The Right Note – Meet the Cast

Welcome the cast of The Right Note!

Nick Bailey (Mal) is a recent transplant to San Francisco and excited to be back on stage. Recent credits include Eddie in The Wild Party (Lippa), Hertz in Rock of Ages, Dan in Next to Normal, The Innkeeper in Man of La Mancha, as well as roles in Equus, The Trip to Bountiful, Chicago and All is Calm. Nick has performed with Spokane Civic Theater, Spokane Opera, Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre, Stage Left Theater, Whitworth University and the Spokane Symphony Chorale.  Nick wishes to thank his family and friends for their continued support.

Megan Bartlett (Vi) is excited to be a part of The Right Note! She was last seen as Princess Winnifred in Once Upon a Mattress at The Douglas Morrisson Theater. Other favorite past roles include Jo (Little Women), Mary (Mary Poppins), Lydia (Big Love), Beggar Woman (Sweeney Todd), Violet Beauregard (Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory) and Margot Frank (Diary of Anne Frank). @megan.s.bartlett”

Daniel Cancel (Sevas) is very excited to be performing In The Right Note for Spare Stage. Daniel is originally from New Jersey but is attending the Academy of Art University to earn his BFA in Acting. You might have seen Daniel in Some recent shows here in the Bay Area such as In The Heights (Ensemble) at the Woodminster Amphitheatre, or The Drowsy Chaperone (George) and Six Degrees of Separation (Doug) at 620 Sutter Theatre. If not you can always catch him in an upcoming film called Tales of the City as a 1966 Gay Hustler.

Leslie Ivy (Mariah) After a long string of South Bay shows, Leslie is happy to be back in San Francisco. Though you may have been able to catch her in her understudy role in Barbecue at SF Playhouse last year, her main roles have been with Los Altos Stage Company in The Crucible and Distracted; as Noreen in JIVE by Windy City Productions; and as Catherine in Northanger Abbey at The Pear Theatre. She is proud of her TBA Award for her performance as Celie in The Color Purple at Hillbarn Theatre. Her day job is as an ABA therapist for children with Autism.

Elizabeth Jones (Lady O.) is a graduate of Howard University’s College of Fine Arts Theatre Program with a B.F.A. Elizabeth is excited to be making her debut at Spare Stage. Some theatre credits include: Dreamgirls (Berkeley Playhouse) Mama Mia! (Mountain Play Association), Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike (Contra Costa Civic Theatre), Dance Of The Holy Ghosts (Ubuntu Theater Project), Sister Act! (Berkeley Playhouse) and Little Shop of Horrors (Contra Costa Musical Theatre). She is the proud mother of Caira who is a senior in high school. Elizabeth thanks God, family and friends for their support.

Heather Lukens (Emcee) is back on the stage after a seven year hiatus having two vivacious daughters. Most recently she was seen this past October as Andromache in Euripides’ Trojan Women. Heather’s original draw to performing was Musical Theater (she got to study with Tom Lehrer himself in the much coveted Musical Theater course he used to teach at UC Santa Cruz) and she’s delighted to be back and working with the talented folk in The Right Note.

JC Quimpo (Andreas) is thrilled to make his debut with Spare Stage. JC received his training at A.C.T. in Musical Theater Performance. Recent credits include: Chris in The Boy from Oz (Theatre Rhinoceros), Bernstein in Dogfight (Redwood City Players), Oscar in 42nd Street (Bay Area Musicals), Margaret Mead/Tribe Soloist in Hair (Landmark Musical Theatre), and Tenor in Patience (Lamplighters Music Theatre). Along with theatre, JC has worked in film, recently including My Angel Baby. He sends much love to his amazing, supportive family and friends.

Beebe Reisman (Fez T) is thrilled to be performing as Fez T again! Since completing her BFA in Acting at New York University, she has performed in dozens of productions in the Bay Area. Check out her website for more. “Love and endless gratitude to my family, Colin & Purrsey.”

Chris Steele (Duke) is a non-binary theatre performer, violence choreographer, playwright, and drag queen based in San Francisco.  You may have seen them with We Players (Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer of Love, Caesar Maximus), Cutting Ball (Timon of Athens), New Conservatory Theater Center (Daniel’s Husband), The Playwrights Center, Musical Cafe, or at The Speakeasy SF.  You may have seen their violence choreography recently in Caesar Maximus, and their short play “Valley of the Dead” as part of Cutting Ball’s recent ‘Variety Pack’.  As a drag queen, Polly Amber Ross is intent on creating visceral performance pieces with a ghostly flair; instagram @pollyamberross.

Brooklyn Page Torres (Tobias) recently earned his B.A. in Theatre and Performance Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. He has performed with Broadway at Music Circus and the Sacramento Opera Company, and is an alumni of the Open Jar Institute for musical theatre training in New York City. A classically trained musician, Brooklyn was designated a California Arts Scholar and awarded the Governor’s Medallion after graduating from the music program at the California State Summer School for the Arts.

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