>>> Bruce appears at John/James in Love! Valour! Compassion! at Island City StageOctober 12th through November 5th, 2023.
Love, laughs, and betrayal set the pace for Terrence McNally's funny and touching Tony & Drama Desk Award winning dramedy about eight gay friends who spend the holidays over one summer at a beautiful hundred-year-old house in upstate New York.
>>> Bruce directs the regional premiere of the new musical 108 Waverly with book & lyrics by Dan Clancy and music by Lynn Portas at The Foundry November 1st through December 10th, 2023.
A beautiful story about love, loss, and being true to yourself, 108 WAVERLY follows the lives and relationships of two gay couples who inhabit the same West Village apartment - one in 1928 and the other in 1998.
>>> Bruce appears as Bob Cratchit, The Ghost of Christmas Past, and others in A Christmas Carol at Maltz Jupiter Theatre November 28th through December 10th, 2023.
The magic of the yuletide season comes to life in Charles Dickens' masterpiece. The miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, through a series of strange and magical journeys with the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future, discovers the true spirit of the holiday season. This reimagined concept of the classic story of redemption is interwoven with dazzling special effects, traditional songs, strolling carolers and musicians, and will surely usher in holiday memories for years to come.
>>> Bruce appears as Evan Reynolds in the world premiere of The Cancellation of Lauren Fein by Christopher Demos-Brown at Palm Beach Dramaworks February 2nd-18th, 2024.
Lauren Fein and her wife, Paola Munoz, are professors at a prestigious American university. They live with Dylan, their 16-year-old African American foster son whom they've cared for since he was a baby. When Professor Fein's actions run afoul of the university's "diversity, equity, and inclusion" policies, her groundbreaking research, her career, and her family are all put in danger.
>>> Bruce is writing the book for a new musical called Prodigals featuring bluegrass and folk songs written by The Lubben Brothers. Watch this space for info on further developments!
In the summer of 1950, shared tragedy reunites an estranged West Virginia family against their will. As their secrets, lies, loves, and resentments are revealed, will the choices they make bring them closer together or tear them apart forever? Loosely inspired by the story of the prodigal son, PRODIGALS explores the humanity behind our collective need for connection, forgiveness, belonging, and a place to call home.
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Bruce Linser is a freelance director, actor, singer, teacher, and coach. He has directed and performed in plays and musicals across the country including his own cabaret shows featuring selections from the Great American Songbook and classic Broadway shows. He is also a private coach for acting and musical theatre and is available for master classes at college and university theatre programs. In addition, Bruce is the manager of The Dramaworkshop at Palm Beach Dramaworks committed to the development of new plays.