Mar 09, 2012 Joe Kleiman Uncategorized Comments Off on Disney Parks and Resorts’ Alan Bruun and Tom Zofrea to Speak at TEA Summit March 16
Burbank, CA, USA — With over 30 years of professional experience, Alan Bruun is a prolific Show Director and writer for new projects and special events, creating high profile live entertainment around the country and internationally. He has recently returned to his home state of California to take the role of Creative Director of Entertainment for the Disneyland Resort.
For Disney, he has directed, staged and written for Julie Andrews, Michael J. Fox, Christopher Reeve, General Colin Powell, The Phillip Glass Ensemble, Aerosmith, Cirque du Soleil, Hayley Mills, three cruise ships, six astronauts and eight American Idols. Alan has also developed projects for SeaWorld and other themed entertainment.
As a director of over 60 professional productions of opera, musical theatre and drama, Alan’s productions have included Sweeney Todd, Madama Butterfly, The Fantasticks, Oklahoma!, Master Harold and The Boys, Assassins, Galileo, My Fair Lady, Romeo and Juliet , Arcadia, Urinetown and The Constant Wife.
Alan has served as Artistic Director of The Civic Theatres of Central Florida and Director of Production for The Orlando Opera, directed for the University of Central Florida and collaborated several times with the Orlando Philharmonic. He is a founding member of the Orlando’s award-winning Mad Cow Theatre.
Alan graduated from Occidental College, Phi Beta Kappa also attending the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts and New York University.
Tom Zofrea’s Disney career began during the summer before he started college, when he worked as a fountain host at Coke Corner. Even while pursing his B.A. in Theater Arts at Cal State Long Beach, Tom continued to work at Disneyland, in a series of roles ranging from food service to retail.
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