Angel Adedokun (Ensemble) is a singer-songwriter and is very excited to back at the Ray of Light Theatre. As a bilingual artist in both English and Spanish, Angel has worked with the Latin company MundoBeat Entertainment in many musical groups including Grupo Tumbao. Angel was also lead vocalist in the Salsa band Grupo Bembe. Her musical journey has extended into more musical theatre in the past few years. Her favorite stage credits include Hairspray (“Lil Inez”) with Footlite Musicals, 100 Years: A Musical Journey (Various Roles) with International School of Indiana, and most recently SILENCE! The Musical (Ardelia Mapp) with Ray of Light Theatre. Angel would like to thank all of her friends and family for their support!
Audrey Baker (Ensemble) is stoked to be a part of this dope musical. You may have seen her last at the Victoria as a lamb in Ray of Light’s Silence! The Musical, or perhaps down the street at NCTC’s Avenue Q or On a Clear Day you Can See Forever, or in Faultline Theater’s production of Tinderella; The Modern Musical. When not on stage, Audrey enjoys working at a social change PR firm, hiking, camping, and hanging out with her buds.
Joey Ellington (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making his Bay Area debut in Reefer Madness. After graduating from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, he travelled the country playing regionally; Tulsa in Gypsy, Gregory Gardner in A Chorus Line, Billy in Anything Goes, Officer Barrel in Urinetown and Orin Scrivello in Little Shop of Horrors, just to name a few, as well as entertaining thousands of park guests daily at Walt Disney Word as Prince Charming and Captain Jack Sparrow. To my love, Eric: thank you for your support, passion for the arts and encouragement to continue following my dreams.
Ashley Garlick (Mae) is delighted to make her Ray of Light debut. Now a Bay Area local, she is thrilled to be closer to the art she loves. Regional credits include New Girl in Town, The Boys from Syracuse and Sail Away at 42nd Street Moon; Death of a Salesman and Bonnie and Clyde at San Jose Stage Company. Ashley is also a costumer, who has had her work showcased in The Toxic Avenger at San Jose Stage Company and Champagne White is DISASTROUS! at The Oasis.
Matt Hammons (Jack/Jesus) was last seen as Crawford/Papa Starling in Ray of Light/Cloud Nine’s Silence! The Musical. Matt earned his B.A. In Musical Theatre at CSU, Chico and has performed all over Northern California. Favorite roles include Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Blue Room Theatre,) Septimus in Arcadia (Rogue Theatre) and Brick in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Theatre on the Ridge.) Matt dedicates this run to the memory of his stepfather, Chris Loizeaux, a true parent and a true inspiration.
Mary Kalita (Placard Girl) is thrilled return to ROLT after previously appearing in Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey – SFBATCC award), Rocky Horror (Columbia), The Who’s Tommy (Sally Simpson) and Yeast Nation (The New One) in addition to serving as choreographer for The Full Monty! Past favorite credits include Guys & Dolls (Miss Adelaide), Cats (Bombalurina), A Chorus Line (Val), Gypsy (June), West Side Story (Velma) with Broadway by the Bay; Legally Blonde (Brooke Wyndham), and Singin’ in the Rain (Lina Lamont) with Diablo Theatre Company; and Chicago (Velma Kelly) with CMTSJ Marquee Productions. Mary holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Millikin University.
Madeline Lambie (Ensemble) is beyond thrilled to appear in her first Ray of Light Theatre production. Originally from Portland, Oregon, Madeline now works as a writer at SF advertising agency Odysseus Arms. Madeline regularly performs in Bay Area choir Ja Ronn & FLOW and has appeared in several local showcases by JB Presents including Holiday Big Band Bash and Best of Broadway. She would like thank her sister, Ruby, for being the world’s best duet partner; her choir director, Ja Ronn Thompson, for believing in her; and her Grandma for coming to this show even though it made her uncomfortable.
Brigitte Losey (Mary) is excited to be doing her first show at Ray of Light Theatre. Some past shows include Sunnyvale Community Player’s Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Rachel), Hillbarn’s Legally Blonde (Margot) and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to The Forum (Gymnasia). Thank you to cast, crew, and everyone involved the show!
Patrick Maravilla (Ensemble) is ecstatic to be joining the cast of Reefer Madness for his first production with Ray of Light Theatre! He has recently been spotted parading down Main St. USA in Walt Disney World, but some of his favorite shows he has gotten to be a part of include Grease, Legally Blonde and Anything Goes. He would like to thank his friends and family for their undying love and support, and he hopes that you truly enjoy the show!
Josiah Minued (Ensemble) is beyond excited to return to ROLT after previously puppeteering the man-eating Audrey II in Little Shop of Horrors. Other Bay Area credits include Fakir in The Secret Garden (Contra Costa Civic Theatre), John Bisceglie’s Holiday Big Band Bash and On Broadway revue. “Huge thanks to ROLT for the opportunity. This company still holds the title as my personal favorite. Aren’t they the best? Enjoy the show!”
Adam Niemann (Ralph) is thrilled to make his Ray of Light Theatre debut with Reefer Madness. Adam’s credits include Berkeley Repertory Theatre (u/s for It Can’t Happen Here and Macbeth), Custom Made Theatre Co. (Isaac’s Eye and Vonnegut’s Mother Night), Douglas Morrisson Theatre (Book of Days), FaultLine Theater (Oreo Carrot Danger), Awesome Theater (TERROR-RAMA II), Bay Area Children’s Theatre (Bad Kitty On Stage), Curtain Theatre (The Comedy of Errors) and Berkeley Playhouse (Beauty and the Beast, Peter Pan and Tarzan). Adam is a graduate of UC Berkeley and studied at the A.C.T. Summer Training Congress. Find out more at www.AdamNiemann.com.
Leah Shesky (Lecturer) is thrilled to make her ROLT debut in this weird, wonderful show! Leah is a creative company member of PianoFight Productions where she writes, produces and performs original comedy with her sketch group Chardonnay. Favorite roles include Florence in Chess for which she won a Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award (Custom Made Theatre Co), Lois/Bianca in Kiss Me Kate (BBBay), Ens./Amalia u/s in She Loves Me (SF Playhouse), Sylvia/Fran u/s in Promises, Promises (SF Playhouse), Luisa in The Fantasticks (16th Street Players). Special thanks to her friends, family and husband Andrew for their love and encouragement.
Christen Sottolano (Sally) is thrilled to be playing the role of Sally alongside this crazy talented cast and crew. You may have seen her in Ray of Light’s recent productions of The Rocky Horror Show or perhaps in the box office before a ROLT show. After moving here from Nashville, Christen joined the company as Patron Services Manager and can’t imagine SF without her ROLT family. When she’s not performing, Christen is passionate about her job as a fundraiser in education, hiking as many mountains as possible, and–let’s be real–hugging the heck out of the ones she loves. Much love to family for first introducing her to ROLT and for flying out and supporting no matter the role or show 🙂
Phil Wong (Jimmy) is an actor, musician, comedian, and teaching artist from Oakland. His past theatre credits include work with The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, TheatreWorks, Word for Word, Bay Area Children’s Theatre, Quantum Dragon Theatre, The Free Theatre, EXIT Theatre, Overcast Theatre, Palo Alto Players, The Breadbox, Boxcar Theatre, The Lamplighters, Los Altos Stage Company, and The Bonfire Makers. Mr. Wong is a Resident Artist with SF Shakes, a graduate of Oberlin College, and received his physical theatre training at the Accademia dell’ Arte in Arezzo, Italy. He can be seen next in Killing my Lobster’s Bag of Dickens.