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The Waa-Mu Show

Apr. 26 – May 5, 2024

Friday, April 26 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 27 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 28 at 2 pm
Friday, May 3 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 4 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, May 5 at 2 pm

Cahn Auditorium 
600 Emerson 

May 4, 2024

Waa-Mu: Behind the Curtain

Part of the IMAGINE U series for young audiences, geared toward children and their families. An interactive musical exploration for young audiences!

Ticket Pricing

Ranging from $12 to $30
A per ticket service charge will be added to all online ($3 per ticket) and phone ($2 per ticket) purchases

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Masks Recommended, No Longer Required for Wirtz Center Audiences

Health and Safety Guidelines

Now in its 93rd year, the Waa-Mu Show, Northwestern’s oldest theatrical tradition, provides undergraduates with an unparalleled education in new musical theatre development. More than 100 students participate yearly as producers, writers, and performers in creating an original musical that inspires audiences, challenges the artists involved, and engages the surrounding communities. 

About Waa-Mu

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).

For more information about this year’s production and those involved, visit waamushow.org.

SUPPORT NORTHWESTERN’S
LONGEST RUNNING THEATRICAL TRADITION!

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!