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The Varsity Show 

Undergraduate Students

The Varsity Show, founded as a fundraiser for Varsity athletics in 1894, is one of the oldest traditions at Columbia University, and certainly its oldest performing arts tradition. Its long list of alumni includes such distinguished names as Oscar Hammerstein II '16, Lorenz Hart '18, Richard Rodgers '23, I.A.L. Diamond '41, and Terrence McNally '60. Each year, the Varsity Show attracts some of the campus's finest actors and creative talents to produce a full-length original musical comedy that skewers and satirizes the more dubious aspects of life at Columbia. The Varsity Show now draws together the entire Columbia undergraduate community for a series of sold-out performances every April. Check out for news, ticket information, history, and streaming music from past shows. Get in touch: