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Friday, April 19, 2019

The 88th annual Waa-Mu Show ‘For the Record’ will feature the untold stories of history-making women | Arts & Humanities - Northwestern University NewsCenter

Stephanie Kulke, fine arts editor suggest, A Chicago journalist embarks on a project to chronicle the lives of history’s most incredible women, including groundbreaking mathematician Gene Grabeel, French swordswoman and opera singer Julie D’Aubigny and early civil rights leader Ida B. Wells in the 88th annual Waa-Mu Show.

The 88th annual Waa-Mu Show 'For the Record' runs May 3 to 12.
Photo: Sean Su
Presented by the Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts at Northwestern University, the entirely student-written and orchestrated musical “For The Record” will run May 3 to 12 in the Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson Street, on the Evanston campus.

Amisha (Amy) Padnani, editor at The New York Times and creator of “Overlooked,” the Times’ series chronicling the lives of forgotten women, will attend the May 9 performance and participate in a post-show discussion. Padnani inspired the themes of “For the Record.”

Though Grabeel, D’Aubigny and Wells dedicated their careers to changing the world, their stories have been largely overlooked in historical records. Now one woman’s quest to reveal their lives will end up shaping her own. Inspired by incredible true stories, “For The Record”asks how we can learn from our past in order to create a more enlightened future...

“With Waa-Mu, I get to watch young professionals hone their craft and skills in a supportive, positive and diverse environment,” Schellhardt said. “I believe this year’s show will reflect the passion and talent of our enormously talented student body, and that makes me beyond excited to bring this show to life.”

The historical women in “For The Record” are:...

Waa-Mu tickets are $25 (tier two) and $30 (tier one) general admission, $22 for seniors and educators, $20 for NU faculty and staff and $10 for full-time students with valid ID.

Tickets are available on the Wirtz Center website, by phone at 847-491-7282 or in-person at the Wirtz Center box office, located in the lobby of the Ethel M. Barber Theater, 30 Arts Circle Drive.

Box office hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays. The box office is closed Sundays and Mondays.  

Source: Northwestern University NewsCenter