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Calculus: The Musical!

February 19, 2013

Calculus: The Musical! is a comic "review" of the concepts and history of calculus. A blend of sketch comedy, musical theatre and classroom lecture, MATHEATRE has created a performance piece to show that although calculus is used in rocket science, well… it isn’t exactly rocket science.

Using musical parodies that span genres from light opera to hip hop, we introduce and illuminate such concepts as limits, integration and differentiation. With our unique comic style we dramatize some high points of calculus’ history. From Archimedes to Riemann, the quest for the instantaneous rate of change and the area under the curve comes to life through song! Musical tributes to The Beatles, Gilbert & Sullivan, Petula Clark and even Eminem are just a few of the artists who have inspired this engaging and educational lesson that is nothing at all like your high school textbooks.

Calculus: The Musical! promises to be entertaining to the arithmophobe and the rocket scientist alike. Fun should be had by all!

First showing:

  • 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Second showing:
  • 7:00 – 8:00 pm

This musical performance will be held on Thursday, February 21, 2013, in Bulpitt Auditorium, with Noon and 7pm performances.  It is free and open to the public.  It is first come, first seated.

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