Being a teenager is awkward.

Our Sings Like Teen Spirit singers are fully-functioning adults, but that doesn’t mean high school didn’t leave its mark on them. Here they are showing off their high school AIM screennames and email addresses.

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See them sing it out this Sunday! Buy tickets here.

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Heathers is TBA Recommended!

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Heathers: The Musical is now a TBA Recommended Production!

The critics roar…

“Dark and damaged in all the right ways,” -Chad Jones, Theaterdogs
“If you’ve always wanted to hear the lines ‘swordfight in your mouth’ and ‘I love my dead gay son’ brought to life in song, this is the musical for you,” -Sam Hurwitt, KQED
“Cult film Heathers kills it as live musical” -Kevin Thomas, examiner.com

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About…Jordon Bridges

387070_3560256014597_1179898865_n (1) As we get closer to opening night (TONIGHT!) of Bay Area premiere of Heathers: The Musicalwe will be introducing you to our amazingly talented cast. Pop on by to meet some of the faces you’ll see on the first day of senior year at Westerberg High.

We’re truly thrilled to welcome Jordon Bridges to the Ray of Light stage. He has recently appeared as Eddie Birdlace in Dogfight (OMG, I Love that Show!), Tommy Gnosis in Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Boxcar Theatre), and Henry in Next to Normal (Custom Made Theater).

Join us as we learn a little more about Jordon.

1. Jordon was born and raised in Hoquiam, Washington and is the oldest of four brothers.

2. Jordon lived in North Dakota on a Native American reservation, home to the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikira nations, where he worked in a diesel mechanics shop to pay for arts school.

LAUREN!3. The brain fascinates Jordon, and he had every intention of studying neuroscience until he discovered theatre!

4.  Jordon moved out at 15 in the middle of his sophomore year of high school.

5. Jordon loves anime and red curry. But not together. We think….

Don’t miss Jordon as JD in Heathers this month! Heathers: The Musical runs from May 22nd (this Friday!) through June 13th at the Victoria Theatre. Tickets are available at Rayoflighttheatre.com/Heathers.

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About…Jessica Quarles

image2 As we get closer to opening night (TONIGHT!) of Bay Area premiere of Heathers: The Musicalwe will be introducing you to our amazingly talented cast. Pop on by to meet some of the faces you’ll see on the first day of senior year at Westerberg High!

We’re truly thrilled to welcome Jessica Quarles back to Ray of Light. She was last seen as Gertrude McFuzz in ROLT’s 2006 production of Suessical the Musical. Since then, she’s traveled to faraway places, lived by the sea, and (true to her character!) tried to make the world more beautiful.

Join us as we learn a little more about Jessica.

1. Jessica was the first ever Sleeping Beauty (Princess Aurora) on Disney Cruise Line. She performed on cruise ships with Jean Ann Ryan productions for a few years after that and had some incredible experiences traveling all over the world.

image32. Jessica is a direct descendant of Pocohantas.

3. She has an irrational fear of swings (like the ones at playgrounds or theme parks). It doesn’t matter the size or location, they all freak her out.

4.  Jessica didn’t meant to live in San Francisco. Her husband Kevin brought their little family (Violet, almost 3 and Owen, 9 months) out here from NYC to design Smokestack, an incredible BBQ restaurant out in Dogpatch. They originally planned to be here for 4 months, but they fell in love with this incredible city and have been here for over two years (and we’re so glad!!).

5. Jessica used to be a singing waitress in Times Square at Ellen’s Stardust Diner. It was the hardest job ever but SO much fun at the same time. She made lifelong friends and met the most talented people she knows!

Don’t miss Jessica as Veronica Sawyer in Heathers this month! Heathers: The Musical runs from May 22nd (this Friday!) through June 13th at the Victoria Theatre. Tickets are available at Rayoflighttheatre.com/Heathers.

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About…Joceyln Pickett

www.Redblueredblue.comAs we get closer to opening night (TOMORROW!) of Bay Area premiere of Heathers: The Musicalwe will be introducing you to our amazingly talented cast. Each week pop on by to meet some of the faces you’ll see on the first day of senior year at Westerberg High!

We’re truly thrilled to welcome Jocelyn Pickett to the Ray of Light stage. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she’s appeared in many shows, including The Producers, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Aida, and most recently, Violet. When she’s not on the stage, she spends her days as the Drama Specialist at Bullis Charter School.

Join us as we learn a little more about the Queen of Mean, Heather Chandler.

1. If you run into Jocelyn off-stage, ask her to show you how she can touch her tongue to her nose.

2. Jocelyn has a slight obsession with all things Harry Potter.

www.Redblueredblue.com3. Vroooom, vroom…Jocelyn has her motorcycle license!

4.  Bugs? Gross? No way. Jocelyn thinks insects are magnificent, she loves them!

5. It’s been a childhood dream of Jocelyn’s to live long enough to see life on other planets.

Don’t miss Jocelyn as the Mythic Bitch herself, Heather Chandler in Heathers this month! Heathers: The Musical runs from May 22nd (this Friday!) through June 13th at the Victoria Theatre. Tickets are available at Rayoflighttheatre.com/Heathers.

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About….Paul Hovannes

IMG_24284753146623As we get closer to opening night (THIS WEEK, AHHH!) of Bay Area premiere of Heathers: The Musicalwe will be introducing you to our amazingly talented cast. Each week pop on by to meet some of the faces you’ll see on the first day of senior year at Westerberg High!

We’re truly thrilled to welcome recent Bay Area transplant Paul Hovannes to the Ray of Light stage. He made his local debut late last year in a vaudeville-style cabaret with Thrillride Mechanics. And, if you dig him as Kurt…good news! He’ll be returning to the ROLT stage this October to play Riff Raff in The Rocky Horror Show.

Join us as we learn a little more about Paul, aka Kurt Kelly.

1. As a kid, Paul was a member of the SweeTarts fan club. Membership included an ID card and a rad velcro wallet.

2. He will only allow you to call him Paulie if you do so with a New York accent.

3. Paul has a crested gecko named Underling, who is equal parts cool and adorable.

4.  Paul’s recent obsessions include the Thrilling Adventure Hour podcast, Neil Gaiman, and Postmodern Jukebox.

IMG_259650429532235. When Paul grows up, he wants to be Tony Jay.

Don’t miss Paul as Kurt in Heathers this month! Heathers: The Musical runs from May 22nd (this Friday!) through June 13th at the Victoria Theatre. Tickets are available at Rayoflighttheatre.com/Heathers.

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About…Zachariah Mohammed

Zachariah Mohammed Photo #2 As we get closer to opening night of Bay Area premiere of Heathers: The Musicalwe will be introducing you to our amazingly talented cast. Each week pop on by to meet some of the faces you’ll see on the first day of senior year at Westerberg High!

We’re thrilled to welcome Zachariah Mohammedto the Ray of Light stage. He was last seen in Contra Costa Musical Theatre’s production of The Music Man. Other theatre credits include RENT (Angel),  Thoroughly Modern Millie (Ching Ho), Avenue Q (Rod) and A Chorus Line (Paul).

Join us as we learn a little more about Zachariah, aka Boy #2, aka the Preppy Stud.

1. In his youth, Zachariah played soccer for nine years and never scored a goal. (Whatever, soccer is hard. We still think he’s great)

Zachriah Mohammed Photo2. Sorry, he’s taken! That’s right, Zachariah has been in a loving and committed relationship with Netflix for the past two years.

3. We know you saw his picture and wondered, so yes, it’s true. His hair is full of secrets.

4.  Zachariah is currently studying Business Marketing at Saint Mary’s College of California.

5. In his spare time, Zachariah enjoys deep conversations with his cat, Indiana.

Don’t miss Zachariah in Heathers this month! Heathers: The Musical runs from May 22nd (this Friday!) through June 13th at the Victoria Theatre. Tickets are available at Rayoflighttheatre.com/Heathers.

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About…Melinda Campero

me As we get closer to opening night of Bay Area premiere of Heathers: The Musicalwe will be introducing you to our amazingly talented cast. Each week pop on by to meet some of the faces you’ll see on the first day of senior year at Westerberg High!

We’re thrilled to welcome Melinda Campero back to the Ray of Light stage after performing in our West Coast premiere of Yeast Nation. She’s also appeared in independent San Francisco productions of A New Brain, A Little Night Music, and The 25th Annual Spelling Bee. Melinda made her Ray of Light debut in 2012 in The Full Monty.

Join us as we learn a little more about Melinda, aka Girl #1.

1. Though she claims she cannot play any sports, Melinda can spin a basketball on her finger. Her record is ten seconds!

2. Before Melinda started singing, she was a band kid and played the tenor saxophone. To this day, reading lyrics and notes at the same time is still hard! #BandKidProblems

Melinda 23. Speaking of band..Melinda earned the double honors of both Prom Queen and Band President during her senior year of high school. Westerberg High school would be very confused about how to classify Melinda!

4. Melinda is in two sororities, Kappa Alpha Theta AND Sigma Alpha Iota. Holler!

5. When she’s not on stage, Melinda fuels her unhealthy obsession with documentary films. If she could spend all day watching documentaries, she would — doesn’t matter the topic as long as it’s well down and she learns something.

Don’t miss Melinda in Heathers this month AND in Rocky Horror this Halloween! Heathers: The Musical runs from May 22nd through June 13th at the Victoria Theatre. Tickets are available at Rayoflighttheatre.com/Heathers.

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About….Jon Toussaint

IMG_2577As we get closer to opening night of Bay Area premiere of Heathers: The Musicalwe will be introducing you to our amazingly talented cast. Each week pop on by to meet some of the faces you’ll see on the first day of senior year at Westerberg High!

We’re thrilled to welcome Jon Toussaint to the Ray of Light stage. He’s performed with many theatre companies across the Bay Area, including Broadway by the Bay, Dragon Productions, Hillbarn Theatre, Saint Francis High School, Woodside Community Theatre, San Carlos Children’s Theater, Stanford University, and Starting Arts.

Having just finished his junior year at Saint Francis High School, Jon hopes his senior year is less shocking than that of Veronica Sawyer!

Join us as we learn a little more about Jon, aka Boy #2:

1. If you’re thinking that Jon looks like an actual high schooler, you’re right! Jon is the baby of the cast, he’s 16 years old. He’s about to finish his Junior year of high school and hopes his senior year is less shocking than Veronica Sawyer’s!

IMG_25792. Jon is known for wearing blue shirts.

3. Jon looooooves to tap dance.

4. Not only does he have talented feet, but he also has a talented nose! That’s right, Jon dabbles in the art of the nose flute.

5. Jon is colorblind, and loves to use it as an excuse.

Don’t miss Jon in Heathers this month! Heathers: The Musical runs from May 22nd through June 13th at the Victoria Theatre. Tickets are available at Rayoflighttheatre.com/Heathers.

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About…Mischa Stephens

1-valjeanAs we get closer to opening night of Bay Area premiere of Heathers: The Musicalwe will be introducing you to our amazingly talented cast. Each week pop on by to meet some of the faces you’ll see on the first day of senior year at Westerberg High!

We’re thrilled to welcome Mischa Stephens back to Ray of Light after playing Jan-the-Wise in Yeast Nation last fall. He’s also recently appeared as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables (Tri-Valley Rep and SBMT), Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar (WVLO), Motel in Fiddler on the Roof (WCP), and Houdini in Ragtime (SBMT).

Join us as we learn a little more about Mischa, aka Ram’s Dad/Big Bud/ Coach Ripper:

 

4-batman1. Mischa is an Australian citizen, which makes being a double agent WAY easier. NSA, you can stop reading this now. Seriously, please stop, we can hear you breathing and it’s very distracting.

2. Mischa used to work at Google, which isn’t really that interesting anymore since the guy sitting next to you right now probably works there. Hi, Frank!

3. In 2006, Mischa dressed up like Borat to go see the Borat movie. People lined up for selfies and autographs thinking he was Sacha Baron Cohen. He has not grown a mustache since.

4. He loves the classic BBC sitcom Fawlty Towers so much that he adapted an episode for the stage and directed it in a blackbox theater on a shoestring budget of $50. If you haven’t seen this show and you’re looking for a cheap way to give yourself a nervous breakdown (from laughter…probably), it is on Netflix. Go watch it now.

5. Mischa’s first role was Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof when he was 15. The rest of the cast was between 10 and 13 years old, so it made sense. Very adorable sense. And no, you cannot see the DVD, it is locked in a vault guarded by falcons with lasers. Very adorable lasers.

Don’t miss Mischa in Heathers this May! Heathers: The Musical runs from May 22nd through June 13th at the Victoria Theatre. Tickets are available at Rayoflighttheatre.com/Heathers.

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