I had never heard of Seth Rudetsky, but now I crave more of him. Coming from a family prone to burst into song at any moment (to the mortification of related teenagers) we love our Broadway musicals. This book provided lots of interesting behind the scenes details (I never gave a moment's thought to musicians or the allotment of dressing rooms or Broadway producers). The arcana is frosting on the delicious cake of Seth's cast of characters. The perenially depressed Stacy (a dead ringer for someone I've known 20 years). the annoyingly perky (and probably treacherous) francophile Francoise, and the world's cheapest Broadway producers, the sly and ancient Giesenschlags. Besides hilarity, there is romance, cunning and all-around enjoyment. I can't wait for Seth's next book.
This book was so much fun, and gave a glimpse into the world of being on Broadway. I loved the characters and found it laugh-out-loud funny.
Favorite part was the children auditioning for Les Mis. I highly recommend this for anyone interested in the inner workings and stories of Broadway (only partly fictionalized).
I love Seth Rudetsky and everything he does. He makes me laugh and feeds my addiction for all things musicals, Broadway, & NYC! This audio is so great for its personal touch!
I loved this story and the author - who is the reader is absolutely fabulous. Now keep in mind that this book is about Broadway actors, dancers, musician, etc. There are a lot of gay characters in the book - as well as a lot of "drama" in their lives. This book is not for everyone - but it is a very fun book to listen to. I can't wait until he writes and reads another one...
The narrator adds great dimension to this book. I laughed out loud and rooted for Stephen throughout the book. If you forgot what tone is listen to this and then call your high school English teachers to tell them you got it now!
I purchased this because Kristin Chenoweth was a narrator, and because I would love to live in NYC!
It took two tries to listen to the book, but when I finally got into the book I found it enjoyable because of the multiple narrators, and because I wanted to find out how it concluded.
Hysterical! I 100% recomend this to anyone who loves musical theatre. This book has amazing narration. Seth is brillant and I loved how he used other Broadway stars. As soon as I finished I bought his second book. Love, love, LOVE this book.
this was just like listening to one of my best friends complain about his love life - except it's mixed with more broadway and nyc characters! it was a perfect listen for when i was running, had me laughing out loud and really enjoying the character voices.