Upper School Performing Arts Department Premieres "Awakenings" on YouTube

The Poly Upper School Performing Arts Department and Women's Service League (WSL) present Awakenings, our fall production and WSL fundraiser. The production is a collaboration of the music, theatre, and dance programs, playing specifically on the theme of awakening as well as on our year-long theme of discovery. Material was submitted by alumni and was eagerly brought to life by our student actors, dancers, and singers. The WSL is continuing to raise funds for iThuba Innovation Hub, a STEM-centered school for young people in South Africa and a silent auction will be part of the evening. 


A dance, theatre, music collaboration presented by the Performing Arts Department
and Women’s Service League.

Friday, December 4 at 7 p.m. PST via YouTube Premiere. 

(Please note, pre-registration is not required.)

Click here to view the program
Click here to view the WSL auction

Featuring works by the following alumni artists:

Misasha Suzuki Graham '95
Nicholas Griffin '84
Cindy Lam '02
Christine Mak '09
Caroline Miller '18
Richard Plotkin '97
Hilary Thomas '94
Brandon Toh '93
Eric White '89
Hannah Withers '07

For more information, please contact the Alumni Office or call 626-396-6334.

Music Credits:

"Wake Up Everybody": Words and Music by Gene McFadden, John Whitehead,
and Victor Carstarphen. Arranged by Jay Althouse. Accompaniment track
by J.W. Pepper Music. Drums by Megan Foley.

Breakfast on the Balcony: Written and produced by Franz Bengtsson. Performed
by Franz Gordon. Licensed by Epidemic Sound.

Closure (What I Want): Written, produced, and performed by Snake City.
Licensed by Epidemic Sound.

Viva La Cultura: “Escucha Mi Salsa,” written by Thomas de Paula Eby.
Produced by Rasmus Faber. Performed by Son Habana. Licensed by
Epidemic Sound. “Alleys of Buenos Aires,” written and performed by
Tiki Tiki. Licensed by Epidemic Sound.  “Pink Flamenco,” written by
Doug Maxwell. Royalty free via YouTube Music Library. “Baila Mi
Cumbia,” written by Jimmy Fontanez & Media Right Productions. Royalty
free via YouTube Music Library.

Four Poems: A Glimmer of Hope by Michael Vignola, Memories Gone by
Lance Conrad, Violet Clouds by Lance Conrad, Prism of Light by
Lance Conrad. Licensed by Storyblocks.

"I Want to Be a Jedi": Music by Richard Plotkin ‘97; lyrics by Sarah Mucek.
Accompaniment track by Christopher Spilsbury.

Walking on Cloud Nine: Written by Sture Zetterberg. Produced by Otto
Niklasson Elmeras and Daniel Aldenmark. Performed by Ed Mills and
Sture Zetterberg. Licensed by Epidemic Sound.

What A Piece of Work is Man/How Dare They Try: Music by Galt MacDermot;
Lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni.

Scorpion In My Room: Written and performed by Anika Erickson ‘21. 

Kaleidoscope: “In Abundance,” written and produced by Johannes Bornlof.
Performed by Edgar Hopp. Licensed by Epidemic Sound.

"Light of a Clear Blue Morning": Words and Music by Dolly Parton; Arranged by
Craig Hella Johnson. Accompaniment track by J.W. Pepper Company.

"Sleep Apnea": Lyrics by James Dustin Payseur. Originally performed by Beach
Fossils. Performed by Hipsum.

I’ve Been Very Good This Year:  Music by Richard Plotkin ‘97; lyrics by
Joshua Stackhouse. Accompaniment track by Christopher Spilsbury.

Eclipse: “Somewhere Then,” written by Julia Simonson and Mathilda Skonare
Karlsson. Produced by Hampus Naeselius. Performed by Geminii. Licensed
by Epidemic Sound.

Awakening: “Moments Like This- No Drums,” music by Will Van De Crommert.
BMI Music Publishing. Licensed by Storyblocks.

"Big Noise from Winnetka": Words and Music by Bob Haggart, Gil Rodin,
Ray Bauduc and Bob Crosby. WC Music Corp. (ASCAP)

"Wake Up": Words and Music by Win Butler, Regine Chassagne, Tim Kingsbury