Steve Bertani


Mr. Bertani is in his eleventh season as Managing Director. Prior to coming to Arrow Rock in 2006 from St. Louis, Steve was a Division Manager for Citigroup’s Primerica Financial Services earning much recognition for team leadership and client development. He spent 12 seasons at Stages St. Louis theatre company (1991-2003), ending his tenure as General Manager. Steve has experienced all aspects of the theatre business from front of house operations to backstage, and has appeared onstage at the Mule Barn Theatre and Post Playhouse in productions of Working, The Nerd, Dracula, A Day in Hollywood – A Night in the Ukraine and Gypsy. He made his Lyceum Theatre stage debut in the 2007 production of The Sunshine Boys followed by cameo appearances in You Can’t Take It With You, and The Man Who Came To Dinner. Having been a drummer for over 30 years, Steve played one of the Bodacious Bobcats in Always…Patsy Cline, the role of Jerry Allison (one of The Crickets) in Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, and in 2014 played drums for Little Shop of Horrors. A few of his favorite Lyceum productions include 1776, Tuesdays With Morrie, Into the Woods, Cats, Proof, Arsenic and Old Lace, On Golden Pond, The Diary of Anne Frank, Run For Your Wife, Buddy…The Buddy Holly Story, To Kill A Mockingbird, A Tuna Christmas, Rumors, and the Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol. Steve worked as a stage manager for numerous pop artist concerts in St. Louis, including C & C Music Factory, Michael Damian, Donny Osmond, and Belinda Carlyle. Steve currently serves as a member on the Experience Arrow Rock Marketing Committee, the Saline County League of Emergency Planning Commission, and a district chief with the Saline County Fire Protection District. He is a graduate of Tarkio College in Tarkio, MO. Steve and his wife Elizabeth live Saline County along with her children Noah (12) and Lauren (10). He thanks each of you for making every year possible at The Lyceum.