As patrons of Pranzo Italian Grill and The Geist Cabaret for many years, we were extremely disheartened to hear about them closing.
David Geist created a musical venue from nothing, which he developed over time for people and artists to gather and share their talents. How fortunate Santa Fe has been to have a musician who played piano on Broadway for the productions of “Cats,” “Lion King,” “Les Miserables” and “Wicked” for 20 years. David has also conducted orchestras on and off Broadway, as well as working with composers like Stephen Sondheim and Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, and performing with Sarah Brightman and Michael Crawford.
As long-time residents of Santa Fe, we were appalled that a beautiful space such as the Geist Cabaret will be destroyed. There is no other small, intimate dinner club in Santa Fe.
David Geist knew everyone’s name and welcomed them as they walked in. Such a rarity these days!