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About Us

Our Story

Applause Entertainment Australia Pty Ltd was launched in Melbourne, August 2005 as a supplier of premium event entertainment hire for corporate and private events in Melbourne and surrounds. Since this time Applause has continued to expand its services to encompass, promotional entertainment, event coordination, corporate team building entertainment and large scale national retail brand activations.

Today Applause provides its services throughout Victoria, Western Australia, South Australia, Queensland, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Tasmania and the ACT, and in all major capital cities: Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, Queensland, Gold Coast, Darwin, Hobart, and surrounds.

We pride ourselves in making the event planning and delivery process not only easy but fun! All Applause staff members are friendly easy going and dedicated to ensuring a smooth planning and delivery process. Making each event specifically engaging for your audience and crafting memorable moments into an engaging and unforgettable experience - from the smallest interactions – to the grand scale spectacle, is what each of us are dedicated to achieving for our clients.

Each of our performers, shows, acts and services operate with the flair and work ethic and showmanship of the theatre. Behind the scenes and in front, the staff, performers and suppliers are all working as a cohesive team to ensure we always "Captivate Your Crowd”.

When it comes to our private events (Birthday Parties, Anniversaries, Weddings, Hens/Bucks Nights, Bar/But Mitzvahs, Christenings, Baby Showers etc), we look to orchestrate some of the most unforgettable and hilarious moments with you that you get to share with your friends and family ensuring your event is remembered.

Over the last decade we have been actively developing our corporate event themes and team building games and activities to be some of the most entertaining and engaging on offer in Australia. We strive to have 100% engagement and above all ensure everyone is having FUN! The key to our success is in this field has been the ability to “play to the crowd”.

Just look at some or our recent feedback to see what our clients are saying about what they booked at their events.

Our Method

As a hands on entertainment consultancy, rather than simply an online directory, we ensure we take the necessary time to speak with you about the following points:

What are you envisioning your entertainment looking like?

Do you have an initial idea or do you need some creative suggestions or alternatives?

Why do you want entertainment, what are we trying to achieve?

Probably the most important question in ensuring a successful result – we want to understand the purpose of our engagement. Is this a surprise for someone, a team building exercise, increasing customer engagement or simply just for fun. Each event will vary and needs to be clarified from the start.

Who you are you wanting to entertain?

Who are your audience – Age/Demographic/Gender/Corporate Departments?

Where are we performing?

Taking into consideration all aspects of safety, sight lines and effectiveness we will want to know things like; venue, stage size, floor surface, ceiling height, seating style, floor plans etc…

When do you want the entertainment?

Sometimes our entertainment is slotting into a tight conference schedule or is a lead into another activity so knowing what the run sheet looks like and what the audience will be experiencing after or before can dramatically affect the result of what we are supplying.

Once we have collated this information, only then we feel we are able to suggest the best entertainment ideas, acts, performances and concepts for your event. Naturally, ensuring we follow up afterwards with you to gauge the response and feedback is also part of the Applause Entertainment process.

Our Team

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Creative Director: Daniel Tusia

Daniel began his career as a performer since 1991, at the age of 12, as a busker. Since that time, as a graduate of Bachelor Performing Arts (Theatre Performance) University of Ballarat, he has worked as an Actor, Director, Writer and Producer on various shows around Victoria on stage, film and television. Daniel has also worked as a Marketing Executive, Event Manager and Business Development Consultant. As a Director and Co-founder of Applause Entertainment Daniel combines his wealth of business knowledge with his success and passion for the arts and entertainment.

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Director and National Projects Manager: Louise Creighton

Louise is the Co-Founder and Director of Applause Entertainment, Louise managers the national projects and specializes in customising seasonal and event entertainment solutions for National Retailers.

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Event/Client Liaison Manager: Ash Kohlman 

Ash is the first and last point of contact for each client, Ash provides vital insight and understanding of all event requirements from the perspective of the client/performer/sales team/venue.

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Entertainment Specialist: Josh Futcher

Josh is also one of Applause Entertainment’s frequent character performers. With acting training from Sixteenth Street Actors Studio, and foundations at Victorian College of the Arts, Josh worked as a performer and director at Warner Bros. Movie World for five years, and has worked in events entertainment for 12 years. He provides clients with his professional knowledge on both the products and services at Applause Entertainment, and a backstage knowledge on what actors can achieve.

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Entertainment Specialist: Ryan Murphy

Ryan is an actor, director, producer and filmmaker. His work has been seen around the world and brings both his creative and production knowledge to Applause Entertainment. Ryan’s ability to balance the requirements of his clients and the performers needs to create a cohesive entertainment experience is what he values most in his work.

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Social and Digital Media Manager: Alex R Xu

Alex’s background in media and communications and her passion for entertainment and event management has translated to the positive tone that she carries across all of the public communication for Applause Entertainment. She is the first point of contact on social media platforms, and for all anything website related.

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