Katie McMillan, Chase Crandell, Anthony Galde and the cast of Mary and Max A New Musical. Photo by Trudie Lee
Mary and Max A New Musical
- Music and Lyrics by Bobby Cronin, Book by Crystal Skillman, Based on a film by Adam Elliot
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.
Cast and Creative Team
For Theatre Calgary: Mary and Max - A New Musical, The Secret Garden. Elsewhere: Allegiance (Broadway); Ragtime (West End); Carrie (Off-Broadway); Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living In Paris (Stratford Festival); Red Velvet (The Old Globe, CA); The Tin Pan Alley Rag (Roundabout Theatre Company, NYC); Altar Boyz (Off-Broadway); bare (Off-Broadway); Candide (San Francisco Symphony); Bowfire (PBS television special); A Tribute to Stephen Sondheim (Boston Pops); Saturday Night (Off-Broadway); Two Class Acts (The Flea Theatre, Off-Broadway); Poster Boy (Williamstown Theatre Festival); Guys and Dolls (Paper Mill Playhouse, NJ); Children’s Letters to God (Off-Broadway); The New World (Bucks County Playhouse, PA); Bright Lights, Big City (Prince Music Theater, PA); The Princess and the Black- Eyed Pea (San Diego Rep); Total Eclipse (Toronto); Spring Awakening – The Musical (UC Davis); and Marry Me A Little (Cincinnati Playhouse). Stafford served as associate director for the Broadway productions of A Class Act and Seussical. He is the Artistic Advisor for Broadway Dreams and an adjunct professor at UC Davis. He studied at York University in Toronto. staffordarima.com
For Theatre Calgary: Stage Manager – Mary and Max - A New Musical, The Secret Garden, Twelfth Night, A Christmas Carol (2015-18), Blow Wind High Water, The Audience, ‘da Kink in my Hair (NAC co-pro), Bad Jews, The Shoplifters, Dear Johnny Deere. Assistant Stage Manager - One Man, Two Guvnors, The Mountaintop, A Christmas Carol (2012-14), Anne of Green Gables – The Musical, To Kill a Mockingbird. Elsewhere: Stage Manager – 1979 (ATP); Calamity Town (Vertigo); The Surrogate, Shopaholic Wedding Bells, Whimsy State (Lunchbox); The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favorites (Mermaid Theatre tours of Canada/USA/Ireland/ South Korea & Singapore); How it Works (Mulgrave Road). Assistant Stage Manager – The Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst, Dust, The Valley, Intimate Apparel, Drama: Pilot Episode, Thinking of Yu (ATP); Marion Bridge (The Company Theatre); Calgary Stampede Grandstand Show (2012-18).
For Theatre Calgary: Mary and Max – A New Musical.
Elsewhere: Chandler is excited to be back at Theatre Calgary working with such an amazing cast and crew! Previous credits include: Deathtrap, The Lonely Diner, Undercover, Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily (Vertigo); Tribes (University of Lethbridge); Hamlet: A Ghost Story (The Shakespeare Company/Hit & Myth). Big thanks to her amazing parents and friends for their continued support and unending love.
Andrew G. Cooper
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