Doc Opera 2020

Update, December 15: Congratulations to the student writers, directors, cast and crew who brought this year’s Doc Opera to life! Trauma Mia was a smash hit, selling over 600 tickets, the most tickets sold in the event's 36-year history, and raised over $25,000 to help the Student-Run Health Clinic serve the health needs of Greater Cleveland, free of charge.
Watch the full recording of Trauma Mia here.

Trauma Mia! 

Doc Opera 2020 Trauma Mia logo

December 12 at 7 p.m.

Silent Auction begins at 6 p.m.

Please join us for an unforgettable evening, as the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine proudly present Doc Opera 2020: Trauma Mia! For the first time ever, we will be livestreaming the show on December 12, for easy access and viewing wherever your home may be. We hope that this year’s virtual performance will draw an additional audience of students, faculty, and alumni from across the country, in addition to our healthcare providers, patients, families, and other members of the Greater Cleveland community.

Now in its 36th 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. Drawing talent from multiple health graduate programs, all components of Doc Opera are written, directed, and performed by students and faculty to create a memorable night of skits, musical performances, and dances about medicine and healthcare. The evening also includes a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction, with donations coming from students and local businesses. 

Purchase Tickets

Trauma Mia - watch this year's trailer here. 

Want to see more? Watch videos from previous years on our YouTube channel.

Our Mission

In keeping with CWRU’s commitment to give back to the community, Doc Opera is a fundraising event for Case Western Reserve University’s Student Run Health Clinic. At the SRHC, graduate students from the medical, nursing, physician assistant, and social work schools at CWRU and the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine work together to provide high quality, compassionate healthcare to underserved populations within the greater Cleveland community. 

With the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, the SRHC had to completely revamp its model of service to maintain public health precautions and encourage social distancing. During this hiatus, the SRHC also moved locations to now be hosted within Neighborhood Family Practice, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with multiple sites throughout the Cleveland area. As the Student Run Health Clinic reopens in 2021 amidst a completely unprecedented global pandemic, it is more important than ever that the SRHC has the proper funds to serve the most vulnerable patients.

Our Doc Opera mission is to raise money so this program can continue to provide quality healthcare and related services to those in our local community who lack adequate access or means. Due to increasing popularity, attendance in recent years has reached over one thousand guests per show, enabling us to donate tens of thousands of dollars to the Student Run Health Clinic. We are incredibly grateful for the donations and support we have received from our audiences and many diverse businesses throughout the Cleveland area. 

Show Details

This year’s show is on Saturday, December 12, 2020, at 7 p.m. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the entire event will be virtual; it will be live-streamed and can be watched from the comfort of your own home!


Purchase Tickets

Early Bird Ticket Prices Prior to Dec. 8 Group
$15 Student
$20 General Admission
$25 VIP
Regular Ticket Prices after Dec. 9 Group
$17 Student
$25 General Admission



Audience Choice Awards - new this year!

This year, we will be hosting a fundraising competition across all the dances, where participants will be able to donate “on behalf” of their favorite dance. The winner of the Audience Choice Award will be announced at the end of the show!

Our Sponsors

We are pleased to announce the following sponsors for Doc Opera 2020. Thanks for your commitment to our mission to provide healthcare in our communities!

Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation

Academy of Medicine of Cleveland Northern Ohio (AMCNO)

Doc Opera sponsorships and more information here.