The Three Waiters

The Three Waiters
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The unique concept of The Three Waiters involves three talented and highly entertaining opera singers dressing and hoaxing as ‘real' waiters before grouping together to take the audience through a highly amusing, yet sophisticated show.

Subtly, the performers infiltrate the function as members of the ‘real' waiting staff. However, all is not what it seems... The audience is given no clue of what is about to come. Over a period of time, and to the surprise of the guests, an unexpected story unfolds culminating in a performance of true ‘Three Tenors' style.

The structure and content of The Three Waiters suits a wide spectrum of audience taste by taking away the seriousness often associated with opera and adding an element of fun, spontaneity and surprise. The act is a contrast to a ‘silly waiters' show - with repertoire consisting of arias made famous by ‘The Three Tenors' along with well-known songs from popular musicals, The Three Waiters have proven equally successful with an audience of football players through to the most discerning opera buffs.

Be it a dinner party of ten guests or a ballroom of two thousand, the unique structure of the show, along with the vast repertoire and experience of each of the performers allows the act to be easily customised to suit your particular requirements.

The Three Waiters is made up of the best performers that opera and musical theatre has to offer. Each artist is chosen after an extensive audition process. Not only must they be vocally outstanding, but also possess a dynamic personality, with a flair for character acting, timing and comedy.

The Unique Concept

 The Three Waiters involves three talented performers hoaxing and infiltrating your event as ‘real' waiting staff.  The Three Waiters is not a "wacky waiters" but in fact, quite the opposite.  The show provides sophisticated, high quality entertainment made up of some of the best performers that opera and music theatre have to offer.

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The structure and content of The Three Waiters suits a wide spectrum of audience tastes by taking away the seriousness often associated with opera and adding an element of fun, spontaneity and surprise.  With repertoire consisting of arias made famous by ‘The Three Tenors' along with well-known songs from popular musicals, The Three Waiters has proven equally successful to audiences of football players, auto- mechanics through to the most discerning opera buffs, high-end corporate executives and Heads of State.

Surprise

 Subtly, the performers infiltrate the function.  They work as waiters and are dressed the same as the other waiters.  The audience is given no clue of what is to come. Over a period of time, to the surprise of the guests, an unexpected story unfolds taking the audience through a very amusing, sophisticated show a la "The Three Tenors".

Easily Customised

 Be it a dinner party of twelve guests or a ballroom of two thousand, the structure of the show along with the vast repertoire and experience of each of the performers allows the act to be easily customised to suit your particular requirements.

Performance Requirements

 A performance of the Three Waiters can be easily customised to suit any size event. Depending on the size, sometimes appropriate staging and lighting is needed.  The performers sing to pre-recorded backing tracks (on CD) and use hand held radio microphones so a PA system is also required.

To help us obtain the highest standards during the performance, we require the following:

We need to know:
• Location of the event. Special entrance etc.

  • Catering contacts for uniforms and coordination of performance times.
  • Running order of event - meal times, speeches, awards etc.
  • Nature of event (e.g. product launch, awards dinner, anniversary, Christmas, cocktails etc.)
  • Specific requests or thematic considerations.

Changing Area / Meals

 A suitable area is required with basic refreshments.
Three meals required directly after the performance.

Production

The level of suitable stage and lighting requirements can be evaluated for each individual event.  The majority of venues also require a sound system.  This is normally provided by the client, but can however be organised through us If necessary.  Production requirements are as follows: Suitable PA System to suit venue; Reverb unit; CD player; Three handheld radio microphones; Plus one microphone stand.  Follow-spots are sometimes required for audiences over 120.

Uniforms

 It is important as part of the act that we dress the same as the other waiters at the event.  We supply our own black trousers, black shoes and white shirt.  Any additional waiters apparel needs to be organised through the specific caterer or banquet supervisor for the event.

Performance Fees

 An essential part of the performance is to convince the guests beforehand that we are "real waiters". This involves mixing with the audience and hoaxing as waiters before the actual ‘show" begins.  For this reason, fees are reflective of the number of guests.  It is much easier to infiltrate a function of 50 than say, 150.  Fees are inclusive of rehearsal and production/sound checks.

Overnight Performances

Where applicable, flights and accommodation need to be provided by the client

 

Classique has been working with International Artistes from around the world for over 20 years, whether they are ‘A’ list celebrities, Chart Toppers, performers from TV talent shows or Celebrity DJs. Along with our in-house production team, we pull together all the details – dealing with flights, transfers, accommodation and riders for all the major artists and their teams.

As the UK’s No 1 booker of celebrity artists we deal with everything for you and work constantly with management companies throughout the world, where we have built up great relationships and have the latest information about who is available and who would work best for your event.

Please contact us for any ideas for your event and we will work with you, always understanding time constraints and budgets.

Unfortunately we are unable to request autographs or personal Meet & Greets (unless part of a Classique event and pre-arranged) and we suggest contacting the artist's own websites or fan sites. Apologies, we are also not able to ask for Video calls / personal birthday requests / free / gratis / charity / reduced fee performances from any of the artists – again please contact your chosen artist through their own websites.
We are however very happy to pass on your thanks to any artist that has appeared at your event arranged and organised by Classique.

The majority of prices will be plus vat at the current UK rate of 20%.