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Last night, the cast and crew of the 122nd Varsity Show previewed a brief sampling of this year’s upcoming performance in the Diana Event Oval. Our Arts Editor thusly brings you his review of the West End Preview, with contributions from Editor Mason Amelotte. Spectators of last night’s West End Preview for the 122nd Annual […]

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On Thursday night, the Varsity Show cast and crew put on their best black leggings and presented a preview of what we might expect come May. This took place in the very happening Diana Center Events Oval. Although they both very enthusiastically attended, Taylor Grasdalen primarily writes this review, with contributions from Mason Amelotte. We […]

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Bwog attended last night’s premiere of “Morningside Nights,” the 120th Varsity Show. Bwog discussed, and former EIC Alexandra Svokos primarily wrote this review. Photography by Features Editor Alexander Pines. Last year, we wondered at the purpose of the Varsity Show itself: “[S]houldn’t we expect some social commentary meat on those musical theatre bones?” With V120, happily, the creators took […]

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The Varsity Show is quickly approaching—but what exactly is the Varsity Show? Do you know? Do random kids on College Walk know? Not really, no. So let the crew explain. And don’t forget to subscribe to some updates to buy tickets so you can actually see it, too.

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Late last night, Bwog was ushered into the back room of Havana, usually reserved for drunken revelry and awkward hook-ups, for a different sort of party—The 120th Annual Varsity Show’s West End Preview. Although it still had its share of awkward premises and jokes that fell flat, we should note that we’re going to be […]

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Welcome welcome welcome to V120—that’s right folks, it’s time to start anticipating this year’s Varsity Show! The creative team was just announced and this year we’ve got a lot of anticipating to do: the V120 creative team is virtually the same as V119. In fact, Rae Binstock, CC’15, is the only person on the team […]

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Next up we catch up with Solomon Hoffman and Nick Parker, CC’14, the creators of Lydia & Tom: A New Musical, which is having its premiere at the New York Fringe Festival this Friday at the 14th Street Y (344 E 14th Street) with a ton of Columbia students and alums [see list at end].  Tickets can […]

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Bwog was in attendance last night at the premiere of the 119th Varsity Show, “The Great Netscape.” We laughed, we cried. Then we retreated to the secret Bwog lair, discussed, and then laughed and cried some more. Alex Jones writes, with contributions from the whole staff.  If taken on its own terms, V119 was an […]

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A crafty Bwogger working late into the night at the Diana picked up a copy of what appears to be the Creative Team’s latest “Creative Rundown” of this year’s Veesh. Bwog is withholding judgement for the time being, but there’s no reason you should do the same in the comments. What you find in the […]

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The evening began informally with Olivia Harris, CC ’14, jiving around the small stage, which was enough to put any audience member in a good mood.  She sassily sang along to the classic songs the band was playing, making us wish we could have heard more of her voice later on in the preview.  When the full cast […]

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On opening night of the 118: Varsity Show, Bwog spotted Sunil Gulati and his wife in the audience.  After hearing some of the, ahem, references to the man in the course of the show, we had to hear what he thought. Bwog: Do you have a reaction to the show – and in particular, your portrayal […]

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Update: All the songs from the show are now available online. When writing a show for an audience that consists of Columbia’s entire undergraduate population, basing the plot around the Core seems like choosing the easy route: It’s something that everyone can relate to, it provides cookie-cutter jokes and references, and it’s relatively low risk. […]

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In preparation for the release of their first trailer, Bwog’s Art Editor Extraordinaire sat down with the cast and production team of V Show 118 to get a little more intimate. A transcript of what ensued follows. This year’s show runs from 4/27 to 4/29, and tickets are on sale at the TIC. Bwog: How […]

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Whether our review of West End Preview left you with some unanswered questions, or you’re just looking for tips from the pros about how to turn your shower singing routine up a notch, now’s your chance to directly engage with the people who will bring the 118th Annual Varsity Show to life. Bwog will be conducting […]

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V118 Preview Review

Bwog squeezed in to the back room of Havana Central last night for the Varsity Show preview. Always willing to yield an unsolicited and uninformed opinion for just about anything, we summarized our staff’s general consensus in the following review. The preview kicked off with an immediately stale #OccupyButler themed musical number, and we were quickly flooded […]

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