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Imagine U Storytime

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Northwestern University Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts

Imagine U Storytime

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Imagine U Storytime, a weekly video series presented by the Wirtz Center debuted April 19. The series serves to provide engaging content for families during this time of social distancing.

Imagine U Storytime videos can be accessed on the new Wirtz Center YouTube channel as part of the Wirtz Center’s ongoing effort to #sharethearts and connect audiences with high-quality arts experiences across its digital channels. The weekly video installments, each lasting 15 minutes, will premiere Sundays at 6 p.m., and will remain posted for streaming after their premiere date.

Imagine U Storytime programs confirmed to date include:

Sunday, July 26, 6 p.m. CDT
“Custard the Dragon,” by Ogden Nash read by Linda Gates and joined by Riley Nelson (’21) as Lady Emerald. Families can download a guide for a dragon-themed imagination exercise on the Wirtz Center website.

Sunday, Aug. 2, 6 p.m. CDT

“James and the Giant Peach,” a musical based on the book by Roald Dahl, features music by Justin Paul and lyrics by Benj Pasek. Rives Collins directs Northwestern University alumni Hannah Shealy (’15), Meghan McCandless (’16), Casey Reed (’16), Justin Tepper (’17), Rosie Jo Neddy (’17), Myrna Conn (’16), Sarah Cartwright (’15), Noah Teplin (’17) and Quinn Kelch (’18).

Sunday, Aug. 9, 6 p.m. CDT
“Chrysanthemum,” written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes, is a funny and honest school story about teasing, self-esteem and acceptance presented by Carly Mazer (’20).

In the midst of the unknown, it is important to remember the power of the arts to connect us as a community. We are very excited to give this gift to our families in these challenging times. We don’t want to forget the children as creative artists. They are our most open and joyful audience.

Northwestern University Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts

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Sunday, Aug 9
  1. 6:00pm