- Julia Murney Fundraiser
- MST Autism Education Project
Julia Murney will perform a concert at The Sheldon Theatre on Monday, April 14th, 2014 at 7:00 PM to benefit the Mustard Seed Theatre Autism Education Project.
Julia played “Tami” in the NY production of Falling but is more known for playing “Elpheba” in Wicked. In St. Louis she played another “green girl” – she was “Fiona” in Shrek last year at the MUNY.
Tickets are $25.00 for the Balcony and $30.00 - $40.00 for Orchestra seats. A limited number of premium tickets are available for $125.00 which include free parking in the Sheldon parking lot and a private post-show reception with Julia and the St. Louis cast of Falling. Pre-sales to the Mustard Seed Theatre reprise of Falling will be on sale before and after the show.
Tickets are available through Metrotix at www.metrotix.com. For more information or questions, please contact the Mustard Seed Theatre box office Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 314-719-8060.
The goal of Mustard Seed Theatre’s Autism Education Project is to create a valuable teaching tool for educators in a variety of settings. The reprised production of Falling this April at Mustard Seed Theatre will be professionally filmed and edited to create an educational DVD, with curriculum material for classes ranging from education to family counseling to behavioral analysis. The estimated cost for the entire project is $30,000.
The fundraiser event with Julia Murney at the Sheldon Concert Hall on March 3rd at 7:00 PM is the first step toward raising the funds for the project. Mustard Seed Theatre hopes to raise the first $20,000 to cover the cost of professional filming. Funds for editing and support materials will be raised after filming has been completed.
Tickets for the fundraiser are available through Metrotix at www.metrotix.com. For more information or questions, please contact the Mustard Seed Theatre box office Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 314-719-8060.
by Deanna Jent
The power is out and no subways are running in NYC’s West Village, which means that my play FALLING has been “dark” all week. Everyone associated with the show is fine, and there was no damage to the theatre; like many people across the East coast, we wait for electricity to return and the flood waters to recede.
Meanwhile, here at Mustard Seed, we’re rehearsing my adaptation of IMAGINARY JESUS. It’s a joy to be in rehearsal with this group of amazing actors, designers and staff, but this week we hit the “middle part” I referred to in an earlier blog – that point where it really IS work. With 17 actors playing 48 characters moving between 23 different locations, rehearsal now often resembles football practice more than a theatrical endeavor!
But through it all, we continue to play! The journey from the page (hilariously written by Matt Mikalatos) to the stage is an adventure. So far we’ve discovered a couple of new characters (Don’t worry Matt – you’ll love them!) and learned that the actor who needs to say “Apocrypha” can’t make his mouth actually say “Apocrypha” (he’s getting closer – we had “Apocryphia” last night, which is, perhaps, the fear of saying “Apocrypha”?).
So the actors are learning their words, I’m figuring out how to tell the story clearly through action and staging, the lights are being focused, costumes are being built, and the set will be painted on Monday. Sound design and prop design continues, and the Stage Management team diligently organizes and takes care of us all! Creating theatre is an amazingly collaborative process – which is why I love it!
Oh – and two performances are already sold out, with two others nearly sold. Take a look at your calendars and make your reservations now – it’s a great family show for Thanksgiving weekend!