Tickets are on sale for Northwestern University’s 83rd annual Waa-Mu Show. Presented by the Theatre and Interpretation Center (TIC) at Northwestern University and the Waa-Mu Show team, "Double Feature at Hollywood and Vine" will be staged May 2–11 at Cahn Auditorium on the Evanston campus.
The original full-length musical is written, produced, composed and choreographed by more than 150 Northwestern students. Undergraduate student co-chairs Desiree Staples, Ryan Bernsten and Ryan Garson lead the 2014 production.
"Double Feature at Hollywood and Vine" reimagines Shakespeare’s comedy Twelfth Night in 1930s Hollywood. When twins are tragically separated on their journey to a better life in Los Angeles, the sister, believing her brother dead, has no choice but to assume his identity to get work as a movie extra, only to take the silver screen by storm — as a man. When her brother unexpectedly arrives in Hollywood, struck with amnesia, hilarity ensues with mistaken identities, love triangles and an unforgettable reunion in this contemporary retelling of the epic Shakespeare tale.
The Waa-Mu Show began as a joint effort of the University's Women's Athletic Association (WAA) and Men's Union (MU) during the 1928-29 academic year. It soon garnered a reputation as one of "the greatest college shows in America" and has been an important launching pad for many respected performers.
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