It’s that time of year again, time to make that all important decision – what to do on Halloween? Do you feel like getting your vaudeville on? Beginning on Thursday, Oct. 30, and running through Sunday, Nov. 2, esteemed event producer/character actor/puppeteer Barron Scott Levkoff will present his “love letter to San Francisco and Halloween” at the San Francisco Spookeasy Halloween Extravaganza!
As described on the Spookeasy Facebook page, the event is “…a new, daring, bold and sophisticated multi-evening experiential destination party that will transform Chinatown’s Great Star Theatre into a scintillating circus-like, madcap séance soiree beckoning back to life ghosts, spirits, and specters from the raucous and rollicking red hot era of 1930s Burlesque and Barbary Coast Vaudeville in a decadently opulent Max Fleischer-esque ‘ToonTown’ parallel universe’s haunted Prohibition-era Speakeasy.”
After talking with producer Scott on the phone about this shindig, I have no doubt that the event will live up to every word of its fiery description and prove to be the “go–to” destination this Halloween. Scott is not one to tread lightly on the events he produces. Rather, he is a “method actor” type, immersing himself into “fantastical worlds” (as he calls them), creating an interactive, alternate reality experience for the audience. The event will start with a mixer, during which time attendees will be given instructions in order to participate in the upcoming performance later in the evening. A trapeze-produced, electro-swinging “after-party” will follow.
To his credit, Scott has been the driving force in events like the Lagunitas Beer Circus, the San Francisco Edwardian Ball and Masquerotica, and he has produced one-of-a-kind events for corporations like Sony, Pixar, HBO, and Showtime.
So strap on your best flapper dress or zoot suit and come meet us at the Halloween cirque du soiree for an event to be remembered!
Here are the boni-fides for the event:
Thursday, Oct. 29, through Sunday, Nov. 2
Great Star Theater – 630 Jackson St., San Francisco
8pm-1am each night
Tickets are $65.00 & $75.00 (preferred seating)