Picking up where we left off in Part I, Jahon Pilichowski (AOO's Event Producer who produced this event with me), and I were in Boston working on a week-long series of corporate events that took place at different venues. On the last night we were at the historic and very beautiful Wang Theatre producing an event with three areas -- the lobby, tent, piano bar and stage. In this post, we make our way to the last two of those...
THE PIANO BAR
In this area we created an environment where guests could listen to music, sing along, or simply watch the World Series ... and now you know this event was in November!
There were a lot of buffets but I myself kept being drawn by this one as were many others! With its combination of sweet and savory goodies, it's no wonder it was so popular. Catering was provided by Tables of Content, a great vendor. I had the privilege of being a part of all the tastings and seeing their facility in person -- very impressive.
We used a custom-built piece with a bar on one side and a stage on the other to divide this large room more.
Sing me a song, Mr. Piano Man! Entertainment was supplied by Total Entertainment, linens for this area by Cloth Connection. Design, production, flowers and photos by AOO Events.
The final area was the giant stage of the Wang. It has a capacity for 500 guests just on its own. The theater is set up for concerts and our goal was to highlights it's magnificent architecture.
This was taken from the stage looking out over the theater seats. A line of furniture helped us create a barrier on the down stage edge. We did it for safety reasons, but it also added to the lounge feeling of the space.
Standing in the theater looking back at the opulent stage.
The tie lines of the stage were something that caught my eye the first day I walked into the space. I wanted those to pop so we hit them with lighting to create a very dramatic look with that backstage feeling.
This is a closer look at the space. We wanted to take advantage of the fact that we were on a world-class stage and highlight what makes it so special. In addition to lighting the lines at the back we also lighted the spiral staircase that the stage hands use to get to the catwalks. (See the very first photo that begins this post). To finish the look of the entire space, we added corrugated steel bars and cool, oversized lamps.
Boston was a great city to work in and visit. We were happy to have seen so much of it and call it home for all those weeks we were there before and during this event. We were EVEN getting to know our way around its complex street system a little without our GPS! Hope to be back soon!