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The Annual Waa-Mu Show


  • Venue: Cahn Auditorium
  • Dates:
  • Performance

May 3 – 12
Cahn Auditorium
600 Emerson Street, Evanston

Directed by Stephen Schellhardt

The 88th Annual Waa-Mu Show presents:


Directed by Stephen Schellhardt

In this day and age, when women’s voices fight to be heard, one New York journalist embarks on a project to chronicle the lives of three of history’s most incredible women. Though these women dedicated their careers to changing the world, their stories have been all but erased from historical record. Now one woman’s quest to reveal their lives will end up shaping her own. Inspired by a true story, this year’s Waa-Mu show FOR THE RECORD asks the age-old question – how can we learn from our past in order to create a more enlightened future?

The running time of this production will be 80 minutes with no intermission.

The 88th annual Waa-Mu Show announces theme, new writing process.
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The Waa-Mu Show is Northwestern University’s own original musical, written, performed, and presented by Northwestern students.

The Waa-Mu Show’s quirky name stands for the two organizations that banded together to present the first show in 1929, the Women’s Athletic Association (W.A.A.) and the Men’s Union (M.U.). Since then, Waa-Mu has become a virtual institution for budding young theatrical talent. As Northwestern’s oldest theatrical tradition, The Waa-Mu Show provides undergraduates with the unparalleled opportunity to create an original musical each year. Students serve as leaders in every aspect of development from conception through production to create a show exploring themes and stories that inspire us as college students, challenge us as musical theatre artists, and engage us with our surrounding communities.

The Waa-Mu Show strives to place itself at the forefront of new musical theatre writing, continuing to push the limits of the “greatest college show in America” (Associated Press).

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In order to put on the Waa-Mu Show every year, we rely on the generosity and support from our Waa-Mu alumni, supporters, friends and family. Your support will directly contribute to the Waa-Mu Show and thus support the creative efforts of our actors, producers, marketers, crew, and entire team!

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Performance Schedule
Friday, May 3 at 7:30PM
Saturday, May 4 at 7:30PM
Sunday, May 5 at 2:00PM
Thursday, May 9 at 7:30PM
Friday, May 10 at 7:30PM
Saturday, May 11 at 7:30PM
Sunday, May 12 at 2:00PM

Ticket Pricing
Adult – Tier 1 $30
Adult – Tier 2 $25
Seniors (62+) $22
Area Educator $22
NU Faculty/Staff $20
Full-Time Student $10
Tickets are nonrefundable after final purchase.
Exchanges are available. An exchange fee of $3.00 is applied per ticket.

Tier 1 = main floor and balcony center sections
Tier 2 = main floor and balcony side sections.

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