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Numbers Nerds (NYMF)

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Members say: Delightful, Funny, Entertaining, Great singing, Clever

About the show

Part of the New York Musical Festival: A tale of girls becoming women, conquering both anxiety and rivalry, and finding a way to affirm themselves both as individuals and team members so they can win at math…and at life! More…

'Numbers Nerds' is an almost all-girl high school math team from Waukesha, Wisconsin. The team has won the Regional Math Competition and is chosen to compete in the National Math SUM-IT. These smart and funny whiz kids must unite to solve difficult math problems without getting distracted by teen drama and pressures. An official selection of the 2017 New York Musical Festival. Recommended for ages 10 and up.

Member Reviews (18)


Delightful, Funny, Entertaining, Great singing, Clever
Avg Score

Disappointing, Indulgent, Amateurish, Awful music, Bad sound design

See it if You want to support the cast and creative team, who I'm sure are lovely and mean well.

Don't see it if You don't want to see a production that looks like it's from a high school without a particularly strong drama program.

Also The music was forgettable, the lyrics are abysmal (if there were any a... Read more Read less

Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Funny

See it if you would to see intelligent but fun musical that provides inspiration and good role models especially for girls.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals set in high schools or that revolve around teenagers and their problems.

Cute, Out of tune, In progress, Entertaining

See it if you want a cute story. The score has potential but still needs some work done.

Don't see it if you are allergic to out of tune singing-most of the cast members do it a lot... even for a show in progress...

Cliched, Funny, Quirky, Well-structured, Somewhat tedious

See it if You like perky, quirky musicals pitched at young audiences where all the characters learn "important lessons" about themselves.

Don't see it if you find high school characters who are largely self-involved and sing relentlessly upbeat songs about their petty problems annoying.

Delightful, Cliched, Hilarious, Quirky

See it if you like to let your nerd flag fly. Enjoy strong female characters. Sharon Sachs was wonderful as Ms. McGery. Enjoyed as an engineering grad

Don't see it if don't like to see teen characters in their angsty/awkward glory. You think girls cant do math.

Also The outfits for the characters were different than that featured in th... Read more Read less

Delightful, Funny, Entertaining

See it if A fun musical suitable for the family interests you. The lyrics are smart, the pace is good. You'll want to be an engineer.

Don't see it if Sweet and predictable are not your cup of tea.

Clever, Delightful, Hilarious, Quirky, Great writing

See it if Want to see well-developed female characters who are passionate about STEM. It is also hilarious. One of my favorites of the festival.

Don't see it if You don't care of quirky shows about high schoolers.

Delightful, Funny, Great singing, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if you want to bring your kids to a show and enjoy the time with them.

Don't see it if don't like children

Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Relevant, Delightful

See it if you're looking for something hip, fun, and girl-affirming.

Don't see it if you're looking for something edgy or dark; you hate girls.

Also I didn't have the highest expectations for this one, but I loved it! I... Read more Read less

Clever, Funny, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You loved 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee!

Don't see it if You like serious dramas.

Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You like a feel good show about kids and math!

Don't see it if You don't like funny math puns!

Clever, Delightful, Must see, Hilarious, Great writing

See it if You like awesome female characters and incredibly catchy music!

Don't see it if You don't like fun!

Great singing, Entertaining, Great acting, Refreshing, Funny

See it if You want to see a terrific cast put their heart and soul into a challenging and catchy score! My daughters loved it, too!

Don't see it if You can't.

Clever, Funny, Delightful

See it if You like math jokes, girls accomplishing things, and great tunes!

Don't see it if You get hives when you remember high school trig.

Great singing, Great staging, Great writing, Great acting, Funny

See it if All ages

Don't see it if You are a nerd!

Absorbing, Delightful, Great staging, Great writing, Great acting

See it if Awesome!

Don't see it if .

Clever, Delightful, Funny

See it if you enjoy fresh, energetic, and intelligent musical comedy! The girls are uber talented- this show is "Textbook" FUN!

Don't see it if you *don't* enjoy awesome new musicals. Or need an intermission- it's a one act joy ride.

Great singing, Funny, Cliched, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if You can still remember the days of school academic competition.

Don't see it if You cannot overlook trite characters or are annoyed by melodrama.

Also A cute show with catchy musical moments that could benefit from a bit ... Read more Read less

July 27th, 2017
"'Numbers Nerds' has two chief merits, the first of which is the score. The energetic, if generically show-tuney music, is by Kornfeld and MarcAurele, with cute lyrics by Alex Higgen-Houser...Also deserving high marks is the show's cast. The spirit of teamwork celebrated by the musical's story is...
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July 22nd, 2017
"There’s nothing wrong with it. But there’s nothing really spectacular either. It’s very middle-of-the-road, and wouldn’t offend, or inspire, anyone. The plot is fairly predictable and tame...Aside from the lack of dramatic tension or conflict, the dialogue is amusing and realistic...The performa...
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July 24th, 2017
"This addition to the New York Musical Festival hit all the right numbers with its charming story of friendship, budding romance, and working together...The music and lyrics bring out the vulnerable moments in each character’s journey...It’s those characters that give the show its real strength.....
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July 22nd, 2017
"The competent cast provides a quirky array of characters that deliver an entertaining 90 minutes of comedy and with good vocals...The book by Stratford is steady but predictable. Kornfeld’s music is sufficient and lyrics by Higgin-Houser serve the characters...The book can use a bit more tighten...
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