Northwestern’s oldest theatrical tradition, The Waa-Mu Show, provides undergraduates with an unparalleled education in new musical theater development. Every year, over 100 students from across Northwestern participate as producers, writers, and performers in an original musical that inspires audiences and engages the surrounding communities. The Waa-Mu Show is a forerunner in the world of musical theater writing, giving undergraduate students a chance to serve as leaders in every aspect of the production's creation, including writing, orchestration, and performance. This year’s show will be filmed and released digitally this spring, following all recommended COVID-19 guidelines.
Waa-Mu strives to be an accessible community that celebrates creativity, collaboration, and tradition. By sharing stories that engage the hearts and minds of Northwestern’s campus, as well as those of the greater community, the show aspires to give students an unparalleled experience that prepares them to lead and advance the world of musical theater.
About THE SECRET OF CAMP ELLIOTT:
The outdoors, some friendly competition, and a conspiracy? In the summer of 1977, three best friends arrive for their first summer of fun at Camp Elliott, where all the campers are divided into two teams which will go head-to-head in a series of challenges in order to win Camp Elliott’s annual competition. Throughout the summer, these campers seek out victory, love, and liberation, but they soon discover that not everything is as it seems. When camp becomes the location for some very mysterious and seemingly supernatural events, they must put aside their differences in order to unveil THE SECRET OF CAMP ELLIOTT!
With this gift, we will be able to print new drafts of our script for our actors and rehearsal team. Making sure everyone is on the same page is essential to the rehearsal process for musical theatre development!
Give to our group and have it count as your Senior Class Gift for the year!
With your generous gift, we will be able to purchase screenwriting and orchestration software to make our original script and music come to life.
This gift would allow us to provide professional cameras, lighting, and sound equipment to our actors for filming, wherever they may be. These would help tremendously in telling our story and making the experience a memorable one for audiences!
As we prepare for a Waa-Mu show unlike any we’ve ever seen before, we are relying on the expertise of professional artists and technicians, who we plan to hire with the funds raised. This contribution will go towards covering an editor, who will piece together this year's show for our audience.