The 85th Annual Waa-Mu Show
April 29 - May 8, 2016
Cahn Auditorium | 600 Emerson, Evanston
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.
David Bell (Director) is a Professor of Music Theatre and a professional director who has worked extensively all over the world — including Broadway, Off-Broadway, Carnegie Hall, The National Theatre, London's West End, The Kennedy Center, The Royal Albert Hall, Long Wharf, Ford's Theatre (Artistic Director 1983-1988), The Alliance Theatre, Atlanta (Associate Artistic Director 1992-2001), The Mongodor Theatre (Paris), The National Opera (Berlin), Bridgewater Hall (Manchester), and the closing Ceremony of the Barcelona Olympics. More info.
Family comedy meets epic adventure in The 85th Annual Waa-Mu Show: Another Way West!
Days before an ambitious student’s expedition on the Oregon Trail, tragedy strikes, and she becomes the sole legal guardian of her young relatives. Unwilling to sacrifice her dream, she takes her nieces and nephews on the trip, where they must learn to live and work together. On their journey, the new family seeks not only “another way west,” but what all pioneers hope for: a bright tomorrow.
Learn more about this year’s production at waamushow.org
SUPPORT THE 85th ANNUAL PRODUCTION!
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 Waa-Mu 2016 and thus support the creative efforts of our actors, producers, marketers, crew, and entire team!
TIER 1: $30 General Public
TIER 2: $25 General Public
TIER 2: $22 Seniors, NU Faculty/Staff, Area Educator/Administrator
TIER 2: $10 Full-Time Student
Tier 1 = main floor and balcony center sections; Tier 2 = main floor and balcony side sections.
7:30PM THU | FRI | SAT
Special 2:00PM performance on Saturday May 7.