Photo #167: Med Revue 2012

August 14, 2012

Mike, Fi, Matt and I went to the last show of Med Revue on Tuesday – great job everyone! Lovely to see so many talented people get together!

From the UQMS website:

Med Revue brings together students from all four years of medicine in a production that takes place over three nights in August.  People from all backgrounds become involved in this stage & screen spectacular, be it through acting, singing, dancing, playing instruments, constructing sets, making costumes, editing videos, controlling lighting, or making oversized condoms out of a hula-hoops and cling wrap for a ballet called sperm lake… Suffice it to say, the Revue is a lot of fun.

Whether you are a performer drawn to the limelight or a backstage crew member content with the dark, the Med Revue is for you.  An original play penned by the mad medical minds from the year gives each revue a unique theme, with past titles including “The Sound of Mucous”, “Count Docula”, and “DoctorPussy”. The play involves live music from the exceptional Med Revue band, dancers and actors from all four years, and a backstage crew who work tirelessly behind the scenes.For three nights of each year pilgrims from all around the world migrate to Brisbane to watch the unveiling of brilliance at the Schonell Theatre. The overextended high kicks of the dancers are a sight to be seen, the low notes of the tenors can’t be heard by the human ear and the acting makes Joaquin Phoenix look sane. Some like to call it the best production ever made, the more humble of us simply call it ‘Med Revue’.

Original skits performed on stage and screen supplement the play and guarantee a great night out for all.  Over the last few years the Med Revue has played to sell-out crowds of more than 1200 people in the Schonell Theatre, with all proceeds of the event going to charity.  It is an amazing production to be part of and a great way to meet fellow students in other years, so go on – get involved.

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