ONSTAGE & BACKSTAGE: Getting Kinky With Stark Sands; Anything Goes for Rachel York

By Seth Rudetsky
28 May 2013

Megan Hilty
Megan Hilty

A week in the life of actor, radio and TV host, music director and writer Seth Rudetsky.

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To paraphrase Parker Posey from "Waiting for Guffman," "It's the week of the show, y'all!" That's right, Unbroken Circle starts previews on Wednesday. We have a contest to give away two tickets to the first day of previews so save money and go to facebook.com/UnbrokenCirclethePlay

I'm seeing the first performance at 2:30 PM then hightailing it to Tampa where I'm presenting the upcoming season at the Straz. Then I fly a little west of Florida to New Orleans and do a show with Megan Hilty! Get my whole (headache-y) schedule/buy tickets at SethTV.com.

Speaking of New Orleans, I got back and felt extra fat from the non-stop eating. I decided to go jogging but thought that if I did it outside instead of on a treadmill, I'd have a better workout. I didn't want to haul around my whole wallet, so I just took a credit card. I feel I have to carry something in case I get the urge to buy something and/or I pass out from exhaustion and someone has to identify me. Anyhoo, I kept my credit card in the same pocket that my phone was in. When I got home, I discovered the card was gone! Why? I decided it possibly had something to do with me taking my phone out to check the time. Essentially, every five minutes on the five minutes, I would think, "Surely, it's been 45 minutes and I can go home now." I'd check my phone and then angrily put it back in my pocket. On one of those many trips in and out of my pocket, my charge card must have joined in and never went back in. I was in denial for two days and refused to cancel my card. Surely, I'd get it back from a passerby. Crickets. Finally, I got a new card and went a full three days without losing anything else. Then on Friday, I showed up at Unbroken Circle rehearsal to do some videos. They came out so well! Everyone in the cast talks about why the show is special to them, and they all have a hilarious comment about their character. Watch the videos at UnbrokenCircleThePlay.com.



Well, right before I filmed, I went to check my phone messages and realized that this time, the reverse happened. That's right, I retained my credit card (firmly ensconced in my wallet) but now I had lost my iPhone! That's called "mixing it up." I had a "great" time retracing my steps in the pouring rain and finally realized I left it in the cab. Of course, I had no way of reaching the cab driver because I hadn't taken a receipt. Now, before you get mad at me, just remember that when I left my laptop in a cab back in November, I also hadn't taken a receipt so there was no way to trace it. Wait. You should get mad at me. Anyhoo, I did the lost-iphone-App thingy (where it beeps and shows a message with a phone number to call) and soon a passenger in the cab called me! She was on her way to LaGuardia and wouldn't be back til Tuesday (!) but the cab driver was kind enough to come back to the city and met me on the corner of 57th and 6th. And who says cab drivers are surly? Well, I do, based on experience, but this one was super nice!

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