Sometime in the early ’90s when I was still dancing in professional theater, I was in a production of Dreamgirls
. The style of the music was quite a challenge for the musical director, so the show’s director and choreographer brought in an up-and-coming musician from New York to guide us through the musical rehearsals. The brilliant young man got the necessary sound from the cast. For years afterwards, I have followed the career of this musical genius and maintained a somewhat spotty connection with him through the occasional email. Now, probably 20 years later, I am thrilled to see that Seth Rudetsky
is returning to Pittsburgh as part of our Sewickley Series!
Since the Dreamgirls days, Seth’s career in New York has skyrocketed. I read his weekly articles at Playbill.com to keep track of his adventures. He’s played in the pit for 19 Broadway shows, wrote a couple of books, and has appeared both on Broadway and television as an actor. Aside from his musical genius, he is a walking Broadway encyclopedia. Seth is one of the funniest people I’ve ever met, and I can’t wait to see him perform live at SA!