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“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.”

- Austrian Newspaper Kurier 


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

— Calgary Herald


“This [Mary and Max] has

restored my faith in theatre…

I love the score.”


-Mr. Fab,

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


A fantastic




— BroadwayWorld


"Mr.Cronin's handling of time involves dazzling jump cuts, swirling dream-like sequences and symbolic references, with daring temporal experimentalism intelligently anchored by the superb performances of the cast. His time traveling allows his songs to engage with a vast range of issues - suicide, gay men married to women, the conflicting demands of art and family, a woman's biological clock - all of which demand and receive psychologically convincing interpretations."

- David Rabinowitz, Nightlife

"Given his songwriting prowess, this show

can't land in

New York soon enough!"


- Stephen Mother,

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“...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

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

— Calgary Herald


"His lyrics are very clever, intelligent and funny, and also has such a strong sense of storytelling, or carrying a thought/emotion through to get somewhere higher. And the music is just be honest, I couldn't believe what he was getting to come out of the performers' mouths."

- Christopher Gattelli, Tony Award Winner

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"This is first-rate work, a premium blend of energy, talent, and theatrical genius

which begins with the work of

Bobby Cronin."


- The Herald


"The songs are passionate and powerful in a take-no-prisoners way that will

knock your

socks off”


-Rob Lester, Cabaret Scenes

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