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Timing is everything! Think ahead for some wonderful Party Planning Options for the 2015 Calendar.

Posted on: March 5th, 2015 by Dan Hixon

Sometimes, the calendar year does a beautiful thing. 2015 is one of those years. The Fourth of July is on a Saturday. December 25th is on a Friday. New Year’s Eve is on a Thursday. What does this mean? All three big Holidays make for four day weekends! It’s the ideal year to make Big Party Plans.

This year, if you are considering something outdoors for your summer Company or Corporate Event, there are a few things to think about. Weather is the most significant consideration. You should scout out facilities that includes the option of moving indoors, should the weather turn bad. Also, offering a place where people can go to escape the heat, if it proves to be an especially hot day. You may want to look at facilities that offer permanent tents, as do many Country Clubs & Hotels. Hiring tenting is expensive, but it’s a wonderful way to enjoy an indoor/outdoor experience, especially if you’ve chosen a beautiful park or garden location.

Of course, Entertainment is our specialty. If you’d like to do a large picnic, for instance, we have a host of Strolling Performers, such as Magicians, Jugglers, Stilt Walkers, Cirque Performers, Exotic Animals with handlers, to name just a few. They work throughout the crowd & can do Shows, as well. Many of these Performers are multi-skilled, so you get a variety of options from one person. If you’re planning on families attending, clowns are great fun & our Performers are also multi-skilled, perhaps offering balloon sculpture, juggling & magic. For stations, we can suggest Face Painting, Handwriting Analysis & Psychics.

For Musical Entertainment, you might want to choose a Show Band, which people can sit & watch perform. You may select a Theme & the music can compliment that, such as a 50’s-60’s, Disco, Las Vegas, Circus, Patriotic, 80’s, Country-Western, etc. There are endless possibilities & Musical Entertainment to match.

The Holidays are another source of Entertainment possibilities. What better way to show appreciation for your employees, than a beautiful Holiday function. Once again, Theming your event can add so much to the fun & participation. We’ve seen a large increase in the Casino Theme, where we bring in all the equipment & personnel to provide the full Casino experience, with the Entertainment to compliment the theme. It’s been a huge success.

Live entertainment elevates your event from the ordinary & makes for an unforgettable experience.

Live Entertainment at your Holiday Event

Posted on: October 14th, 2014 by Dan Hixon

It’s coming on the time of year when you may be thinking about thanking your employees with a holiday event. Do you remember Scrooge being visited by the Ghost of Christmas Past? One memory he returned to, was the night of Mr. Fezziwig’s holiday party. Even the embittered Scrooge could not help but delight in the joy of celebrating all the goodness that the holiday season embraces, expressed in the employer’s hospitality & appreciation.

We have provided entertainment year after year for many, many companies. It is something that the employees look forward to each passing season. It makes them feel appreciated & is a wonderful way to say “thank you” for their service.

Live entertainment lifts that celebration out of the realm of the ordinary & gives your employees a chance to enjoy each other’s company outside the office. It’s worth the relatively small investment & will be remembered by each & every one.

Speaking of Speakers

Posted on: January 31st, 2014 by Dan Hixon

Clients ask us about having a Speaker at a Corporate Event. Are they effective? Certainly, the right Personality can motivate, inspire & entertain, which is the goal of anyone planning a Special Event. Over the years, we’ve provided Politicians, such as Ronald Reagan, John Anderson, Gerald Ford & Bill Clinton; we’ve booked Journalists, Astronauts & Athletes. & of course, lots of Entertainers. Each one has had an impact of their own, but there are a few elements that we have learned are important, when deciding who you would like to invest in, for your event.

What do you want to accomplish? Do you want to entertain or inspire? Believe it or not, there are people that accomplish both, extremely well. Do you want someone who will interact with your people, shake hands & give you personal contact. Many celebrities are very shy or private & will not do any meet/greet. Your Production Company should know this & advise you.

Does the personality you’re interested in do this all the time? Many Celebrities are skilled in one area only & do not regularly do Speaking Engagements. You may like them on the screen, television or the field, but they might have no experience or skill at speaking. It’s very important to get good advise on this as well.

A final extremely important element in maximizing your experience, is the production aspects. Your Keynote Speaker needs to be presented properly, with the best possible staging, lighting & media support. When hosting in a major metropolitan area such as Chicago, you can take advantage of local “talent” & local Production Companies that have experience with this talent. Their recommendations go a long way in guiding you to the best personality & value, as well as coordinating production & labor.

All these things combine to creating a larger than life experience. Supported with the right production, you will create an incredible amount of excitement & wow your participants!

Welcome to our 2014 Website

Posted on: January 10th, 2014 by Dan Hixon

Happy New Year & welcome to our 2014 Website!  We hope that you find our company your One Stop Shop for all your Entertainment Needs in Chicago.  For over 30 years, Prism Entertainment has produced the very finest in Corporate Entertainment, Theme Parties, Motivational Speakers, Fundraisers & any type of gathering that calls for an unforgetable event.

The incredible talent that is available in the Chicagoland area is almost limitless & Prism Entertainment is your premium source.  Have you ever thought of reaching for a Star?  Our Name Entertainment Roster is the very Best in Corporate Entertainment.  We provide every aspect of the most complicated Production, from ground transportaton to standing ovation.  You sit back & enjoy the Show, only interupted by congratulations for an unbelievable triumph.

Our Theme Parties provide your guests with an unforgetable event, with a “WOW” thrown in.   Again, we coordinate as much as you want & need, including Sets, Scenery, Decor in addition to just the right Entertainment to delight your guests.  Chicago has an international blend of neighborhoods with entertainment to go with it & our Chicago Neighborhoods Party is amazing, featuring  authentic costuming, dancing & music from our rich ethnic diversity.

When it comes to Live Music, well, you really have come to the right place.  Our Hip Hop Pop, Show/Dance & Retro Bands are the perfect fit for whoever you need to please.  & of course, Blues.  High energy & proficient skill will prove why Chicago is the Blues Capital of the U.S. & we the very Best to you.

Round it out with every kind of Magician, Comedian, Cirque Performer, Classical Ensemble, Novelty Performer, Circus Act, Dancers & any other kind of Professional Performer needed to make your event the very best it can be & you have the reason that Prism Entertainment has been the number one source for Entertainment Needs in Chicago for over 30 years.  Full time, experienced Consultants await your call!