MathsAmazing! - David Zucker & Richard McElvain - Arts For Learning Massachusetts, Arts For Learning



Type: Performance|Remote
Art Form: Theater & Media Arts|History, Math, Science
Grade Level: 3-12
Scheduling Request

From famed "MythMasters" and “Shakespeare Guyz” David Zucker and Richard McElvain, comes a show about the wonder of discovery! This is math, not as an obstacle but as a doorway through which students can find a world that is fun, astonishing and inspirational. In this witty and surprise-filled theater piece, David and Richard invite their audience to dive into math as they might a soccer or video game. Using multi-media, puppetry, fun costumes, music and audience participation, they take students back through some of the great historical moments of mathematical discovery. 

Virtual Adaptation for Remote Learning: The skillfully produced MathsAmazing! video can be viewed flexibly and is divided into segments that can be engaged with one at a time. A PDF curriculmn guide is sent with the video link, and one virtual artist visit is included in the price of the video. Watch Video Trailer

Also available in person. 

Length: 45 Minutes
Audience Limit: 300
Curriculum Connection: Math, Theatre Arts, History of Mathematics

Single Performance: $1,000
Additional Performances: $800

Video Program (one week access+ one virtual artist visit): $600
Additional Artist Visit (30 min): $150
Travel: $50 per day
Pricing may vary for weekends/out-of-school time
Processing Fee of $30 added to all contracts

Remote (pre-recorded):
School has access to the video for one week unless otherwise stated in contract. Do not distribute video link outside of the agreed upon parties. Please introduce the artists as an Arts for Learning Massachusetts Ensemble.




  • 1 reserved parking space
  • 2 music stands (solid black-style, preferably)
  • 1 long folding table (6-8 footer)
  • 1 small table, student desk, or rolling AV cart

Performance Space:

  • 20’ by 20’ stage area with a clean floor (swept and mopped)
  • If students are seated in chairs rather than on the floor, a stage or raised platform is required.

Arrival time before first performance: 45 minutes

Time needed between performances: 15 minutes
Strike time: 20 minutes

Teachers are asked to model appropriate audience behavior for students.


Please introduce the performers as an Arts for Learning Massachusetts ensemble.