Current Season

This season you’ll enjoy hit musicals (including a world premiere), Shakespeare, an outdoor family production and more. We are grateful for your continued support of NWU Theatre!

 

Pandemonium is the word at this PG-13 musical of middle school wits, wills and wantonness. Study up! A few lucky audience members join the contest. It promises to be … hilarious, H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S, hilarious.

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What does a life amount to? This classic example of American Expressionist drama follows the accounts of Mr. Zero. Come along as he transfers from his desk job into the afterlife and back.

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What if your twin desires were to settle down, and to dazzle? For Jim, the answer is the Holiday Inn: a quiet farmhouse that bursts to life as a holiday-only music venue. It’s a hit. But can he ever expect a lover to strike the same unusual balance of peace and performance? This hit musical features several of Irving Berlin’s cherished holiday favorites, like “White Christmas” and “Happy Holidays.”

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A family of grey squirrels has nuts enough for 10 winters. But their stores of greed and prejudice have likewise risen. When fox squirrels go hungry, fur flies. Savor this R-rated satire on savers and saviors.

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A near-death experience sends a heartbroken Alex McKinney to the hospital. And a long line of her (long-dead) ancestors visits her bedside. Their goal: To resuscitate Alex’s heart—and her living relationships. Experience the world premiere of this contemporary new musical commissioned by NWU.

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An empty stomach’s grumble is the villain in this entertaining musical on the fight against childhood hunger. This family-friendly production by Lincoln-based artists is touring Nebraska’s schools. Now’s your chance to catch the show that’s putting fire in bellies across the state.

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Forget love triangles. Shakespeare draws love octagons in this play of separated twins, ingenious pranks and mistaken identities. Let your head spin on the shipwrecking waves of this comedy about gender expression and sexual identity.

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In the spooky world of the Brothers Grimm, everyone has their secret wish. The different desires of Cinderella, Rapunzel, Jack and the Baker all will cross as soon as they step into the woods.

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Teenage Thor—the Norse god of thunder—just wants to nail his final exams. But when your brother is the god of mischief, the hammer doesn’t always hit its mark. This family-friendly outdoor production bangs with fun.

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