Aristos sings the story of doomed heroes Achilles and Patroclus through a heartbreaking pop/soft rock score.

An Iliad adaptation written by young Stanford University alumni Muse Lee and Aaron Reed, Aristos enjoys a devoted global fanbase that has carried the fast-rising new musical to its upcoming release. Entirely funded by our fan community, this ambitious project involves nearly fifty cast and creative team members collaborating remotely amidst the global pandemic. A diverse group that ranges from ages 13 to 70 and hails from seven different countries, the artists rehearse online and record safely from their own homes.

Aristos will be available on all major streaming services in SUMMER 2021.


Our Show

ARISTOS: THE MUSICAL sings the love story of doomed Ancient Greek heroes Achilles and Patroclus through a heartbreaking pop/soft rock score. A queer-centric Iliad adaptation written by Stanford University alumnus Muse Lee and current Stanford student Aaron Reed, Aristos is a plaintive romance, a retelling of a classic poem, and a paean to the twilight years of childhood. 


The production is a unique and courageous offering to Bay Area theatre: a fast-rising new musical with an unlikely backstory as compelling as its subject matter. In under a year, the buzz generated by Aristos among theatre fans worldwide carried the musical from college project to student-produced reading to theatrical premiere. 

The diverse cast and creative team–some of whom came to the project through the a local dance studio, some of whom were part of Aristos’ online fanbase, some of whom have been with the show since its inception–are involved in all aspects of Achilles and Patroclus’ story. Retaining the show’s roots in community and collaboration, Aristos is not only a production, but also a workshop in which youth actively participate in the development of a new musical.

Aristos is currently in the process of remotely recording a cast album with over 50 performers across the globe. Look for us on Spotify, Apple Music, and wherever you stream in Fall 2021!

Support and Contact

As an entirely crowdfunded musical, ARISTOS is endlessly grateful for the outpouring of love we receive from our community. If you’re interested in supporting us whether financially, professionally, or emotionally :), we’d love to connect with you!

If you’re interested in working with us, please shoot us an email at tartarusprod@gmail.com! Or, contact us on social media – we’re @aristosmusical on all platforms!