Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) December 10, 2011
Since December 1992, Like The Dickens has provided professional a cappella quartets throughout the Southeast for holiday celebrations. This season Like The Dickens has reached a significant milestone by celebrating their 20th anniversary. What originally began as just one quartet (two women & two men) has now grown to employ an ensemble of over forty vocalists that provide caroling services throughout Georgia, Tennessee and other Southeastern cities.
Reflecting on the last twenty years, Like The Dickens has been contracted to provide over 4,000 hours of service – much of which has been for some of Georgia’s most prominent corporations. The company’s growth of followers has been largely in part to the uniqueness and quality of entertainment. Each quartet is made up of seasoned performers, two women and two men, all in 1840’s costume. The musical repertoire is made up of 65+ holiday favorites, madrigals, comedic pieces and period carols. And every costume worn by a vocalist is designed specifically to the time period for each female/male ensemble member by Owner, David Craven. This attention-to-detail in both costume and musicality brings life to 4-part harmony entertainment that is untouched by any other group in the Southeast.
Like The Dickens has been an avid supporter of the performer community since beginning by employing a diverse ensemble of opera and theatrically trained singers. Many of the ensemble members hold bachelor and master music degrees in vocal performance and education – and come from backgrounds including opera, theatre and music education. “This company was founded on providing performers an outlet for employment over the holiday season and to have fun while working. We have always managed our ensemble members as professionals with respect and understanding. Over the years we’ve adapted our business strategies due to growth - but our fundamental principles for guiding talent has remained the same. Many of our ensemble members have been with us 10+ years now, allowing us to provide an artistic service to our clients that’s a consistent high-quality”, says Owner, David Craven.
In celebration of the 20th anniversary, Like The Dickens has added a sister entertainment division called ELFISH – Holiday Amusement. This new division gives client’s a broader range of holiday entertainment services to choose from that’s founded on the same principles of high-quality talent and attention-to-detail as Like The Dickens has been. Kelly Treadway, Strategic Partner states “It’s very important to us to continue to be a leader in holiday entertainment services. We are proud to roll out this new talent of characters that are storytellers, greeters, balloon-art makers, face painters, jugglers and of course singers. We have a very distinct vision of how holiday elves should be entertaining and enchanting – and are looking forward to sharing it with communities of young and old. Best of all this expansion gives our Like The Dickens ensemble members a greater opportunity to showcase their talents.”
About Like The Dickens
Like The Dickens (est. 1992) is a leading provider of a cappella entertainment for holiday events and celebrations. Today, the professional quality and unique look of services has made them the most sought after holiday entertainment ensemble in the Southeast. Based in Atlanta, GA , seasoned quartets travel to cities throughout Georgia, Tennessee and the Southeast for both corporate and social occasions. The company’s goal is to provide performers the opportunity to work and have fun doing it during the holiday season – while treating performers as professionals with respect and understanding. In turn, Like The Dickens is recognized for their achievement in providing clients with professional holiday carolers who “sing like the dickens!”.
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About David Craven, Owner
Owner and Company Manager, David Craven has a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgia Tech in Architecture Design and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Minnesota State University, Mankato, in Directing Theatre. A member of Actor’s Equity for Actors & Stage Management, David now travels January to October as a professional theatre actor/singer/director. Most recently he directed & choreographed the 25th anniversary production of Plain and Fancy at The Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres and Old Rugged Cross. He was the Production Stage Manager for the off-broadway production of Looking for Billy Haines and for the Holiday Ice Spectacular in Atlanta. As Company Manager of Like The Dickens, David oversees all creative and performance aspects. During the holiday season he is costume designer, wardrobe manager, rehearsal coordinator, vocalist scheduler and manages caroler payroll for the 40+ person ensemble. David also sings as a Bass in the company.
About Kelly Treadway, Strategic Partner
Strategic Partner, Kelly Treadway attended Georgia State University in Theatre and has a background in arts administration. Kelly has worked in Atlanta as a commercial/film/theatre actress and singer. She's currently the Director of Sales & Marketing for event rental companies, Tents Unlimited and Event Rentals Unlimited. She serves as VP of Communications on the Board of the International Special Events Society - Greater Atlanta Chapter. And serves on local and international membership committees for the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB) and the International Special Events Society (ISES). Kelly manages all aspects of marketing & sales for Like the Dickens. Year-around she oversees marketing/public relations, client contracts and account maintenance/collections. Additionally Kelly assist with auditioning new talent and sings as an Alto in the company.