- Technical Production Management
- Show Calling & Direction
SMA Productions partnered with Luna Park Venues Sydney, Microhire, Moreton Hire, Howard & Sons Pyrotechnics and O’Neill Photographics to showcase their respective talents at an invite only V.I.P Night of Nights.
Known for delivering high impact, world-class feature entertainment performed by leading artists, SMA together with their event partners wanted to leave nothing to chance in the production of such an important and spectacular gala dinner, so Instinct’s Executive Producer, Jon Smith was engaged to produce and direct the show.
SMA have been setting the benchmark in the events industry for the last twelve years. With a stable of hit shows including, The Rat Packs Back, Opera by Disguise, String Diva, OOH James, Boys in the Band, The Diamonds and specifically tailored entertainment by design concepts.
The ‘Oh What a Night!’ VIP dinner showcased the entire SMA caste of talent and included seven individual entertainment segments. The stunning and spectacular opening performance by String Diva, vocalist Trisha Crowe, and the Debbie Graham Popset dancers took over six hours to rehearse with over 60 lighting and special effects cues synchronized to the fully choreographed piece. With over three hours of entertainment including 16 vocalists, 8 musicians, 8 dancers, and several different pyrotechnical effects, the show production took a lot of careful planning, intricate direction and an extremely versatile technical crew. The result was a simply spectacular event that left the privileged guests in total awe.
‘There’s was only one person we felt confident could deliver what we required and at the level we required it for such a high profile industry event. Jon brought all his years of experience as one of Australia’s leading event producers and technical directors to the fore and with a sensational result! His calm demeanour, expertise, abundant technical knowledge and creativity were integral to the hugely successful outcome of our event’.
David Malek Artistic Director SMA Productions Pty Ltd.