One Act, Book Musical, Rated G
Theatre for Young Audiences Version
A math club, a treasure map and some adventurous kids add up to a whole lot of fun and learning! The Main Street Kids Club: A Mathstart Musical is inspired by the
award-winning visual learning book series MathStart by Stuart J. Murphy.
Based on 6 of
the books from Murphy's popular 63 title series, the musical was
developed through a special program at Northwestern University. Scott
Schoolhouse Rock fame, penned the book and lyrics for this fun,
Toby, the new kid at school, wants to join the Main Street Kids Club
(M.S.K.C.), but he's worried his math skills aren't strong enough to
earn him an
invite. When the members of the M.S.K.C. realize they need money to
rebuild their clubhouse, Toby sees his chance - he shares a treasure map
he found, but
it doesn't go quite as he planned. Weaving together six stories,
each focusing on a separate mathematical concept, The Main Street Kids Club follows Toby
as he tries to join the club and prove his math skills.
With many featured roles and a diverse cast, The Main Street Kids Club is a great ensemble piece for adult actors to perform for kids.
like a reference score and the built in teaching aid that is the
Stuart J. Murphy book series, The Main Street Kids Club is both
informative and fun. The
snappy tunes, colorful characters, and fast-paced storytelling tell a
tale of adventure, mystery, and friendship - and it gets the math
right. What's not
to sing about?
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