many compliments on your performance and wanted to share them with you.

Thanks,

Brooke, Katie and Phil

Phil Leathers
Financial Advisor
Edward Jones
Washington, MO

New Year’s Eve Event Entertainment was a Spectacular Time

New Year’s Eve Event Entertainment was a Spectacular Time

New Year's Eve Event Entertainment a Spectacular Time Dear Steve,  I would like to thank you for coming all the way to Burlington to put on our New Years Eve show! Everything was wonderful. You were always so friendly and easy to work with, not to mention hilarious and what a great magic show! All of out 130 guests had a spectacular time and we are still receiving compliments on what a great evening it was. They felt that the strolling magic really made them feel like a part of the evening as well. We would highly recommend you to anyone, so please feel free to use us as a reference needed. Again thank you for a true evening of comedy and magic. It was fabulous!  Warm regards, Cary Skeens Event Coordinator Comfort Suites Conference Center Burlington, IA

Dear Steve,

I would like to thank you for coming all the way to Burlington to put on our New Year’s Eve show! Everything was wonderful. You were always so friendly and easy to work with, not to mention hilarious and what a great magic show! All of our 130 guests had a spectacular time and we are still receiving compliments on what a great evening it was. They felt that the strolling magic really made them feel like a part of the evening as well. We would highly recommend you to anyone, so please feel free to use us as a reference needed. Again thank you for a true evening of comedy and magic. It was fabulous!

Warm regards,
Cary Skeens
Event Coordinator
Comfort Suites Conference Center
Burlington, IA

 

Luncheon Entertainment Will Be Difficult To Top

Luncheon Entertainment Will Be Difficult To Top

Luncheon Entertainment Will Be Difficult To Top

Luncheon Entertainment Will Be Difficult To Top

Dear Mr. Barcellona,

A big thank you for coming out to entertain the seniors of Dardenne Prairie at our August lunch . Everyone had a great time. You have a feel for your audience and definitely know how
to work the room and what will work for the crowd. No one left the building without a smile. As they left I received many compliments about what a great show it was, how that was just
what they needed, and that you were the best comedian/magician they had ever seen. I would personally recommend Steve Barcellona over and over again. This event will be difficult to top.

Thank you,
Melissa Nordmann, Event Coordinator
City of Dardenne Prairie
2032 Hanley Road,
Dardenne Prairie, MO
63368

Special Event Entertainment Everyone Was Completely Tuned Into The Show

Special Event Entertainment Everyone Was Completely Tuned Into The Show

Special Event Entertainment Everyone Was Completely Tuned Into The Show

Special Event Entertainment Everyone Was Completely Tuned Into The Show

Our show was for our graduating electrical apprenticeship students and their families. The audience ages ranged from eight years old up to about 65, and everyone enjoyed themselves.

I watched the entire audience throughout the show from different areas and everyone was having a great time and seemed to be completely tuned in to the show.

After the show several guests approached me and told me what an awesome time that they had and that it was nice to have entertainment for all ages.

Steve was awesome from the moment he arrived. He is professional, funny, and very personable and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him.

I will be contacting Steve to check on booking for next year’s event.

Sincerely,
Tina Whitebear
IEC of Greater St. Louis

Corporate Event Entertainment Beyond Expectations

Corporate Event Entertainment Beyond Expectations

Corporate Event Entertainment Beyond Expectations

Corporate Event Entertainment Beyond Expectations

Steve,

I wanted to thank you know for making our event a great success. Everyone commented on how much they enjoyed your stage show and how much we all laughed. I really appreciate you taking the time during your strolling magic to make sure every table was contacted and able to join in the fun . You went way beyond our expectations and made sure everyone had a great time. We would love to have you back for future events and I would definitely recommend you to other groups.

Thanks again,
Charlie Myers
128 W. Central Street, Bethalto, IL 62010
(618) 377-3100

Awards Banquet Planning Tips to Make Winners Feel Like Stars

Shine A Light from above

Steve Barcellona Comedy Magic St. Louis, MO Awards Banquet Planning Tips Tp Make Winners Feel Like Stars

It is awards banquet time again; time to recognize those employees or volunteers who have done outstanding work on behalf of your company or group. In addition to the plaque or certificate what else are you going to do to make the award winners feel honored and most importantly special? Here are a few tips to make them feel like the stars of your awards banquet.

Treat your award winners like celebrities
At a recent awards banquet, I performed strolling magic in the VIP suite for the winners. Having a special area for your awardees and their families makes them feel special and honored. Have the room stocked with drinks and appetizers. Make them feel like celebrities; remember most people never make it to the VIP room.  

Big stars sit down front
Did you ever notice that the likely Oscars winners always sit down front with George Clooney? Reserve some tables down front for you award winners. It is a simple way to make them feel special.  It will also make for a smoother presentation because it will be easier for them to get to the stage for their award. Having stairs front and center, instead of the sides make stage accesses quick and easy.

Red Carpet Photos
Capture professional photos as award winner and special guests arrive. Those “hurry up” onstage snapshots rarely look good. You don’t want everyone to remember the evening with eyes half-closed and a head half-turned photo do you. Where appropriate, arrange for a professional photographer.

Cap the evening off with Great Entertainment
After dinner and the awards are finished treat everyone to some laughs. Not everyone will be a winner, but everyone should have a good time.  I recommend to my clients interactive, high energy comedy magic show.  If you have many awards 30 to 40 minutes will be perfect if you have only a few awards 45 minute to an hour will be the right amount of time.  The entertainment should be light and something that gets people having fun. An inexperienced entertainer or a long winded speaker will kill the night. People that are laughing are having a good time and will have wonderful memories of the evening. Make this year’s awards banquet amazing!

Lots of Laughs Performing Strolling Magic at EO St. Louis Event

Strolling Magic EO St Louis All laughs at table

Strolling magic for EO St Louis, all laughs at the table

Comedy magician Steve Barcellona at EO St louis event performing strolling magic.

Comedy magician Steve Barcellona at EO St louis event performing strolling magic.

Here are some recent photos from an event I did for The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) of St Louis. Super fun night with a really great group of people.  Thanks to Marvin Meyer Photography for the great photos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strolling magician EO St Louis  At tables with ladies all smiles

Strolling magician EO St Louis At tables with ladies all smiles

Strolling Magician Steve Barcellona at EO St Louis Event

Strolling Magician Steve Barcellona at EO St Louis Event

 

 

 

 

Sheriff’s Office Christmas Party, What a Good Time

Sheriff's Office Christmas Party, What a Good Time  Hello and hope this letter finds you doing well. I just wanted to drop you a line and THANK YOU so much for the entertainment on Friday evening for my office Christmas Party. What a good time! You were able to mix into the crowd during the social hour and break the ice with the guests and make the laughs begin. And the after dinner spotlight was outstanding, don't think I could of done much better as a host. I have heard so many compliments about the entertainment that I chose and the many Thanks that I have received for a great night. I would recommend your show to anyone with confidence. So a big THANK YOU goes out to you and I wish you the very best. Should you ever need a reference, point them in my direction.  May you and your family have a blessed holiday season.  Sincerely, Jimmy Shinn Sheriff Marion County

Sheriff’s Office Christmas Party, What a Good Time

 

Sheriff’s Office Christmas Party, What a Good Time

Hello and hope this letter finds you doing well. I just wanted to drop you a line and THANK YOU so much for the entertainment on Friday evening for my office Christmas Party. What a good time! You were able to mix into the crowd during the social hour and break the ice with the guests and make the laughs begin. And the after dinner spotlight was outstanding, don’t think I could of done much better as a host. I have heard so many compliments about the entertainment that I chose and the many Thanks that I have received for a great night. I would recommend your show to anyone with confidence. So a big THANK YOU goes out to you and I wish you the very best. Should you ever need a reference, point them in my direction.

May you and your family have a blessed holiday season.

Sincerely,
Jimmy Shinn
Sheriff Marion County