Campus spotlight: Doc Opera

Ever wonder what it’s like to be in medical school? Get a musical and comedic glimpse into the life of a medical student at the annual production of Doc Opera.

Now in its 34th year, Doc Opera is an annual variety show written by, directed by, and starring students from various CWRU graduate programs, including many students from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. 

This year, a group of nine Doc Opera directors are organizing the show, which will be held Saturday, Dec. 8, at John Hay High School. At 6 p.m., the lobby will open for guests to mingle and participate in a silent auction. The house will open for seating at 6:30 p.m. and the show will begin at 7 p.m.

The event draws an audience of anywhere between 500 and 700 each year. Funds raised during the show go toward Circle Health Services (formerly the Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland) and the CWRU Student-Run Health Clinic.

Beginning in April, the Doc Opera directors begin laying the groundwork for the show, and each director manages a different aspect of the event, from finances to tech to dance. They come together for big decisions, including the theme, which often is a play on a pop culture reference. This year it’s “Back to the Suture.”

Pre-sale tickets are available at a discounted rate on the Doc Opera website. Tickets also can be purchased at the door.

 Learn more about Doc Opera.