Jan. 17, 2011
Seth Rudetsky, an actor, musician, writer and Broadway host for Sirius Satellite Radio, will perform his multimedia comedy show “Seth Rudetsky’s Deconstructing Broadway” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, at Morningside College in Klinger-Neal Theatre, 3700 Peters Ave.
This event is free and open to the public, but audience members do need to reserve a seat in order to attend. The box office number is 712-274-5702.
“Seth Rudetsky’s Deconstructing Broadway” has toured all over the United States. In New York, it continues to be sold out in every Manhattan venue in which it is performed.
Using his own private video and audio collection, Rudetsky presents a humorous one-man show that illustrates what makes a great and not-so-great Broadway performance. Video highlights include the “The Brady Bunch Variety Hour” and Cher performing all of the roles in “West Side Story.”
Rudetsky is a stand-up comic and spent two years as a comedy writer for “The Rosie O’Donnell Show.” As an actor, he has had roles both on Broadway and on television; he had a recurring role on “All My Children.” As a musician, he has played piano for more than a dozen Broadway shows, and he was the vocal coach for the “Legally Blonde” reality show on MTV. He also served as the artistic producer/music director for the first several Actors Fund Fall Concerts, including “Dreamgirls” with Audra McDonald and “Hair” with Jennifer Hudson.
Rudetsky’s visit to Morningside College is made possible in part by a grant from the Gilchrist Foundation. Morningside recently received a $30,000 grant from the Gilchrist Foundation to enhance the college’s theatre program. The college is using the grant to upgrade the lighting system in Klinger-Neal Theatre and to partially fund a series of visiting guest artists during the 2010-2011 academic year.
The Gilchrist Foundation furthers the philanthropy of the late Jocelyn Gilchrist, and her family, in the arts, wildlife, conservation, public broadcasting, medical care and disaster relief. The foundation makes grants to pre-selected nonprofit organizations and is administered through the trust department at Security National Bank of Sioux City.