The 129th Annual Varsity Show: Transfer of Power
Student Event
The 129th Annual Varsity Show: Transfer of Power
Experience the 129th year of Columbia's oldest annual performing arts tradition, which celebrates and satirizes life at the University through a new full-length musical created entirely by undergraduates.
Roone Arledge Auditorium
April 29, 2023 | 2:00 pm
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This year's cast includes Eleanor Babwin, Hannah Carter, Craig Cosentino, Nina Dia, Tommy Doyle, Paul Hanna, Ana Huesa, Jaeden Riley Juarez, Kieran Lomboy, Nicholas Meyers, Ariana Neal, Shania Pahuja, Filip Przybycien, Casey Rogerson, Tatiana Santos Mroczek, Vincent Snyder, Anja Vasa, and Tyler Zwick.

Creative Team

Jackie Balestrieri
Amalia Garcia and Abigail Svelan
Katy Haden and Julian Gerber
Malcolm Toleno
Composer and Music Director
Ava Roberts
Kambi Gathesha
Emily Martin
Stage Manager
Alex Malamud
Technical Director


Roone Arledge Auditorium
Lerner Hall at Columbia University
2920 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

About The Performance

In 1894, The Varsity Show began as a fundraiser for Columbia’s athletic teams. Over the years, it has evolved into an independent performing arts tradition that satirizes life at Columbia through its takes on politics, student groups, administrators, and other aspects of campus life. 

Life in the 129th Varsity Show’s Columbia is pretty good, unless you’re a student of course. You’re failing Thaddeus’ Calc I class, the presidents are ghosting you, and JJ’s just ran out of Dino nuggets. But maybe things could get brighter? Come see for yourself in this year’s take on the university’s oldest performing arts tradition!

For more information, please visit the event website.


Image: The Varsity Show logo / courtesy of The Varsity Show