MTA Entertainment Showcase – Meetings Mart 2005
Meetings Mart 2005 featured a wonderful range of roving performers throughout the exhibition and a stunning finale showcase of feature acts courtesy of Music Theatre Australia One Stop Entertainment. Roving performers included the acrobatic balancing act DUO who stripped off to their Union Jack undies to much appreciation from female delegates, Azura the sexy belly dancer, The Woman of Deception (Australia’s leading female magician), Geisha on stilts, caricaturists and the unbelievable flexibility of Kat the Contortionist.
The evening showcase featured some of Australia’s newest and most talented musical, theatrical, illusion and circus artists and was a brilliant Grand Finale to Meetings Mart. Highlights included the stunning illusions of Magic 2, the bass-baritone suaveness of MC David Gould and MTA’s newest act, Acrodiva featuring three sensual sopranos and two amazing acrobats.
“Meetings Mart was very beneficial and the entertainment showcase was a real highlight!” Penny Graydon, Australian Scholarships Group
“I was very impressed by the diversity and quality of the acts at the entertainment showcase and the entire organization and professionalism of the event.”
Pamela Lee, Variety
Music Theatre Australia in association with The Song Room presented
An Enchanted Evening
May 20 at 8pm, Hamer Hall - The Arts Centre, Melbourne
Melbourne concert debut for Australia's most popular tenor Peter Brocklehurst, sensational songsters Pot-Pourri (www.pot-pourri.com.au) and the acclaimed 50 piece Melbourne Opera Orchestra conducted by Greg Hocking combine to bring you this magical concert featuring highlights from Broadway, opera and song including Turandot, The Pearl Fishers, Lakme, Pagliacci, The Student Prince, Carmen, Tosca, Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Les Miserables, The Prayer, Ave Maria, Time to Say Goodbye and many more favourites to leave you singing out for more!
Venue: Hamer Hall (formerly Melbourne Concert Hall)
100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne
Proceeds in aid of The Song Room - helping Australia to sing by ensuring all children have access to music and the arts. www.songroom.org.au
Opera Circus at The Futures Summit
This spectacular new MTA concept combining live opera singers with circus artists has not been seen anywhere in the world before. This production gave its debut performance for the Future Summit 2005 at the Regent Plazza Ballroom in early May showcases Australia’s diversity and sophistication and promises to leave the audience calling out for more!
"The feature performance of OperaCircus was simply spectacular - outstanding and unique!" Future Summit 2005
MTA is the Major Entertainment Partner for AIME 2005
The Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME) is the largest Meetings Expo in the Southern Hemisphere. MTA is supplying all the performers for a range of events for national and international delegates and the Exhibition at MECC. The Opening Function for international delegates at Howie Place in the City featured some wonderful entertainment including roving performers and the daring circus duo Acrobatica. Pictured are MTA's "Fallen Angels" with Lord Mayor John So and CEO of the Melbourne Convention and Visitors Bureau Garry Kingshott.
A Giant Beach Party at Sea World
The PANPA Welcome Event sponsored by Goss was once again created by MTA.
450 delegates were welcomed by giant sea creatures and comical lifesavers and then thrilled by the spectacular Dolphin Show. Bikini clad roving performers, mermaids, pirates and fish puppets seduced everyone onto the dance floor to the fabulous beach tunes of The Sublimes. The Rats Pack's Back had the audience calling out for more and artists from Pot-Pourri sang a spine-tingling farewell song!
“Positive feedback keeps coming in and our business is going from strength to strength as a result of the positive impression of Goss you helped us to create! Thank you again for you innovation, talent and professionalism.” Goss Graphics
Welcome Victorian Olympians!
Green & Gold dominated the scene to welcome back our medal winning all-stars! Wacky led the entertainment which also included our acts Frenzi, On the Spot and Melody Maniacs.
Going for Gold with Tradelink
“The night was an absolutely incredible success that we can only attribute to the outstanding performance of Pot-Pourri and Olympic gold medallist Kerrie Pottharst. Pot-Pourri had it all, blissfully taking us and our most valued customers through an enthralling emotional journey that will be remembered for a very long time."
Iveco Eurocargo Launched in True Italian Style
MTA was thrilled to collaborate with The Entertaining Event Company to present an Italian themed truck launch. Roving commedia dell'arte characters welcomed guests and, as the doors opened (to gasps from the audience), the 40 piece Melbourne Opera Orchestra appeared playing Italian symphonic music in front of a stunning backdrop of an Italian piazza. Guests were truly transported to Italy and to top things off, Pot-Pourri appeared on stage in full flight to sing some stunning Italian operatic hits. Bravissimo!
20th Anniversary of Lakehouse
Who would have thought of dressing musicians up as ducks in tuxedos!? Well that's exactly what The Lake House Daylesford did for their 20th Anniversary dinner. Lounge, one of MTA's hottest new acts roved around entertaining guests with their crazy antics and musical prowess. Lounge showed the crowd how to really shake their tail feather!
Hong Kong Jockey Club
"The Audemars Piguet QE II Cup Welcome Dinner is one of Hong Kong's premiere events and attracts socialites, international horse connections, VIPs and executives. We were fortunate to hire Pot-Pourri, a group of extremely talented performers and they were a very important element to the success of our event. Pot-Pourri was able to tailor the performances to the event theme and entertain a wide variety of people. The group are natural crowd pleasers whose charm brought the atmosphere of the evening to its climax whenever they appeared!"
Events Manager HKJC