Today, Medicine the Musical launches on crowd-funding site Kickstarter. Starting from as little as a $10 pledge, donors can help bring this production to off-Broadway.
This is a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to produce Medicine the Musical, a unique musical that brings the world of medicine and medical school to the public in an accessible and entertaining way. It appeals to anyone who has ever worked hard for a dream.
“What started as the seed of an idea while I was in medical school has now matured into a full-fledged musical production,” explained Dr Michael Ehrenreich, the show’s author, composer, and lyricist.
Following on a successful staged concert reading in April 2017, Medicine the Musical is now heading to a New York off-Broadway production.
“The ultimate scale of the production will depend on the final amount of funds raised, and can be anything from a Workshop production ($20,000) to a full first-class off-Broadway production ($300,000+),” continued Dr Ehrenreich.
Set to a dynamic rock score, Medicine the Musical follows a group of first-year medical students as they struggle with their lives, loves, and the rigours of their education. It is a unique platform with which to share with the public something about the world of medicine, including the pressures and frustrations felt by doctors and medical students.
“This is your chance to support the arts in a meaningful way and bring this exciting project to the stage. See the show, meet the cast, attend the opening night party, and receive lots of cool theatre swag,” concluded Dr Ehrenreich.
The full video from the staged reading can be viewed via this link.
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About the Author
Michael Ehrenreich is a practising dermatologist in South Orange, NJ. Medicine the Musical is his first musical.