World Premiere of Musical 'Hey Florence!' about nursing to feature VUMC nurses Sept. 10-12
Hey Florence!, a musical written by Craig Christie and produced by the Office of Cultural Enrichment at Vanderbilt Medical Center presents a hilarious, poignant and courageous look at the day-to-day life of nurses. This world debut performance stars Vanderbilt Medical Center active duty nurses.
Hey Florence! will be performed on Sept. 10 at 7 p.m., Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. and Sept. 12 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. All performances will take place in Langford Auditorium.
Directed by renowned Australian playwright Craig Christie, the 60-minute show stars nine active-duty VUMC nurses. Christie based the musical on stories told by VUMC nurses and his own experiences shadowing them throughout their workday.
It includes songs like “Someone’s Gotta Do It,” about the difficult and messy jobs nurses take on, “Another Goodbye,” about the pain of losing patients, and “I Need Chocolate,” which needs no explanation.
“This is a chance for the nurses to tell their stories. It’s a look at contemporary nursing, and it will touch everyone emotionally. You will laugh and cry,” said Donna Glassford, director of Cultural Enrichment, who is producing the show. The production is a collaborative effort between the Office of Cultural Enrichment and the Nurse Wellness Committee.
TICKET INFORMATION: Adults $10, Children 18 and under $5. Nurses from any health care institution and Vanderbilt School of Nursing students will receive free admission upon showing their ID badge.
Tickets can be purchased at Vanderbilt Valet, at the Office of Cultural Enrichment in 1002 Oxford House, or at the door. Parking is free for all in the East Garage.
Contact: Office of Cultural Enrichment at (615) 936-1234 or visit www.vanderbiltnursing.com