Ray of Light Theatre (www.rayoflighttheatre.com) has announced itsofficial 2013 Main Stage Season:
INTO THE WOODS
May 31st– June 29th, 2013
The Eureka Theatre (Jackson/Battery), San Francisco
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Book by James Lapine
Directed by Eliza Leoni
Into the Woodshumorously combines a number of classic fairy tales into one hilarious, touching, over-arching narrative. A baker and his wife are assigned a number of tasks by a nearby witch; only after completing these duties will they be able to bear children. During their quest to fulfill the witches' demands, they encounter Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Cinderella and numerous other fairy tale figures. The traditional stories are parodied and altered at will, yet the original fairy tales' sense of wonder and, at times, darkness remains intact. The score, winner of Broadway's Tony Award, includes such songs as Children Will Listen, Giants in the Sky and No One Is Alone.
CARRIE THE MUSICAL
*WEST COAST PREMIERE*
October 4th– November 3rd, 2013
The Victoria Theatre (16th/Mission), San Francisco
Music by Michael Gore; Lyrics by Dean Pitchford; Book by Lawrence D. Cohen
Directed by Jason Hoover; Musical Direction by Ben Prince
It’s bloody. It’s creepy. It’s campy. It’s CARRIE THE MUSICAL! Based on Stephen King's best-selling novel, Carrie The Musical hasn't been seen much since its legendary 1988 Broadway production. Now, the show's original authors have reworked and fully re-imagined this gripping tale. And Ray of Light Theatre is thrilled to present the West Coast Premiere next fall at The Victoria Theatre! Set today, in the small town of Chamberlain, Maine, Carrie White is a misfit. At school, she's an outcast who's bullied by the popular crowd yet virtually invisible to everyone else. At home, she's at the mercy of her loving yet cruelly over-protective mother. But Carrie's just discovered she's got a special power. And if pushed too far, she's not afraid to use it…
Ray of Light knows how to mount blockbuster productions, and our 2013 Season will surely go down as our best and most ambitious yet. Past triumphs include the wildly successful and critically recognized productions of Sweeney Todd and The Full Monty (2012), 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), The Rocky Horror Show in 2008 (nominated for 5 BATCC Awards) as well as Bat Boy: The Musical in 2005 and 2006 (named a Top 10 show of the year by The SF Bay Guardian).