Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Dancin' Through the Decades!

On June 9, Pamela Burton produced a dance show on stage at the National Portrait Gallery, for an international audience. She pulled in some top talents from the world of popular dance, and crafted the various acts into a seamless "Dancin' Through the Decades" production. Starting in the 50s with nationally known Lindy and Swing dancers, and then moving to the 60s with slick tap dancing to "Mr. Bojangles," performed by a former cast member of "Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk." Next up, the 70s, with world champion Hustle dancers performing their hot version of "Disco Inferno," followed by an amazing display of break dancing and hip hop from the 80s/90s. The show concluded with a rousing finish, when the entire ensemble, in red, white and blue costumes, danced to James Brown's "Living in America!"

Pamela had a great time, and had high praise for Jerry Jeffries of GEP Washington, his staff, the venue, and the vendors: All Stage and Sound, Atmosphere Lighting, Event Digital Photography, and Jenny Lehman Videography.
Pamela said, "Jerry was a dream to work with. He truly trusts his vendors. We gave him our best to produce a great result." For those of us in the event business, when all the pieces fit together, it's such a great pleasure!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Be a Hero! Hire Icons from the Past for your next Corporate Meeting!

Who could give a better motivational speech about leadership than Queen Elizabeth?
(as she did recently for a major corporate event)

Who could inspire and wow a group of very powerful women? Cleopatra, that's who!
(The client could not thank us enough for the performance, and signed up for the next two years for the same event!)

And how about Obama and Abe Lincoln discussing current events?
(all geared to the group's buzz words, issues, and key personalities)

Our performers are seasoned actors and impersonators. Our speech writers hit all your targets!

Can't afford an ex-president or cabinet member for your next meeting? Name your favorite personality from the past, and we'll provide a performance that will make your event go down in history!

In Memoriam: Gladys Jacobson

We are very sad to announce that on May 21st, Allison's mom, Gladys Jacobson, passed away after a long struggle with cancer. In the 11 years that Allison has been a part of Cast of Thousands, her mom has played a role from time to time. When we got swamped, she helped out in the office, answering the phone, and helping clients. Her background in real estate came in handy thanks to her excellent training in customer service! She also lent a hand at events now and then, in the dressing room, or just helping out wherever needed. And we always thought of her as a true friend of our company.

We will miss her, her warm hospitality and caring nature, and we know that her close-knit family will be missing her very deeply.

Here is the notice from the Washington Post:
JACOBSON GLADYS C. JACOBSON On Thursday, May 21, 2009, GLADYS C. JACOBSON of Rockville, MD. Beloved wife of Allen H. Jacobson; devoted mother of Gennifer A. (Marty) Stratton and Allison L. (Phil) Silberman; loving sister of Mona Cafaro and Bernard Safier; loving grandmother to Andy, Alexa, Ava and Samatha. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, May 24 at 3:30 p.m. at DANZANSKY-GOLDBERG MEMORIAL CHAPELS, 1170 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD. Interment Garden of Remembrance Memorial Park, Clarksburg, MD. Family will be mourning at her late residence through Wednesday, May 27. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.