What Is Classical Music Entertainment !

LIVE MUSIC ENTERTAINMENTClassical music is an age-old genre of music that is typically stereotyped by many people in today society. Although, classical music is hardly the choice of music for events today , it has much to offer as a whole and as a group of individuals. If you or your company are planning to have a big event,here some advice to help you understand how you can use classical and lyrical music that guarantees a successful,elegant and memorable event. Many person thinks today that classical music is only for weddings ceremonies or receptions.

Classique’s versatility and extensive repertoire make classical music the ideal choice for any occasion. Music repertoire can includes music from baroque to classicism, from romanticism to modern music. Music events which include classical and lyrical music can be an upgraded with period costumes to take people in a unforgettable music world and convert each concert in a magical event. There are many sizes and types to choose from. It can range from solo acts to chamber groups to orchestra acts.

Top Highest Grossing Broadway Musicals Entertainment of All Time

american-express-tickets-presale-broadway-musicalApart from being a popular tourist attraction in the Big Apple, the Broadway Theater District is also a major revenue generator, throwing up more than $1 billion in ticket sales annually. Broadway shows have withstood competition from all quarters, including the talkies, and have clearly survived it all. Well, more than survived, if the sales figures are anything to go by.

Today, Broadway musicals are all about the glitz and glamor, combined with extravagant visuals and racy music. When it comes to listing the highest earners in recent times, several factors come into play; for instance, the longest running may not always be the highest earning production. Putting this to rest, we’ve complied a list of shows that have ranked high on popularity, and have also set the cash registers ringing.

Highest Grossing Broadway Musicals

The Lion King
Having grossed $853.8 million, The Lion King became the highest grossing musical on Broadway in 2012, edging out The Phantom of the Opera.
Elton John’s music powers the theatrical version of Disney’s The Lion King, just like the original animated film. It officially opened on Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theatre on November 13, 1997. More than 5,000 shows later, it is still going strong, pulling in family audiences and providing wholesome entertainment.

The Phantom of the Opera
The Phantom of the Opera celebrated its 25th anniversary on 26 January, 2013, with its 10,400th performance at the Majestic Theatre.
The longest running show on Broadway is also one of its biggest earners, certainly no surprises there. The Phantom of the Opera is based on Gaston Leroux’s novel, Le Fantôme de l’Opéra. It has been set to tune by Andrew Lloyd Webber, with lyrics by Charles Hart. The play’s worldwide gross earnings amount to $5.6 billion, the highest for any musical. Its Broadway earnings tally up to $845 million, and have been only recently surpassed by the previous musical on our list.

Wicked is currently running to packed houses on Broadway’s huge Gershwin Theatre, commanding an average ticket price of $138.
Wicked is based on a novel that draws inspiration from The Wizard of Oz. The Broadway and West End versions compete with one another, and the shows are known to smash their previous records of highest weekly earnings. The last week of 2012 saw Wicked pull in a cool $2.9 million, making this the highest weekly earning for a Broadway musical.

Cats enjoyed an uninterrupted run on Broadway from 1982 to 2000, earning a whopping $366.4 million from its 7,000+ performances.
Cats ranks only behind The Phantom of the Opera as the longest running musical on Broadway. Another masterpiece by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Cats is unique in the sense that it relies entirely on its lyrics set to the musical score, with no dialogs between the songs. The play is based on T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, a personal favorite of Mr. Webber.

Chicago: The Musical
Owing to its minimal production costs, Chicago: The Musical set a record for recovering its cost faster than any other musical.
Chicago’s second run on Broadway proved far more fruitful to the production than its previous outing in the seventies. With the audiences becoming cheekier at the turn of the century, they certainly warmed up to Chicago’s risque theme. It has earned around $380 million from more than 6,000 shows this far.


Wedding Music Guide: How To Hire Music Entertainment

wedding-live-band-in-FranceWedding Music Guide: How To Hire Music Entertainment. In this article, you’ll discover how to hire the perfect music entertainment for your wedding. Just like hiring any other professional, such as a videographer or a wedding photographer, you’ll want a good service which suits your style wedding. You also want entertainment that will be remembered for the right reasons, especially entertainment that won’t eclipse your special day, but add and complement it.

First thing to do is set a budget. It seems obvious, but you should have a maximum amount you’re willing to spend. Hired music entertainment can start anywhere from free if it’s a family friend, to thousands of pounds for full bands or an array of entertainment. Then there are celebrity acts such as chart toppers that you can get, if you can get them and if you’re willing to pay the price.

Secondly, make sure the venue will allow entertainment, and whether they have they use a ‘sound limiter’ as sound limiters impede the general sound and atmosphere of some acts and performers. Some venues have to appease the neighbours by setting a maximum level of music. Also, check with the venue that there is easy access to the performance area and that heavy loading equipment can be brought into the venue from a nearby parking area as close to the venue as possible.

Thirdly, you’ll want to do research on what’s out there and get lots of quotes as far in advanced as possible. Acts can be booked, sometimes a year or more in advanced, so a couple of hours on the internet can help you trace acts, and sending a couple dozen emails to your favourite acts will mean you’ll get an immediate response as to who’s available, and you can secure your booking arrangements.

You can do a lot of the research, if not all of the research on the internet. Just a piece of paper, a pen, and google or any other search engine will help you find the type of entertainment you’re after. You can either look for select acts like typing in, ‘soul singers’ in your area, like ‘soul singer London’ or look for entertainment agencies which can present you with an array of entertainers. Some agencies will do the leg work for you, providing you with a list of suitable candidates available on the day.

If you’re sourcing bands or acts individually, you’ll want to tell them how long you want them to perform for, and whether they can provide music in the intermissions or whether you’ll be needing to hire a DJ as well. Usually, acts will perform for two hours with a break in between, but some bands perform longer or shorter and have different prices for different lengths of performances. You’ll obviously want to tell them where it is located too, and be sure to ask them if they have any insurance. If anything happens or any damages are incurred to you, your guests or the venue because of the performer(s) or their equipment, it will be worth them having insurance. If they don’t have any insurance, and you still want them to perform at your event, request they get themselves covered at least a month before the date of your wedding.