"I have worked with Bruce as a private coach and as a director, and he has redefined my approach to musical theatre. He taught me to simply tell the story, encouraging me to make vocal choices that fit the character's truth and given circumstances as opposed to just indulging "pretty singing" or showing off high notes. His passion is contagious and it is comforting to work with a director who is willing to take the journey alongside each actor every single moment of the rehearsal process. Bruce is creative, inspiring, and a comedic genius! I can't wait to work with him again in the future."

- Gaby T.

“Bruce has the ability to make everyone in the room feel at ease. The trust he builds within his cast keeps the process positive, open and available for risk-taking. I would work with him again in a heartbeat.”

- Lynn M.

"I have been directed by Bruce on two occasions. His knowledge of "Musical Theatre" is exceptional. He is an actor's director. Even though in musicals there may be, what some would call, a "heightened sense of reality", Bruce directs his actors to find the "truth" in the character: to listen and respond. I've been working professionally for almost 40 years and I've worked with some outstanding directors. I consider Bruce to be one of them."

- Barry T.

"I’ll never forget the impact Bruce had on my outlook of musical theatre. His passion resonated with the entire group. The most important lesson was seeing, hearing, and responding more internally than externally. I focused more on relationships with characters instead of the performance. His easy-to-learn directing style calmed my anxious mind."

- Derek H.

Creative Team

Musical Direction
Manny Schvartzman & Eric Alsford
Stage Manager
Suzanne Clement Jones (AEA)
Scenic Design
K. April Soroko
Costume Design
Dawn Shamburger
Lighting Design
Thomas M. Shorrock
Sound Design
Rich Szczublewski
Natalie Taveras
Des Gallant

Photos coming soon

Into the Woods

Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine

FAU Festival Rep
June 30 - July 30, 2017


Zak Westfall
Baker's Wife
Jessica Eaton
Gabriela Tortoledo
Little Red Riding Hood
Erin Williams
Trayven Call
Narrator/Mysterious Man
Barry Tarallo (AEA)
Lynn McNutt (AEA)
Jack's Mother
Rachel Finley
Cinderella's Prince/Wolf
Sean Patrick Gibbons
Cinderella's Stepmother
Kathryn Lee Johnston (AEA)
Amanda Corbett
Savannah Marino
Cinderella's Father
Gray West
Cinderella's Mother/Granny/Giant
Laura M. Goetz
Tara Collandra
Rapunzel's Prince
Derek Hubler
Jesse Veliz