The Kretzer Piano Music Foundation today announced that William Hayes, Producing Artistic Director and founding member of Palm Beach Dramaworks, will be staging the 4th annual PHYSICIANS TALENT SHOWCASE (PTS), which will be held at The Harriet Himmel Theater at CityPlace in West Palm Beach on Tuesday, August 18 at 7:30 p.m.
“Speaking for the 14 talented doctors and other performers participating in the upcoming fun-filled fundraiser, we are thrilled to have Bill Hayes bring his extensive theatrical experience and showstopping expertise to the upcoming PHYSICIANS TALENT SHOWCASE,” said founder Kathi Kretzer.
A 35-year veteran with numerous acting credits, Hayes also adjudicates the drama portion of the annual Pathfinders Awards sponsored by the Palm Beach Post, and was the recipient of the 2014 Clyde Fyfe Award, presented by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, and a 2014 Silver Palm Award, presented by the South Florida Theatre League, “for his outstanding work as Producing Artistic Director” of Palm Beach Dramaworks. Mr. Hayes also serves as President of the Florida Professional Theatres Association and is a National Ambassador for The Actors Fund.
Among the musical talents that Mr. Hayes will be directing are physicians affiliated with 16 local hospitals and medical facilities, including five from Jupiter Medical Center, four with Wellington Regional Medical Center and two each from JFK Medical Center and West Palm Hospital.
The performing doctors will include Dr. Millard Brooks, an Anesthesiologist from Naples, who is an audience-wowing magician and comedian; Dr. John Fernandez, a rock singer and guitarist from Stuart; Dr. Kenneth Fuquay, a classical guitarist from West Palm Beach; Dr. Peggy Hunter, a classical pianist from Boca Raton; Dr. Gordon Johnson from Wellington who is returning as a PTS emcee; Dr. Jill Rodila, a talented harpist from Palm Beach Gardens, who will be playing during the pre-concert sponsor party; Dr. Lyda Rodriguez, a ballroom dancer from West Palm Beach; Dr. Thomas Rowe, a bass guitarist; Dr. Robin Shecter, a gifted vocalist from Wellington; Dr. Robin Sykes is a flautist from Jupiter; Dr. Richard Wayne is a comedian from West Palm Beach; Dr. Maureen Whelihan is also returning as emcee; and Dr. Jack Zeltzer of Lake Worth is a talented drummer.
The one non-medical doctor is Dr. Robin Arrigo, a concert pianist who earned a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from the University of Miami.
Tickets are $75 each (tax deductible) and can be purchased by calling Complete Ticket Solutions at 866.449.2489. Profit raised from this year’s PHYSICIANS TALENT SHOWCASE will enable KPMF to expand its music education programs for children in need.
For more information about KPMF, please visit www.kretzerpiano.com/KPMF.