Since its debut in 1945, Spring Sing has become a living and breathing extension of the UCLA community, encapsulating student life through music, comedy, dance and art.

A Note From the Spring Sing Committee

On March 14, after getting word that large gatherings and events were effectively canceled for spring quarter, we agreed that this show, the legacy it carries, and the immense impact it has on student artists and the UCLA community, deserved a bit of a virtual upgrade. Spring Sing is constantly evolving, but throughout its various forms over the past 75 years what has remained is the powerful message of pride, community and perseverance. This is yet another phase of life; one that reflects our global circumstances, allows us to stay in and keep ourselves and our neighbors safe, and utilizes our ability to connect from anywhere in the world to spread joy amidst such isolating and disheartening times. The great filmmaker Orson Welles once said, “The enemy of art, is the absence of limitations.”

We’ve encountered more limitations than we could have ever anticipated, and it wasn’t always easy to see how (or if) things would work out, but these obstacles created opportunities for the committee, cast and crew to innovate, invent and get inspired. We applaud the entire cast for their willingness to adapt and ability to get creative in the face of so many unknowns. The journey was challenging and exciting, terrifying and invigorating, but at the end of it all Spring Sing 2020 is a celebration of possibility, a toast to creativity, and most of all, a display of the extraordinary talent of our Bruin community. We can’t wait to see you all in Pauley Pavilion again, but until then, enjoy the show!

Spring Sing 2020 wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work, dedication, and support of so many incredible people working tirelessly behind the scenes—we would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the following:

Alyson Beckman

Director, Student Alumni Programs and Family Engagement

This is Alyson's fourth year working directly with the Spring Sing committee. Her role is to help support the students and guide them through the event process while working closely with her colleagues in Alumni Affairs to make sure the show represents the entire Bruin Community. She is so proud of the immense talent of the student body, but, more importantly, their resilience in the face of adversity. She hopes you enjoy the show!

Julie Sina, Ph.D.

Associate Vice Chancellor, Alumni Affairs and CFO, The UCLA Foundation and UCLA Investment Company

The entire staff and committee want to express our sincere thanks to Julie for her unwavering support and encouragement.

Brandie Barrera ’97

Senior Director, Social Media & Membership

James Harper ’12 | Spring Sing Winner 2010

Audio Engineering, Mixing and Mastering

George Jentges


Michael Johnston ’96


Nikolai Laba

Art Director, Marketing and Communications

Nick Todd ’85, M.A. ’87

Senior Programmer/Analyst, Marketing and Communications

Teresa Valenzuela ’94, Cert. ’11

Director, Social Media

Visual Content Editors:

Chloe Belinsky

Rudy Buttlar

Brian Cook

Olivia Crawford

Catherine D’Souza 

Risa Goto

Sereena Grewal

Taylor Lee

Mikayla Lobasso

Jules Setta

Ani Tookoian

Shirley Yao

And a special thanks to the families, friends and support systems of everyone involved in the making of this production - we couldn’t have done it without you!

The Committee


Jess Grimes

Executive Director


Talia Aranha

Alec Tashima

Emily Kohl

Talent Directors


Lindsay Lathrop

Aarushi Kapoor

Documentary Directors


Paige Callan

Anni Carlson

Media Directors


William Cryer

Assistant Director


Katie Wong

Katie Byrne

Company Directors


Abigail Fitzgibbon

Sarah Freese

Raksha Narasimhan

Mentorship Directors


Lane Mankoff

George and Ira Gershwin Award Director