Wednesday, 23 July 2014
Tuesday, 22 July 2014
This time last week we're stepping off of dry land and working with a brand new client H.M.S Warrior in Portsmouth's Historic Dockyard. We had been booked to entertain with our bespoke performance pieces at their prestigious 'Summer Ball'
HMS Warrior really is such an amazing venue and of course we were so excited to be working onboard and given the task to fill the event with lots of amazing treats for the guests that were attending.
Our girls were first staged at the entrance to the ship and on the jetty to welcome the glamorous guests aboard. With two showgirlz high up on or signature stilts they certainly set the scene for a night of glitz and glamour ahead of the 'Cabaret' themed evening. A lot of the guests wanted photos with our girls and with the stunning scenery and beautiful ship in the background who could blame them?
We also had two more stunning showgirlz in different feathered costumes on foot, assisting the captain when greeting the passengers onto the top deck. With feathers, sequins and smiles our girlz started the evening off in true show stopping style.
As the night continued the guests had a wonderful three course dinner and were treated to a Rat Pack style singer to entertain them whilst they ate. Also on the ship was a photographer, our good friend and sensational singer Rachel as well as a casino for everyone to enjoy.
Whilst the guests enjoyed their three courses it was our teams job to help with the evening's raffle. Picking winners, handing out prizes and posing for photos our girlz really can help with any little extras you have at your event.
Lastly it was our turn to perform. With the length of the ship filled with tables of guests our girlz spread along the lower deck ready for their number. In an amongst all of the historic artefacts in this fabulous setting we performed to 'Diamond's Are A Girls Best Friend'. Our high kicks, splits, and dazzling choreography certainly got the attention of the passengers as they stopped eating their dessert to watch the girlz strut their stuff in style.
We had a great evening on board such an amazing ship and with lots more themes and ideas in the pipeline we can't wait to hopefully be back very soon!
Big thank you to all the staff at HMS Warrior for making us feel so welcome :-)
If you are interested in having a team of professionals to host and entertain at you event then do not hesitate to contact us!
Friday, 11 July 2014
HAIR AND BEAUTY AWARDS!
Last Saturday the Portsmouth Guildhall hosted the annual industry event 'The News Hair & Beauty' awards.
This is most definitely the biggest date in the salon calendar and each year the biggest and brightest names and talents from the local area join forces to celebrate the high standard of work produced in their craft.
Every year this event has grown in popularity and success and has certainly become more and more glamorous each time around. For the 2nd year running Manic Stage Productions had been invited and asked to provide the nights entertainment to wow the audience throughout the evening.
We provided our eye catching stilt walker at the main entrance to the Guildhall to welcome the guests for their exciting evening. As always she went down a treat. Our red showgirl costume was shining away and with our feathers out in force everyone was impressed with the sky high entertainment that added that little extra touch to the beginning of the event. Along side was our topless waiter catching the ladies eye! Both created the perfect photo opportunities and a bit of a cue began to form once they had caught the guests attention.
The theme of the evening was 'Cirque Du Soleil' and with such an exciting and outrageous request we decided our costumes needed to be just as creative. Our dancers had skin tight full body silver catsuits to show off their amazing skills, which were beautifully painted and decorated by our body paint artist. With white, blue and silver paint our uniquely painted costumes complimented the night brilliantly and looked super stunning.
Being the hair and beauty awards we needed hair and make up that would stand out and impress, so we did just that. Our face painter continued her work from body painting up to our performers faces to add the finishing touches and with big outrageous hair our look was complete and we were ready to perform.
Next up our team of professionals took to the stage to showcase our brand new 'Cirque Du Soleil' performance.
We tailored our routines to fit in with the evening and had lots to offer. With stunning choreography, creative dance routines and endless energy our team certainly impressed the crowds. Not only did we have dance, the team showed off their superb acrobatics and circus skills and flexibility followed by 2 pole performance spectacles featuring within the medley.
The decision to add a little something different was a great one and the elegant and dramatic art of pole dance was a creative addition and something that a lot of people had not seen done in such a way before! It was a big hit and was performed beautifully and showcased strength, sophistication and beauty.
As you can see we really can tailor to any sort of theme you may have and will create bespoke entertainment for your event no matter how big or small.
Wednesday, 9 July 2014
RED SHOWGIRLS EVERYWHERE!
Manic have had such a busy week this week with Showgirlz, performers and brand ambassadors all over the South Coast.
After showcasing our new red showgirl costumes at Tiger Tiger a couple of weeks ago they have been in high demand ever since.
Firstly 2 of our girlz headed to Southampton to the beautiful Grand Harbour Hotel to meet and greet the excited year 11 students of Wildern School as they arrived in style to attend their school prom.
From limos to fire engines, sports cars to ambulances and even a tractor towing a trailor full of year 11 boys the students really did arrive in a variety or eye catching ways and the many friends and families waiting for them to arrive watched on to see just what was pulling up next.
With an amazing vegas themed prom our showgirls lined the red carpet to welcome the student alongside the 10 piece band playing vegas hits as the super glam crowd entered.
The students were so excited and stunned by the interior of the event and our showgirlz really enhanced the theme and added some glamour and glitz to the overall look.
With our feathers and sequines shining we were a popular photo opportunity for the students and we were so glad to be a part of their memorable evening posing next to the 'Welcome To Vegas' sign at the Grand Harbour entrance.
We joined them on the dance floor as they all flocked in to take their seats at the vegas named tables and we left them to it to enjoy their wonderful evening and surprises that were in store for them that night as their prom continued.
The following night our showgirlz were hosting at The Gregg School in Southampton to meet and greet guests at a charity function for Countess Mountbatten Charity.
The guest were pleasantly suprised to see our girlz on arrival with headdresses, smiles and head to toe feathers! We were as always a big attraction to the guests and the perfect photo opportunity for all involved.
We loved being a part of this event and it was again a huge success.
Lastly we had a sky high showgirl up on her stilts at Portsmouth Guildhall for a high profile event hosted by The News.
Welcoming guests into the building again with our gorgeous red showgirl costume it really did add that little something extra special to the already super glamorous night. The guests were thrilled and we sure did have people talking about our feathers all through the night!
Look out for our next blog that will tell you more about how the rest of the team wowed at this very special event!
If you would like to book our showgirlz or the team for any other themed event we would love to tailor some entertainment just for you.