Sirius/XM Radio’s Broadway host Seth Rudetsky will bring  his one-man show, “Deconstructing Broadway,” to McPherson College at 7 p.m. Sept. 30 to open the 2019 Fern Lingenfelter Artists Series in Mingenback Theatre.

“Deconstructing Broadway” is described as a combination of “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” “The Tony Awards,” and “The Daily Show.” 

Rudetsky is a Broadway performer, producer, director and three time Emmy nominee. In this cabaret-style show, Rudetsky’s performance is a tour-de-force featuring his trademark “deconstructions,” in which he uses his an audio/video collection to break down brilliant performances from beloved Broadway divas, like Patti LuPone and Betty Buckley, as well as showcases videos like The Osmonds singing a medley from “Fiddler on the Roof.” Rudetsky devotes an entire section of his performance to  Barbra Streisand. 

Admission to the Lingenfelter concert is free thanks to a commitment to McPherson College established in 2016 honoring Fern Lingenfelter. Her son, Steve Clark, chairman of Clark Investment Group of Wichita, established a fund that supports two annual music performance events with special emphasis on piano. Lingenfelter, an alumna of McPherson College, taught piano in McPherson for many years to both college students on campus and younger students at her studio downtown.

While admission is free, reservations  should be made by Sept. 25 by contacting the Alumni Office at (620) 242-0434 or email to floryk@mcpherson.edu. Doors will open for reserved seating at 6:20 p.m. and for general admission seating at 6:40 p.m. There will be an opportunity to meet the artist after the performance.

Rudetsky will also host a master class earlier in for the Heartland Choral Festival at McPherson College. The festival invites high school choirs to campus for a day-long clinic.