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Mary & max

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?

Til Death Do Us Part

Book by Caroline Prugh
Music & Lyrics by Bobby Cronin

Set in Evangelical America during the Clinton/Bush era, this original 11-person musical with a contemporary, country-gospel-influenced score investigates the trouble women’s ambition poses to institutions (church, marriage, societal norms) as defined by the white patriarchy and its handmaids.

 

It’s the story of Gracie Jean Lewis (Grace), a spitfire from hardscrabble Tennessee who feels called to preach a message of God’s grace and Matthew Whitfield, heir apparent to small town Evangelical royalty who struggles to rebel against his fundamentalist father without losing the privileges of his birth. When they meet, it’s mutual love at first sight. So how does their fairytale marriage end in murder?

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CONCRETE JUNGLE

Words & Music by Bobby Cronin
Add'l by Crystal Skillman


 The Concrete Jungle Bar in Brooklyn, while rundown and struggling to stay afloat, is oasis for a diverse group of friends trying to turn their dreams into realities while traversing the tangled web of their lives in New York City, 
In this romantic musical comedy inspired by Cryano, we follow Abby, a technologically unsavvy Ivy League graduate in her mid-thirties as she bartends while holding on to student debt, wondering when her writing career and love life will finally blossom. Add in a fashionista who demands respect, a genderfluid best friend, a less-than-suave investment banker, a medical student who needs experience playing doctor, a confident and sexy actor/influencer, and even a drunken sailor...sparks fly in all directions, especially when a phone call from Guy, a Canadian writer, changes Abby‘s life forever. But will Guy say “I love you” to the wrong person, or will love conquer all?

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A ROMANTIC

MUSICAL COMEDY

BY

BOBBY CRONIN

TILL SOON, ANNE

Book & Lyrics by

Christine Toy Johnson
Music by Bobby Cronin

 


Anne O’Donnell, a 34-year old newlywed and freelance photographer at the end of her journey with brain cancer, invites her family and closest friends to spend her final New Year’s Eve and

birthday with her at the

family’s home in Vermont.

 

Taking place on the eve of 2017, each of them finds that they must grapple with Anne’s right to die with dignity and grace, the determination to stay in the moment even if it’s ripping your heart out - and the art of letting go.

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PSYKIDZ

 

Created by Bobby Cronin (TYA)

 

Pre-teen Magnolia Donovan "sees things", much to the dismay of her father Leo. Along with her Nana, Magnolia & Leo head to an old inn in Vermont for a get away. There they encounter two families who have been chosen by world renowned psychic-medium Skylar Quinn to get specialized on-site training. After Nana convinces Skylar to let Magnolia join, the psychic kids develop their skills while helping a separated ghost family lost in the afterlife. To face her demons, Magnolia must believe in herself to exorcise the Shadow Man and save the ghost family.

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DAYBREAK

DAYBREAK

Created by Bobby Cronin

"The measure of Mr.Cronin's intellectual and dramaturgical boldness is certified by the simultaneous existence on stage...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, all of which demand and receive psychologically convincing interpretations."

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RAIN & ZOE SAVE THE WORLD

Written by Crystal Skillman

Music by Bobby Cronin

In Rain and Zoe Save the World, two Seattle teenagers embark on an impulsive motorcycle journey to join a group of oil protesters on the east coast. But as they follow a major pipeline across the country, what began as two young activists' longing to belong to something greater than themselves gives way to Rain and Zoe discovering that the true danger in this world might just be growing up.

KING KIRBY

Written by Crystal Skillman

Music by Bobby Cronin

Heroes aren’t born, they’re made. This is the epic tale of Jack Kirby, the most famous cartoonist you never heard of: Born in the Lower East Side slums, veteran of the battlefields of France, co-creator of CAPTAIN AMERICA, THE AVENGERS, THE X-MEN, Kirby had his biggest fight after his comic books became an international sensation: He had to fight for his name, and the recognition he was denied. An audio version of the New York Times Critics’ Pick play by award-winning Crystal Skillman and Fred Van Lente, starring the original New York cast of Steven Rattazzi, Amy Lee Pearsall, Nat Cassidy, Joseph Mathers and Timothy McCown Reynolds.

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COSMIC CRITTERS

Created by Bobby Cronin and Crystal Skillman

Through the wide eyes of Tina, a twelve year old tortoise and animal astronaut, we are brought  on a journey that is from the point of view of the critters themselves exploring the universe. ​

After being captured by NASA to be used to test their new space program, Tina discovers that  the animal kingdom is already at work on trying to reach extraterrestrial critters who they believe  have the keys to finding a new, habitable planet.  

Each episode finds Tina torn between her mission to find a new home for animalkind, and the missions in space she and the Critters pursue trying to make peace between all the different  animal aliens.

Tina and all her all animal crew blast off from NASA to save the galaxy in this animated musical  television series.​

Executive Producer

Jordan Roth

Directed by

John Walton & West Simon Pearl

MUSIC FOR "TINY HANDS"

by Bobby Cronin

The Birds and The BS is the kids show for adults! Because we forgot everything we learned in kindergarten. Join Mr. Jordan and his especially animated friends as they sing you towards the right path…but you know, left.

On This Episode:

Poor Burt is embarrassed to leave the house without mittens covering his tiny hands since everyone’s making fun of President Trump for his. Mr. Jordan and his guest Licensed Size Queen Billy Porter explain that they’re not making fun of Trump’s hands, but rather his…something else. But we grown-ups shouldn’t make fun of tiny anythings, we should make fun of the giant bad things people do. It’s perfectly fine to have a small D!

THE BIRDS AND THE BS

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What is it like to be a teenager in today’s polarized world where iPhones and technology are part of everyday life? Where school shootings are the norm and bullying runs rampant? What if teens didn’t have technology to distract them from themselves, forcing communication to be face to face? Welcome To My Life explores these ideas while giving voice to those who have faced trauma in the form of bullying, abuse, mental health issues, divorce, death, and more.

W2ML is a fluid theatrical experience; a hybrid of theatre and concert to propel the emotionally heightened story and often epic rock/pop score. The conceptual set utilizes projections on giant floor-to-ceiling LED screens (like a Porter Robinson concert, or Beyonce, or Pink) which helps transition into and out of the wilderness and into and out of the characters’ thoughts, memories, fears, hopes, nightmares, etc…

A major concept of the musical is that some of the actors play numerous characters and often musical instruments, usually in the height of their traumatic stories or memories. There is a band, which could be onstage. Additionally, there should be onstage mic stands for the many songs with backup vocals.  Wilderness Intervention Programs, like the Pathway, are entirely real. Composer/writer Bobby Cronin went to two different programs to do research, one in Utah and one in Arizona. Many of the stories in this musical are from those life-changing research trips.

 

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SEEKING ALICE

A modern-day musical fairytale based on Alice in Wonderland.

OFFICIAL SELECTION - The NOVA Fest - 201
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Manhattan Film Fest
NOMINATION - The NOVA Fest - BEST MUSICA
OFFICIAL SELECTION - TBAE Film Showcase
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STREETWRITE is a 30-minute movie musical about freedom of speech. Using street art as a focal point, the film examines the various ways people struggle to express themselves in situations where free speech is curtailed or suppressed. It also explores how certain kinds of expression can be repressive to individuals. Musical numbers convey these topics and the arguments that ensue are debated in a courtroom sequence. Graffiti, public murals, commercial billboards and hallway posters form the visual backdrop that exemplify these issues. The film was fully funded by the New York Film Academy with professionals working alongside 2nd -year musical theatre students. STREETWRITE was written and directed by Blanche Baker, an Emmy Award winning actress and Senior Faculty member of the New York Film Academy, and filmed by Piero Basso, an award winning Director of Photography.

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START-UP.COM

Directed by Mark Olsen

Screenplay by Melanie Oram

Original Score & Songs by

Bobby Cronin

Lyrics by Mark Olsen & Bobby Cronin


A small but inventive start up company named Big Apple Orchard has developed a program using facial recognition software that they hope can help find missing children and aid in the fight against human trafficking.

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Bare Bones Internat
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Tampa Bay Film Fest
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WINNING NEW YORK

Directed by Stephane Nachamie; Screenplay by Christine Toy Johnson; Score & Songs by Bobby Cronin; Lyrics by Christine Toy Johnson; Additional Lyrics by Bobby Cronin

WINNING NEW YORK
Produced by the New York Film Academy - 2015


WINNING NEW YORK is a movie musical about six gamers who try to capture the ultimate prize in a virtual competition, by making their real life dreams come true in the greatest city in the world.

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COULD YOU DANCE

IN MY SHOES

Dance on Film Project examine the subject of discrimination.

Created by NYFA Fall 14'

2nd Year Students.

THANK YOU, NEXT

A web series 

Written/Directed/Produced by:

Ben Gettinger & Raymond J. Lee