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When: Saturday, February 12, 2022
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM Central

Where: Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts, Ethel M. Barber Theater, 1949 Campus Drive; 10-30 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Ticket Pricing

General Public $30
Senior Citizens (62+) $27
NU Faculty, Staff and Emeriti $25
Full-Time non-NU Students (under 35 and children) $12
Full-Time NU Students $6 in advance, $10 at the door

A per ticket service charge will be added to all online ($3 per ticket), phone ($2 per ticket), and mail purchases ($3 per ticket). A $5 charge per each Wirtz Center FLEXPASS order.

Contact: Kelly Levander  

Group: Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts

Category: Fine Arts


Book by John O’Farrell and Karey Kirkpatrick
Music and Lyrics by Karey and Wayne Kirkpatrick
Directed by Rory Pelsue

Set in the 1590s, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rockstar known as “The Bard.” When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theater involves singing, dancing, and acting simultaneously, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical. But amidst the scandalous excitement of the opening night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self…and all that jazz.


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