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There’s never been dancing in the town of Bomont. Nor has there been a kid like Ren McCormack. Something’s got to give. New York artist Alan Bennett returns to NWU (“Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” “South Pacific”) to choreograph this movie-turned-musical. 

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Who has the right to write about someone’s death? Several disgruntled writers bicker for the chance to get away from the office monotony and cover a singer’s death. Then deadly violence comes to the office. The survivors must grapple with so much—including rights to the book deal. (For mature audiences.) 

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Catch NWU’s first Disney production. Jack Kelly is a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenage New York newsies. When Joseph Pulitzer raises distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack and his newsies fight for what’s right. It’s big business vs. the underdogs in this high-energy musical for the whole family. 

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You’ve never seen inside a wolfpack like this. Warm up with the nine fierce girls on this raw-talking indoor soccer team and get a feel for the ferocity of their crisscrossing goals. 

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This charming compilation of foot-tapping classics will transport you to those places only musical theatre can lead.

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The relationships of four funny friends are on exhibit at the natural history museum. Tackle life’s big questions in this experimental musical that weaves through time.

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The NWU Christmas tradition returns in 2019 with a full, mainstage production. Ghosts will rattle, Scrooge will quake and snow will fall in this uplifting holiday classic.

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NWU Theatre kicks off a new decade with a 408-year-old comedy. That’s not the only way the new and the old throw sparks in this production set in the 20th century. Watch as crazy characters are tripped by wild antics and even wilder misunderstandings.

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In the zero-sum world of Chicago real estate, selling the American dream can be a caustic, darkly comic American nightmare.

This unique production features two rotating casts. An all-male cast leads a production set in the 1980s. And an all-female cast operates in the present day. (For mature audiences.)

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This rock musical captures the frustrating struggle between rage and love, disaffection and desire, like only Green Day can. (For mature audiences.)

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There was no guarantee that Shakespeare’s plays would survive him. After his death, his friends, Henry Condell and John Heminges, compiled the First Folio to preserve the words that shaped their lives. They just had to beg, borrow and band together to see the book through. See this laughter-filled and unforgettable true story of love and loss.

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Enjoy this enchanting journey through the classics of musical theatre.

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Children—even God’s children—can be headstrong and brash. Come hear selected stories from the Old Testament set to a foot- stomping beat. This production is part of a semester-long course and is directed by NWU’s Jack Parkhurst—who was part of Stephen Schwartz’s original team.

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