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A Peculiar Inheritance (The Waa-Mu Show)

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Project ended on March 04, at 12:00 AM EST
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What is Waa Mu?

Northwestern’s oldest theatrical tradition, The Waa-Mu Show, provides undergraduates with an unparalleled education in new musical theater development. Every year, over a hundred 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 production. This year’s show will be live in Cahn Auditorium from April 29th to May 8th. However, this format may change to follow all recommended CDC guidelines as the COVID-19 pandemic progresses. 

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 A Peculiar Inheritance: Antiques. Socialites. Secrets. In “A Peculiar Inheritance,” the memorial of esteemed watchmaker Archibald Beaucourt proceeds without a hitch. That is, until the reading of a document penned by the late watchmaker declaring that he has left the controlling interest of his company to whomever solves his final puzzle by midnight. Chaos breaks out, alliances are forged and broken, and Archibald’s daughter Quinn — an outsider among the family — must put everything on the line to fight for her place. But as the mystery begins to unravel, family secrets are thrust into the spotlight. 

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With this gift, we will be able to print new drafts of our script for the actors! Thanks for helping our actors get off-book. :)


Strike Up the Band!

With your generous gift, we will be able to mic our entire band, filling Cahn Auditorium with the music of The Waa-Mu Show for the first time in TWO years!


Dress to Impress

Thank you for your generous gift! This will help our costume designer costume our talented actors.


Hit the Lights!

With this gift, you help pay for the rental of our lights and support our lighting designer! Thank you!


Building the Estate

Thank you for your generous gift that will help us turn Cahn Auditorium into the estate of the esteemed watchmaker, Archibald Beaucourt!


Return to Cahn!

With this gift, you help Waa-Mu return to Cahn Auditorium with all of the equipment and tools our designers and team need. Thank you for your generosity!

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