Who We Are:
Not all serviced based production companies are created equal.
The heart and soul of Stagewise Productions is owner, Jon-Ryan “JR” Leake. JR understands and appreciates the true meaning of customer service. JR has over two decades of experience in the field of Entertainment Production. In the early 90’s, JR started his career as a Stagehand in Los Angeles. Through touring and working gigs in LA, JR gained countless hours of training and priceless skills to take with him as he moved with his wife and kids to Las Vegas where they planted roots. Spending 12 years at MGM Grand in the production department, JR diligently worked his way up to Production Manager.
One of JR most discriminating qualities is the dedication he has to his crew. He has always believed that a happy crew, equals a happy client. Being the manager has never stopped him from jumping in to get the job done, even if that meant throwing on a harness over his suit to service a motor in the middle of a show.
With countless shows, festivals, productions and rigging hours under his belt, JR decided it was time to pursue his dream of opening his own production company. To everyone’s delight, in 2016, Stagewise Production Company was born. With a passion for customer service and the knowledge he has gained through the years, JR and the Stagewise Production team will ensure that each client feels like a partner from the moment they walk through the door.