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.

2016 National Tour Actor

Is It You?
Are you a multi-talented actor - singer - musician - mathematician? Do you want to bring the magic of Calculus 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 @

© Know Theatre 2010.

2015 National Tour Dates

    • Simon Kenton HS, Independence, KY
    • Randall K. Cooper HS, Union, KY
    • University of North Carolina-Charlotte, NC

    • Know Theatre of Cincinnati, OH
      Daytime student matinees.

      Contact sbowman @ to make reservations!
    • Tift County HS, Tifton, GA
    • Clark HS, Plano, TX
    • Paschal HS, Fort Worth, TX
    • South Grand Prairie HS, Grand Prairie, TX
    • Franklin HS, El Paso, TX
    • Chandler Gilbert Community College, Chandler, AZ
    • Phoenix College, Phoenix, AZ
    • Sheridan HS, Sheridan, WY
    • Lewis Palmer HS, Monument, CO
    • Monarch HS, Boulder, CO
    • Standley Lake HS, Westminster, CO
    • University of Nebraska-Omaha
    • Park Hill South HS, Kansas City, MO
    • Parkway South HS, Manchester, MO
    • Rochester Community and Technical College, Rochester, MN
    • Canton HS, Canton, IL
    • Nazareth Academy, LaGrange Park, IL
    • Lakes Community HS, Lake Villa, IL
    • William Tennent HS, Warminster, PA
    • Brentwood HS, Brentwood, NY
    • AP Reading, Kansas City