Casting Announcement: “All Is Calm” at Mustard Seed Theatre

Luke Steingruby is pleased to announce that he will once again perform in the fourth and final iteration of All Is Calm at Mustard Seed Theatre.

Mustard Seed gives a last hurrah to World War I
By Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch Mar 29, 2016 (0)
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At Mustard Seed Theatre, members of the 2015 cast of “All Is Calm” portray World War I soldiers of different nations.
On Veterans Day, Mustard Seed Theatre will open its fourth — and last — production of “All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914.”

The a cappella musical about World War I has become a holiday tradition for some theatergoers. In 2013, Mustard Seed’s first production of “All Is Calm” garnered five St. Louis Theater Circle Awards and big audiences. People warmed to the story of Christmas Eve, 1914, when some soldiers on both sides of the Western Front put down their weapons to mark the holiday. They sang carols (in their own languages), shared food, drink and tobacco, even played a little soccer. It didn’t last long, and it never happened again.

Mustard Seed plans to stage the perennially popular musical only once more, however. This year’s production will run Nov. 11 to Dec. 4. After a while, “artists need to do something new and challenging,” explained artistic director Deanna Jent. She added that the switch will allow Mustard Seed to present other musicals in seasons ahead.

Once again, Jent will direct “All Is Calm,” and Joe Schoen will return as music director. The ensemble includes performers from previous seasons: Charlie Barron, Steve Isom, Greg Lhamon, Gerry Love, Ben Nordstrom, Antonio Rodriguez, Luke Steingruby, Kelvin Urday and Jeffrey Wright.

“All Is Calm” is the second production of Mustard Seed’s 2016-17 season — the troupe’s 10th anniversary season.


Mustard Seed Theatre performs at Fontbonne University’s Fine Arts Theatre, 6800 Wydown Boulevard. Single tickets to its shows are $25-$30; 2016-17 season tickets are available, too. For more information, visit

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Casting Announcement: “The Rocky Horror Show” at Stray Dog Theatre

Luke Steingruby is proud to announce that he will play “Rocky Horror” in Richard O’Brien’s THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW at Stray Dog Theatre.

Book, Music and Lyrics by Richard O’Brien. Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

A humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the late 1940s through to the early 1970s. The musical tells the story of a newly engaged couple getting caught in a storm and coming to the home of a mad transvestite scientist unveiling his new creation, a sort of Frankenstein-style monster in the form of an artificially made, fully grown, physically perfect muscle man named Rocky Horror.

Performances: Opens October 13, 2016 and closes October 29, 2016.
Eleven performances are Thursdays through Saturdays at 8pm with additional performances on Wednesday, October 26 at 8pm and Saturday, October 29 at 2pm.

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Casting Announcement:  “All Is Calm” at Mustard Seed Theatre

Luke Steingruby joins the 2015 cast of “All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914” at Mustard Seed Theatre.

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Casting Announcement: “Dogfight” at Stray Dog Theatre



Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul / Book by Peter Duchan / Based on the Warner Bros. film and screenplay by Bob Comfort

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October 8 – October 24

8 PM Thursdays-Saturdays
Additional performances 8 PM Wednesday, October 14 and 2 PM Saturday, October 24.

In this acclaimed musical adaption of the notable film, three young Marines set out on the eve of their deployment in 1963 for one final night of debauchery, carousing and a little trouble. A “dogfight” competition ensues to determine who can find the most unattractive girl to bring to the party. Corporal Eddie Birdlace picks Rose, an awkward, idealistic waitress, who will rewrite the rules of the game and teach him the power of love and compassion.

This production is intended for MATURE AUDIENCES.

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ROSE FEENY: Shannon Cothran
BERNSTEIN: Kevin O’Brien
BOLAND: Luke Steingruby
MARCY: Sara Rae Womack

Director: Justin Been
Music Director: Chris Petersen
Choreographer: Zachary Stefaniak


Tower Grove Abbey
2336 Tennessee Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63104-1434


The best way to purchase tickets and ensure availability is to purchase tickets online by using the link above or on the Tickets page. You may order tickets through the Box Office by calling (314) 865-1995.

All tickets are non-refundable. Individual tickets are not exchangeable.  Any tickets that are not picked up by ten (10) minutes prior to curtain will be released to waiting customers.

Subscribers may exchange tickets up to 48 hours in advance of a performance.
Missed subscriptions that are not addressed within 24 hours will not be able to be exchanged.

Box Office/Will Call opens 1 hour prior to performance. House opens half-hour prior to curtain.  Tower Grove Abbey is a “general seating” theatre.

Casting Announcement: “Yentl” at New Jewish Theatre

Based on Isaac Bashevis Singer’s short story “Yentl the Yeshiva Boy” and updated with new music and lyrics by Jill Sobule, “Yentl” tells the story of a young girl in 19th century Eastern Europe forbidden to pursue her dream of studying Talmud. Unwilling to accept her fate, she disguises herself as a man. But when she falls in love, Yentl must decide how far she’s willing to go to protect her identity. This marks 40 years since the play — then without music — ran on Broadway. With parallels in Singer’s short story coinciding with the burgeoning second wave of feminism, we find Yentl as an outsider seeking to find her own voice within a very proscribed world. Sobules’ klezmer/rock/folk score underlines the ageless ideas of young love and sexual questioning.”This is a story about the mystery of appearances, the deceptions of the heart, and the divine androgyny of the soul.”

May 12 – June 5

Directed by Edward Coffield


Yentl – Shanara Gabrielle*

Avigdor – Andrew Michael Neiman*

Hadass – Taylor Steward

Reb Todrus – Terry Meddows*

Various roles

Peggy Billo*

Will Bonfiglio

Paul Cereghino

Amy Loui*

Leo Ramsey

Luke Steingruby

Jennifer Theby Quinn

New Jewish Theatre