Love musicals? Miss the theater? Then you won't want to miss the free virtual Musical Marathon put on by the Erie Playhouse starting at 4 p.m. this Saturday.
More than 100 Playhouse performers will be participating in the Marathon, with many live on the LECOM Stage, while others will perform remotely.
The program will be broken down by decades, starting with songs from the 1920s and finishing with current songs. Each decade has a host, including current and past Executive Directors, Kate Neubert-Lechner, Almi Clerkin, and David Matthews, along with staff and members of the Board of Directors.
The Marathon will be broadcast via Facebook Live as a free event, although donations will be accepted throughout the night to benefit the Erie Playhouse.
Safety precautions in place
There will be no live audience. This will be a virtual event. Only the performers will be allowed into the theatre, through the back, and only three will be the building at the same time—one on-deck waiting to go on, one performing onstage, and one exiting stage left, leaving through the back doors.
All performers will be assigned times and will be asked to wait in their cars until their assigned performance time. Minimal masked crew and volunteers will be allowed, for running sound, lights, and cameras. Social distancing will be enforced.