President Bollinger and Beilock reported the first deaths from COVID-19 within the Columbia community, including that of a student, in an email update sent to students this afternoon.
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Last night, senior staffers Betsy Ladyzhets and Sarah Harty had the privilege of attending the Columbia Musical Theater Society’s production of Spring Awakening, a musical about sexual repression gone horribly wrong. The CMTS production was intense, confusing, beautiful, and powerful in equal measures. The doors and programs of the Columbia Musical Theater Society’s production of […]
Arts Editor Riva Weinstein attended the Thursday night performance of CMTS’ Into The Woods (dir. Anna Moskowitz, BC ’19), by Stephen Sondheim. The verdict: a well-acted and impressively coordinated show, if you have the stamina to sit for two and a half hours of it. At the center of the stage, a man in a […]
Happening Around The World: Heightened racial tensions and hostile relations with communist nations? It really is the 1950s all over again. North Korea has warned of a possible hydrogen bomb test over the Pacific Ocean, a threat that apparently should be taken “very seriously”. Just as a reminder, the h-bomb is 1,000 times more powerful […]
Bwogger Sarah Harty reviews Columbia Musical Theater Society’s production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”, directed by Nina Lam BC ’19, produced by Emeline Bookspan BC ’18, stage managed by Clare Bradley CC ’20, and choreographed by Harmony Maria Graziano CC ’19, with Anna Bryan CC ’18 as the Music Director. Like most […]
Senior Staffer and Sports Editor, Ross Chapman reviewed the last performance by CMTS’s seniors. On Friday night, musicians and actors from the Class of 2017 gathered in front of a friendly audience in the Glicker-Milstein Theatre for one final performance at Columbia. Far from the theatrical formality of the usual CMTS show, the atmosphere Senior […]
Last night marked CMTS’ fourth annual shadowcast production of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” Senior Staffer Betsy Ladyzhets was in attendance, and writes about the show in conjunction with details of its process that she learned in an interview with its director and producer. Last night at 8pm, the Diana Event Oval was packed. The […]
After thoroughly appreciating last semester’s production of “Evita” by CMTS, our Arts Editor couldn’t pass up the chance to attend CMTS’s spring production of “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” Still tone-deaf and still generally ignorant of musical theatre, here are his thoughts. The tale of Sweeney Todd is set in London in 1846, and […]
Despite being thoroughly tone-deaf and having a distinct lack of knowledge about musical theatre, a Staff Writer spent his Saturday evening in Roone Arledge Auditorium attending Columbia Musical Theatre Society’s production of “Evita.” We bring you his post-play thoughts and feelings below. Although many might recognize him as the composer of such musical theatre masterpieces as “The Phantom of […]
Last night, Columbia Musical Theatre Society staged its third annual production of Rocky Horror Picture Show, complete with shadow cast and call backs. Bwoggers Lila Etter and Mia Lindheimer ventured to Transexual Transylvania (aka the Diana Event Oval) to check it out. For its one-night-only production, CMTS presented the show as a shadow cast: a […]
“This show will leave a tune in your head, a tear in your eye, and a huge smile across your face.” –Jason Eisner, director The Columbia Musical Theatre Society is putting on a production of The Drowsy Chaperone, a 2006 Tony-winning musical comedy that pays homage to 1920’s and 1940’s musicals. CMTS will have shows […]
This semester’s production of Passing Strange is a joint effort between BTE (Columbia University’s Black Theatre Ensemble) and CMTS (The Columbia Musical Theatre Society). Never ones to miss a good show, we sent musical-theatre maven Julia Goodman to review. For those interested in seeing the show for themselves, the last performance is tonight at 8pm; […]
This weekend, CMTS is presenting alums Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel. The final performance is tomorrow at 2 pm in Roone. Bwog editor Alexandra Svokos caroused. Before I get into a review of CMTS’s Carousel, I have to get one thing out of the way: to our modern Columbia sensibilities, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel is, well, problematic. The female […]