"Velma, played by the sexy, vibrant Megan Wicks is in constant drama backstage. It is easy to spend too much time listening to her gossip and miss the other action out in the halls!"
"...and features the pitch perfect voice of Megan Wicks."
East Bay Times
"... the lovely-voiced Megan Wicks as the sultry Velma..."
Reviews are out!
The San Francisco Examiner had Speakeasy on the front page today (December 11th). Inside was a gleaming article, featuring this quote from Jean Schiffman:
"...because I’d been watching the sexy chanteuse Velma (Megan Wicks) having an embarrassing drug- and alcohol-fueled meltdown in the cabaret. That was after my encounter with her in the hallway, where she was having a hissy fit because she had to share her dressing room with the chorus girls."
Thanks to Ben Krantz, we've got new headshots in the building! After that big haircut, it was much needed.
Marla Dell Talent
Megan signed with SF's largest boutique agency, MDT! Looking forward to a wonderful partnership.
KQED Radio Feature
Megan Wicks and The Speakeasy were featured in "What’s Happening This Fall in Bay Area Arts" on SF's acclaimed public radio station KQED.
Michael Krasny and Chloe Veltman discuss what immersive theatre is and shower praise over San Francisco's premiere experience opening this October. (Starts at 22 minutes).
KALW features "Red Hot Mama" from Speakeasy
Singing Red Hot Mama live on-air at the KALW Studios in SF. After the song is a behind the scenes interview with Speakeasy's creator Nick Olivero and host Kevin Vance.
Link attached, interview and song begin at around 30 minutes
Front Page of New York Times Travel Section!
The Speakeasy was featured in the "Immerse Yourself" section of The New York Times Travel Section on Friday!
Press photos were taken this weekend for Speakeasy SF!
Previews are officially sold out!
The 2015-2016 Intern Showcase: Stop Kiss premiered at B Street Theatre this weekend. The production was dedicated to the victims of the atrosious LGBT hate crimes in Orlando, FL.
"Our hearts reach out to those who have faced tremendous distress last night and this morning. The story we are telling is not one that can be ignored or pushed aside. It happened in 2001, and it is still happening today. Quiet literally. We love you and we support you, Orlando. This one is for you."
San Francisco Speakeasy
Megan has accepted the role of Velma in San Francisco's premiere immersive theatre experience, The Speakeasy.
B Street Fantasy Festival 30
Megan will be traveling all over Northern California on the 30th Fantasy Festival School Tour with B Street Theatre. The tour reaches elementary and middle schools within a 150 mile radius of Sacramento. The show runs for 10 weeks, 12 show per week.
There will be a public performance at B Street Theatre on May 14 at 10am!
It's for the kids!
Frankenstein Reviews and Mentions
-Davis Enterprise calls Megan Wicks "simply electric as she paints the picture and characters of her ghost story. Aided by the lighting design of Les Solomon, she strides around the stage, striking dramatic poses that grab the audience and holds them until she moves again."
-Sacramento Sidetrack says "Mary Shelley, beautifully played by Megan Wicks, alternated between narrator and her role as the author seamlessly"
-Photo of B Street's production of "Mary Shelley's Frankenstein" gets a mention in American Theatre magazine!
Mary Shelley's Frankenstien
4/4 stars from the SacramentoBee for B Street's production of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein!
"Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” has, if you’ll pardon the unintended pun, taken on a life of its own as an icon of Gothic horror."
B Street's Christmas Carol
Great review and front page spread in the Sacramento Bee for Christmas Carol! 4/4 stars and an extended run!
"Buck Busfield has adapted the classic into a clever and often caustic send-up of the original but one that still brings around the heart and soul Dickens first injected into the story."
Megan has accepted an 8 month contract to intern with B Street Theatre in Sacramento, CA. Upon completion, she will receive her union membership.
Shadow of Doubt
Megan will be playing the role of drug lord, Cynthia, on Discovery ID's Shadow of Doubt. Airing in February.
A Crime To Remember
Megan will be guest staring in A Crime To Remember on Discovery ID. The show will air in December.
College of Fine Arts Featured Article
Wicks offers this advice to anyone looking to move to New York City: “Be here and be all in.”
Megan graduated from the University of Florida on May 4th, 2016 with her B.A in theatre and B.S in Marketing
Arts Things Considered interviews Sharla and Joe from Florida Player's Killer Joe featuring Megan Wicks and Michael Pemberton
Don't Date Me
Megan will be directing the world premiere of DON'T DATE ME for the Florida Players New Works Festival in December. #dontdateme
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Review from ShowBiz NoFlo
"Wicks is sweet, naïve, and hopeful, which is badly needed among the cynical little family she finds herself a part of as the play progresses"
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Review from Gainesville.com
"Megan Wicks, graduating UF senior, is the sweet, actress-wannabe Nina. It's tough getting noticed in the company of Morsey, Page and Caldwell, but Wicks has her moments, as when she reads from Vanya's play, assuming the role of molecule in a post-apocalyptic world."