The Cast & Crew
The San Francisco Spookeasy Halloween Extravaganza is the latest creation from San Francisco’s very own visionary Event Producer and innovator, Artistic Director, Showman and Master Puppeteer, Barron Scott Levkoff, aka ‘The Professor.’ With over 25-years of experience creating ‘immersive world’ entertainment, Levkoff has been a creative driving force behind the Lagunitas Beer Circus, The San Francisco Edwardian Ball, and Masquerotica; the creator of The Mystic Midway, Master Mondo’s Bizarre-o-Tronic, Carnimundi, The Wishing Pool, as well as spectacular one-of-a-kind events for countless large and Fortune 1000 companies, such as Sony, Pixar, HBO, and Showtime to name just a few, and other corporate clients.
Jasper Patterson is a product of the new vaudeville movement. Brought up in and around the circus, he studied directing, physical theater, puppetry and theatrical design and graduated with a degree from Bard College. He is a performer, musician, writer, director and experience designer in the Bay Area. He has directed and performed in productions and festivals around the world. His new projects fuse circus and comedy improvisation with installation and reactive technology.
Dubbed “SF’s Best Comic Playwright” and “The Captain of Theatrical Camp” by the SF Weekly, Sean Owens has been writing and performing every form of Vaudeville, burlesque, satire, homage, pastiche and drag imaginable for 25 years, both here in the Bay Area and abroad. His solo shows, “GIRLESQUE” and “NAUGHT BUT PIRATES” have delighted sold-out houses in New York and Canada. He has been twice recognized by the Bay Area Theatre Critics’ Circle Awards–his Noir parody, “THE BIG DRAG” won Best Original Script, and his portrayal of Oscar Wilde earned him Best Actor. He also inaugurated the role of the Viscountess Marlene in Liz Duffy Adams’ off-Broadway premiere of “WET.” He is currently at work on a sci-fi comedy web series, entitled “FLOATERS” with co-creator Jeremy Solterbeck.
Spookeasy Music Director Boenobo the Klown founded and fronts JOLLIGOOD Unlimited, and previously fronted the infamously sort-of-famous klown band Gooferman for a good 10+ years, playing major festivals around the country and various mini-tours and specialty shows. Along with Delachaux, he’s also the co-founder / co-producer of and resident DJ at Trapeze, the internationally acclaimed SF-based electroswing / burlesque affair. He formerly co-produced Bohemian Carnival, Crazy Maze (in Half Moon Bay), Lovefest, Sea of Dreams, and the Honk Roadshow Revue, and currently DJ’s nationally under the top-secret monker, ‘The Klown.’
Arcadia Kane grew up in the theater, performing on stages since she was but a wee little ballerina. Her lifelong love of musical theater and theatrical comedy earned her a place in the Derek Zoolander School for Kids Who Can’t Act Good and Want to Do Other Theater Stuff Good Too, where she graduated with honors in “Sassing Your Audience.” She packs every inch of her 6′ Amazon frame with equal parts tease and yes please, and recently dazzled audiences in interactive roles as costumed characters at Edwardian Ball and Lagunitas Beer Circus. She can often be found around the Bay Area performing her unique brand of neo-burlesque.
Spookeasy is catered by Poesia Osteria Italiana under Chef Summer Rae. Born and raised in San Francisco, Summer moved to Italy as a young women to study Italian cuisine in Siena, Tuscany, at the Alberghiera P. Artusi in Chianciano Terme. Returning to San Francisco, she has spent over 20 years in the restaurant industry, opening, consulting, and culling her skills within numerous successful restaurants in the Bay Area. Now calling Poesia her home, she continues to garner accolades for her innovation and unique interpretation of traditional Italian cuisine.
Miss If-N’-Whendy, being a poor orphan, was dropped on the doorstep of a French convent sometime in the mid-eighties. A rebel from the start, the nuns couldn’t wait to be rid of little Whendy, who could always be found blaspheming with the holy water and teaching the other orphans how to bump n’ grind. When she came of age, Whendy was booted from the convent and set forth to shimmy her way across the world seeking all manner of seedy venues and dark cabarets. She made her home on the Barbary Coast and has been shakin’ it around the Bay Area for 5 years. She has performed at Lagunitas Beer Circus, Viva Las Vegas, Hubba Hubba Revue at the Uptown, the Catalyst in Santa Cruz, Masquerotica, Kinky Salon, First Friday Follies, the Attic in Los Angeles and nightly in her private boudoir. She also co-produces a monthly burlesque show, DIVA or Die Burlesque.
Dalyte Kodzis, soprano, has been featured in several Scott Levkoff productions. She has sung throughout the Bay Area with numerous operatic companies, including Pocket Opera, Opera on Tap, Trinity Opera, Opera Frontier, San Francisco Cabaret Opera, and Martinez Opera. She has performed in musicals as well, such as 42nd Street, The Wiz, and The Music Man. Her rendition of Gussie Carnegie in the UCSC Theatre production of Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along won her critical acclaim from the Santa Cruz press. She has been featured as a stilt performer at Treasure Island Music Festival, Burning Man, Sea of Dreams, Sierra Nevada Music Festival, Northern Nights, San Francisco Opera, and Outside Lands, among others.
Los Angeles-based burlesque performer and published pin-up model Jessabelle Thunder taught herself to dance, then started taking dance classes in college and took her first ballet class at the age of 27. Since then, she has performed across the country in various shows and festivals—Burlesque Hall of Fame, Tiki Oasis, Colorado Burlesque Fest, Nerdlesque Burlesque Fest, Dragon Con, Toronto Burlesque Fest, World Games London, Arizona Burlesque Fest, and more—most frequently in Las Vegas and all over Southern Calfiornia, and internationally in London and Canada. She’s been published in various pin-up magazines, including Retro Lovely and Bachelor Pad Mag, competed for Best Debut at Burlesque Hall of Fame, competed for Best Newcomer at the World Games in London, and has been featured as one of the top 13 performers in Los Angeles.
Hunny Bunny is the Bay Area’s very own Bendy Barbie. She is a dancer, contortionist and actress who runs her own show every second Friday of the month at the Skylark Bar in San Francisco. She has performed for El Gato Del Diablo Theatre, Tourettes Without Regrets, The Hubba Hubba Revue, Red Hots Burlesque, The Monday Night Tease, Nurse Bettie and many others from New York to California. She is delighted to be on stage tonight with Barron Scott Levkoff and his fine feathered friends.
Illusionist ~ mime, dancer, puppeteer, physical comedian. Member of Emergency Circus, Yippee Ki Yay Cabaret, New Eccentrics, New Old Time Chautauqua & Harlequin Hipsters. Trained ballet dancer and graduate of Fantastic Space Clown School, Vancouver, BC. Creator of strange and wonderful things. Party entertainer for young and old.
For 11 years, actor, multi-instrumentalist, and ringmaster, Clay Mazing has been entertaining audiences around the world. This whip-cracking, gun-slinging, lasso-spinning, juggling, dancing, singing, burlesque, comedic vaudevillian has performed in the Yippee Ki Yay Cabaret, the New Old Time Chautauqua, Cirque du Gras and in a few feature films, most recently as Robert Deniro’s bodyguard in Warner Brothers’ Grudge Match. As founder of his own non-profit humanitarian circus, the Emergency Circus, Mazing has performed alongside Dr. Patch Adams and with Clowns Without Borders for Syrian refugees in Jordan, Occupied Palestinians in the West Bank, and hospitalized children across the world.
Longtime member of the Neo-Vaudeville/Burlesque/Cirque scene, DJ FACT.50 specializes in creating atmospheric mixes for a variety of themed events. From the annual Edwardian Ball to the many and varied interactive community projects of Mr. Baron Scott Levkoff, DJ FACT.50 has just the right music for any event.