V111: The Sound of Muses (2005)
Homer has returned from a 2500-year absence to tell the epic story of Columbia University’s first 250 years. But when he finds a campus lacking any canon fodder, Homer brings Zeus from the heights of Olympus to the heights of Morningside to stir things up. As the King of the Gods wins the approval and affection of Dean Yatrakis, though, he becomes another Columbia administrator hungry for power and women.
It is up to the legendary blind poetry to do the impossible: turn a lowly SEAS kid into a hero and a lover; help a film student enjoy life; and find a father for an illegitimate girl and a boyfriend for her unwed mother. With special guest appearances by Coach Joe Jones and a slice of Koronets pizza, The Sound of Muses is a Varsity Show that – unfortunately for its narrator – you have to see to believe.
Directed by Patrick Young
Produced by Sarabeth Berman and Geoffrey Karapetyan
Written by Philippa Ainsley, Addison Anderson, and C. Mason Wells
Music & Lyrics by Ben Smith
Choreography by Sarabeth Berman