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Ram’s Head presents the musical Rent

When today’s Stanford students were coming into the world, speaking their first words and taking their first steps, Rent was being born on Broadway. Rent, Jonathan Larson’s 1996 rock musical about struggling artists in New York City, a contemporary haven for alternative lifestyles, captured the zeitgeist of the end of the 20th century in America.…

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Behind the scene: Students Elizabeth Karr and Chris Sackes talk about the making of Rent

Elizabeth Knarr is the director of "Rent," her 19th production at Stanford. She is a Stanford student double majoring in theater and political science. The Stanford News Service interviewed her and Chris Sackes, a senior in symbolic systems and actor in the musical.

What is your history with Rent or La bohème, the opera that inspired it? Karr: While I have never worked on a production of Rent prior to this one, my history with Rentis rather a long one. I first heard the song “Seasons of Love” when I was in the fifth grade, when a friend…

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Groundbreaking theater technology in the making

When Stanford’s Ram’s Head Theatrical Society presented Les Misérables last year, it wasn’t just the telling of a tale of love and the power of the human spirit. It was a demonstration of ingenuity. Lighting designer MATT LATHROP ’16, developed a digitally operated remote control follow spot for the production. “Rather than using a typical…

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Ram’s Head Theatrical Society Presents Spring Awakening: A New Musical

Play runs April 12-13 + 18-20, 8pm, at Memorial Auditorium, Stanford University

Book + Lyrics by Steven Sater Music by Duncan Sheik Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Spring Awakening is a rock musical adaptation of Frank Wedekind’s 1891 expressionist play about the trials and tribulations, and the exhilaration of the teen years. Spring Awakening takes its inspiration from one of literature’s most controversial masterpieces…

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