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ABOUT

music & lyrics by Bobby Cronin
book by Crystal Skillman
Based on Adam Elliot's film, MARY & MAX

13-year old Lily has locked herself in her room. Her newly single father chooses to finally tell Lily the story of Mary and Max, a tale set in the 1970s about a seemingly random friendship between Mary Daisy Dinkle, a chubby and lonely eight-year-old with a birthmark on her forehead the color of poo who lives in Australia and Max Jerry Horowitz, a 44-year-old obese New Yorker who is soon diagnosed with a newly named disorder, Asperger Syndrome. As pen-pals, they go through their highest and lowest times together, spanning twenty years. But, will Lily see Mary and Max meet before it's too late?

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"And it may open a new musical era. Because what is offered here for eyes, ears and heart is a musical, but so atypically different, refreshingly modern - just authentic."

- AU Kurier

 

2017

 

Pace

New Musicals Winner

2018

 

MUT

Critics' Award

2018

 

World Premiere at 

Theatre Calgary

2018

 

BroadwayWorld Award Winner:

 

Best Musical

Best Actor

Best Actress

2019

 

Sold out, critically acclaimed European Premiere at Theatre Linz

"Given his songwriting prowess, this show

can't land in

New York soon enough!"

 

- Stephen Mother, Broadwayworld.com

 

“This [Mary and Max] has

restored my faith in theatre…

I love the score.”

 

-Mr. Fab, Immrfabulous.com

“...brilliantly reflected [ in the ] composition of Bobby Cronin, is heartbreaking as well as heartwarming and it is very much surprising how much you feel, suffer and laugh with these odd characters. I am looking forward to having Mary and Max in our theatre taking audiences into their world, a humorous-melancholy parable of the beauty and ugliness of life.”

- Playbill

"a love letter to marginalized people everywhere regardless of age, sex or culture.”

— Calgary Herald


“It's a high spirited, totally delightful flight of fantasy” 

— Calgary Herald

“Nothing accidental about Mary and Max’s success at Theatre Calgary…

 

A fantastic

 

score.

 

— BroadwayWorld

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