The Annual Waa-Mu Show

The Annual Waa-Mu Show

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


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!

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

Performance schedule is subject to change.
Tickets for the 2019 Waa-Mu Show will be available to the general public in December 2018.  Advance purchase is available now through a 18/19 Mainstage subscription

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.