Tara Gaertner (flute) has been performing with the Broadway Chorus since 2010, and is grateful that when she doesn’t have time to commit to acting and singing, she can still be part of the fun by playing the flute in the pit band.
Tara spent much of her teen years playing in the pit orchestra for high school musicals, but it wasn’t until she joined Broadway Chorus that she got a chance to act, dance and sing on the stage. Favourite memories include chewing bubble-gum while singing in The Ghostman Only Rings Twice (2011), hamming up Russian accents with Gil in War & Geese (2012), and making papier-mache vegetables (The Bandmaid’s Tale, 2019). We don’t talk about accidentally getting locked in the washroom during Priscilla, Queen of the Damned (2010).
Outside of musical theatre, Tara enjoys collecting university degrees, singing showtunes with her almost-grown children (wait, that’s still music theatre, isn’t it?), and thinking about the brain. Look for her as a resident doctor in psychiatry, coming soon to a hospital near you.