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Ray of Light Theatre

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 Heathers: The MusicalLIZZIECARRIE the Musical (West Coast premiere, 2013), Into the Woods (2013), Sweeney Todd (2012),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.

Mission Statement

Ray of Light’s mission is to entertain, educate and enrich our community. We provide diverse audiences with an opportunity to see live theatre by presenting affordable, high-quality productions that reflect the rich culture of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Artistic Vision

Ray of Light Theatre produces both contemporary musicals and fresh takes on classic musical theatre. We produce theater that reflects and informs our community, driving us to pursue three artistic goals:

  • The development and performance of dynamic musical theatre that excites, challenges and changes our audiences. Our daring aesthetic combines modern theatre production elements with a commitment to maintaining the integrity of the original work. This fusion of old and new gives Ray of Light Theatre its unique appeal and an audience base that spans generations.


  • The facilitation of musical theatre training that empowers and inspires local artists of all ages. Ray of Light Theatre’s artistic and technical training programs cater to young people, emerging artists, professional performers and directors, providing practical experiences that allow artists to grow and develop their talent.


  • The production of quality theatrical experiences within realistic means. We believe there is great artistic value in producing within our resources of time, people, materials and finances.


Ray of Light Theatre is a volunteer-run, registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit that relies on ticket sales and donations to support our artistic endeavors. It is thanks to your generous support that we're able to continue creating exciting musical theater in San Francisco.

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