Life Now by Northwestern University

Logo for Northwestern University's Life Now virtual production.

LIFE NOW by Imagine U features original content designed for young viewers and families to explore new ideas and simply have fun together! Created by a company of artists with roots in theatre for young audiences, each episode is a mix of music, movement, crafts, and storytelling. Imagine U is a popular performance series geared toward families with young children presented by Northwestern University’s Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Performing Arts Center. Productions spark imaginations, create fun, build community, and strengthen families. In 2020 as a result of the pandemic, Imagine U created Imagine U Storytime where Northwestern theater students, faculty, and alumni share weekly stories for young audiences on the Northwestern University Wirtz Center YouTube channel.

For the 2021 – 2022 SML! season, Northwestern will produce two LIFE NOW series. Learn more about each of the episodes below.



As part of The National Theatre Foundation’s SML! season, these virtual series will premiere on Facebook and YouTube. Saturday Morning Live! At The National is made possible through the generosity of the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott foundation and friends like you.