E=mc² the Musical is an Australia musical written for students to discover the amazing science and history behind Albert Einstein's famous formula.
David Collins-White composer/school music teacher, Chris Kohn director/writer and music arranger/composer Lindsay Scandrett were commissioned by the Good to Great Schools Australia, to write the musical which was finished in May 2021. The musical has been written to be performed by upper primary and high school students, but other organisations are welcome to also do productions. The musical is 90 minutes in duration, there 4 main lead characters , 8 minor lead characters, 3 small parts and a chorus.
Students of the Cape York Aboriginal Australian Academy in Hope Vale and Coen did the World Premiere which was presented in Hope Vale in September 2021. The Haberfield Public School production was presented in May 2022.
The musical is a homage to the legendary scientists who contributed to some of the greatest scientific discoveries of the past three centuries leading up to Einstein’s breakthrough E = mc².
There are 12 hip-hop, choral and pop style songs in which Albert Einstein, Michael Faraday, Emile du Châtelet, Antoine and Marie-Anne Lavoisier, Lise Meitner and Otto Hahn feature. The four main characters use a time machine to travel to meet these famous scientists at various points in their lives. All the time learning more about science, history and maths via the performing arts and lots of fun. To have a sneak preview of some the songs and highlights from the Haberfield PS production click here - https://youtu.be/x4_dhy1onN4
This form is an 'Expression of Interest'
to perform the musical. Your enquiry will be directed to Chris Kohn of the Good to Great Schools Australia https://goodtogreatschools.org.au/
, . GGSA commissioned the work and as such gives the final approval to access all resources for a production of musical. After you complete this form Chris Kohn will contact you ASAP.Synopsis
Sarah and Jack are students who love their science and take school projects very seriously! They build a time machine powered by 'brain energy' to visit the 'Ancestors' of Albert Einstein's famous formula E=mc². They recruit Jack's sister Laura and his football-loving friend Dave to balance the brain energy needed for their time travel adventure.
They'll visit the extraordinary scientists behind the famous equation E=mc². Michael Faraday, the 'E' man, Antione and Marie Anne Lavoisier, the 'M' people, Albert and Mileva Einstein, who enlighten them to the importance of light, the 'C' part, and finally, Emilie du Châtelet who explains the purpose of the little number 2 that floats above the 'C'; the all-important 'squared'.
But as brilliant as our time-travellers are, something goes wrong at the touch of a button, causing everyone to shrink to subatomic size. Here they meet the protons, neutrons, and electrons inside the atom. Escaping before Lise Meitner uncovers the secret to splitting the atom, they hear the tragic story of Lise's life journey. And where are the 'Women of Science'? Laura is outraged history has almost forgotten them.
Follow Sarah, Jack, Laura and Dave as they journey through time to deliver their E=mc² science project to the class and receive an outstanding result for their work.