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.
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Show ProgramSHOW PROGRAM
Want to peruse the show program before you arrive at the theater? Check out the Bruce Encore+ digital program.
Book & Media ListReading List
Librarians at Seattle Public Library have curated a book and media list to enhance your experience of Bruce.
Sensory GuideSensory Guide
A scene-by-scene guide of the sensory impact that individuals may experience seeing Bruce.
Who's Who in BruceWho's Who in Bruce
Find out more about the real life cast and crew of Jaws, as seen onstage in Bruce.
Play GuidePLAY GUIDE
Read our Bruce Play Guide for students.
3 Fun Facts about BruceREAD MORE
From seaside scenes to 70s fashion, learn 3 fun facts about the scenic and costume builds for Bruce on Inside Seattle Rep.
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.
Director & Choreographer
Fresh from her re-imagined production of Chicago on Stratford Festival’s stage, Donna Feore is thrilled to be at Seattle Rep with Bruce. Ms. Feore is one of Canada’s most versatile creative talents. A director, choreographer, and producer, Ms. Feore has enjoyed remarkable success in Canada and internationally. As director/choreographer at the Stratford Festival, Ms. Feore’s distinctive re-imagining of productions, such as Billy Elliot, The Little Shop of Horrors, Music Man, The Rocky Horror Show (the longest running show in Festival history), Guys and Dolls, A Chorus Line, The Sound of Music, Crazy for You, A Fiddler on The Roof, Cyrano de Bergerac, The Madwoman of Chaillot, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Oklahoma, and Oliver, have achieved both popular and critical acclaim. For Canada’s National Arts Centre, Ms. Feore served as Creative Producer/Director for the NAC-commissioned multi-media collaboration Life Reflected which enjoyed enormous success at NAC, Luminato, as well as on Canadian and European tours. Ms. Feore was Creative Producer of the ground-breaking musical and visual series Undisrupted for NAC and CBC Gem and director of Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, also for NAC. Some of Ms. Feore’s other directing credits include Lecture on the Weather and A Soldier’s Tale (Detroit Symphony); Tom Stoppard’s Rock ‘n’ Roll and It’s A Wonderful Life (Canadian Stage); Bernhardt/Hamlet (Chicago’s Goodman Theater); and the world premiere of The Hockey Sweater (Segal Centre). Ms. Feore’s opera credits include staging for the Canadian Opera Company productions of Siegfried, Red Emma, Tosca, and Oedipus Rex (for which she won a Dora Award). Select film and television credits include Mean Girls, Eloise, Martin and Lewis, and Stormy Weather. Ms. Feore will be back in Seattle in the summer of 2022 with The Griswolds’ Broadway Vacation at The 5th Avenue Theatre.
Music, Book & Lyrics
Richard Oberacker is the conductor of Cirque du Soleil’s KA. Mr. Oberacker’s original musicals include A Little Theater (Aurelia Theater), In That Valley (NAMT Festival), Dracula (Corbett Theater), and The Gospel According to Fishman (Signature Theatre). With co-lyricist and co-author Robert Taylor, new musicals include Ace, (Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Cincinnati Playhouse, The Old Globe, Signature Theatre), Journey to the West (NYMF Festival), The Parenting Project (Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati), and The Sandman (NAMT Festival, Fredericia Theatre in Denmark, and The Majestic Repertory Theatre). Their musical Bandstand opened on Broadway at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, was filmed for Fathom Events release in cinemas nationwide, and launched a National Tour. Additionally, Mr. Oberacker composed the score for a new musical adaptation of The Great Gatsby which premiered in Tokyo, Japan before a Japanese national tour. Currently in development: Angel of Arkansas.
Book & Lyrics
Robert Taylor is the co-lyricist/librettist with Richard Oberacker of several new musicals, including Ace, (NAMT Festival, St. Louis Rep, Cincinnati Playhouse, The Old Globe, Signature Theatre), Journey to the West (NYMF), The Parenting Project (Cincinnati Fringe, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati), The Sandman (NAMT Festival, Fredericia Theatre in Denmark, Majestic Repertory Theatre), and their Tony Award-winning musical Bandstand, which premiered on Broadway at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, was filmed for Fathom Events nationwide release, and launched a National Tour. Their newest musical, Angel of Arkansas is currently in development for commercial production. A principal player with New York Chamber Soloists and the Mozart Orchestra of New York, Mr. Taylor is a member of the Dramatist's Guild, and leads Birding & Nature Tours around the world for the Audubon Society.
Greg Anthony Rassen
Music Supervision, Arrangements, Orchestrations
Drama Desk winner and Tony nominee for Bandstand. Upcoming: The Griswolds' Broadway Vacation. Other Broadway credits include: An American in Paris, Bullets Over Broadway, Little Mermaid, Book of Mormon, R&H’s Cinderella, A Chorus Line (Revival). Composer: Tulsa Ballet’s Remember Our Song by Andy Blankenbuehler. Arranger/orchestrator: Between the Lines (Second Stages), Jerry Springer: The Opera (New Group), Beast in the Jungle (Vineyard); New York Pops, Boston Pops; Renée Elise Goldsberry, Leslie Odom, Jr., André Previn. M.M. degree from Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.
Lily is thrilled to be making her Seattle Rep debut! She is the first female to hold the title of Music Director and the first person of East Asian descent to conduct a production of Hamilton. National Tours: Music Director and Conductor for Hamilton (And Peggy and Philip Tours). Selected Credits: Vocal Music Coordinator for 13: The Musical (Netflix); Music Director and Conductor for 20th Anniversary Off-Broadway Revival of John & Jen; Associate Music Director and Vocal Coach for the Chinese language premiere of The Lion King; Music Supervisor for the Chinese premiere of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder.
Jason Sherwood designed the 2020 Oscars and RENT Live, for which he received two consecutive Emmy Awards. Other work includes concert tours for Sam Smith, the Spice Girls, Sara Bareilles, and performances for Janelle Monae, Eminem, Cynthia Erivo, Camila Cabello, and world premiere theater at New York Theatre Workshop, Atlantic, American Repertory, and dozens of regional theaters throughout the U.S. His work has been awarded Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Award nominations.
Tina is a Trinidadian American costume designer based in New York City. Tina’s theatrical designs include Death Cruise (Access Theater), The Goree All-Girl String Band (NYMF), and Julius Caesar (Classic Stage Company). She has co-designed The 72nd, 73rd, and 74th Annual Tony Awards. Tina served as Assistant Costume Designer on Broadway’s Cabaret, On Your Feet!, A Bronx Tale, and Beetlejuice, as well as Associate Costume Designer on Bandstand, Lobby Hero, and The Inheritance (Costume Design Tony Award nominee). Tina also assisted the design teams on the feature films West Side Story and In The Heights. She is a proud member of the selection committee for The Cody Renard Richard Scholarship Program and is a graduate of The Sargent Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University.
Jeff has over 25 years of experience working on Broadway, Off-Broadway, regional theater, opera, dance, special events, and touring productions. He has received Tony, Hewes, Bass, and Tina Awards and has been nominated for Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Lortel, Ovation, Irne, and Audelco Awards. Broadway productions include Freestyle Love Supreme (2019 and 2021), Bandstand, Falsettos, Holiday Inn, Something Rotten!, Penn & Teller, Newsies, Peter and the Starcatcher, The Pee-wee Herman Show, Next Fall, among others. Off-Broadway includes Black No More, Beyond Babel, Mac Beth, The Other Josh Cohen, Smokey Joe’s Café, Jerry Springer the Opera, Tiny Beautiful Things, Cost of Living, and The Last Five Years. Jeff is a producer of “Submissions Only,” 4Wall Roundtable, and the animated series “Light Humor.”
Broadway: (Assoc. Sound Design) Jagged Little Pill, Finding Neverland, Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark; (Sound Programmer) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; (Asst. Sound Design) Young Frankenstein, The Pirate Queen, Lestat. National Tours: (Assoc. Sound Design) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Finding Neverland Young Frankenstein, La Cage Aux Folles; (Sound Mixer) BLAST!, Mamma Mia!. Other New York: Journey to the West (Sound Design). Regional: (Sound Design) Heart of Robin Hood, Sound of Music, Atlanta, Nightmare Alley; (Assoc. Sound Design) Bhangin’ It!, October Sky, Allegiance, Once Upon a One More Time, My Very Own British Invasion, Ragtime, White Noise. Other: Cirque du Soleil’s KA, Mystere (Sound Mixer); Drawn to Life, Michael Jackson ONE (Asst. Sound Design); Disneyland’s Fantasmic! (Head Sound) and World of Color (Programmer). Brian co-owns DnB Design LLC, which provides sound design and equipment rental for theater.
Shawn Duan is a New York-based Projections/Media Designer. Recently in New York: Letters of Suresh (2nd Stage), The Chinese Lady (Ma-Yi/The Public Theater). Previously at Seattle Rep: Vietgone, The Great Leap. Other NYC credits: The MET Museum, New York City Opera, The Public Theater. Regional credits: Arena Stage, The Alliance, Berkeley Repertory, Dallas Theater Center, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, The Guthrie, The MUNY, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, South Coast Repertory. Tour/Concert work include An Evening with Pacino (U.S./international), HK Arts Festival, numerous U.S. commercial entertainment tours, and Las Vegas shows/concerts.
Wig & Hair Designer
TV/Film: Emmy-nominated hair stylist for The Wiz Live!. Producer: Short film Sun Shine, Bird House; Feature film THORP, streaming on Amazon Prime and Apple TV. Head of hair department on Diana: The Musical streaming on Netflix. TV/Film hairstyling for Gilded Age, Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, High Maintenance. Broadway Associate Wig Designer: Diana: The Musical, Jersey Boys, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Hamilton, On Your Feet, Revival Side Show, Honeymoon in Vegas, Elephant Man (revival), Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, Dr. Zhivago, After Midnight. Regional Wig Designer: Barrington Stage, Bay Street Theatre, North Carolina Theatre, Theatre Raleigh, American Contemporary Theatre of Connecticut, Williamstown Theatre Festival. Graduate of University of North Carolina School of the Arts ‘09 and Local 798 Member.
Rebecca Aparicio (she/ella) is a NYC-based director, writer, and musician. Recent directing: Beastgirl (Kennedy Center), The House on the Lagoon (Gala Hispanic Theatre, Helen Hayes recommended), and Jack and the Beanstalk (The A.R.T.). As a director, she’s developed work with American Repertory Theatre, Philadelphia Theatre Company, McCarter Theatre, Musical Theatre Factory, Classical Theatre of Harlem, Ars Nova, National Black Theatre, and more. As a writer, selected work includes the award-winning musical Pedro Pan (NYMF, Rhinebeck Writer’s Retreat), Hindsight 2020 (Live & In Color, commission), Legacy (Prospect Theatre), The Garcia Sisters (Red Mountain Theatre, commission), Nora Saves The World (Barn Arts). Past Fellowships: Roundabout Theatre’s Inaugural Directing Group, MTC Directing Fellow, The COOP’s Clusterf**k, The Orchard Project, and two SDCF Observership Awards. Rebecca is a member of the Latinx Theatre Commons, Latinx Playwrights Circle, and a founding member of Magic Forest Theatre. RebeccaAparicio.com
Gin Hammond (she/her) is a Harvard University/Moscow Art Theatre grad and a certified Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework™. Hammond teaches voice in many forms and can be heard on commercials, audiobooks, radio plays, and a variety of video games including BattleTech, DotA 2, State of Decay 1 & 2, Aion, and Halo 3 ODST and is the voice director and dialect coach for the video game, Post-Human W.A.R. Hammond has also been a dialect and vocal coach for ACT Theater, The 5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle Rep, Book-It Repertory Theatre, Taproot Theatre Company, Seattle Children's Theatre, Village Theatre, and films, and is the co-founder of the MFA: Meditations for Actors™ mobile app.
Jessica C. Bomball
Regional theaters: Teenage Dick, Indecent, Tiny Beautiful Things, MAC BETH, The Great Leap, Pride and Prejudice, King Charles III, A Raisin in the Sun, Of Mice and Men, God of Carnage (Seattle Rep); The Secret Garden, Rent, Disney’s Aladdin, and A Christmas Story: The Musical (The 5th Avenue Theatre); The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, The Wizard of Oz (Seattle Children’s Theatre); A Christmas Carol, The Education of Randy Newman (ACT Theatre); Bootycandy, Angels in America: Millennium Approaches and Perestroika (Intiman Theatre Festival); As You Like It, The Tempest, and Twelfth Night (Shakespeare Santa Cruz); Much Ado About Nothing, Henry V, and The Comedy of Errors (Seattle Shakespeare Company).
Assistant Stage Manager
Rachael (she/her) is so happy to be back at Seattle Rep to work with this amazing team and cast. She was last at Seattle Rep working on Indecent. Rachael is a proud Seattle Rep intern from the 2009/10 season. Most recently she was an Assistant Stage Manager at The 5th Avenue Theatre working on Beauty and the Beast. Some Seattle Rep favorites include Well, Last of the Boys, Luna Gale, Equivocation, Glengarry Glen Ross, An Iliad, and Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps. Much love to her family, Kelly and Frobie.
Assistant Stage Manager
Jeremiah Givers is thrilled to be rejoining Seattle Rep after a long hiatus when he was a stage management intern (The Hound of the Baskervilles, A Great Wilderness). In the meantime, he has been working with Book-It Repertory Theatre (American Junkie, Welcome to Braggsville, The Brothers K); Thalia's Umbrella (Europe, The Impossibility of Now, When Love Speaks); Seattle Shakespeare Company (Arms and the Man, Julius Caesar); Freehold's Engaged Theatre Project (Henry IV, King Lear). A proud graduate of Cornish College of the Arts in Performance Production.
Associate Music Director
Angela Chan is a musician, composer, lyricist, and vocal coach living in Las Vegas! National Tours: South Pacific, CATS, Phantom of the Opera, Sound of Music, The Wizard of Oz, Anything Goes, Waitress, An American in Paris, Wicked. Las Vegas: The Producers, Spamalot, Mamma Mia, Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular, The Lion King, Jersey Boys, the Las Vegas Philharmonic, Cirque du Soleil’s KA, Le Reve: The Dream!. Angela’s writing accolades include Legacy of the Tiger Mother (Best of the Fringe Festival Award, San Francisco Fringe Festival 2012 - book, composer, lyricist) and Sudoku (Best of the Fringe Festival Award, Las Vegas Fringe Festival 2013 - composer). In addition to her music career, Angela is also a wedding officiant, graphic designer, and t-rex enthusiast! AngelaChanMusic.com, TheCre8sianProject.com
Nikki (she/her) is thrilled to be on the Bruce team. Choreography: Guys and Dolls (Village Theatre), Champagne Widow (Café Nordo), Jesus Christ Superstar (Cornish), Little Shop of Horrors (Shoreline CC). Associate Choreographer for Ragtime, Annie, On The Town, and Elf (The 5th Avenue Theater). Dance: Original cast/dance captain for Aladdin on Broadway; The Lion King on Broadway and first National Tour; Spamalot first National Tour and Original Cast; a Radio City Rockette in NYC. Regional: Elf, Cinderella, Catch Me If You Can, On the Town, White Christmas, Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Mame. Former dancer for Toni Braxton, Gloria Estefan, and Monica, The Tony Awards, “Good Morning America,” “The View,” The American Music Awards, “The Today Show.” B.A. Santa Clara University. Love to my family. nikkiwomacphotography.com, @nikkilong_, @nikkiwomacphotography
Cast & Production
Hans is very glad to be back at Seattle Rep. He last appeared on stage in 2015 as Capt. Von Trapp in The Sound of Music at The 5th Avenue Theatre. Prior work in Seattle: An Iliad (world premiere production), American Buffalo, The Seafarer, Romeo and Juliet, God of Carnage, This, The Cure at Troy (Seattle Rep); as Robin Hood at SCT and the New Victory Theatre in NY; Damn Yankees and Oliver (The 5th Avenue Theatre); Macbeth, Henry V, Romeo and Juliet, Antony and Cleopatra, Midsummer...Dream (Seattle Shakespeare Company); Holy Days and Orange Flower Water (NCTC). TV: "Grimm,” “Big Foot” (Syfi). FILM: Touchy Feely, Simple Creature, Nothing Against Life, BFE. Hans is the proud father of Stella Blue and Charlotte Francesca. Hans is owner of LCM Builders, LLC.
Kyle Nicholas Anderson
Steven Spielberg/Ricky Dreyfuss u/s
Kyle Nicholas Anderson (he/him) is incredibly grateful to collaborate on this new musical with an inspiring group of humans. National Tour: Something Rotten!. Regional Highlights: Paper Mill Playhouse, The MUNY, Dallas Theater Center, Syracuse Stage, The 5th Avenue Theatre, Village Theatre. Endless love to Tia, The Hybrid Agency, and my incredible family. For Nana. KyleNicholasAnderson.com
Having performed in Come From Away on this very stage, Eric is over the moon to be able to bring another world premiere musical to life at one of his favorite artistic homes. Other Seattle Rep credits include Rejoice!, Time of Your Life, As You Like It, Twelfth Night, A Winter's Tale. Broadway: First Date. Other Seattle credits include How to Succeed..., Oklahoma!, Austen's Pride, Man of La Mancha, Carousel (The 5th Avenue Theatre); Bloomsday, A Christmas Carol (ACT); She Loves Me, String, Gypsy King (Village); Peter Pan, Red Riding Hood (Seattle Children's Theatre). Eric sends endless admiration to Michele, and love to his entire family.
Bob Mattey/Dick Richards
David Benoit is delighted to be working on Seattle Rep’s Bruce as the movie Jaws has joyfully traumatized him since the third grade. He appeared in the Broadway and National tours of Les Miserables with Colm Wilkinson (Thenardier); Avenue Q (Nicky/Trekkie); Jekyll and Hyde (Bishop/Spider). He also appeared in the Broadway production of Dance of the Vampires with Michael Crawford. Additional National Tours: Phantom of the Opera (Firmin), All Shook Up (Sheriff Earl), Young Frankenstein (Inspector Kemp/Blind Hermit), Forbidden Broadway, Forbidden Hollywood. Off-Broadway: Forbidden Broadway: 10th Anniversary, Summer Shock!, Forever Plaid. Favorite Regional: Sweeney Todd (Sweeney), Fiddler on the Roof (Tevye), Adding Machine (Mr. Zero – Helen Hayes nomination), Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike (Vanya). Thanks to Pete, Lauren, and Monica at the Talent House.
Preston Truman Boyd
Preston is thrilled to be in Seattle and to get this shark into the water! Broadway: Kiss Me Kate, The Play That Goes Wrong, Sunset Boulevard, She Loves Me, On The Twentieth Century, Bullets Over Broadway, Big Fish. National Tours: Les Misérables, Jersey Boys, Young Frankenstein. Film/TV: “Younger,” “Schmigadoon,” A Good Person. Love to BRS/Gage, Mom and Dad, Love to Haley and Kev. All of my love to my sweet Sydney. @prestontboyd
E. Faye Butler
E. Faye's career spans over 30 years performing in plays, musicals, concerts, clubs, and cabarets, nationally and internationally. Seattle Rep: Fannie: The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer, Pullman Porter Blues. National and Regional Tours: Mamma Mia, Ain't Misbehavin, Dinah Was, Cope, Nunsense. International: Blues Until June, Teatro La Habana, Cuba; Great Gatsby, Performing Arts Center, Hong Kong, China and Shanghai Oriental Arts Center, Shanghai, China. Regional: La Jolla Playhouse, Goodman Theatre, Kennedy Center, Steppenwolf Theatre, Arena Stage, Court Theatre, Victory Gardens, Peninsula Players, Chicago Shakespeare, Milwaukee Rep, Yale Rep, Drury Lane, Asolo Rep, Dallas Theatre Center, Paramount Theatre, Porchlight Music Theatre, Congo Square, Wholly Mammoth, BCS, Olney, Signature Theatre, MSMT, OSF, Shakespeare DC, Pasadena Playhouse, Paper Mill, Philadelphia Theatre Company, The MUNY, Fulton Theatre, Northlight Theatre. Recipient of nine Jeffs, two Helen Hayes, R.A.M.I., Ovation, Sarah Siddons, Excellence in the Arts, Kathy Lampkey, Rosetta LeNoire, Guy Adkins, After Dark, John Barrymore, and two Black Excellence Awards. Inducted into the Women in the Arts Museum, Lunt-Fontanne Fellow. Most recently named Chicagoan of The Year 2020. e-fayebutler.com
Sarah Rose Davis
Sarah Rose Davis is thrilled to be making her Seattle Rep debut! Davis is a local actress, singer, and dancer with a B.F.A. from The Boston Conservatory. Sarah has starred in a number of shows at theaters in the Seattle area such as Maggie (A Chorus Line), Linda (Holiday Inn), Rosemary (How to Succeed...), Gladys (Pajama Game), Fanny Brice (Funny Girl), Hope (Urinetown), and many, many more! Sarah also performs regularly at the fabulous Can Can Culinary Cabaret in Pike Place Market. Having suffered two vocal injuries in her career, vocal health and education has become a huge passion for her, emphasizing the destigmatization of vocal injuries in the entertainment industry! Thank you to my love for always supporting me.
Favorite local/regional credits: Les Misérables (Fantine) with Village Theatre; Snapshots (Sue) with Village Theatre/TheatreWorks Palo Alto/Arizona Theatre Company; Next to Normal (Diana) with Balagan Theatre; Hairspray (Velma) with Village Theatre; and Behold the Dreamers (Cindy) at Book-It Repertory Theatre. Other credits include shows with companies such as The 5th Avenue Theatre, ACT Theatre, and Seattle Children's Theatre, as well as commercial/voiceover/audiobook work. Beth's most rewarding experiences come from being part of the creation of new shows in any stage of their development, and she's honored to be making her debut at Seattle Rep in this exciting world premiere of Bruce!
Candice Song Donehoo
First National Tours: The King and I, Jekyll and Hyde. The 5th Avenue Theatre: Beauty and the Beast, Sister Act, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Secret Garden, The Sound of Music, Miss Saigon, Carousel, Sweeney Todd, A Christmas Story. Regional: ACT Theatre, Alliance Theate, Indiana Repertory Theatre, TUTS, Ogunquit Playhouse. Dedicated teaching artist at Cornish College of the Arts.
National Tours: The Color Purple (Harpo), Once On This Island (Storyteller, u/s Ton Ton, Agwe), Miss Saigon (Ensemble/John u/s). Regional: The Color Purple (Harpo, Paper Mill Playhouse); My Very Own British Invasion (Paper Mill Playhouse); Ragtime (Coalhouse, SDMT); Clybourne Park (Laguna Playhouse); Lythgoe Panto’s Aladdin and His Winter Wish (Genie, Laguna Playhouse); Hollywood Bowl’s Mamma Mia! and South Pacific; Kiss Me, Kate (Pasadena Playhouse); Memphis (MTW); Side Show; Frozen Live at the Hyperion! (Opening Cast; Grand Pabbie/Bishop). Commercials: Allstate Insurance, USFL, Dodge, Bud Light. TV/Film: Portrait Of James Dean (Iconoclastic Features), “Lost Tapes: Poltergeist” (Discovery Channel). Twitter: @jay_donnell, Insta: @jay.donnell, jdonnell.com
Napoleon M Douglas
Napoleon M Douglas, M.B.A. is an international actor, musician, and entrepreneur who specializes in crafting business platforms for innovative ideas. Stage: Jesus Christ Superstar (Arvada Center), A Christmas Carol (Denver Center), Dreamgirls (Best Supporting Actor in a Musical, Winner), Festival of the Lion King (Hong Kong), and principal roles in Bright Star, Miss Saigon, Oklahoma, Romeo & Juliet, Sister Act, Superior Donuts, Sweeney Todd, Hairspray, and White Christmas. Film: Wu-Tang: An American Saga (Hulu); Oscar Micheaux. 2009 Presidential Inauguration Parade Participant (Isiserettes Drill & Drum Corps), Phi Gamma Delta. This one is for Pops. napoleonmdouglas.com
Alexandria J. Henderson
Alexandria J. Henderson (she/her) is incredibly excited to make her Seattle Rep debut with Bruce. She holds a B.A. in Music and is a graduate of the Atlantic Acting School’s inaugural Global Virtual Conservatory. Select theater credits include Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill (Harlequin Productions), Lydia Languish in The Rivals (Seattle Shakespeare Company), Elle Woods in Legally Blonde (Showtunes Theatre Company), and Lorrell Robinson in Dreamgirls (Village Theatre – Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical Gregory Award recipient). She is so grateful to her family and support system for keeping her afloat. alexandriajhenderson.com, @missajhenderson
MJ Jurgensen (they/them) is delighted to be making their Seattle Rep debut after having been a part of the Bruce workshop reading just over two years ago. Regional credits include: A Christmas Carol National Tour, Holland America & Princess Cruise Lines, Sierra Repertory Theatre, Maples Repertory Theatre, The National Theatre for Children, The Know Theatre of Cincinnati (resident artist), and more. Locally, MJ has performed at Village Theatre, Taproot Theatre, ACT, and with Jet City Improv. MJ proudly holds a B.F.A. from Oklahoma City University. Love to my ICHB family. @MJJurgensen, MJJurgensen.com
Seattle Rep debut. Theater: Broadway: How To Succeed..., The Apple Tree, Mary Poppins; Off-Broadway: The New Group, Classic Stage Company; Tour: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; Regional: Alliance Theatre, Sacramento Music Circus, Resident Ensemble Players, The Guthrie Theater, Two River Theatre Company, San Francisco Symphony, Dallas Theatre Center, Kansas City Starlight, Great Lakes Theatre Festival, Pittsburgh CLO. Television “Get Christie Love” (pilot), “Power,” "I Love You, But I Lied," "Gossip Girl.” Education: University of Michigan. Visit him at thecharredorange.com or @thecharredorange.
Ramzi could most recently be seen as Bob Cratchit in the San Francisco production of Broadway’s A Christmas Carol at the Golden Gate Theatre. He is a recent graduate of The Juilliard School's Drama Division, where some of his favorite roles include The Baker in Into The Woods, Peter in Red Speedo, and Mr. Bonaparte in Golden Boy. Regional: Berkshire Theatre Festival, Goodspeed Opera House, McCarter Theatre, The O’Neill Center, Paper Mill Playhouse. TV: Chef Rasmus Ray on “Blacklist.”
Brian is SO glad to be back in a theater again! In the “before-times,” Brian most recently worked with Village Theatre (…Spelling Bee), Taproot Theatre (Bright Star), and was in the ACT/The 5th Avenue Theatre co-production of Urinetown. Brian’s pandemic hobbies included playing D&D, wandering through thrift stores, and rediscovering American cheese. Welcome back! We are all so happy that you are here!
Corinna Lapid Munter
Thailand based, Corinna is excited to share the backstory of the movie that is partially responsible for her aquaphobia. Favorite roles: Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd (award nominated), Grace in The Last World Octopus Wrestling Champion (award recipient), The Witch in Into the Woods, Abuela Claudia in In the Heights, Belle in Beauty and the Beast, Christmas Eve in Avenue Q. Corinna was last seen at The 5th Avenue Theatre in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. She is classically trained in both voice and piano performance/pedagogy. While in Thailand, Corinna enjoys singing jazz, funk, soul, and disco with her band. When not performing she loves riding her motorcycle, playing roller derby/park skating, Thai cooking (and eating!), watercolor painting, and traveling. Hearts Kevin. Universe Keke.
Geoff (he/him) has been seen on Broadway in Bandstand (Wayne), Matilda (Doctor/Escape Artist), Rock of Ages, and Phantom of The Opera (Raoul), as well as the first National Tour of Wicked, and has performed across the country at theaters such as Papermill Playhouse, Goodman Theatre, Arena Stage, Shakespeare Theatre (DC), Ford's Theatre, Lookingglass Theatre, Signature Theatre (DC), Huntington Theatre, Court Theatre, Bucks County Playhouse, KC Rep, and Goodspeed Opera House. Geoff has a Joseph Jefferson Award (Chicago), a Helen Hayes Award (DC), and an IRNE Award (Boston) for Leading Actor in a Musical. B.F.A. University of Cincinnati (CCM); M.F.A. from SUNY Stony Brook. Geoff is on faculty at the University of Michigan where he teaches Acting and Directing. Go Blue!
Timothy McCuen Piggee
Catch Me If You Can (Broadway), Annie (The 5th Avenue Theatre), The Pirates of Penzance, (Kansas City Repertory Theatre), Blues for an Alabama Sky (ACT, Milwaukee Rep, and Arizona Theatre Company), Chicago and Man of La Mancha (Village Theatre), The Glass Menagerie (Milwaukee Repertory Theatre), Fences and The Colored Museum (Denver Center Theatre), Angels in America (Intiman Theatre), The Legend of Georgia McBride, A Christmas Carol (ACT Theatre). Directing credits include A Raisin in the Sun, As You Like It (both at Seattle Rep); Hairspray and next season's Hello, Dolly! (Village Theatre). Timothy is recipient of the Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship, the Gregory Falls Sustained Achievement Award, and three Gregory Awards, among other honors. He is also a faculty member at Cornish College of the Arts.
Jarrod Spector (he/him) was nominated for both Tony and Outer Critics Circle Awards for his performance as Barry Mann in Beautiful – The Carole King Musical. He made his Broadway debut as Gavroche in the original production of Les Misérables and went on to play a record-breaking 1,500 performances as Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys on Broadway. He finished his most recent Broadway run starring as Sonny Bono in The Cher Show. Off-Broadway: Hamlet (Hamlet); National Tours/Regional: Les Misérables, Jersey Boys, Roman Holiday (Irving Radovich), Piece of My Heart (Bert Berns). He tours the country with his critically acclaimed solo concerts and duet performances with his wife Kelli Barrett, and has released two albums. Jarrod grew up in Philadelphia, attended Princeton, and trained at the Atlantic Theater Company in NYC. @jarrodspector
Cullen R. Titmas
This is Cullen’s debut at Seattle Rep. He appeared on Broadway in Sting’s The Last Ship and toured the country extensively in the first national tours of The Bridges of Madison County (Bud), Billy Elliot (Tony), and Avenue Q (Nicky/Trekkie). He continued to play that track when Avenue Q re-opened Off-Broadway. Cullen originated the role of Marlin in Finding Nemo: The Musical at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Some favorite NYC and regional productions include the pre-Broadway run of Waitress at The American Repertory Theatre, The Unsinkable Molly Brown at the MUNY, John and Jen, AIDA (Radames), Footloose (Ren), Forever Plaid (Sparky), and the title role in Adam Guettel’s Floyd Collins. TV: “Person of Interest,” “The Americans,” “Ray Donovan,” “FBI: Most Wanted.” Thank you to my folks at CGF, and the most wonderful partner and best mate Mary G. Advocate of LOVE, PEACE, ACCEPTANCE, TOLERANCE, and UNITY. @cullentitmas
Brenna Mikale Wagner
Brenna Mikale Wagner (she/her) is overjoyed to make her Seattle Rep debut! National Tours: The Little Mermaid (Arista, Ursula u/s). Select regional credits: Violet (Gregory Award nominee); Bright Star (Alice); The 5th Avenue Theatre’s Beauty and the Beast, Paint Your Wagon; Village Theatre’s Mary Poppins, ...Howard Barnes. Film: Steven Soderbergh's KIMI (HBOMax). Brenna holds her B.F.A. in musical theater from the University of Arizona. Love and gratitude to Mom, Dad, and Brandon!
Matt Wolfe (he/him) has been seen on Broadway in Scandalous; as Cornelius in a National Tour of Hello Dolly!, and in many projects in NYC. Most of his career has been as a proud Seattle artist, serving for several years as Artistic Director of Showtunes Theatre Company and working as an actor and educator. The 5th Avenue Theatre: Bill in Mamma Mia, Annie, A Christmas Story, Aladdin, Catch Me If You Can, and others. ACT Theatre/The 5th Avenue Theatre: Sam Byck in Assassins. Village Theatre: Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls, Sam Phillips in Million Dollar Quartet, Iron Curtain, and others. SCT: Goodnight Moon, Busytown, and others. Matt also works as a marketing consultant helping businesses and nonprofits improve their messaging and storytelling: mattwolfemarketing.com. Love to Bryan!
Kyle Nicholas Anderson
Steven Spielberg & Ricky Dreyfuss u/s
Sarah Rose Davis
Shari Rhodes u/s
Candice Song Donehoo
Verna Fields u/s
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
Dick Richards & Bob Mattey u/s
Tara Rubin Casting
Selected Broadway and National Tours: Mr. Saturday Night, Six, Ain’t Too Proud, King Kong, The Band’s Visit, Prince of Broadway, Sunset Boulevard, Miss Saigon, Dear Evan Hansen, Cats, Falsettos, School of Rock, Bullets Over Broadway, Aladdin, Les Misérables, Big Fish, Billy Elliot, Shrek, Spamalot, …Spelling Bee, The Producers, Mamma Mia!, Jersey Boys, The Phantom of the Opera. Selected Off-Broadway: Sing Street, Trevor, Between the Lines, Clueless, Gloria: A Life, Smokey Joe’s Café, Here Lies Love. Film: Here Today.
Kaytlin McIntyre & Shawna Grajek
Brenna Mikale Wagner
Associate Scenic Designer
Associate Sound Designer
Stage Management Production Assistant
Stage Management Apprentice
Lighting Design Apprentice
Moving Lights Programmer
Piano, Keyboard 1
Reed 1 (Piccolo, Soprano Sax, Alto Sax, Flute, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet)
Reed 2 (Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Oboe, Alto Sax)
Trumpet, Piccolo Trumpet, Percussion
Guitar, Keyboard 2
Violin, Viola 2
Viola 1, Mandola
JoAnn Kane Music, Russell Bartmus & Jacob Fjeldheim
Costume Design Assistant
Susan St. John
COVID Safety Coordinator
Lead Producing Partners
Tom Miller & Terri Olson Miller
Stephen Behnen & Mary Hornsby
Leslie & Dale Chihuly
HD Fowler Company
Perkins Coie LLP
National Alliance For Musical Theatre
Jaws sketches courtesy of Joe Alves: Designing Jaws.
April 22 - May 22, 2022
April 1 - May 1, 2022
March 4 - April 3, 2022
Freestyle Love Supreme
2020 Special Tony Award®
February 16 - March 13, 2022
Fannie: The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer
A Seattle Rep co-commission with Goodman Theatre
January 14 - February 12, 2022
The Winter's Tale
A Hybrid Film & Live Theatrical Experience
December 16-19, 2021
In our new 2022/23 season, life-changing journeys and personal odysseys of transformation will serve to remind us that we are often at our best when we can gather to share experiences together.