Shrek the Musical

The Dolphin Show is a non-profit student theatre organization that annually produces the nation's largest student-run musical. It celebrates the diverse talents of the Northwestern University undergraduate community by providing opportunities to learn and excel in all artistic and administrative fields. The Dolphin Show presents a professional-caliber production, while involving the community through outreach.

Special Events

The Dolphin Show hosts a multitude of events during the school year up until the final performance in February. For more information about our yearly event programming, please email Olivia Probetts at


A Dolphin Retrospective

Friday, October 4, 2013
11 - 11:45 AM
McCormick Auditorium, Norris University Center

Junior and senior members of the Dolphin Show family take the stage to sing their favorite songs from Dolphin's past. View the Reunion 2013 schedule here

Freshman Cabaret

Saturday, October 19, 2013
6 PM & 8:30 PM
Mussetter-Struble Theater

A fun and crazy Family Weekend tradition,  members of the Class of 2017 show off their stuff with pop medleys, talent routines, and more. If you are interested in producing and/or performing in the Freshman Cabaret, please email Olivia Probetts at


The 6th Annual Rock Show:


Sunday, December 8, 2013
10 PM
The Rock

Every Sunday of fall quarter reading week, friends of the Dolphin Show stage a condensed version of one of our favorite musicals. Rock Shows from years passed include "It's A Hard Rock Life" (Annie), "Pride Rock" (The Lion King), and "Les Misérock" (Les Misérables).

Dolphin Date Auction

Saturday, January 11, 2014
8 PM
The Celtic Knot

Want to buy a member of the 72nd Annual Dolphin Show?  Every year, the Dolphin Show auctions off members of the cast and team with special date packages to fundraise for that year's show.


Opening Night Gala

Friday, January 24, 2014
The Guild Lounge of Scott Hall

After the opening night performance of SHREK THE MUSICAL, the esteemed doors of the Guild Lounge are opened to the family and friends of the cast and team, who will enjoy light snacks and beverages to commemorate the hard work done by the Dolphin '14 family.