Seth Rudetsky Live at the Thurber Arts Center

Posted by Sue Samuels - 24 August, 2017


Randolph celebrates National Arts in Education Week, September 11-15, with a series of amazing guest stars from across the country.

Laugh with us September 14 as we host the hilarious and talented Seth Rudetsky for an evening of toe-tapping fun and Broadway commentary.

The arts are an essential part of a complete education, whether at home, at school, or in the community. Students of all ages—from kindergarten to college to creative aging programs—benefit from artistic learning, innovative thinking, and creativity. Celebrating National Arts in Education Week is a way to recognize this impact and share the message with friends, family, and communit.

National Arts in Education Week is a national celebration recognizing the transformative power of the arts in education. Designated by Congress in 2010 through House Resolution 275, the celebration is designated to bring attention to this cause for elected officials and educational decision makers across the country and to support equitable access to the arts for all students.

Randolph is the  only school in Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee to celebrate National Arts in Education Week. We are bringing three nationally renowned artists to campus for the benefit of our students and the wider community.

Seth Rudetsky

seth-headshot.jpgSeth Rudetsky is the afternoon host on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio’s On Broadway, as well as the host of Seth Speaks on Sirius/XM Stars.  Earlier in his career, he played keyboards in the pits of more than a dozen Broadway shows, including Ragtime, Les Miserables, and Phantom of the Opera.  Seth served as vocal coach for MTV’s Legally Blonde reality show and starred with Sutton Foster in They’re Playing Our Song  for the Actor’s Equity Fund. 

Seth has worked with some of the biggest names in the business, including Audra McDonald, Jennifer Hudson, Kristin Chenowith, Andrea Martin, Jonathan Groff, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Megan Hilty to name just a few.

His most recent Broadway adventure was co-writing and starring in Disaster! , which the NY Times called “a triumph”. In addition, he created the opening numbers for the 1998 and 2000 Tony Awards.

Currently, Seth writes a weekly column on and tours the country doing master classes and performing his one-man show, “Deconstructing Broadway." Here is his take on Dear Evan Hansen.  You can watch Seth TV here.

Seth will entertain us by sharing recordings of famous Broadway moments in the style of his “Deconstructing Broadway” and “Big Fat Broadway” shows. Seth’s career as a musician, actor, writer and vocal coach allows him a unique perspective on what makes Broadway tick as he critiques, with tongue in cheek,  its best and worst moments. He’s sure to have you singing along and rolling in the aisles. Come and laugh with Seth and his hilarious take on Broadway and its stars!

The School is grateful for the generous support of the following sponsors of our celebration of Arts in Education Week.


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Topics: Arts, music, theater, Thurber Arts Center, National Arts in Education Week

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