Bruce has been a cast member/musician in many productions of Ted Swindley's "Always . . . Patsy Cline" and "Honky Tonk Angels". He has also served as musical director of the Patsy Cline show at Mars Hill's SART, Burnsville's Parkway Playhouse and Asheville Community Theater. He made his acting debut in 2001 as part of Southern Appalachian Repertory Theater’s production of "Lost Highway: The Music and Legend of Hank Williams". He played the role of Hank's bass player and close friend "Hoss", as well as musical director for the show.
SART's 2002, 2003 & 2004 productions of "Radio Gals" featured an ensemble cast, with Bruce playing the part of the singing, bass and tuba playing "spinster" Miss Azilee Swindle. The show received a rave review!

Theater Credits:

  • Asheville Community Theater; Asheville, NC - Annie, Radio Gals, Always...Patsy Cline - The Spitfire Grill
  • Barter Theater; Abingdon, VA - Always...Patsy Cline, Honky Tonk Angels
  • Diana Wortham Theater; Asheville, NC - Always...Patsy Cline, Lost Highway
  • Flat Rock Playhouse; Flat Rock, NC - Honky Tonk Angels, Grease, Stars in Your Eyes, Always...Patsy Clne, Children Of Eden
  • La Mirada Theater; Los Angeles, CA - Always...Patsy Cline
  • Mill Mountain Theatre; Roanoke, VA - Always...Patsy Cline, Lost Highway: Hank Williams
  • New Stage Theatre; Jackson, MS - Hank Williams: Lost Highway
  • Parkway Playhouse; Burnsville, NC - Always...Patsy Cline
  • The Red Barn Theater; Key West FL - The Spitfire Grill
  • SART; Mars Hill, NC - Always...Patsy Cline, Lost Highway, Radio Gals, Spitfire Grill, Woody Guthrie's American Song, The Memory Collection, Smoke on the Mountain; Homecoming, Evita
  • Stoneleaf Festival; Asheville, NC- Lost Highway: Hank Williams
  • Totem Pole Playhouse; Fayettville, PA - Always...Patsy Cline