Founder, CEO &
Cliffhanger Productions has been the premier event production company in the tri-state area for over twenty five years and has evolved into to the go-to company for every aspect of party planning, full-scale events, concert production and promotion, street fairs and festivals, lighting and special FX, specialty acts, and so much more. From one-night musical extravaganzas to multi-day promotion events, Cliffhanger Productions consistently makes bold visions become vivid realities. Whether an elaborate event or intimate family gathering, when Cliffhanger Productions steps in, guests are mind boggled by the show! We offer everything to fit your needs including rentals (tents, tables, chairs, coordinated linens, grills/cookware, dishes, glasses, utensils, etc.), balloon décor, photo walls/photo strips, DJ’s, musicians/bands, acoustic duos (big band orchestras, Reggae, Jazz, Motown and everything in between), tribute bands, musical acts, variety entertainers, sleight-of-hand magic, facepainting/air brush tattoos, belly dancers, holiday/themed entertainment, celebrity impersonators, comedians and more! It is our belief that if we don’t have it, you don’t want it! Cliff Witmyer, founder of Cliffhanger Productions, has been in the specialty entertainment field for over 30 years. A performer himself, Cliff’s credentials include producing many acts on the national level, including Buddy Guy, Kenny Loggins, Lou Gramm of Foreigner, Sara Evans, The Rippingtons, Darryl Worley, The Beach Boys, Marty Balin (Jefferson Airplane), Dee Snider and Twisted Sister, Randy Jackson (Zebra) to name but a few.
Cliffhanger Productions produces some of the largest street fairs, festivals, and summer concert series throughout the area – Rutherford Labor Day Street Fair and Summer Concert Series, Rutherford Fall Family Festival, BCB Bank’s Half Way to St. Patrick’s Day and 15th Anniversary Celebration in Bayonne, Hasbrouck Heights Street Fair, Hackensack Street Festival, East Rutherford Columbus Day Parade and Festival, 2014 Meadowlands Tailgate Party for Super Bowl, Jersey City’s La Festa Italiana, Passaic Summer Concert Series, Lyndhurst Winter Festival and Lyndhurst Spring Street Festival and more! We develop all aspects of such events – everything from securing sponsorships from the local and regional business community, booking and managing vendors, publicity through social media and our vast email list and through press releases and festival sites. In addition to this, Cliffhanger Productions owns and operates a vast selection of rides, inflatables and amusements; all owned and operated by Cliffhanger Productions and licensed, inspected and in compliance with NJ state requirements as well as fully insured and operated by trained staff. Cliffhanger Productions provides complete management and production of your festival – everything from staffing, set-up, vendor management and check-in, entertainment, signage, hospitality tent, etc.
In 1987, Cliff opened The Fun Ghoul Costume Company, a full-service theatrical costume company specializing in custom costumes, rare accessories, full theatrical makeup, prosthetics, and special effects and boasts a rental department which contains over 6,000 theatrical and period costumes to match any theme. Open year round, it has been the go-to resource for schools, theatre productions, as well as movie and TV productions. In addition, Cliff Witmyer , as a clothing designer, has created costumes for rock legends Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Deep Purple, Twisted Sister, and Pat Benetar. Within the store we also have a Prop Shop with hundreds of props to choose from to fit any theme – from luaus, medieval, holiday, haunts, etc. Cliffhanger Productions and The Fun Ghoul Costume Company specialize in Halloween haunts and attractions and produce haunted house and hayrides, Zombie walks, haunted cemeteries, and have the props, costumes, and make-up professionals who can really turn up the SCARE! Over the years, Cliffhanger Productions has earned the reputation for outrageous concepts and reliable delivery. Call us and let one of our event specialists help design a one-of-a-kind event for you!