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RAVE REVIEWS HISTORY: written by Sharon Allison, Founder and President

It all started when I was doing a voice-over gig at Studio Soren, a local Denver recording studio. Soren introduced me to his friend from IBM who needed someone to come into a meeting and get his very serious group of about 300 besuited IBMers to loosen up.

My IBM contact had tried everything…laser shows, marching bands, standup comedians…nothing seemed to work. Crazy as it sounds, we decided to teach them all a tap dance. Our gimmick was to hand out wooden spoons for them to wave during the dance. It didn’t make a lot of sense unless you know about Mama Pascucci’s Ravioli ad Tap Dance Lesson® but my client thought it would be fun. To our delight, once we’d passed out the wooden spoons, the audience rose to the challenge hitting the tables and each other with the spoons and once the music started…they waved their spoons to the music and danced their way into lunch. It was a huge success. IBM went on to hire us to create a live, musical, theatrical production to inspire their employees to make pledges to the United Way. That was also a huge success. Thus Rave Reviews was born.​

Rave Reviews really took off when my friend, Doatsy Peifer decided that I should send out a press kit and we were, all of a sudden, on morning drive radio and the front page of the Denver Business Journal. Another friend, Graig Weisbart, suggested that to be a professional, I needed brochures and cards. So he wrote me a check to cover the costs. I was horrified that I wouldn’t be able to pay him back. He said not to worry. It was an investment not a loan. (Still gives me chills.)

The frosting on the cake came when my dearest friend, Shanti Chacko, Graig’s wife, decided to become my partner. Now we were three Shanti, Graig and me. We’ve been together 23 years and along the way have made many more friends who helped create and recreate Rave Reviews. Our amazing clients trusted us with their meetings and took us all over the United States to honor their employees, build their teams and communicate their messages.

Our outstanding and talented staff has kept our standards high. Without Rob Costigan who has been our right and left hand man for the past 16 years, we wouldn’t survive. He’s indispensable. Bill Berry who co-created Mama Pascucci’s Ravioli and Tap Dance Lesson…Heather Fortin Rubald who sang, danced, sewed and painted…Susan Draus who moved us from the piano to tracked music…Julie Payne who has written show upon show…Sam Lancaster, Mitch Samu, the aforementioned Susan Draus and Donna Debreceni our fabulous musical directors who played, tracked and arranged our music and all the wonderful actors and facilitators who have worked with us over the years…Shelley and Paul Southwell, Dave Johnson, Luanne Cassidy, Sheila McIntyre, Robin Meirbachtel, Randy and Susan St. Pierre, Greg Johnson, Claudia Carson, Brenda Faatz, Natalie Oliver Atherton, Jodi Kimura, Gregg Price, Mark Rubald, Drew Frady Marcus and Jan Waterman, Kristin Samu, Nancy Flannigan, Cody Alexander and so many more.

Rave Reviews is really a company about people and our relationships with them. Be they clients, writers, actors, musicians, facilitators, Rave Reviews is a company of people working for people to enrich each other’s lives and businesses. We are who we are because of the people we have worked with ‘cause, as the song says, “Yes! You Gotta Have Friends.”

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