We are America’s largest student-produced musical. Each year, over 150 undergraduate administrators, designers, technicians, actors, and musicians come together to mount a high-quality production in Cahn Auditorium. The final product—complete with intricate costumes, a breathtaking set, and a full orchestra—is a theatrical celebration shared among the Northwestern, Evanston and Chicagoland communities.
The Dolphin Show affords students from all corners of campus an opportunity to work in a professional artistic environment. Every student, regardless of previous experience, has the opportunity to expand their skillset and learn what it means to be part of a high-functioning team. This spirit of joy and inclusion ultimately radiates far beyond Northwestern’s campus—over 3,000 people attend our show each year.
This year’s production—Pippin—promises to bring out the best in The Dolphin Show.
Dolphin’s scale demands a massive production budget, one that cannot be fulfilled by ticket sales and university funding alone. This production, which will be one of the biggest Dolphin Shows to date, won’t be possible without support from our community of friends, family, and alumni! Support from people like you allows us to keep admission to The Dolphin Show uniquely affordable, thereby making Dolphin accessible to broader and more diverse cross-sections of the Northwestern student body and beyond.
Please consider making a gift in support of this wonderful production.
This gift prints two of the scripts our actors rehearse from. Thank you for helping them learn their lines!
This gift helps pay for one copy of the score for our show.
This gift helps costume one of our cast members !
This gift helps us pay for the rental of our lights.
This gift helps us build our set!
This gift helps cover the equipment for our wonderful designers.