Content warning: This post discusses anti-Black violence, police brutality, and sexual assault regarding the 1989 Central Park Jogger case.
It is the worst of times, and the most liminal of times. Reading week snuck up on us with a slap and here we are during finals: broken, disheartened, and yearning for summer (why is it still
Directed by Bernadette Bridges (CC ’19) and written by Jake Arlow (BC ’19) and Jacob Kaplan (CC ’20), the long-awaited 125th Annual Varsity Show opened this Friday night in Roone Auditorium. Reporting on it is Riva 420, Contributing Editor for b-b-b-b-Bwog.
Internal Editor Zoe Sottile and Events Editor Isabel Sepúlveda popped and locked their way over to the Varsity Show’s annual West End Preview. After 30 minutes of songs and the occasional laugh, they were left sufficiently bamboozled but…cautiously optimistic about this year’s show.
While we were all procrastinating on our readings for tomorrow, the V-Show finalized the creative team for the 125th Annual Varsity Show. Here they all are (below and on the right). Good luck, C-team! May you sleep at least a little and write (/design/direct/manage) a lot in the next few months. Director: Bernadette Bridges (CC […]
Friends, countrymen, Columbia students, lend me your ears. I come to raise awareness of the Varsity Show, not to praise it. You’ve probably heard of the Varsity Show already. After all, the characteristic yellow T-shirts, water bottles, and sweatshirts have been all over campus in the past few weeks, to say nothing of the endless […]
EIC Betsy Ladyzhets and Sports Editor Abby Rubel were gracefully invited to see the 124th Varsity Show’s annual West End Preview last night in the Diana Event Oval, filling in for Bwog’s Arts Editor (who had rehearsal). They had hopes that this year’s production would be stronger than Varsity Shows past, but so far are […]
Edited, 11/14/17, 7:46 pm to reflect further investigation. Early last Friday, Bwog received an anonymous tip from a member of the Barnard/Columbia theater community. This student claimed that a member of the creative team sexually assaulted her in spring of 2016. Student theater leaders who chose the creative team knew of the assault before appointing […]
It’s that time of year again: a bunch of theater nerds send us an email at midnight announcing the people who have been budgeted an exorbitant amount of money to put together yet another mediocre Varsity Show. All we have to say is that our left titty could probably write a funnier show. Here’s the full creative […]
This was the second to last weekend of the semester, friends. And since most people will probably be spending this upcoming weekend packed in Butler, you might as well say it’s the last… RIP. Check out what everyone was up to. Peaceful, Artsy, Wholesome: Went gallery hopping in Chelsea with the goal of getting onto […]
As is customary, Bwog sent its Arts Editor to opening night of the Varsity Show in order to catch the scoop and write the show’s first review. This year, freshly minted Arts Editor Sarah Kinney was up for the challenge. Here is Bwog’s comprehensive review of the 123rd Annual Varsity Show, representing the compiled views of all […]
Columbia’s famous musical theater tradition, the Varsity Show, is happening this weekend. Though there are a few ticket options, the most pricy are $50 “VIP” tickets, which promise “front row seats as well as VIP Treatment.” Though we don’t know what that quite entails, Bwog had some ideas as to what would make that ticket worth 50 dollars. Champagne […]
Tuesday evening, the cast of the 123rd Varsity Show presented a variety of songs and scenes in the Diana Event Oval to preview its upcoming performance. Columbia theatre veteran, theatre-connoisseur, and now Guest Writer Alexandra Warrick writes her thoughts and critiques of the preview, edited by the Arts Editor. Campus theatre at Columbia can be likened to […]
There is no other mail we would rather receive at 3:24 a.m. than the cast of the 123rd annual Varsity Show. Find the list we’ve been refreshing our inbox all night for below: Francisco Alvidrez CC ’19 India Beer BC ’20 Bernadette Bridges CC ’19 Xander Browne CC ’19 (V122) Julia Dooley BC ’20 Harrison […]
Another year, another Veesh! Co-producers Alana Koenig (BC’18) and Rachel Andres (BC’19) recently announced the members of the creative team that will ultimately bring you the Varsity Show’s 123rd production. Hopefully, Kyle Marshall’s extensive experience with the Varsity Show will enable him to avoid the pitfalls of the past, and the new writers will hopefully be able to […]
While Butler reeks of stress and procrastination (and also genuine butt), CUMB has perfumed our moods with some comedic relief by releasing some of the second round of Orgo Night posters. There is a notable absence of highly offensive jokes–are CUMB and controversy on a hiatus? Regardless, we’re sure they’ll be back together this Thursday at 11:59 […]
Events Editor Finn Klauber viewed the inception of the 1st Annual Varsity Show Art Exhibit/Prank on the plinth of Henry Moore’s soon-to-be-installed statue. Here is Bwog’s review of the installation, as well as Klauber’s comments on the piece. Note: To maintain the degree of independent artistic production which the members of Varsity Show require to create and install such pieces, we highly suggest future Varsity Show […]