Blood. Sweat. Musicals.

Ray of Light Theatre Feeds San Francisco’s Musical Theatre Cravings

With Little Shop of Horrors

Show runs September 16 through October 8 at the historic Victoria Theatre

SAN FRANCISCO — August 8, 2016 — Ray of Light Theatre, San Francisco’s non-profit musical theatre company, is excited to announce the upcoming run of the deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical Little Shop of Horrors. Based on the film by Roger Corman with book and lyrics by Howard Ashman, and music by Alan Menken, Little Shop of Horrors features some of the Bay Area’s best talent in a new take on the musical theatre classic audiences are sure to die for.

“In the entire canon of musical theatre, there are few shows better suited for Ray of Light than Little Shop of Horrors,” said Jason Hoover, artistic director for Ray of Light. “As is our fashion, we’re taking Little Shop’s classic and quirky characters, contagious music and other-worldly storyline and putting our own spin on it, from a female-voiced Plant to brand new puppet designs.”

Little Shop of Horrors follows meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn as he stumbles across a new breed of plant: a foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore he names ‘Audrey II’ after his coworker crush. The plant promises the destitute Seymour fame and fortune, as long as he keeps feeding it human blood. Seymour soon discovers Audrey II’s out-of-this-world origins and global domination intentions, but is it too late to stop the plant and get the girl?

Little Shop of Horrors is directed by Ray of Light artistic director Jason Hoover, music directed by Ben Prince and choreographed by Lauren Rosi, and features Mary Kalita as Audrey, Sam Faustine as Seymour and Jessica Coker as Audrey II.

About Ray of Light

Founded in 2001 by Shane Ray, Ray of Light Theatre has quickly developed a reputation for fresh interpretations of the classics and bold new musicals that push boundaries. Show highlights include The Wild Party (2016), Heathers: The Musical (West Coast premiere, 2015), LIZZIE (2015), Triassic Parq (2014), CARRIE the Musical (West Coast premiere, 2013), Into the Woods (2013), Assassins (2011), Jerry Springer the Opera (West Coast premiere, 2010), The Rocky Horror Show (2015, 2008) and Bat Boy (2005, 2006). In addition to full productions, Ray of Light presents exciting new cabaret talent in its Cabaret Spotlight Series. For more information, visit us at www.rayoflighttheatre.com, on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

For press inquiries, email Sara Altier at sara@rayoflighttheatre.com or Christen Sottolano at christen@rayoflighttheatre.com.