More music from Manawatu medics
Keeping the rescue chopper aloft is the spirit behind Medics Make Music 2
Involving a group of singing, playing, acting doctors and nurses, the original Medics Make Music variety show was such a huge success in 2014, raising a phenomenal $39,000 for the helicopter, that show co-producer Dr Raffat Shameem was keen to give it another go.
The cardiologist says the Medics Make Music 2 sequel on March 5 involves a range of talented musical medicos plus one or two close friends.
‘‘There are a lot of musical medics in Manawatu who are soloists or perform in groups, as well as others who have hidden talents just waiting to be given the chance,’’ Raffat says.
Nurse, soloist and musical director, Mary Bielsky, recently achieved her Trinity College ATCL in Singing, while classical pianist, Ben Booker, is training as a medical student. Raffat has played leading and supporting roles with Manawatu Theatre Society and the Showcase Singers.
Compered by Burnzee, the programme includes songs, chorus numbers, instrumen- tal pieces and skits based on medical themes, ranging from opera, musical theatre, and popular song to C&W.
MedicsMake Music 2 has two performances in the Regent on Broadway Saturday, March 5 at 2pm and 7pm. Tickets $35 adults, children under 15 $20 and 10+ $32. Book TicketDirect.