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Musical theatre workshops and productions

Category: 57th National Mathlete Sum-It (Numbers Nerds)

Blog 20 – Leroy….the only boy….

NUMBERS N3RDS‘ Leroy Name: Leroy Specialty: Geometry Sign: Gemini Favorite Food: Laotian Sticky Rice Favorite Color: Saffron Leroy is a geometry whiz who grew up in Laos, where his parents were missionaries. He is less devout than they, and spent a lot of time with the Buddhist monks, developing his own ways of honoring his

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Blog 18 – Mary Kate – the Catholic feminist

Introducing Mary Kate Name: Mary Kate Specialty: Pre-calculus Sign: Virgo Favorite Food: Macaroni and Cheese Casserole Favorite Color: Red Plaid Mary Kate loved attending Our Lady of Perpetual Chastity – the all-girls Catholic school in Waukesha, WI. Mary Kate is a staunch feminist and defender of social justice, and her biggest role models are the

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Blog 16 – Amber….the former “mean girl”

AMBER from NUMBERS N3RDS! Name: Suraiya Amber White Specialty: Algebra Sign: Scorpio Favorite Food: Kale salad with candied walnuts, goat cheese, and dried cranberries in a balsamic vinaigrette Favorite Color: Depends on the season. Currently, coral Amber started going by her middle name in fourth grade to fit in, when her family moved to Wisconsin.

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Blog 14 – Heeeeere’s Barbie!

Introducing Barbie from NUMBERS N3RDS!   Name: Barbie Kew Specialty: Exponents and Square Roots Sign: Aquarius Favorite Food: Pink Macarons Favorite Color: Silver Favorite Animal: Unicorn Barbie has a natural gift with numbers, but her grasp on the distinction between fantasy and reality is not always the firmest. Her parents, both successful lawyers, are rarely

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Blog 12 – Melissa the girl obsessed with Einstein

Meet Melissa – The Captain of the NUMBERS N3RDS Name: Melissa Role: Team Captain Specialty: Calculus Sign: Aries Favorite Food: Rigatoni Favorite Color: These Questions Are Irrelevant To Math, Can We Please Focus   Melissa knew that she was destined for success in a STEM field when, at seven years old, she beat her Kumon math

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FINALLY, the working title and draft logo!

Here it is…   SYNOPSIS: Against a backdrop of drama-queens-turned-janitors, loose ferrets, and college pressure, a diverse (almost) all-girl high school Math Team faces a crisis.  They must band together to surmount their differences, figure out if unicorns are extinct, and raise the money to go to the National Math Challenge. In Numbers Nerds, we

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Another Reading of our new musical!

Last Sunday, seven brave actors, two accomplished musicians, one fierce stage manager and the three incredibly talented composer team members joined together to hear some more music and dialogue from our new musical.  Here are some pictures to help tell the story.  

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Listen to Melissa’s First Theorem

The song is Melissa’s First Theorem, sung by the character of…well…Melissa. The file is a combination of takes during our September reading (we worked in a rehearsal studio, not a recording studio). The wonderful actress is Cami Rene Philgreen. (She sung the song about a hundred times – dealing with changes every time – what

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2nd Reading for our New Musical!

On a long Saturday the actors got up early to rehearse the music before presenting the new material to the producers. And WOW….. the composing team did an amazing job! Three new numbers – we are now about 30% done with the first draft of the show. Here are some photos, take a peek!  

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