As an organization that always strives to bring fun, and unique entertainment to our Annual Awards and Installation Banquet, the decision to hire Steve for this year’s event was a top-notch choice.
We’ve received nothing but positive comments from our investors, many saying it was the most fun they had in months.
Initially, we were in search of a comedian for this years event, however, Steve’s mind blowing magic tricks, combined wit his incredibly comical personality, truly made it a night we will remember for many years to come.
We will definitely recommend his show to others, and consider him for future events!
Thanks you so much Steve, for providing us with phenomenal entertainment!
The Park Hills – Leadington Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
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!!
3006 Highway K
O’Fallon, MO 63368
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
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.
Brooke, Katie and Phil
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!
Comfort Suites Conference Center
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.
Melissa Nordmann, Event Coordinator
City of Dardenne Prairie
2032 Hanley Road,
Dardenne Prairie, MO
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.
128 W. Central Street, Bethalto, IL 62010
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!
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.