Tickets are in high demand for Imagine U’s upcoming production of “Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical,” which runs March 2 to 18 in the Hal and Martha Hyer Wallis Theater, 1949 Campus Dr.
Most performances are already sold out, but limited seating is available for the performances on March 2, 9 and 16 at 7 p.m.
Update 3/5/18: All Knuffle Bunny performances are now sold out.
For the first time, Wirtz Center will host a benefit performance, entitled “Imagine U: Backstage Club,” to support inclusive theater for all ages. The March 11 benefit performance will include hands-on activities and a sneak preview of Imagine U’s future programming.
Founded in 2011, Imagine U’s popular family-friendly productions include opportunities for children to interact with the cast and take home a program book with themed activities, fun facts and games. Imagine U’s productions are produced by Northwestern’s Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts.
Imagine U’s “Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical,” based on the beloved Caldecott Honor-winning picture book, is filled with adventure, songs and even dancing laundry.
Trixie, her father and her favorite stuffed bunny set off on a trip to the laundromat. The trip brings wonder, excitement and joy to the lively toddler until she realizes that she has left her Knuffle Bunny back at the laundromat. Trixie does everything in her power to make her father understand the emergency, but her father fails to see the issue at hand.
Once Trixie finally makes her father understand the emergency, the two heroes set off on an epic adventure to save her beloved Knuffle Bunny from the clutches of the mighty washing machine.
Six-time Emmy Award winner Mo Willems teamed up with Grammy Award-winning composer Michael Silversher to create this heartwarming and hilarious musical. The production is directed by Kathryn Walsh, an adjunct lecturer in the department of theatre at Northwestern.
Single tickets are $12 for the general public; $10 for children and full-time students; and $6 in advance or $10 at the door for Northwestern students.
Tickets are available online at the Wirtz Center website, by phone at 847-491-7282 or in person at the Wirtz Center box office in the Barber Theater lobby, 30 Arts Circle Dr.
Box office hours are Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. The box office is closed Sundays and Mondays.