Joshua Beld (Phantom) graduated from SFSU in 2010 with a Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance. Since moving to the Bay Area in 2006, he has been fortunate to work with many performance companies ranging from opera to burlesque and everything in between. He has been seen in various productions with Lamplighters Music Theatre, Goat Hall Opera, Opera San Jose, Presto! Interactive Opera, and Ray of Light Theatre. He has also been featured in collaborative performances with the Oakland-East Bay Gay Men’s Chorus, Grace Cathedral, and the Twilight Vixen Revue.
Melinda Campero (Columbia) is thrilled to return to the cast of Rocky Horror! She was recently seen as Lisa in Debbie Does Dallas the musical with OMG! I Love That Show Productions and Oasis, Cristal Anderson in Above and Beyond the Valley of the Ultra Showgirls (Oasis), and Elphaba in Wicked-ish and Urchin in Little Shop of Whores (Drunk Drag Broadway). ROLT productions include Heathers the Musical (New Wave Girl), Yeast Nation (ensemble) and The Full Monty (Susan). Other favorite roles: Falsettoland (Trina), A New Brain (Rhoda & Homeless Lady), A Little Night Music (Charlotte & Fredrika) and The 25th Annual Spelling Bee (Logainne), Ronny (HAIR), Kit Kat girl (Cabaret) and House Wife (Assassins).
Tim Wagner can’t believe how lucky he is to play dream role Brad Majors! Favorite past roles include Kyle MacLachlan (Showgirls the Musical) and Billy Crocker (Anything Goes), and performing his two-man cabaret (Two Nobodies in SF) with roommate Jesse Cortez. Tim studied at the University of Michigan, and now lives and performs in SF. Tim is grateful to be in his first Ray of Light Show! Insta @ timwagnerperforms
Clay David’s (Narrator) achievements in the theater have been recognized with five 2016 San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critic’s Awards for Best Actor, Best Director, Best Set Designer, Best Costume Designer and Best Production, Theatre Bay Area TITAN Award for Excellence in Theatre, Dean Goodman Choice Award-Best Director, Lee Hartgrave FAME Best Play Award, and The Victor Borge Legacy Award. This year Clay performed Anthony in End of the Rainbow (OMG I love that show! Productions), Don Jon in Much Ado About Nothing (Marin Shakespeare Company), and Jefferies in Speakeasy. This year he also served as scenic artist for Assassins and Seussical with BAM, Priscilla Queen of the Desert with Theatre Rhino, Roar of the Grease Paint with Landmark Theatre, and theatre designer for Tenderly and Be My Baby with Altarena Playhouse.
D’Arcy Drollinger’s (Frank-n-Furter) works include The Temple of Poon, Shit & Champagne, Mr. Irresistible, Project: Lohan, Scalpel!, The Possession of Mrs. Jones, Pink Elephants, Above and Beyond the Valley of the Ultra Showgirls, Suburbia 3000 and The Cereal Killers. D’Arcy is co-owner and Artistic Director of OASIS, San Francisco’s newest nightclub/cabaret. He has also worked as an actor, producer, director and choreographer. Other credits include The Producers (first Broadway production), Hairspray (first Broadway production), Glamour, Glory and Gold (La Mama), and VH1’s Divas 2000 featuring RuPaul. He continues to direct and co-star in the long-running hit stage adaptation of Sex and the City Live. Drollinger is the creator of Sexitude™, the body-positive, age-positive, sex-positive dance experience based in San Francisco.
John Flaw (Eddie) is overjoyed to return to Ray Of Light Theatre after a few years in various stages of undress with the Thrillpeddlers, having recently performed various roles in their production of Scrumbly Koldewyn’s Amazon Apocalypse. When he’s not putting glitter in his beard or performing on stage (or wherever), he can be found at his boring old day job. This will be John’s first ROLT role since playing The Wolf in Into The Woods.
Mary Kate Francis (Phantom) is thrilled to be performing in her first Ray of Light Theatre production after some time away from the stage. She graduated from Duke University in 2015, and favorite past roles include Sally Bowles (Cabaret), Sheila (HAIR), Eponine (Les Misérables), Lucille Frank (Parade), and Kathy Selden (Singin’ in the Rain). Thanks to Ricky for convincing me to audition.
Erin Gentry (Phantom) is a choreographer, teacher, and performer living in the Bay Area. Previous shows include ‘A Chorus Line’, ‘The Producers’, and ‘Chicago’. This is her first show with Ray of Light, and it’s been a blast! Thank you to the entire creative team, to my husband, and to my family and friends for their support.
Carlos Guerrero (Phantom) is thrilled to be making his ROLT return in The Rocky Horror Show! Most recently seen in Pacifica Spindrift Players production of Cabaret (Victor/Gorilla/Dance Captain). Show Credits include Cabaret, Cinderella, Rocky Horror Show, Broadway Bares: SF (2016-2017), On Broadway, Broadway Song & Dance, Funky Town, Jesus Christ Superstar, Anything Goes, You’re a Good man, Charlie Brown, Wicked Games (TILT Shift Dance Company), Missionary Man (Alfonzo King Lines Ballet), Ugly Pretty (ARHS; Choreographer). He is grateful to his friends and family for their love and support and would like to thank all those involved in his career for making these the most rewarding experiences of his life. Carlos hopes you enjoy the show.
Paul Hovannes (Riff Raff) gave up on theatre until, while living in Los Angeles, a friend convinced him to play Riff Raff in a hole-in-the-wall production of Rocky Horror. It led to the realization that theatre is worthwhile for him as long as it’s some combination of weird, intense, silly, gritty, and exciting. Fortunately, upon moving to San Francisco, he found a theatre company that exclusively does shows like that. He was Kurt Kelly in Heathers, Burrs in The Wild Party–and this is his third year playing Riff Raff. Sending squishy love to his Dandelion Chocolate family.
Melissa Martinez (Phantom, Dance Captain) Melissa is so freaking excited to be making her ROLT debut with these crazy kids. A graduate from University of the Arts in Philadelphia (GO EAGLES) she has been a performer and teaching artist in the Bay Area for the last 8 years. Favorite roles include Hermia from Midsummer, Jon Tracy’s original adaptation of A Midsummer Nights Dream with Solano Reparatory Company, Diana Morales from A Chorus Line with Solano College Theater, and 1/5 of the yellow brick road in The Wiz at Berkeley Playhouse.
James Mayagoitia (Phantom) is stoked to be back at the mansion in The Rocky Horror Show (2nd time with ROLT) and has also performed in Ray of Light’s productions of award-winning Heathers (Boy 1) and The Wild Party (Oscar D’Armano)! Previous favorite credits include one of the Hedwigs in Hedwig and The Angry Inch (Boxcar Theatre), Paul in A Chorus Line (SFSU), and The Slave in Candide (Lamplighters Music Theatre). James is a founding member of 11th Hour Ensemble (an ensemble-based theatre company); a classically trained singer, director, and teaching artist; and holds a BA in Drama (Magna Cum Laude) from San Francisco State University.
Courtney Merrell (Janet) was last seen as Tammy in Debbie Does Dallas with OMG! I love that show! Productions. Before that she performed Cathy in The Last Five Years at PianoFight and Janet in Rocky Horror Show with Ray of Light Theatre. A regular performer in the Bay Area, some of her favorite projects include originating the role of Bryce in The Cable Car Nymphomaniac with FOGG and playing Sue in Carrie: The Musical and Cinderella in Into the Woods, both with Ray of Light. Other credits include Jan-the-Sweet in Yeast Nation (Ray of Light), Renate in The Diplomats (Dark Porch Theatre), Ophelia in Hamlet and Cherie in Bus Stop (OST Festival). All my love and thanks to my midbestie, my ROLT fam, and my folks in the Lou.
Jocelyn Pickett (Magenta) Past roles include Heather Chandler in Heathers: the Musical, TBA Award winning Violet in Violet, Magenta in Rocky Horror, and Christine Colgate in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. By day, she is a Drama Specialist at Bullis Charter School. She hopes you enjoy the show! A huge thank you to Patrick.
Alex Rodriguez (Rocky) is an award-winning Bay Area artist whose most recent credits include choreography for Silence! The Musical, The Wild Party (TBA Award 2016) and Heathers: The Musical (TBA and BATCC Awards 2015) for Ray of Light Theatre. National Tour: Miss Saigon.
Selected Credits: Evita (TBA Lead Actor 2014), Triassic Parq (TBA Featured 2014), Cabaret (The Emcee), The Addams Family (Gomez), Mary Poppins (Bert), Bat Boy (Bat Boy), Rent (Angel), A Chorus Line (Paul), The Mousetrap (Paravicini), West Side Story (Bernardo). Cabarets: No Hablo Español: Tales of the Whitest Brown Boy, Let Saigons Be Bygones and Rant: Take It or Leave It with ROL Spotlight Series. Next up: Ragtime (Choreography) for Berkeley Playhouse. For Bam, Thu, and his PIC.
RJ San Jose (Phantom) We are live from Rocky Horror, third times a charm! So happy to be back on stage serving Phantom realness. Favorite call out has to be: “What’s your favorite drink?” Bay Area native from Union City, CA. Fav productions include: La Cage Aux Folles (Bay Area Musicals), In The Heights (Broadway By the Bay, TBA 2014 Award Winner), A Chorus Line (Broadway By the Bay, Woodminster, PCRT), and Hairspray (Broadway By the Bay). Before musical theatre, I was twirling flags, rifles & sabers in Colorguard! Peace & OM. Love to my family & friends, David & our little girl, Spicedrop! @rjsanjose on snaps, insta, etc.