Thursday, January 27, 2022

Northwestern University Imagine U: Ballad of Mu Lan Feb 24–Mar 6, 2022

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Written and Directed by Alvin Chan

Northwestern is one of the top theatre schools in the nation and an incredible local resource for seeing the future famous on stage, and giving the next generation of theatre artists/cast/crew/story tellers a place to hone their craft. I'm more than a bit proud that my son is currently a junior there, majoring in Theatre Arts. We've been out to many main stage shows at Wirtz, and many smaller shows at numerous venues on campus over the years. One of our favorite offerings remains their family friendly Imagine U series. If you have littles in your life and/or enjoy children's theatre, don't miss this! I'll be out to see Mu Lan with my son on February 26th, and can't wait.

When Mu Lan dresses up as a boy to take her father's place in the army, she has lots to learn and lots to prove, but her biggest battle might be with her confidence. This new telling of an ancient Chinese legend mixes traditional Chinese theatrical techniques with contemporary music for a brand-new take on a classic story of girl power.


Thurs., 2/24 @ 7 p.m.

Fri., 2/25 @7 p.m.

Sat., 2/26 @ 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.

Sun., 2/27 @ 2 p.m.

Fri., 3/4 @ 7 p.m.

Sat., 3/5 @ 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.

Sun., 3/6 @ 2 p.m.

Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts

Josephine Louis Theater

120 Campus Drive

Proof of vaccination or recent negative COVID test required.

Chicago Theater Week 

The Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts is proud to participate in Chicago Theatre Week February 17-27, 2022. Check out for special deals to more than 100 participating shows.

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