Christopher Apy (Noah) is thrilled to be a member of such a talented cast. Last seen on the Bay Area stage as Nigel in CCMT’s Matilda the Musical. Favorite credits: Peter Pan (Michael) during a 6-month run at Tuacahn Center for the Arts in Utah. Peace on Your Wings (Haru) at Ohana Arts, San Francisco Premier. Mary Poppins (Michael) at Woodminster Theatre. James and the Giant Peach (James) at Starstruck Theatre and Les Miserables (Gavroche) at Stanford CA). By day he is a 8th grade Honors student and Tae Kwon Do black belt, fluent in Mandarin, and plays clarinet and percussion in a jazz band.
Antonio Banks (Joe) is a native of San Francisco he started impersonating television characters at the age of four years old putting on shows in front of family and friends, Antonio at a young memorized television lines. Antonio loves horror movies at five years old he directed produced and acted in his own horror movie. Around nine years old Antonio decided to become an actor, he was ecstatic to join New Conservatory Theatre Center where Antonio gained knowledge in theatre .
Jasmyne Brice (Caroline) is excited to be apart of her first production at Ray of light. Recent production include Ragtime (Sarah), Chicago (Matron Mamma Morton), Hairspray (Motormouth Mabel),In The Heights (Abuela Claudia) at Throckmorton Theatre. She would like to thank her family and friends for their love and support over the years. She also gives thanks to everyone on the production team and her cast mates for being extraordinary people to work with.
Matt Beall (Grandpa Gellman) is delighted to make his debut with ROLT alongside wife Judy. Credits include You Can’t Take It With You (Anthony Kirby), Wait Until Dark (Harry Roat), 25th Annual Putman County Spelling Bee (Vice Principal Panch) and various roles in Shopping The Musical. Matt has performed at Altarena Playhouse, Chanticleers, PianoFight, San Leandro Players, Shelton, Woodminster and ACLO. He can also be regularly seen in The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery. Love to Judy, my wife of over 30 years, and our beautiful daughter Jen.
Judy Beall (Grandma Gellman) is delighted to join ROLT for the first time. She is especially happy to appear alongside husband Matt, with whom she frequently performs. Recent credits include You Can’t Take It With You (Miriam Kirby), Mary Poppins (Mrs. Corry) and Addams Family (Alice) . She has worked at Altarena Playhouse, Chanticleers, DMT, San Leandro Players, Woodminster and ACLO, and can be regularly seen in The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery. Judy trained and performed with San Francisco Ballet and studies voice with Matt Liebowitz. As always, love to daughter Jen.
Jacqueline Dennis (The Moon) is thrilled to be back for her second Ray of Light show! She holds a B.A in Music Performance from the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Wright Institute (#dayjob). Credits include The Color Purple (Nettie) at Hillbarn Theatre, Dreamgirls (Michelle Morris) at BBBAY, and Little Shop of Horrors (Ronnette) at Ray of Light. Endless thanks to friends and family for their continued love and support!
Michael DeMartini (Mr. Stopnick) is thrilled, grateful, and extremely humbled to be a part of this storytelling of Caroline, or Change with Ray of Light. Favorite credits include Jerusalem, Wonder, and Rapture (respectively) at the Phoenix Theatre, Gravedigger: The Musical at the PianoFight, The Model House with Thrillpeddlers, and Lear! at the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival with Theatre Rhinoceros. Michael is proud to be a native San Franciscan….and counts his blessings every day that he is still be able to call it ‘home’, next to his lovely family and friends.
Markaila Dyson (Emmie) I am more than thankful to have been apart of this process and definitely lucky enough to be considered. I’ve been dancing from the age of 1, partaking in any dance classes that I could until I joined San Francisco Arts Education’s Players Group at 9 years old. Ever since then, I’ve been pushing myself hard to achieve the kind of versatility that is so often seen and looked highly upon on Broadway. I now attend Ruth Asawa School Of The Arts as a part of the Musical Theater Department with Mr. Ron McCan as my director, who has taught me many great things, not only regarding theater but general life lessons as well. The theater is my escape, my way to express myself in every and any way possible, and I feel blessed to get to do what I love at such a young age and be surrounded by countless other talented and endlessly supportive people I’ve come across in my life. I’m especially grateful for my parents and friends who have done nothing but support me, working around my hectic schedules and finding ways to lift me up and remind me of the good things in my life.
Roy Eikleberry (Stuart) is a graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music with a Masters in Voice Performance. He is excited to be returning to the Ray of Light stage for his third production with the company. In his spare time, Roy sings, dances, and volunteers with the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus and runs the Box Office for Theatre of Yugen. Past roles: Passion (Torasso) at Custom Made, Wild Party (Sam Himmelstein) at Ray of Light, Yeast Nation (Jan the Wretched) at Ray of Light and Three Penny Opera (Tiger Brown) at Waffle Opera.
Anthone Jackson (The Dryer) is blessed to be making his debut with ROLT. Notable recent productions have included Big River with SBMT; I, Too, Sing America with BATCo; Dance of The Holy Ghosts with UT; Sister Act with BPH; Dreamgirls and Smokey Joe’s Café with BBBay; The Speakeasy with BCT; Memphis and Violet with Tabard; The Color Purple and To Kill a Mockingbird with HB; AASC’s Cinderella; as well as Hair with CRT. When not on stage Anthone works as a Therapist/Assistant Director with awesome students. Thanks to my loving wife, family and friends for your support. Please connect with me at www.facebook.com/AnthoneOnStage or Twitter: @AnthoneOnStage
Elizabeth Jones (Radio) is excited to be debuting with Ray of Light! Elizabeth is a graduate of Howard University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre Arts. Elizabeth was recently seen as Motormouth Maybelle in Bay Area Musical’s production of Hairspray. Some other theatre credits include, Lady O in The Right Note (Spare Stage), Charlene in Dreamgirls (Berkeley Playhouse), Cassandra in Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike (Contra Costa Civic Theatre), Darlene in Dance of The Holy Ghosts (Ubuntu Theater Project), Ronnette in Little Shop of Horrors (Contra Costa Musical Theatre), and Deloris Van Cartier in Sister Act! (Berkeley Playhouse) Love to my daughter Caira and she thanks God, family, and friends for their support. Follow Elizabeth on instagram @elizasenoj.
Leslie Ivy (Washing Machine) was most recently seen as Deloris in Sister Act (Broadway By the Bay), and as Asaka in Once On This Island (Contra Costa Civic Theater). After a string of non musical performances including Cat On A Hot Tin Roof (San Jose Stage), as Catherine in Northanger Abbey (Pear Theatre), as Tituba in The Crucible (Los Altos Stage Company), and as Judith in An American Daughter (Encore Players) as well as her role in Barbecue at San Francisco Playhouse, Leslie is happy to return to musical theater. Some of her favorite past musical performances were as Sarah in Ragtime at (Hillbarn Theater; SJCMT; Stage 1; and Woodside theater), and Celie in the Color Purple at (HIllbarn Theater), for which she won a Theatre Bay Area Award for Performance by a Lead Actress in a Musical. Leslie is very excited for her debut performance at Ray of Light Theater.
Cadarious Mayberry (The Radio) is thrilled to be making his debut at Ray Of Light’s Caroline of Change as Radio. He recently starred in Dreamgirls at Berkeley Playhouse as (Tiny Joe Dixon/Jerry) and his astonishing role in Smokey Joes Cafe at Broadway by the Bay/Town Hall Theatre Co. (Victor). He would love to thank his family Jamil, Kenya, Kevin, Feeling and Claudria for all their support and love. IG: corden_slayer.
Royal Mickens (Jackie) is extremely proud to be joining Ray of Light Theater Company with its production of Caroline, or Change. Royal lives in San Francisco’s Bayview District, and recently graduated from Alvarado Elementary. He is now attending Everett Middle School, in the Spanish Immersion pathway. Royal recently learned to play the trumpet, loves reading, math and science. Royal’s first taste of theater took place during summer camps at 42nd Street Moon. Royal would like to thank his mom and dad for their love and support. He also wants to extend his gratitude to everyone in our community that helped this effort happened. He specially thanks Anne Norland and Benjamin Benjamin Pither, for linking him with this invaluable experience. Royal dedicates his performance to the kids suffering from family separation at our Southern border.
Katie Pimentel (Rose) is ecstatic to make her SF theatre debut at Ray of Light this season. After a 3 year hiatus from performing, she is more excited than ever to be back on stage. Favorite roles include: A Little Night Music (Charlotte) and Spelling Bee (Logainne). When she isn’t on stage, Katie is an account executive selling DocuSign to state government. She’d like to thank ROLT for giving her the opportunity to be in this incredible show and her family for encouraging her that no matter how much time passes, you can still get back on stage.
Majesty Scott (The Radio) earned a BA in Theatre and Performance Studies from UC Berkeley. She has trained at and worked with the American Conservatory Theatre, Broadway by the Bay, Woodminster, Napa Valley Performing Arts and California’s Great America just to name a few. She has starred in Sister Act as (Deloris), Aida (Aida), Smokey Joe’s Café (Pattie) and Dreamgirls (Lorrell). Majesty has been privileged to perform in historical venues such as the Wembley Arena (London, England), the Tropicana (Las Vegas), and the Paramount Theatre (Oakland, CA). She is excited for her first show with Ray of Light.
Phaedra Tillery (Dotty) feels blessed to return to the Ray of Light stage. She is grateful to her friends and family for all their love and support during her theater journey. Phaedra has been in shows around the bay area that include : Tarzan (Kala) Avenue Q (Gary Coleman), The Legend of Pink (Nikki), Little Shop of Horrors(Chiffon), Ragtime (Sarah’s Friend), A Raisin in the Sun (Ruth), To Kill A Mockingbird (Reverend Sykes), Hairspray (Dynamite), RENT (Mrs. Jefferson), To Kill a Mockingbird (Calpernia), The Marvelous Wonderettes (Betty Jean), HAIR (Dionne). She sends a special shout out to NuPhaeya her babygirl and Jasmine her love.