Folies Bergère-Inspired Performers Whisk Guests Back to the 1920s Parisian Nightspot
Scarlett Entertainment is honoured to have collaborated with the Asolo Repertory Theatre to create an immersive 1920s Parisian cabaret experience for its renowned annual gala.
A major force in Sarasota’s rich arts scene, the Asolo Repertory Theatre wanted to celebrate the legendary Folies Bergère music hall and variety-entertainment theatre in Paris, known for its lively and bold acts with extravagant costumes, sets and special effects.
Scarlett Entertainment’s Senior Account Manager, Kate Fowler said:
“Capturing the rebellious and glamorous spirit of Parisian cabaret clubs in the roaring twenties, we put together a captivating troupe of jazz musicians, cabaret dancers and aerial hoop to entertain the event’s discerning guests.”
Kicking off the evening with an elegant drinks reception, our 5-piece Avalon Jazz Band set the scene with French classics and jazz standards from the 1920s before playing atmospheric background music throughout the seated dinner and paddle auction.
Indisputably the highlight of the after-dinner entertainment, our Parisian Cabaret Show brought the Folies Bergère to life, showcasing an array of singers and dancers performing choreographed, high-energy dance spectacles complete with a Charles Zidler-inspired master of ceremonies and acrobatic aerial hoop dancer.
Dressed in embellished satin corsets and champagne-coloured ostrich feather fans, the cabaret dancers thrilled guests with sultry routines, before making way for their audience to hit the dancefloor themselves. For those not ready to go home, an after-party followed with more cocktails and entertainment.
Laura Stuart Wood, Special Events Manager for the Asolo Repertory Theatre said:
“Thank you so much for your coordination of the band and dancers. They were fantastic! I really enjoyed working with Scarlett Entertainment and I hope we can book through you for our gala next year. It really was a great experience.”
This year’s funds went to the Asolo Repertory Theatre’s education and community engagement programs, which helps students develop an appreciation for the arts through experiencing, discussing and creating live theatre.
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