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Bruce Linser is a freelance director, actor, singer, teacher, and coach. He has performed across the country in plays, musicals, and his own cabaret shows which include the Great American Songbook as well as selections from Broadway shows. He teaches acting, directing, and musical theatre performance at Florida Atlantic University and Lynn University, and is the Manager of The Dramaworkshop at Palm Beach Dramaworks committed to the development of new plays.
>>> Bruce is honored to be nominated for two Carbonell Awards for his work at Palm Beach Dramaworks during the 2019 season: Best Actor in a Play for Artie Shaughnessy in The House of Blue Leaves and Best Director of a Musical for The Spitfire Grill. Both shows also received Best Production nominations in their respective categories. <<<
>>> Bruce directs The Light in the Piazza at Palm Beach Dramaworks April 3-24, 2020.
Based on Elizabeth Spencer's 1960 novella, The Light in the Piazza is the story of Clara Johnson, a young American woman, whose chance encounter with Fabrizio Naccarelli, a charming young Italian man, in a Florentine piazza in 1953 sets off a whirlwind romance with an unsettling revelation. As their relationship blossoms, Clara's mother, Margaret, is forced to confront her own struggles with the nature and mystery of true love.
>>> Bruce directs Cabaret at MNM Theatre Company May 15-31, 2020.
Berlin, Germany. New Year's Eve, 1932. A nation in decadent denial as their economy teeters on the brink of collapse, and Hitler stands poised to take over the government and change the face of evil forever. Human tragedy is brilliantly juxtaposed with the acerbic wit of a cabaret club in this powerful and timely look at what happens when fascism looms and good people choose to look the other way.
>>> Bruce directs The Last Five Years at Palm Beach Dramaworks July 10-19, 2020.
Jason Robert Brown's popular and powerful contemporary musical follows a relationship from the first date through the wedding to the breakup and divorce. Jamie's arc starts at the beginning of the story and moves forward in time while Cathy's starts at the end and moves backward in time.