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XMAS!13: The X-Mas Factor

Walking into Roone Auditorium for XMAS!13: The X-Mas! Factor, Bwoggers Abby Rubel and Jordan Merrill could not have predicted the plot of the show in their wildest dreams. Featuring catchy songs, energetic acting, and laugh-out-loud one liners, XMAS!13’s show was both incredibly entertaining and completely strange. Directed by Sophia Houdaigui (BC ’21), the show follows Emmalena […]

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O Christmas, What Dost Thou Think Thou Is Doing: Bwog Reviews XMAS!10

“XMAS!10: O Christmas, Where Art Thou?” is this year’s original, student-written holiday musical. Last night, Bwog writer (and Christmas-finder) Betsy Ladyzhets had the honor of attending the dress rehearsal, and abused that honor by nearly falling out of her chair several times because she was laughing too hard. XMAS!10 is playing tonight, in the Roone […]

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Bwog Reviews: XMAS!9 “Merry Chrismystery”

Yesterday was the last day of classes, but more importantly, it was the night of XMAS!, Columbia’s annual winter musical comedy. What better way to celebrate finishing the semester on a good note than to take in your peers’ creative talent and get a good laugh. Our Arts Editor rejoiced in the revelry and wants […]

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XMAS!8: Elves Gone Wild

Holiday songs keep telling us that Santa Claus is coming to town, but Bwog is here to tell you about how XMAS! came to town over the past few days. XMAS! Elf Extraordinaire Elizabeth Self got into the holiday spirit. Monday night was the “secular spectacular,” XMAS!8: Elves Gone Wild, written by Eleanor Bray, BC […]

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XMAS!8: The Creative Team

Greetings, theater people and theatergoers!  We’ve got our first installment of arts news: the XMAS!8 Creative Team has been announced. From the XMAS! crew, to the freshmen: XMAS! is a completely student-written holiday musical show, serving as the fall musical comedy counterpoint to the spring’s Varsity Show. XMAS! is performed in Roone Arledge Auditorium on the final eve […]

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XMAS!7 APOCACHRISTMAS: Yeah, They Did All Die

XMAS!7 was performed only one night—Monday, December 10th at 8 PM and at 10:30 PM.  Kris Kringle-Crazed Mollie Krent reviews.  Student directed, produced, choreographed, composed, and, most impressively, written, this show brought it. For those of you that failed to leave the dregs of Butler 209—first of all shame on you, I bet you were […]

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XMAS!6 Delights and Disappoints

XMAS!6, A Mall-y Jolly, XMAS!, was performed twice yesterday in Roone, and was the sixth such annual holiday extravaganza. Senior Arts and Religion critic, Alex Jones, reviews this year’s pre-finals musical relief.  XMAS! aims to be a last little bit of bright, holiday musical cheer before a week of finals-induced misery, XMAS!5 producer Steele Sternberg, CC’13, […]

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RoomHop: Creative Minds

In this latest RoomHop, dorm design professional Alexandra Svokos traveled to the Woodbridge abode of a pair of seniors involved—among other things—in XMAS!6, which is tonight(!) in Roone at 8:15pm. “His name is Nero,” Lila Neiswanger,CC ’12, and Will Brown, SEAS ’12, say in unison about their betta fish. “Oh, the apartment’s name is Antium, […]

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XMAS! 5! Reviewed!

Bwog’s Holiday Cheer Leader Peter Sterne reports. As the first snowfall (flurries don’t count) of the year descended into Morningside Heights last night, students gathered on the Lerner Ramps and outside Roone, eager to see the latest edition of XMAS!, the VShow-like student-run musical that’s been satirizing the holiday season for the last five years. When the audience was finally […]

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BwogWeather Episode 12: Twelve Days of Columbia

HOLIDAY CHEER! Special thanks to XMAS 5! A Corporate Carol – go see it next Monday night! Also thanks to Eli Grober for playing guitar, Wallen and D’Offit for vocals, Matt Star for orchestration, John Nordin, Eduardo Santana and Nathan Bailey for dancing, Bwog staff for helping with lyrics and Kenny Durrell for his filming talents.

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Shalom Alone: XMAS! Review

Taking a break from finals studying, Bwog’s North Pole Bureau Chief Sean Zimmermann reports from the production of “XMAS! 4: Shalom Alone” last night about the story of one little Jewish Santa: As the audience walked in to Roone, the first thing to notice was the loud dance music filling the auditorium. Lady Gaga, who […]

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Theater Hop: XMAS! North by Northpole

Bwog theater correspondent Morgan Childs saw last night’s annual XMAS! show. Please don’t ask me to explain XMAS!.  In case you missed last night’s two-show run, the bare facts may seem a little out of left field.  Things begin like an off-color joke when a pagan, a Jew, and a frustrated Kwanzaa observer conspire to […]

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Interview with XMAS! A Secular Spectacular

Caitlin Shure CC ‘07, Shruti Kumar CC ‘08, and Jordy Lievers CC ‘07 sing along to “All I Want for Christmas Is You” in the kitchen of Shure’s EC suite. They are preparing a veritable feast in the spirit of the upcoming holidays—it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas ’round here, so the trio […]

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