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Welcome to Gaieties 2023! We are so glad you’re here. We are honored to present to you our take on this 111 year old Stanford tradition. Gaieties celebrates our unique campus culture through a student-written comedy performed the week before Big Game. It will be serving “Stanford hates fun,” but in a camp, hilarious way! Come for jokes and debaucheries. See us at Memorial Auditorium on November 15/16/17!

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 111 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 playwriting 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 Winter Show (WiSh), and a full-scale Broadway musical. For more info about Ram’s Head, visit our website.

Company

Company

ProducerEnya Lu
DirectorLiam Smith
DramaturgCassie Shaw
Stage ManagerSadie Sarkisian
Vocal DirectorRachel Bahk
ChoreographerIsabella Terrazas
Music DirectorCharlie Kogen
Production ManagerNathaniel Barnard
Technical DirectorSofoklis Goulas
Set DesignerKatie Resnick
Sound DesignerNa Young Son
Props MasterAlister Sharp
Lighting DesignerAnnie Nguyen
Graphic DesignerGrace Zhou
Costume DesignerRyan Loo
Projection DesignerHelen He
Assistant ProducerZaki Rob
Assistant ProducerJoey Chen
Assistant Stage ManagerLibby Rouffy
Assistant Stage ManagerWadei Tadros
Assistant Technical DirectorDaisuke Masuda
Assistant Technical DirectorThomas Hatcher
Assistant Lighting DesignerHolly Baron

Creative

Co-Head WriterEmma Parsons
Co-Head WriterLana Tleimat
ComposerRenee Qin
ComposerSarah Lewis
ComposerCharlie Kogen
ComposerAndrew Lee
LyricistSarah Lewis
Staff WriterAkash Gnanam
Staff WriterAnna Vargas
Staff WriterBrandon Rupp
Staff WriterJulian Bernado
Staff WriterLuke Babbitt
Staff WriterSimran Tandon
CAB MemberIsabella Terrazas
CAB MemberYannie Tan
CAB MemberAmelia Butala
CAB MemberRyan Loo
CAB MemberJulia Feinberg

Ram’s Head Leadership

Executive ProducerKiki Hood
Board MemberNona Hungate
Board MemberNoah Bartelt
Board MemberZoey Hu
Board MemberKatie Baik
Board MemberIan Chang
Financial OfficerAudrey Xu

Quick Info

Dates

  • November 15th @ 7 PM: Frosh Night!!
  • November 16th @ 7:00 PM
  • November 17th @ 7:00 PM: Self-op/Co-op Night!

Location

Stanford Memorial Auditorium
551 Jane Stanford Way
Stanford, CA 94305

Pricing

$10 Students, $15 Faculty/Staff/Young Alum, $20 General.

Group Ticket (20+) Discount available for Stanford students with a student ID. Please purchase through Eventbrite and contact ananyaud@stanford.edu.

Financial Aid

If you require financial assistance for your ticket purchase, please fill out this form.

Accessibility Accommodations:

The company of Gaieties 2022 commits to making the show accessible to everyone.

If you need any accommodations or physical assistance, please contact Producer Ananya Udaygiri at ananyaud@stanford.edu. In the email please indicate your desired accommodation, and the date of show you will be attending.

If you need a disability-related accommodation or wheelchair access information, please contact: the Diversity & Access Office, at phone: (650) 725-0326 or email: disability.access@stanford.edu.

Requests should be made by 11/11/23.

Cast

Cast

Avantika ShahEnsemble
Bailey VoughtRA Quigley
Brooke BallhausTour Guide
Daniel GrossmanBerk
Henry CargillBackpack
Jackie FernandesRoommate Brian
Jae SobersDavina
Jordan Marie FinleyEnsemble
Lara MorelloEnsemble
Mack JonesTaylor
McKenna GoodsonEnsemble
Merve OndoganEnsemble
Michael BrockmanLee
Michael WuRobby
Sheruni PilapitiyaMo
Skye Hera Willow LylesThe Devil
Sophia WangEnsemble
Vijay JosephsEnsemble

Orchestra

Music DirectorCharlie Kogen
Piano/KeyboardCharlie Kogen
GuitarCharlie Kogen
CelloHannah Kim
FluteDaniel Sun
Clarinet/SaxJay Chiruvolu
DrumsSteven Opferman
TrumpetCamden Burk
TrumpetLiam Rose
BassCece La Puma
ViolinLina Fowler
ViolaNathan Sariowan
ViolinNathan Sariowan
ViolaElena Critelli