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Medicine the Musical

From 46 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Great singing, Clever, Funny, Cliched

About the show

This new musical centers around a group of medical students in their first year. More…

"Medicine the Musical" follows a group of first year medical students as they tenaciously fight their way through a grueling first year, grappling with their lives, loves, and the rigors of an education in medicine.


Member Reviews (46)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Great singing, Clever, Funny, Cliched
76
Avg Score

60
Disappointing / needs work & re-casting, Interesting set & video projection, Some very good singing & acting, Strong (loud) on-stage band / some good music, Ambitious college showcase / cliched (lite) book

See it if you like supporting new writers & young performers. Here, 1st yr med students are put thru the wringer by Profs, a bully, & life in general.

Don't see it if you prefer big-time polished professional productions. Still feels like it's in its early stages, but not currently ready even for previews.

Also Show needs re-casting. STAT.... Read more Read less

70
Cliched, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if You’d like to see a Grey’s Anatomy/Scrubs/ER and musical theatre mashup. Pretty much what you’d expect.

Don't see it if You want an original story. It’s basically the first season of Grey’s set to music.

72
Entertaining, Refreshing, Great book, Great score, Well choreographed

See it if you want to see a currently flawed show that should be Broadway bound

Don't see it if third preview had exceptional number of technical errors and talented, but a not ready for prime time cast, turns you off.

Also Michael Ehrenreich, who wrote the entire show, might have to give up h... Read more Read less

71
Refreshing, Quirky, Fluffy, Confusing, Delightful

See it if You like black box theatre productions, with decent staging and production value, which needs work, but, is totally workable. Singing is ok,

Don't see it if Could be better. Some songs were catchy, others not so much. Some actors needed diction lessons, while singing. But, it's quirky and hopeful

Also There is a slight LGBT moment, for those uncomfortable and light cussi... Read more Read less

87
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great singing, Refreshing, Delightful

See it if You like musicals,young cast with amazing voices.The show about the first year struggles of med students,bullying, personal drama,misfit ppl

Don't see it if You do not like musicals, not a fan of cliche story, predictable ending, no surprises

Also What a wonderful new musical, catchy songs (reminded me the scores in ... Read more Read less

58
Cliched, Great singing, Fluffy, Insipid

See it if You like ensemble musicals with a poppy score. Chapin is a real talent and her scenes lift the musical and that maybe worth seeing.

Don't see it if You mind unfocused musicals with somewhat repetitive scores and a cliched plot.

Also Ensemble musicals are hard because you have to develop many character ... Read more Read less

80
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Refreshing, Hilarious

See it if If you like funny energetic productions with great staging and singing

Don't see it if If you don't like musicals

83
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You enjoy well written pieces about medical students and their struggles

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy musicals, bullying and attempted suicide

70
Entertaining, Cliched, Great writing, Quirky, Clever

See it if If you like medical shows and musicals, you’ll love this. Also if you like to support young talent.

Don't see it if You don’t like to hear women singing who clearly need voice lessons. I got bad chills up my spine whenever Tiff and Christina sang.

Also Kudos to Michael Ehrenreich for his achievement here. My objections we... Read more Read less

65
Banal, Overrated, Decent singing, Forgettable songs, Disappointing

See it if you’re in the mood for a fairly short and harmless but otherwise forgettable musical about first-year med students.

Don't see it if you’re expecting “Scrubs.” Aside from a few chuckles, it doesn’t strive for comedy so much as earnest portrayals of med school experiences.

69
Entertaining, Funny, Resonant, Fluffy

See it if you want to have fun with a medical romp through the rock score of first year medical students.

Don't see it if you have difficulty enjoying a show that is somewhat cliche but still enjoyable.

Also There were some foot stomping songs that were presented by acceptable ... Read more Read less

57
Cliched, Fluffy, Fun, Energetic

See it if an original medical concept musical with some peppy songs, enjoyable choreography, occasional humor, and a mixed-talent cast is enough

Don't see it if you also desire a strong book, lyrics, or character development

76
Entertaining, Cliched

See it if You like stories concerning the medical profession.

Don't see it if You expect to see an elaborate musical with highly talented singers and a very credible story.

Also At least one of the characters in the story did not seem credible cons... Read more Read less

75
Great singing, Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Resonant

See it if You’ve been through or know someone who has been through medical school friends or family. Or if you just like medicine.

Don't see it if You don’t like musicals.

Also Realistically and briefly touches upon the myriad of issues that stude... Read more Read less

69
Quirky, Great staging, Cliched

See it if You have been to medical school and enjoy a laugh.

Don't see it if You don’t like musicals.

82
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You enjoy considering (or remembering) some of the key issues that arise for those launching medical careers. You enjoy terrific dancing.

Don't see it if You expect great writing. You need comfortable seats and an intermission.

85
Funny, Quirky

See it if You want to see something new & vibrant & unusual that deals with serious topics in mental health & race relations but has dancing corpses.

Don't see it if You want a linear plot line or storylines that really finish for each individual character. Or if you’re triggered by content like suicide.

88
Ambitious, Entertaining, Resonant, Great singing

See it if you like musicals and stories about students with positive, inspiring messages

Don't see it if you only want to see completely original material. The topics in this show have been done many times, but songs are new..

Also Singing, dancing, and band were excellent! Marina Laurendi (Tiff), in ... Read more Read less

85
Entertaining, Great singing, Must see, Romantic, Relevant

See it if You enjoy musicals with a Grey’s Anatomy theme.

Don't see it if You are not into musicals.

80
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Relevant

See it if Like musicals based on student experiences - this one 1st year medical students

Don't see it if Some bullying & subject matter on death

72
Great staging, Relevant, Cute

See it if You like musicals and you like medical shows

Don't see it if You don’t like musicals and you want to see a serious show

71
Cliched, Clever, Disappointing, Quirky, Great dancing

See it if You are interested in the subject matter and aren't too picky about the quality of the songs or the plot.

Don't see it if You are expecting the music to be as good as the music in successful Broadway rock musicals like Rent or Chess. The book just isn't there.

Also This musical was a cute idea and mostly well executed. All of the perf... Read more Read less

60
Slow, Good singing, Flat writing, Boring storyline, Good music

See it if You know someone inside the cast, or desperately need some music.

Don't see it if You're expecting a good, emotional story or great writing.

Also The actors are doing a good job- some great voices in the cast.... Read more Read less

91
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You want to revive what you felt when you started college!

Don't see it if You have no interest in medicine or college stories...

95
Clever, Funny, Smooth, Insightful, Absorbing

See it if iI you're looking to see an upbeat show about med students trying to make their way in life! A must see for every doctor or doctor-to-be!

Don't see it if You are a theater "purist" and are not comfortable with content that sits "outside the box."


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