October 16 - November 11, 2018
Mary and Max
A New Musical
Based on an Australian claymation film about two unlikely pen pals, which screened in 2009 at the Calgary International Film Festival, Mary and Max is a hilarious and heartening tale that proves friendship can be found in the most unexpected of places. Join lonely 10-year-old Mary from Melbourne as she writes her way into the life of Max, a 44-year-old man with Asperger’s Syndrome in New York City. With quirky melodies and heartfelt dialogue, their friendship is one you’ll never forget.
I love musicals – especially original works that have never been seen before! Mary and Max is a story of unpredictable friendship, self-awareness, and happy accidents. This new musical brings a smile to my face and warms my heart.
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A moving celebration of oddness and friendship.
Cast & Creative Team
Mary and Max A New Musical
Nick AdamsDamian, Ensemble, Dance Captain
Kevin AicheleNoel, Ensemble
Chase CrandellThe Moon
Lauren ElderMary, Ensemble
Susan GilmourVera, Ensemble
Alana HibbertMother Chocolate, Ensemble
Katie McMillanYoung Mary
Kelsey VerzottiLady Noblet, Ensemble
Eric WigstonVanity Noblet, Ensemble
Bobby CroninComposer, Lyricist, Vocal Arrangements
Anna EbbesenOrchestrator and Music Supervisor
Joshua Zecher-RossMusic Director, Conductor, Dance Arranger, Additional Orchestrations, Keyboard Programming
Theatre Calgary debut.
Elserwhere: Anthony's Broadway credits include Starlight Express, The Prince of Central Park, King David, Civil War, South Pacific and Wicked. National and International productions include The Who’s Tommy, Joseph... Technicolor Dreamcoat, Starlight Express, The Fix, Hot Mikado and A Funny Thing Happened... Forum. Anthony is the co-creator of WICKED: Behind the Emerald Curtain, a behind the scenes look at the making of Wicked and has had the honor of producing and directing around the world. He is also co-founder of Orbit Arts Academy in Atlanta, Georgia.
Thank you Stafford, Bobby, Crystal and Anna for trusting me with Max. To my husband and son, Brad and Justin... Thank you for your unending love and support. I love you both so much.
For Theatre Calgary: The Secret Garden, Twelfth Night, Touch Me: Songs for a (dis)Connected Age (tc UP CLOSE w/Forte Musical Theatre), One Man, Two Guvnors, A Christmas Carol (2014).
Elsewhere: Romeo & Juliet (The Shakespeare Company); Lest We Forget, That Men May Fly (Lunchbox); Jeremy de Bergerac (Forte); Evil Dead: The Musical (Hit and Myth Productions); Romeo and Juliet, A Christmas Carol (Citadel); Spring Awakening (Artist Collective Theatre); Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Shear Madness (Mayfield); The Soul Collector (Catalyst); Cause & Effect, The Adulteress (Teatro La Quindicina).
He would like to thank his family for all of their love and support and to the best wife ever, Emma.
Theatre Calgary debut.
Joshua Zecher-Ross has worked on 100s of productions in New York and around America as a music director, conductor, arranger, and orchestrator, and he is honoured to be at Theatre Calgary. New York work includes Sweetee directed by Patricia Birch (The Signature), songs in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and many shows at 54 Below, Joe’s Pub, Laurie Beechman and others. Joshua’s musical and vocal arrangements have been performed and recorded nationally and around the world. Regional credits include Barrington Stage Company, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, George Street Playhouse, Sharon Playhouse, The Mac-Haydn Theatre, and The Little Theatre on the Square (Resident Music Director and Artistic Director).
Joshua is a musical theatre instructor at the NY Film Academy and holds a Bachelor's of Music in vocal performance from the Steinhardt School at NYU.
Many thanks to Anna, Bobby, Stafford, and the incredible cast and team of Mary and Max. Love to Sam and to Mom and Dad.