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History of Gaieties

When Ram’s Head Theatrical Society was founded in 1911, Gaieties was born with it. That year, the group produced the first rendition of the show, known then as the “Football Follies,” a performance to rally students for the Stanford-Cal rugby game. The name was soon changed to the current “Big Game Gaieties.” From the 1920s ‘til the mid-1950s, the show was a revue of unrelated songs and sketches, sometimes three or more hours in length! In 1968, a misunderstanding between producers and writers led to the show not being produced. Gaieties returned to Stanford in 1976 as a staple of Big Game Week. The 1970s introduced the now familiar plot and theme of “Beat Cal!” What you witness tonight is 107 years in the making: the alchemy of blood, sweat, tears, and above all else, laughter.

About Ram's Head

Founded in 1911, Ram's Head Theatrical Society is Stanford's oldest and largest theatrical organization. Each year the group provides acting, directing, designing, and play writing opportunities to over 120 students, and its productions are attended by more than 6,000 people annually. Annual productions include campus traditions such as Gaieties, the Original Winter One Acts, and a full scale Broadway musical. For more info about Ram's Head, visit our website.


ProducerChris Huntley
Publicity ManagerWalker Brown
Production ManagerKerstin Heinrich
Graphic DesignerVincent Nicandro
Social ChairIsaac Goldstein
DirectorCharlie Dubach-Reinhold
Stage ManagerRebecca Cohen
Vocal DirectorFreya Forstall
Music DirectorEric Mark Martin
ChoreographerSamantha Loui
Technical DirectorKyler Stanion
Lighting DesignerKaitlyn Khayat
Co-Sound DesignerAllen Wehner
Co-Sound DesignerJamie Tippett
Set DesignerKirill Safin
Costume DesignerRegan Lavin
Associate ProducerSam Duke
Assistant ProducerJulianna Yonis
Assistant ProducerJulia Gordon
Assistant Stage ManagerAudrey Senior
Assistant Social ChairGabe Wieder
Scenic PainterRachel Jorgensen
Assistant Technical DirectorWilder Seitz
Master ElectricianJustin Ruggiero
Assistant Lighting DesignerCharlie O'Donohue
Assistant Lighting DesignerPaiton Gleeson
Assistant Sound DesignerRachel Jorgensen
Assistant Costume DesignerDevon Holland
Assistant Costume DesignerGrace Davis
Executive ProducerJamie Tippett
Board MemberRobin Yoo
Board MemberKaitlyn Khayat
Board MemberAllen Wehner
Board MemberDanielle Stagger
Board MemberJustin Ruggiero
PianoTrenton Chang
OboeLuisa Galhardo
ClarinetCynthia Hao
ClarinetSteven Cheng
TrumpetAnand Upender
TromboneJoseph Diaz
Alto SaxophoneMichael Escobar
Tenor SaxophoneKalea Renee Woods
ViolinAaron Levett
CelloMonica Anuforo
BassBeauman Edwards
DrumsMichael Vobejda

Quick Info

November 14, 15, 16 at 8PM
Memorial Auditorium, Stanford University
$10 Students, $15 Faculty/Staff, $20 General
Seating is unreserved.

Theme Nights & Special Offers

Wednesday = Frosh Night
Thursday = Student/Arts Group Night
Friday = Upperclassmen/Row Night

Group Ticket Sales - Buy as a group to get a discount - for every 10 tickets you buy, you get 1 free! Groups of 25 or more get guaranteed seating together. Additionally, for Frosh Night on Wednesday, the freshman dorm that has the highest percentage of the dorm in attendance gets priority seating in the house! Contact producer Chris Huntley to purchase group tickets!

Young Alumni - Are you a recent Stanford Alumni (’14–’18)? Come on Thursday during Arts Night for a special discount—Young Alumni tickets are $15 for Thursday night only!

Lizzie Dowdle
Paloma Aisenberg
Johnny Rabe
Morgan Gwilym Tso
Kelsey Carido
Tyler Miller
Caroline Utz
Eric Bear
Maia Rocklin
Kiki Ilagan
Elena Stalnaker
Dax Duong
Jonathan Bridges
Liam Fay
Clément Bouden
Benny Siam
Ian Hodge
Saloni Sanwalka
Maddie Sutton
Justine Sombilon
Sabrina Raouf

DramaturgZoë Sonnenberg
Head WriterSam Weyen
Head WriterMatt Bernstein
ComposerAyoade Balogun
LyricistLexi Kuppersmith
Staff WriterDani Lyle
Staff WriterCameron Woods
Staff WriterDiego Dew
Staff WriterSam Roach
Staff WriterMegha Parwani
Head of CABZoë Sonnenberg
CAB MemberFreya Forstall
CAB MemberSam Reamer
CAB MemberMichael Espinosa
CAB MemberRobin Yoo
CAB MemberAlejandra (Alex) Aguilar
CAB MemberSam Duke
CAB MemberBrenna McCullough
CAB MemberSiena Streiber
CAB MemberKaitlyn Khayat