Calculus:The Musical!

is a comic ‘review’ of the concepts and history of calculus. A blend of sketch comedy, musical theatre and classroom lecture. 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.

© Mikki Schaffner 2012.

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.

2015 National Tour Actor

Is It You?
Are you a multi-talented actor - singer - musician - mathematician? Do you want to bring the magic of Caluculus to people all around the country? If so, you may be part of our next cast of Calculus:The Musical! as it heads into its 9th year of touring. Please contact our National Tour Booking if you are interested.

Bring Calculus to you!

The National Tour produced by Know Theatre of Cincinnati. For booking information please contact Sadie at:
calculus @

The Second Derivative touring in New York and the Northeast producecd by BS & B Media. For booking information please contact Melisa at:
calculusmusical @

© BS&B 2014.

2014 National Tour Dates

    • Monarch HS, Boulder, CO
    • Silver Creek HS, Longmont, CO
    • Standley Lake HS, Colorado Springs, CO
    • University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE
    • Parkway Schools, St. Louis, MO
    • Park Hill South HS, Kansas City, MO
    • White Bear Lake HS, White Bear Lake, MN
    • North Central College, Naperville, IL
    • South Elgin HS, Elgin, IL
    • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI
    • Canton HS, Canton, IL
    • Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City, MI

2014 Second Derivative Tour Dates

    • May 16, 2014 - Floral Park Memorial High School
    • May 27, 2014 - Union-Endicott High School
    • May 29, 2014 - Fayetteville-Manlius High School
    • May 30, 2014 - Brentwood High School