Ray of Light Theatre to Present Jesus Christ Superstar, Hedwig and the Angry Inch and The Rocky Horror Show for its 2018 Season


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Jesus Christ Superstar to Feature an All-female Cast


SAN FRANCISCO — December 20, 2017 —  Ray of Light Theatre, San Francisco’s non-profit musical theatre company, today announced its 2018 season of musicals featuring an all-female adaptation of Jesus Christ Superstar, the iconic Hedwig and the Angry Inch and cult classic The Rocky Horror Show. Ray of Light also announced its Cabaret Spotlight Series at Martuni’s Piano Bar featuring Katrina McGraw in a limited-engagement solo performance.


“If there were ever three musicals that spoke to who we are as artists, it would be these ones,” said Jason Hoover, artistic director of Ray of Light Theatre. “Jesus Christ Superstar has been on our list for a long time and we’re so excited to retell it with an all-female cast. And with Hedwig.. and Rocky… we’re doing what we do best by bringing cult classics to San Francisco’s diverse and engaged audience. We can’t wait to see everyone in 2018!”


Jesus Christ Superstar

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Book and Lyrics by Tim Rice

May 18 – June 9

Victoria Theatre, San Francisco


The iconic rock musical that changed everything then, cast with the gender that’s changing everything now. Based on the Gospels’ accounts of the last week of Jesus’ life, Jesus Christ Superstar imagines the humanity of Jesus and Judas’ role on the sidelines in search of the limelight. The timeless score and story make this all-female Jesus Christ Superstar a 2,000-year-old tale fit for 2018.


Jesus Christ Superstar will be co-directed by Ray of Light Theatre Founder, Shane Ray, and Associate Artistic Director, Eliza Leoni. Musical direction by Ben Prince and choreography by Alex Rodriguez.


Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Book by John Cameron Mitchell

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Trask

September 14 – October 6

Victoria Theatre, San Francisco


A gender- and genre-bending feast for the eyes and ears, Hedwig and the Angry Inch tells the tale of one of the Eastern Bloc’s most unique characters…and her small, yet very agitated, appendage…through a pulsing rock score.


The Rocky Horror Show

Book and Music by Richard O’Brien

October 25 – November 3rd

Victoria Theatre, San Francisco


The denizens of Transexual Transylvania, featuring D’Arcy Drollinger, return for the fourth straight year in Ray of Light’s hit Halloween event. Come on up to the lab…again. We can already feel the antici…


Cabaret Spotlight Series: Katrina McGraw

You’ve seen hilarious San Francisco native Katrina McGraw steal scenes all over the Bay, from Ray of Light’s Little Shop of Horrors to appearances with SF Playhouse to 42nd Street Moon to the Strand. She brings her wit, charm and serious pipes to her Spotlight Series cabaret, August 26, 7pm at Martuni’s Piano Bar.


Individual tickets and Season Passes for Jesus Christ Superstar, Hedwig and the Angry Inch and The Rocky Horror Show will go on sale in early 2018. For more information, visit www.rayoflighttheatre.com.


About Ray of Light

Blood. Sweat. Musicals. Founded in 2001 by Shane Ray in San Francisco, Ray of Light Theatre has developed a reputation for producing bold musicals that push boundaries. Show highlights include Reefer Madness (2017), Silence! The Musical (2017), The Wild Party (2016), Heathers: The Musical (West Coast premiere, 2015), LIZZIE (West Coast Premiere, 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) and The Rocky Horror Show (2015- 2017, 2008). In addition to full productions, Ray of Light presents exciting cabaret talent in its Cabaret Spotlight Series. For more information, visit us at www.rayoflighttheatre.com, on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.