Nick A. Olivero
Elizabeth Etler & Kimberly Lester
Abra Berman & Jackee Princeau
Gabe Maxson & Brad Peterson
Mark Gabriel Kenney
|Resident Music Director
|Front of House Manager
Leah C. Gardner
in association with Boxcar Theatre
The Speakeasy opened in its current production on October 1, 2016, at The Palace Theater, in San Francisco.
The Speakeasy received its premier production from January 10, 2014 to June 21, 2014 for a total of 75 performances, at Boxcar Studios in San Francisco. David Gluck, Geoffrey Libby, Nick A. Olivero, and Peter Ruocco, producers, in association with Boxcar Theatre.
(bold type indicates Opening Night cast)
|Piano – Bar||Nick Perez, Max Schroeder, Eric Shifrin, Julian Shipp|
|Piano – Cabaret||Ben Prince, Daniel Savio, Joseph Willcockson, Max Schroeder|
|Cornet||Franklin Davis, Rob Dehlinger, Andrew Stephens, Noel Weidkamp|
|Trombone||David Otey, Chuck Bennett, Rick Brown, Larry Leight|
|Clarinet||Hal Richards, Joe Del Chairo, Nick DiScala, Dick Mathias, Don Neely, Renée Deeter|
|Bass||James Coyne, Chris Lorentz, Mark Culbertson, Tim Kelly, Doug Stuart, Colin Williams, Marty Eggers, Bob Steele|
|Drums||Russell Gold, Robert Hamaker, Rob Hart, Andrew Kierbal, Andrew Maguire, Ben Payson, Matt Schory, Mark Lee, Chris Lauf|
ADDITIONAL CREATIVE TEAM
|Assistant Directors||Jeffrey Hoffman, Don Hardwick|
|Assistant Music Directors||Nicholas Perez, Max Schroeder|
|Assistant Sound Designer||James Ard|
|Assistant to Creative Director||Marissa Elaine Parkes|
|Makeup & Wig Stylist||Kendra Johnson|
|Props Assistants||Lauren Lorentz, Cindy Head|
|Props Research||Patrick Gabrielli, Noah Kramer|
|Speakeasy Logo Designer||Cheshire Isaacs|
|TPT Logo & Type Designer||Alex Varanese|
|Original Head Writer||Barry Eitel|
|Master Carpenters||Dave Gardner, E.T. Hazzard|
|Scenic Carpenters||Mark Alovert, Scott Bryan, Nicholas Chatfield-Taylor, Wolfram Engle, Jenny Frost, William Gering, Brieanna Giordano, Loid M. Loid, Gabriel Benito-Anthoney Martinez, John McMillin, Michael Meehan, Francisco Javier Mesa, Cleveland Motley, Matthew Puffer|
|Master Electricians||Hamilton Guillen, Jason Predock, Kevin Sweetser|
|Theatrical Electricians||Douglas Briney, Christopher Cosley, Mitchell Cramond, Michael Davis, Glenn Davy, Eli Ghini, Seth Gorin, Jeff Hansen, Conrad Hubner, Mitchell Jakubka, Joey Postil, William Poulin, Tucker Predock, Kyle Slaugh, Quinn Shepherd, James Washburn, Alexander White, Audrey Wright|
|Scenic Charge Artist||Lauren Sutton-Beattie|
|Scenic Painters||Monica Bowker, Maya Linke, Michelle Long-Pamintian, Kelsey Lytle, Adeline Smith, Audrey Wright|
|Specialty Painter||Rhea Adri|
|Costumers||Autumn Adamme, Marina Agaabeckov, Rachel Heiman, Jackee Princeau|
|Wardrobe Supervisor||Jackee Princeau|
|Wardrobe Staff||Kaethe Carney, Jamie Farnik|
|House Technicians||Jamie Harkin, Cody Polega|
|Child Wranglers||Nicole Jenkins, Jennifer Morrison, Claire Whyler, Zoe Rosenfeld, Kristen Wilson, Karri Barney, Lindsay Ferguson|
|Fabric Artisans||RayRay Riggin, Brittany White|
|Sound System Installation||Tony Gonzalez|
|Voiceover Recording||Disher Sound|
|Steel Fabrication||Jorge Gimenez|
|Gaming Table Fabrication||Wayland Engle|
|Cabaret Table Lamp System||Jorge Gimenez|
Wong Logan Architects
|Lighting System Design
|Sound System Design
|Theatrical Rigging Design||Nathan Holguin|
|Bar Top Design||Katie Gong|
|Bar Consultants||Kelly Caldwell, Evans Horn, Tim Felkner, Chris Libby|
|LAN Design & Installation||John Schuster, Patrick Roth|
Bar Program Developed By
Catering Provided By
Central Station Delicatessen
|Box Office Manager||Dora Daniels|
|Box Office Associates||Jennifer Bunnell, Victoria Farlow, David Magidson, Biz Roussev|
|Front of House Associates||Nina Danilyan, David Secour, Claire Whyler, Kelsey Custard, Quincy Krashna, Davide Sahner, Todd Geist, Loraine Jayme|
|Casino/Photo Booth Manager||Andy Feifarek|
|Head of Security||Jonathan|
John B. Hill
James T. Platt
Liz Pham, California Bank of Commerce
Laura Anthony, Legal & Compliance LLC
David Egdal, Shartsis Friese
Matthew Gluck, Gluck Daniel
Laura Mask, Shartsis Friese
Owen Seitel, Crown LLC
James T. Platt
FIRST THANKS FIRST
The Speakeasy would not exist without the extraordinary vision, commitment, and efforts of Jeff Lee and Chris Wight, principals of Cypress Properties Group and owners of 644 Broadway. They have tirelessly made connections, shared their expertise, swept aside obstacles, and offered a seemingly inexhaustible supply of creative solutions. They are among the true heroes of the Speakeasy story.
To the associates of Cypress Properties, especially Pius Lee, Bill Schmitt, Cindy Machado, Christine Silva-Netto, David Scanlon, and Tony Bakos, who have supported this project in ways too numerous to list.
To Liz Pham, Vivian Mui, and Steven E. Shelton of California Bank of Commerce, who were not scared off by the unique nature of this business and found a way to meet our borrowing needs.
To Mike Norman, Nick Tommarello, and the staff of WeFunder, who raised almost a half-million dollars for the project—and did it with style!
To John Berg, Bo Jacobson, Yoni Koenig, and our incredible creative team at Swirl, who have been so generous with their time and talents.
To our neighbors at 644 Broadway, who have accommodated construction noise and dust, comings and goings at all hours, and the invasion of their space as our creative process expanded throughout the building: Tom Disher and the staff of Disher Sound; Michelle Turnure-Salleo, Amanda Todd and the artists and staff of the San Francisco Film Society’s FilmHouse project; the many filmmakers of FilmHouseX, not least of all Josh Murphy, Dan Damman, and Chris Thomas; and George Chen, Richard Miyashiro, Janine Shiota, and the entire leadership team at China Live.
To Carla Dal Mas of TannerHecht Associates, our project architect, who doggedly ran down a “vintage” solution to every one of San Francisco’s innumerable building code requirements; and to firm owner David Hecht, the tireless embodiment of the phrase “a labor of love”.
To Supervisor Aaron Peskin for helping bring more art to North Beach, and to Connie Chan in his office for serving as our guardian angel as we navigated the process of obtaining city approvals.
To the parents of our juvenile actors, for schlepping, waiting, and accommodating all the last-minute schedule changes: Elizabeth Anderman, Leiasa Beckham, April Fisher & Brad Peebler, Stacy Taylor, and Christine Young. And to Leiasa for offering her guest room to our out-of-town talent.
To the many artists and staff members who made uncredited contributions to the development of the project.
To the staff and performers of Club 1923 during 2015 and 2016 – it was a very good run. Including but not limited to: bar staffers Nicole Biewenga, Anca Botez, Kat Bushnell, Nathan Cann, William Chadwick, Lupe Jacques, Chris Libby, and Nick Sousa; casino dealers Dale Chung, Paul Crist, Michael Hussey, Tyler Kuhn, Brian Martin, and Korene Tom; managers Leah Gardner, Erin Gilley, Kirk Johnson, Josh Marx, Jason Nall, and Rebecca Power; entertainers Kevin Blake, Bosley the Magnificent, Greg Frisbee, Dan Holzman, and Lynx; and musicians Judy Butterfield, Matt Canon, Maestro Curtis, Franklin Davis, Larry Douglas, Amy Lizardo, David Otey, Paul Price, Nikola Printz, Justin Pyne, Hal Richards, Tommaso Sciortino, David Shaff, Eric Shiffrin, Ben Slater, Nola Verhike, and Winifred Williams
To Jenny Frost, who stepped in to save the day as our lighting-procurement guru.
To David Boehme, Gary Myrah, and Ben Stephens of VBO Tickets, who rose to every insane challenge we threw at them to create a one-of-a-kind ticketing solution.
And to many others, including: Giant Rabbit; Cheshire Isaacs; Alexandra de Behault; Leonid Kozlov; Jesse Tull; Wayne Hersant; Dori Daniels; Anna Beach; Dominic Li Mandri; Joe Caruba; Oliver Mar; Roy Chan; Erica Gee; Kathy Dooley; Marino Peradotto; Tyler Hafer; Jim Smith; Ignazio D’anna; Ronnie Pickern; Jose Leal; Bob Gianuario; Jeff Meyer; Tim Draper; Jaime Libby; and Christine Young
FINALLY…To the original cast, creative team, and technical staff of the North Beach production of The Speakeasy, none of whom knew exactly what they were getting into when they signed on to this epic journey, but who persevered with patience, determination, and grace to rise to one of the greatest challenges of our creative lives, and to create something unique and, hopefully, lasting. An experience to tell your grandkids about …