When you have a gifted child like Joan and Brian, you spend a lot of time taking her around to dance and vocal classes, acting classes and seeing a lot of performances. But there are very few times you ever get a chance to see your child highlighted with all her friends and family gathered around to witness the emergence of a star.
Start spreading the news, she should be leaving today for the Great White Way. Justine Murray entered her party like the reincarnation of her idol Kristen Chenoweth bringing down the house with her rendition of “When I See My Name in Lights” from the Broadway show, The Boy from Oz.
LSNY brought in our beautiful ambient lighting to create a pink glow around the room with our star field night sky effect. The color changed throughout the evening and the stars moved as things got ramped up.
We also created a special monogram Justine gobo that turned on when she hit the right moment in the party:
She entered to the disco version of Ethyl Merman’s “There’s No Business Like Show Business” and then proceeded to surprise her friends and family with this number.
Mom Joan had been preparing her for weeks with rehearsals with her vocal coach and it certainly paid off. In the middle of her number when she hit a crescendo of “When I See My Name in Lights” her name and logo appeared on the big Screen Monitors as well as on the floor in lights to great applause.
A very lively and energetic party from start to finish, elegant, tasteful and a whole lot of fun. In cocktail hour the kids were zooming between the Ultimate Games Master skills and games on the dance floor and the Lightning Photo Booth where as many as 6 kids at a time were working their props and writing notes to Justine on the color board.
For samples of the pictures from this evening click here.
LSNY prepared a beautiful video montage for the family and DJ Jason rocked the house. The LSNY Interactive Performers were in rare form and even those kids who were at an earlier party were jamming all night long.
One of the many highlights of the evening was two of dad Brian’s colleagues dancing to “Don’t Stop Believin” toward the end of the party. Two big gruff men unexpectedly went into a slow whirling dervish of a step of which I will post video shortly. Stop back for that one.
All in all a fantastic evening ending with Justine asking me on our way out if we would do her Sweet 16 party. We would be honored to come back and see you in a few years. Until then we’ll be watching for you on the stage.
Congratulations to Joan, Brian, Sam and of course Justine!
If you have a child who would like to perform or even your whole family might like to give a performance call us today at 201 475-5769 to talk about how we can make that happen for you.