About The Show:
Gaieties is an annual, student-written musical extravaganza dating back to 1911. Performed the week before Big Game against Cal, Gaieties is the ultimate celebration of how proud, ridiculous, and clever we are as Stanford students. It’s a Stanford tradition not to be missed! Outside the show, the Gaieties community is filled with its own unique traditions that give frosh the chance to bond right from the start of their time on campus.
We commit to making Gaieties 2022 safe and inclusive. Our goal is to make a community with clear boundaries and expectations based on cast and company needs. This includes reducing rehearsal hours and setting strict rehearsal guidelines to make the commitment more manageable (and allow frosh to enjoy every second of their first year!). After casting, we also will be editing the characters to reflect the identities and backgrounds of the actors (so they portray actual Stanford students). We encourage members from all identities and backgrounds to apply – even if this will be your first time doing theater – especially BIPOC and FLI students. We look forward to seeing you all at auditions! And for our frosh, welcome to Stanford!
We want to acknowledge that Ram’s Head and Gaieties has had a racist and exclusionary past. The Gaieties team and Ram’s Head’s board are devoted to continuing to change both the past culture of the society, and, theatrical practices that are barriers to participation.
Curious? Direct any questions to producer Enya Lu.
For More Information, visit gaieties.stanford.edu.
There will be no Winter Show (WiSh) this year. Please check back in Spring 2023 for submissions for Winter of 2024
Spring Show 2023: A Chorus Line!
About The Show: Set on the bare stage of a Broadway theater, the musical is centered on seventeen Broadway dancers auditioning for spots on a chorus line. A Chorus Line provides a glimpse into the personalities of the performers and the choreographer, as they describe the events that have shaped their lives and their decisions to become dancers. It originally opened in 1975 and held the title for longest running Broadway show from 1983 to 1997. It’s based off of Broadway dancer’s original stories, and the musical’s main struggles center on the female beauty myth, harsh economics, and being gay in a hetero-centric world. Memorable musical numbers include “What I Did for Love, “One,” “I Can Do That,” “At the Ballet,” “The Music and the Mirror,” and “I Hope I Get It.” It’s a brilliantly complex fusion of song, dance, and compellingly authentic drama!
Curious? Direct any questions to executive producer Kiki Hood.
Do you know you want to audition or be on staff? Fill out the interest form below, so we know to stay in touch!
For more information, visit musical.stanford.edu.