Teachers on Tap – Teachers by Day, Performers by Night
Once again the Erie Playhouse will present Teachers on Tap – a concert of Broadway show tunes performed by some of the talented teachers who perform on the Playhouse stage – for one performance only, Saturday, March 29 at 7:30pm.
Teachers on Tap has become an annual event at the Erie Playhouse. In addition to showcasing the talented teacher/performers, they also choose to honor an outstanding educator who has performed on their stage or, in the case of this year’s honoree, graced the orchestra pit. Previous honorees include Dr. Doris Snell, Bob Martin, and Judith Matthews.
Many Playhouse favorites will grace the stage, including Kate Amatuzzo, Ken Brundage, Patty Corella, Jerry Gill, Leah Johnson, Bob Martin, Kate Neubert-Lechner, Linda Wingerter and many more.
This year the Erie Playhouse will pay tribute to Roberta Stoughton for her years of dedication and love in the classroom and at the Erie Playhouse as choral and orchestra director and pianist. She will receive the “Doris Snell” award, so named for the first honoree. Song selections for the evening will be taken from shows Roberta has worked on as music director/choral director and/or accompanist. Included are songs from West Side Story, Chicago, Grand Hotel, Into the Woods, Phantom, Pippin and more.
Roberta received her degree in music education from Boston University, and in her early years taught in Connecticut, Syracuse, NY, and on an Indian reservation prior to settling into the Iroquois School District for 30 years. Roberta is now retired from Iroquois High School where she served as choral director. Her years in music education total 42.
Her first show at the Erie Playhouse was Little Me (1982), which starred the late, great Ben Agresti. She has also served as music director for numerous shows at Gannon University.
Included in the ticket price ($26.50) will be beer selections, root beer, pub snacks and a complimentary logo souvenir cup.