Testimonials & reviews
Here are just some of the many customer reviews we recieve from some of our amazing Clients.
“You know you’ve struck gold when the company you hire for entertainment not only does a spectacular job, but become life-long friends in the bargain. That’s how my family feels about Tribute Productions Talent and Entertainment”
Actor- Director Joe Mantegna
The event was a huge success! Angel Pie was AWESOME! She added a great element to our event. She was beautiful, poised and very sweet. She is extremely professional. I think she had a good time, let me know. I will contact you for future events. I'm so glad we made the connection. Please thank her again for me!"
My guests were completely surprised and had so much for with our Candy Girl and Paparazzi. They added such a wonderful touch to my party. I cannot thank you enough for everything. All my guests had so much fun taking pictures with them. I continue to get compliments from my guests as they absolutely loved your services, as did I!
Thank you again for the wonderful touch with the candy! It was very sweet of you to do that :)
We will be definitely be using your services again for our next party.
Every one was very pleased. The trio was great and Irby's vocals were a nice unexpected touch. The client loved the girls, too. They were on time , ready to go, and gorgeous. Thanks so much. Can't wait to see the team tomorrow.
I miss you already! You and your stars were so amazing and you cannot believe how happy Bi and Jimmy are!! They were absolutely overwhelmed with how everything turned out and how amazing your celebs were! Plus they just fell in love with your daughter!! Thank you again for being so professional! I am so happy you were there that evening to see the event itself!
Look forward to hearing from you!!! :)
I had the good fortune to book a Robert Redford "lookalike" through Tribute Productions this past weekend. We were hosting a Gatsby themed tea and Mr Redford was amazing. He arrived in character to everyone's delight. He had endless patience for the endless photo ops, and was completely attentive and interactive with our guests. Denise was wonderful to work with and also very helpful with the details. Highly recommended.
"Denise Bella at Vlasis/Tribute Productions provides top-notch celebrity
impersonators. Their clients could pass for the real thing, matching
celebrities not only in appearance but in talent, and she is a pleasure to work with."
Film Director--- Anthony Meindl
Everything went fantastic. I enjoyed the dancers you sent me.
They were all very cooperative and a pleasure to work with.
Thank you again!
CHLOE Productions, Inc.
2012 GUYS CHOICE AWARDS
The event went well. The girls were just amazing – beautiful, nice, professional – couldn’t have asked for better.
Kristen Kat Von D/Sephora Event
Wow Fight Night was AWESOME and your girls and Elvis made it!!! The last show, Elvis is Via Las Vegas….was AMAZING!!!!!!!!!
Everyone LOVED them!! Thank you so much for all your help , everything worked out perfect!!!!
Thanks Bella, you are wonderful to work with and I know I will be calling you in the future!!!
Marconi Automotive Museum and Foundation for Kids
The girls looked so beautiful on Saturday night, thank you for the costume change, I loved them.
When the Rat Pack started playing and they girls came out people’s jaws dropped, they loved it.
I will definitely recommend your dolls to everyone in our health system and in the surrounding Los Angeles area.
Heather/ St John's Health Care
Allie was amazing. Very personable and professional not to mention adorable.. I think we may be having a
New Year’s party at a friend’s home in BH. The tray looked amazing.. Have the cigarette girl was the perfect touch.
Thank you so very much,
Gayle Gannes Rosenthal
President / Chief Executive Officer
Everything went great last night. The cigarette girls looked great and did a amazing job and Marilyn was a big hit.
Thanks for your assistance and I will contact you again next year once we determine our theme for our annual event.
All the best!
Thank you so much for organizing the last minute show. The birthday girl and guests were very happy.
Irby, Jen, and Kelsey were great. Such great performers.
Eugene- Event Planner
The audience loved the Show and the Dancers!
Your dancers were totally professional and very nice to work with -and I am so glad that we booked with you!
Thank you again for all your help!
You are such a joy to work with Bella, you made our job a breeze and so much fun with great people to work with.
I will send you pictures as soon as I am back in New York next week.
You did such a wonderful job, I cannot thank you and the girls enough! I will send copies of the discs so you have all the photos and we will be happy to write a recommendation for your site. The girls were as amazing as you. Will be calling for next event.
Renee Young- 2011 Emmys!
Dear Bella and Irby,
Last night was amazing and that was in large, thanks to you and all the talent you provided us with.
It was the best party we've ever had and in fact, my boss who originally asked me to have the band stop at 10:15
ended up wishing that they could’ve played all night. You guys are really amazing and I hope we will work together again someday.
Thank you so much for all of the amazing talent you provided last night!!
Everyone said it was the best party our company has ever had and so much of that is thanks to you.
Have a great holiday season and I sincerely hope we will work together again someday!
I just wanted to chime in to let you know that I also thought Irbe and the girls did an awesome job!
They fit perfectly with the style of Cicada and were so flexible and accommodating to the client’s needs.
Flexibility is one of the most important things that we need from out entertainment while working these corporate events.
You just never know what will changes or issues will pop up at the last minute. Btw – I LOVED the costumes!
I was told that you designed them. . they were so adorable. The best part was that they were
“flapper” but they were an upscaled and exciting version of the 1920’s style. Perfect!
J Hope to work with all of you again soon. It would be great fun to hear Irby (his voice is incredible) do Elvis!
Sally- Event Planner
Just wanted to check in with you to tell you that James Cameron was OVER THE TOP AMAZING!!
Richard LOVED him! He looked the part, acted the part and had everyone laughing their heads off! J
Thank you so much for sending him to us!
Nicole- Event Planner
They were great!!!! So poised and professional! Thank you so much for sending us such great girls and
I will definitely be calling you for future events.
-Sarah AEGIS Media Party
Bella!! Thank you!
Your Girls ROCKED It!!!
Robert Montes- W Hotel
Hi Bella, thanks for the follow up. Both Gaga and Johnny were on time and were phenomenal!
The client was so happy and it was definitely a hit.
Renee- Los Angeles Party Design
The event was great! The band did awesome, the cigarette girls we fun and we all received lots of
complements on everything!The band played mostly thru the cocktail hour, but it was fabulous background music
and made the venue feel that much more authentic! Thank you again for all of your help, you were a pleasure to work with!!
It was great and she was FABULOUS! Thank you so much.
I took a few photos which I will forward. She looked great!!
And people were asking me for referrals so I sent them to your website.
Our USO event was AWESOME!!
Everyone was so impressed with the performance;
Irby singing, The Andrew Sister Act, Cigarette Girl and Betty Grable.
The dancers were excellent! They completed the show. (how nice that they stayed).
Our guests had so much fun taking pictures with your entertainers and dancing with the dancers.
The interaction was fabulous. Other club's at Trilogy attended and very interested for their events.
Next time, I hope we get to meet you and have another successful event.
Thank you again for everything, we will definitely be calling Tribute Productions again.
Betty Dykeman Trilogy Latin Club
The actors were fantastic. They really were perfect and everyone LOVED them.
Will use your company again for any of my entertainment needs for parties.
Please send Ace and Nadia (I don't know their real names!) my sincere thanks for their hard work and professionalism.
I will send photos when I get them.
...aj (EVENT PLANNER-BEVERLY HILLS)
(Called Tribute on a Sunday to book a Viking Actor for the following Tuesday/day after Labor Day) for a New DISNEY TV SHOW.)
Just wanted to follow up and let you know Sean was a great actor to work with!
Everything went perfect yesterday and Sean was really fun to work with -
Perfect energy for the character! Thank you for making the impossible happen for us!
Great working with you, Thank again!
Annette ( METHOD 42 Productions LLC)
Our client said that the event was wildly successful due primarily to the substantial talent of Tribute Productions’ performers.”
“Tribute Productions understood our needs, worked with us in a highly professional and customer service savvy manner,
and exceeded our expectations by light years! Their talent made our event memorable for all in attendance!”
“If you want quality talent at competitive rates, Tribute Productions offers the best-possible experience.
We highly recommend them without hesitation or reservation!”
Pierce Promotions & Event Management
The girls were fabulous and a huge hit!!! I look forward to working with you again in the future!!!
Amy Shomer – Producer/Director Shomer & Associates
Lisa gave me a great report on all of your performers. She said the guests loved them and they were very professional
and wonderful to work with. I will make sure the photographer emails you photos. It was wonderful working with you again.
Julie (Event Planner Los Angeles)
Dear Denise Bella,
On behalf of the Extraordinary Events team, we want to thank you for everything you did to make the 2008
HarperCollins Book Expo America an overwhelming success. We could have not done it without you
and we appreciate your hard work. It was a pleasure working with you and your entire team.
Everyone was wonderful and enthusiastic on-site and Irby was a great asset as he helped coordinate
the group prior to guest arrival. your team of performers were professional, engaging, funny,
and very interactive with every guest that came down the red carpet.
The client was extremely thrilled with all the paparazzi actors.
We very much enjoyed working with you and look forward to doing so again in the future.
Liv Scheinbaum Sr. Account Manager and Brandon Smith Associate Producer of Extraordinary Events
We had such an amazing time.. Alex was absolutely amazing!
Thank you for everything I will definitely be recommending your services!!
Tiffany ~ Hired Cigar Girl for Husbands Birthday Party
Irby as Elvis was absolutely perfect! Everyone loved him. In addition to being super talented - he is also exceptionally nice.
Thank you for being flexible and so responsive! Will be calling you soon!
Julie- Event Planner
Allie was wonderful and helped to make our event very successful!!!!
Loved the costume choice!! Thanks again I will definitely refer you guys!
Hi Bella -
Everything was Great!!!! - It was the best party we have ever had. Brian was fantastic -
he really kept it moving and involved the audience. The dancers were great-
We especially got a lot of compliments on the blonde dancer -
I already have requests for next year's part - 50's party, 60's, 70's...etc.
I would definitely like to higher the talent through you.
Thanks for everything Bella!
Elizabeth A. Siegmund-Yuhas
The Can-Can Show was perfect. Everything was great! The dancers were amazing as well as the music played while they changed.
Various students went up afterwards to take pictures with them to include myself and some of the staffers/workers.
They definitely brought the whole theme of the event together and the students were really enjoying it. :)
Thank you so much for your performance on Saturday.
We had so many compliments on your singing, you added a nice touch to Ralph's
birthday and we appreciate your kindness and professionalism. It was a pleasure.
Thank you again. All the best.
Lisa and Ralph Peinl
“Ms Vlasis has worked with us many times assisting us with casting services.
She was GREAT- Easy to work with, being both prompt and professionally responsible - not to mention inventive!
She has several times made suggestions which have helped us 'get the job' and always come through
with quality talent when asked. I am happy to recommend her and will be happy to work with her any time.”
September 22, 2009
Top qualities: Great Results , Expert , High Integrity
Agent, Jonnathon Cripple
““I have known Bella both on a personal, as well as on a business basis.
I have found Bella to be a person of the highest integrity, client service-oriented and very passionate about her profession.
She has always earned the respect of her clients, peers, and colleagues, as a strategic minded, hands-on
and detail-oriented person, leading by example, and developing solid client and business relationships.
Bella provides a unique blend of strategic long-term thinking with everyday good common business sense.
Her attention to detail does not mean losing track of the bigger picture and the overall goal of her clients.
Bella is very generous with her time and technical expertise.
I highly recommend Bella and certain she will be a great asset to any organization.".”
September 22, 2009
Wm. Randy Wood , Executive Producer , America's Lip Sync Star National Search
The girls were more than I expected! They were beautiful and fit right into the theme of the evening.
Very professional, and friendly with the guests. Lots of great comments about them.
I would definitely recommend your services in the future, thanks again for helping to make this party so fantastic!
Courtney Richartz (WEDDING COORDINATOR)
My clients were really impressed with your actors! Please let them know that they did an amazing job.
Thank you for everything . Warmly,
Julie (EVENT PLANNER- LOS ANGELES)
The Celebrity Impersonators were so great! Everyone loved it and they were so professional. I am very impressed.
Thank you so much for all your hard work! We will be calling you again!
Belinda Givens, Account Director, TRSG
Hi, thank you for following up; just another example of the true professionalism of you and your company.
Irby and the Paparazzi were a great addition but I am sorry to say that Marilyn really stole the show with a close finish by W.C.
Really a great, great night and your talent only made it even better, the reviews are still coming in -
So I thank you and look forward to the next opportunity for you to join us at the studio.
Michael Ewans Associate Director, Catering & Special Events 20th Century Fox
our Event was a HUGH hit! Jen was great and the costume was perfect.
She was able to get more people talking about our film than I ever would have been able to do myself.
Thank you so much. We took a lot of pictures and I think we might get some good press out of the event.
I'll get you some copies later tonight or tomorrow.
Thanks again and when we have more screenings in the LA area, we'd love to do it again.
Mike /Newport Beach Film Festival
Bella, your dancers were AMAZING! Everyone at the event was asking for your info.
Your girls looked professional and beautiful. The feedback from all the parents was fantastic!
Everyone at the party was super SUPER happy thanks to you! As always Tribute had the best in quality,
the dancers you provided were a perfect balance to the event, great to work with and very talented.
We love working with you and look forward to working with you again soon.
DJ Pasha/Pasha Entertainment
~"Anything else is just a cheap copycat without the true authenticity of a real
Classic Cigarette Girl like Mrs. Bella has always provided for our company.
Mrs. Bella's Dolls are the best cigarette girl company we have found (and we have searched the net).
Her costumes, looks, girls and customer service far exceeds her competition and she is a real pleasure to work with.
Angelica Tom ASAE/ Endorsed Business Solutions
I wanted to thank you for all of your hard work to make the Volvo Rents Franchise Convention a success!
The group loved both the candy girl and Marilyn. They were both a pleasure to work with, as were you!
Penina (VOLVO CO)
"Dear Denise (Bella):
WOW! I Can't thank you enough for the incredible performance last night at the Beverly Hilton.
You are immensely talented, and really gave your all to make that party a huge success.
My clients from Motorola could have not been more pleased, and your contribution to its success was duly noted.
The guests came from all all corners of the globe, and of course they are all big Madonna fans!
I look forward to working with you many more times in the coming years.
“Bella Vlasis is a focused and energetic individual that brings a strong professionalism to her work.
Whether managing or performing, clients are always delivered 150%. Bella knows her trade and all the aspects of
how to achieve the best results. Her vast experience lends itself to the clients
best interest and her professional integrity is exceptional.”
October 29, 2009
David Comfort , Chief Insomniac , Sleepless Digital
We want to thank you for your wonderful performance at the Tokyo International Film Festival.
Phillip Morris was very pleased with the impact that you and your dancers created.
Your warmth of character and genuine desire to give your best to the event (and the client)
was most evident, and received with gratitude from all".-
Sandy Fujioka and David J. Ernst (Dentsu Inc Japan)
Denise Bella & Irby, thanks again for your gang doing...as usual... A GREAT JOB!!
BEST PAPARAZZI ACTORS IN LOS ANGELES!!
Thanks, Joe Dimmick, Agent of Dimmicks Doubles
I ran into your cigarette girl Jennifer the other day. She did such a wonderful job at my husband’s birthday party
back in August that I had to stop her and say hello. Literally the same week one of our guests had been raving
about her being the best part of the party. Thank you again for being such a big part of making my husband’s 40th birthday party
“the best party ever”—a direct quote from another guest. Thanks to you we had a blast, and the photos to prove it!
Best regards, Sherri Smith- Universal Studios Hollywood
Everything was great. The children, parents, staff, and the State Representative from the State of California Senator's
office really enjoyed themselves. T- Vain put on a great performance. I wish you could have been there.
Mentoring Today is hoping that this will be the beginning of a great relationship.
On behalf of Mentoring Today for Tomorrow Inc. and it's Executive Board of Directors we thank you.