“Bruce is a true actor's director. The kind of person that makes you feel completely safe and vulnerable at the same time. The kind of director that will have you do something five times in an audition just to really test your limits and then leaves your head spinning as you blow right past what you thought your limits were during the rehearsal process. Bruce took away my safe zone and got some amazing things out of me that I never knew were there. Not to mention he has the patience of Job."

-- Clay C.

"Bruce is such a fantastic director. He communicates direction very well, and his comforting personality makes it easy for him to pull the truth out. He taught me to trust myself and to take risks with my artistic decisions. Instead of making character choices for us, he encourages organic body language and emotions. He saw something in me I didn't see in myself. He allows us to take risks and to let the walls come down. My favorite Bruce line was "do not try to duplicate your performance." That helped me so much! Every audience is different, therefore every performance will be different."
-- Jinon D.

Creative Team

Kimberly Dawn Smith
Musical Direction
Paul Reekie
Stage Manager
Mikel Gambuto
Scene Design
Steve Graybill
Scene Painter
Cindi Taylor
Costume Design
Linda Shorrock
Lighting Design
Jayson Tomacheski
Sound Design

Kenny Reiss &

Justin Thompson

Skate Choreography
Jennifer Champiou
Dialect Coach
Kathryn Johnston

Marcie Gorman &
Michael Lifshitz

Winner of the 2016 Carbonell Award for Best Ensemble

Photo credit George Wentzler

The World Goes 'Round

Music and Lyrics by
John Kander and Fred Ebb
Conceived by
Scott Ellis, Susan Stroman, and David Thompson

MNM Productions
The Rinker Playhouse at the Kravis Center
August 4 - 21, 2016

A reimagined production framing each song as a story often very different from its original context.


Woman 1
Jinon Deeb
Woman 2
Leah Sessa
Woman 3
Shelley Keelor
Man 1
Michael Scott Ross (AEA)
Man 2
Clay Cartland
Olivia Champiou