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.