Medicine the Musical Launches KickStarter Campaign

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 2017Medicine 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 rigors 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 theater swag,” concluded Dr. Ehrenreich.

The full video from the staged reading can be viewed at:

Support the Kickstarter campaign here:

Medicine the Musical Announces Cast For Staged Reading

Startup Productions has announced the casting for the premier staged reading of Medicine the Musical, a new musical by Michal Ehrenreich. Directed by Rachel Klein with musical director Andy Peterson, Medicine the Musical will be performed at two showings on April 24, 2017 at the Daryl Roth Theater.

The cast includes, in alphabetical order, Lance Bordelon (Saturday Night Fever), Gregory Driscoll, Kate Hoover, Lindsay Lavin, Tara Moran (Don’t Tell Mamma), Michael Perrie, Jr. (The Buddy Holly Story), Brad Rakushin (Everything…Should Know), Joseph Redman (Baby), Shaun Leslie Thomas (Sister Act), and Zach Tomasovic.

Set to a dynamic rock score, Medicine the Musical follows a diverse group of first year medical students as they struggle with their lives, loves, and the rigors of their education to pursue their dreams. Playwright and composer Michael Ehrenreich makes his New York debut with this performance. Ehrenreich is a practicing dermatologist in South Orange, New Jersey. The creative team includes Director Rachel Klein (Around the World in 80 Days; The Anthem; More Than All the World), and Musical Director Andy Peterson (More than All The World; Atomic). The executive producer for the reading is Jenn Maley (Indecent).

The reading is free for anyone to attend, but tickets should be reserved on-line prior to the performance. Ticket-holders will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets may be reserved at

Medicine the Musical World Premier Staged Reading April 24, 2017

The world premier staged reading of Medicine the Musical will take place on April 24, 2017 at the Daryl Roth Theater in New York City.  There will be two performances at 1:30PM and at 6:30PM.

All are welcome, though the event is primarily for potential backers of a future off-Broadway production.

Tickets are available at: