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World Premiere 

Bruce

May 27 - July 3, 2022

Bagley Wright Theater

In 1974, a young, unknown Steven Spielberg set out to film a best-selling novel.

Invading a sleepy fishing island off Cape Cod to shoot on the open ocean, he battled weather, water, hostile locals, an exploding budget, endless delays, and a highly dysfunctional mechanical star named Bruce.

Join us for a musical journey of perseverance, creativity, risk, and resilience that unleashed the hit film that would change American cinema forever. Based on the book The Jaws Log by Carl Gottlieb and featuring an entirely original score, Bruce is a world-premiere musical you can really sink your teeth into.

This is one not to miss

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Bruce is an ode to the tenacity and creativity of Spielberg and his team

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Important Dates

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Open Captioning July 2 at 2 p.m.

Sneak Peek

 

 

Engage with Bruce

  • Artwork for Show Program

    Show Program

    Want to peruse the show program before you arrive at the theater? Check out the Bruce Encore+ digital program.

    SHOW PROGRAM
  • Artwork for Book & Media List

    Book & Media List

    Librarians at Seattle Public Library have curated a book and media list to enhance your experience of Bruce.

    Reading List
  • Artwork for Sensory Guide

    Sensory Guide

    A scene-by-scene guide of the sensory impact that individuals may experience seeing Bruce.

    Sensory Guide
  • Artwork for Who's Who in Bruce

    Who's Who in Bruce

    Find out more about the real life cast and crew of Jaws, as seen onstage in Bruce.

    Who's Who in Bruce
  • Artwork for Play Guide

    Play Guide

    Read our Bruce Play Guide for students.

    PLAY GUIDE
  • Artwork for 3 Fun Facts about Bruce

    3 Fun Facts about Bruce

    From seaside scenes to 70s fashion, learn 3 fun facts about the scenic and costume builds for Bruce on Inside Seattle Rep.

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May 27 - July 3

Heat Stress Prevention Donation Drive

Throughout the run of Bruce, Seattle Rep will be collecting donations in the lobby in partnership with WashMasks to support local farmworkers and their families.

Creative

Donna Feore

Director & Choreographer

Richard Oberacker

Music, Book & Lyrics

Robert Taylor

Book & Lyrics

Greg Anthony Rassen 

Music Supervision, Arrangements, Orchestrations 

Lily Ling 

Music Director 

Jason Sherwood 

Scenic Designer 

Tina McCartney 

Costume Designer 

Jeff Croiter

Lighting Designer

Brian Hsieh

Sound Designer

Shawn Duan

Projection Designer

Liz Printz 

Wig & Hair Designer

Rebecca Aparicio

Associate Director

Gin Hammond

Dialect Coach

Jessica C. Bomball 

Stage Manager 

Rachael Dorman

Assistant Stage Manager

Jeremiah Givers

Assistant Stage Manager

Angela Chan 

Associate Music Director 

Nikki Long 

Assistant Choreographer 

Cast & Production

Cast

Hans Altwies

Robert Shaw

Kyle Nicholas Anderson 

Steven Spielberg/Ricky Dreyfuss u/s 

Eric Ankrim

Richard Zanuck 

David Benoit 

Bob Mattey/Dick Richards 

Preston Truman Boyd

Carl Gottlieb 

E. Faye Butler

Verna Fields

Sarah Rose Davis 

Swing

Beth DeVries 

Lorraine Gary 

Candice Song Donehoo

Ensemble

Jay Donnell 

Ensemble

Napoleon M Douglas

Ensemble

Alexandria J. Henderson

Shari Rhodes

MJ Jurgensen 

Ensemble 

Justin Keyes 

Joe Alves 

Ramzi Khalaf 

Ricky Dreyfuss 

Brian Lange 

Swing

Corinna Lapid Munter 

Ensemble

Geoff Packard 

Roy Scheider 

Timothy McCuen Piggee 

David Brown 

Jarrod Spector 

Steven Spielberg 

Cullen R. Titmas 

Ensemble 

Brenna Mikale Wagner 

Ensemble 

Matt Wolfe 

Ensemble 

Understudies

Kyle Nicholas Anderson

Steven Spielberg & Ricky Dreyfuss u/s

Sarah Rose Davis

Shari Rhodes u/s

Candice Song Donehoo

Verna Fields u/s

Jay Donnell

David Brown & Roy Scheider u/s

Napoleon M Douglas

Joe Alves & Carl Gottlieb u/s

Cullen R. Titmas

Robert Shaw & Richard Zanuck u/s

Brenna Mikale Wagner

Lorraine Gary u/s

Matt Wolfe

Dick Richards & Bob Mattey u/s

Production

Tara Rubin Casting

Casting

Kaytlin McIntyre & Shawna Grajek

Seattle Casting

Brenna Mikale Wagner

Dance Captain

Connor Munion

Associate Scenic Designer

Maggie Burke

Associate Sound Designer

Max Bowman

Projection Associate

Antonieta Carpio

Stage Management Production Assistant

Elliott Hartman

Directing Apprentice

Isabella Marziello

Stage Management Apprentice

Chih-Hung Shao

Lighting Design Apprentice

Ben Fichthorn

Moving Lights Programmer

Thomas Ford

Sound Engineer

Grant McDonald

Video Programmer

Orchestra & Music Staff

Lily Ling

Conductor

Angela Chan

Piano, Keyboard 1

Dane Andersen

Reed 1 (Piccolo, Soprano Sax, Alto Sax, Flute, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet)

Derek Smith

Reed 2 (Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Oboe, Alto Sax)

Brad Allison

Trumpet, Piccolo Trumpet, Percussion

Daniel Rainard

Guitar, Keyboard 2

Sylvia D'Avanzo

Violin, Viola 2

Joseph Gottesman

Viola 1, Mandola

Emily Hu

Cello

Todd Gowers

Bass

Paul Hansen

Percussion

Michael Matlock

Music Assistant

JoAnn Kane Music, Russell Bartmus & Jacob Fjeldheim

Music Preparation

Dave Pascal

Keyboard Programming

Additional Staff

Helen Roundhill

Costume Design Assistant

Kirsten Hager

First Hand

Julia Trimarco

First Hand

Jim Westerland

Cutter

Ruthanne Swanson

Cutter

Patti Emmert

Cutter

Anji Wetherill

Stitcher

Sustaita Gallegos

Stitcher

Shelby Rogers

Wig Assistant

Kelly Schmidt

Wig Assistant

Julie McPheters

Wardrobe Crew

Ivy Ash

Wardrobe Crew

Charles Trowbridge

Wardrobe Crew

Megan Gottschalk

Wig Crew

KD Schill

Wig Crew

Zach Burns

A2

Landon Elder

Spot Op

Maryalice Weed

Spot Op

Susan St. John

Spot Op

Esprit Autenreith

Deckhand

Paige Weinheimer

Deckhand

Steve Ball

Deckhand

Hillary Blanken

Technical Consultant

Anna Vraney

COVID Safety Coordinator

Jaws sketches courtesy of Joe Alves: Designing Jaws.

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