When Val does the walk-about form
of entertaining (where there's no stage, but rather, a spread-out
audience), nothing is required for the show. She will decide if her
small sound system is required so people can clearly hear her (and her
Val will arrive at the venue at
least an hour and a half in advance of her performance. Please have
someone available to allow for this. Also, chill time is essential
after she sets up for the show.
The stage should be in a good, central location with sight lines -
preferably no floor in front. Having a curtain backdrop always makes
for a better presentation.
For adult shows please have a
raised area for the show.
For children’s shows Val
can be on the same level as the children provided that they are on the
floor and not in chairs. Risers can be used for the children or adults
and should be at least 12-18” in height. Rule of Thumb -
12” for every 100 people. Stage size should be a minimum of 7
feet deep by 10 feet wide. A larger staging area is preferred but not
Val’s act is very visual. Invite guests to come forward with
their chairs, if necessary. All seating should be kept in front of
stage, not off to the back or sides of stage. Never have the audience
beside her or behind her.
Seating can always be pulled off
floor following the show - make sure this is coordinated with staff
ahead of time so they are prepared.
Professional sound system:
Speakers must be raised on stands.
Val will require a PA with 2 channels available with XLR inputs - one
for a wireless head set and one for her music.
An additional channel for your MC
should be available as a separate mic will also be supplied for them,
making this a three channel PA system in total.
A sound check prior to arrival of the audience is essential. Please
provide your schedule for the event in order to have the sound checks
done in advance.
If you do not have a system, Val
can provide a system that provides coverage for venues up to 500
people. Please contact Val Hilliker for pricing information for her to
Flights, hotel or other travel
arrangements to be supplied by customer, to be discussed.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Val directly at firstname.lastname@example.org