Jesus Christ Superstar

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts 

Photo Credit: Rich Ryan

Flower Drum Song

Park Square Theatre / Mu Performing Arts co-production

"Bertumen conveys Mei-Li's simplicity, her pride in her heritage, her integrity, and a tenderness in her love that win us over from the start." -Arthur Dorman, Regional Reviews Minneapolis/St. Paul 
"Bertumen is positively luminous as Mei-Li, the true believer who provides the story's moral and emotional center." -Jay Gabler, City Pages
"Stephanie Bertumen also provides a believably youthful, wide-eyed naivete as ingenue Mei-Li." -David and Chelsea Bergland, How Was the Show?
"Neither Stephanie Bertumen as Mei-Li nor Sherwin Resurreccion as Wang are AEA members (yet) but carry their lead roles with conviction. Bertumen has a sweet singing voice." -BWW Review 

Production Photo Credit: Rich Ryan

Production Video: Michael Hanisch

Production Video Stills: Michael Hanisch

The Last Firefly

Children's Theatre Company

Photo Credit: Dan Norman

tot: The Untold, Yet Spectacular Story of (a Filipino) Hulk Hogan

Mu Performing Arts

"Stephanie Bertumen plays younger sister Kitty, believably teeter-tottering between eager playmate and heartless tormentor." -Arthur Dorman, Talkin' Broadway

Photo Credit: Keri Pickett

Complicated Fun: the Minneapolis Music Scene

History Theatre

"....Its most human story revolves around a girl (Stephanie Bertumen) who finds her muse and her voice in the club music and record store buzz in Minneapolis, circa 1984. Bertumen’s rendering of the Replacements’ 'Androgynous' near the top of the second act — playing her own guitar — is one of the play’s nicest, most honest moments." -Graydon Royce, Star Tribune
"As the Girl and the Boy, Stephanie Bertumen and Bowen Cochran[e] thrill. Bertumen has a delightfully sly grin and wide-eyed presence." -John Olive, How Was the Show?
"Bertumen excels as the plucky 'girl', embodying so many of the young women who dreamed of being onstage." -Rebecca Marx, Rift 

Photo Credit: Scott Pakudaitis

Right, Wrong, or Bomb! A Dating Musical

Backyard to Broadway Productions

Photo Credit: Tessie Jones Schwanke

Purple Cloud

Mu Performing Arts

Production Photo Credit: Keri Pickett

Trailer Photo Credit: Jason Ho

Twelfth Night

Mu Performing Arts
"Stephanie Bertumen's Viola holds her own against the madness swirling around her, a tribute to Bertumen's pure charisma." -John Olive, How Was the Show?
"Stephanie Bertumen adds an element of spontaneous energy and spunk as the hapless Viola/Cesario caught in the middle...." -Lisa Brock, Star Tribune
"Bertumen is particularly strong in the role of Viola...." -Eric Prindle, Bad Entertainment 

Photo Credit: Keri Pickett

The Debutante's Ball

History Theatre in partnership with Mu Performing Arts

Production Photo Credit: Scott Pakudaitis


Casting Spells Productions

"...Hua Mulan tells the truth about why she’s the only princess without a guy, Pocahontas wants to know why her true story got told in such an untrue way, and Princess Badroulbadour (AKA Jasmine) is angry that she’s basically just a prop; all three are played by the bewitching and versatile Stephanie Bertum[e]n." -Liz Byron, Aisle Say Twin Cities
"Stephanie Bertumen slips fantastically from playing a butch Hua Mulan, to an over-sexualized Pocahontas (complete with flying leaves), to a surprisingly second fiddle Princess Badroulbado(u)r (Princess Jasmine in Aladdin)." -Todd O'Dowd, l'etoile

Photos Courtesy of Casting Spells Productions


"Flower Drum Song" photos for MPR News article by Marianne Combs 2017 -- photo credit: Evan Frost