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Mar. 21, 2013

ROLT awarded VISA volunteer award

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SAN FRANCISCO – March 1, 2013: Ray of Light Theatre (, San Francisco’s inimitable, non-profit, volunteer-managed musical theatre company is pleased to celebrate one of its own.  Visa Inc has contributed $5,000 to Ray of Light Theatre in honor of Patron Services Manager Gregory Sottolano’s volunteerism and his devoted service in support of the nonprofit’s mission to entertain, educate and enrich the San Francisco Bay Area community.

Gregory Sottolano joined the Ray of Light family in 2011 when he was cast as Charles Guiteau (BATCC Award – Best Featured Actor) in its award-winning production of Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins. Struck by the quality of the production and the sense of community that extended from the show itself, Greg immediately expressed interest in volunteering ‘behind the scenes.’  In just two short years, Greg has grown from a dedicated volunteer to an integral part of the management team as Ray of Light’s Patron Services Manager. In this role, he focuses on ensuring every guest who attends a Ray of Light Theatre production, class or cabaret has a meaningful and enriching experience.  Specifically, he is responsible for running the box office, managing the ‘front of the house’ (anything not related to the production on stage), planning concessions sales and management of the next generation of dedicated volunteers.

 “Ray of Light Theatre is honored to receive this $5,000 grant from Visa. Ray of Light Theatre relies solely on the sale of tickets and donations to fund and support the organization. This contribution of $5,000 is an incredibly significant sum of money to help us grow for the future,” said Jason Hoover, Artistic Director, Ray of Light Theatre. “Visa joins an esteemed list of contributors for Ray of Light’s 2013 season that also includes Mollie Stone’s, Yelp!, Eventbrite, Drake’s Brewery and generous individual donors that span the Bay Area and beyond. We congratulate Greg on his service and thank Visa for their generosity.”

Ray of Light’s blockbuster 2013 season includes Into the Woods (May 31st through June 29th at San Francisco’s intimate Eureka Theatre), CARRIE the musical (October 4th – November 2nd at San Francisco’s historic Victoria Theatre), monthly cabaret nights at Martuni’s, special events and educational opportunities.

Ray of Light Theatre’s mission is to entertain, educate and enrich the community. They provide diverse audiences with the opportunity to see live theatre by presenting affordable, high-quality productions that reflect the rich culture of the San Francisco Bay Area. They strive to provide authentic and practical experiences to allow artists to grow and develop their talent. Ray of Light Theatre is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization.

Mar. 18, 2013

ROLT receives 6 BATCC nominations for Sweeney Todd

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SAN FRANCISCO – March 15, 2013: Ray of Light Theatre (, San Francisco’s inimitable, feisty, non-profit musical theatre company is pleased to announce our six Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle nominations for 2012’s Sweeney Todd:

Shelley Crowley (Principal Female)
Adam Scott Campbell (Principal Male)
Michelle Jasso (Featured Female)
Best Ensemble (Entire Cast)
Maya Linke (Set Design)
Robbie Cowan (Musical Director)

The BATCC awards ceremony will be held on Monday, May 6, 2013 at The California Ballroom in Oakland. For tickets, info and a complete list of nominees, visit:

Ray of Light’s past BATCC triumphs include the wildly successful and critically recognized productions of Assassins in 2011 (winner of 8 BATCC Awards), Jerry Springer the Opera in 2010 (nominated for 9 BATCC Awards), BABY: A Musical in 2010 (winner of 6 BATCC Awards), The Who’s Tommy in 2009 (winner of 6 BATCC Awards) and The Rocky Horror Show in 2008 (nominated for 5 BATCC Awards).