Broadway vet, SiriusXM host and Oberlin grad Seth Rudetsky performing ‘Rhapsody in Seth’ in Elyria

Having graduated from Oberlin College, Seth Rudetsky is no stranger to Lorain County.

Now, the musical performer and host on SiriusXM Broadway (Channel 72) will perform his one-man play “Rhapsody in Seth” at Lorain County Community College’s Stocker Arts Center. The show is set for 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 in Stocker’s Hoke Theatre.

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Seth Rudetsky shows off a picture of himself from his high school days in “Rhapsody in Seth. (Photos courtesy of Lorain County Community College)

Here’s some info from a news release provided by LCCC:

“Rhapsody in Seth” is all about Seth growing up obsessed with Broadway and being tormented in his high school at the same time. It includes him playing “Rhapsody in Blue” live on stage, video footage of himself as a teen sporting leg warmers/jazz pants, details of his lawsuit against his high school and culminating with his years on Broadway, where he has worked with some of his idols like Chita Rivera and Patti LuPone.

And some more background from his official website:

Seth is the afternoon host on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio’s ON BROADWAY as well as the host of SETH SPEAKS on Sirius/XM Stars. As a pianist, Seth has played for more than a dozen Broadway shows including RAGTIME, LES MIZ and PHANTOM. He was the Artistic Producer/Music Director for the first five annual Actors Fund Fall Concerts including DREAMGIRLS with Audra MacDonald (recorded on Nonesuch Records) and HAIR with Jennifer Hudson (recorded on Ghostlight Records, Grammy Nomination). In 2007 he made his Broadway acting debut playing Sheldon (singing “Magic to Do” in a devastating unitard) in THE RITZ directed by Joe Mantello for The Roundabout Theater. Off-Broadway he wrote and starred in the critically acclaimed RHAPSODY IN SETH (directed by Peter Flynn) at the Actors Playhouse and has also appeared on TV on LAW AND ORDER C.I. and had a recurring role on ALL MY CHILDREN. As an author, he penned the non-fiction Q GUIDE TO BROADWAY, the novel BROADWAY NIGHTS and the recently published MY AWESOME/AWFUL POPULARITY PLAN (Random House).

Tickets for the Stocker show are $40 for orchestra seating; $30 for mezzanine seating and $10 for LCCC students with a valid ID, children 18 and under and active duty military with a valid ID.

To buy tickets visit stockerartscenter.com or call or visit the box office at 440-366-4040 between noon and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. The box office is located in the lobby of the Stocker Arts Center.

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