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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

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New Musicals Winner


Critics' Award

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World Premiere at 
Theatre Calgary


BroadwayWorld Award Winner:
Best Musical
Best Actor
Best Actress

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Sold out, critically acclaimed European Premiere at Theatre Linz

"This show
can't land in
New York soon enough!"
- Stephen Mother,

“This [Mary and Max] has
restored my faith in theatre…
-Mr. Fab,

“Nothing accidental about Mary and Max’s success at Theatre Calgary … This is a big story to tell - and writer Crystal Skillman does it well … Act one ended and I didn't realize how long I was holding my breath, anxiously engaged in the story.

- Vicky Trask, BroadwayWorld

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

— Calgary Herald

Initially, Skillman’s book has the feel of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and The Chocolate Factory and Matilda and the musicals inspired by them, but there is always a hint of something edgier …"

-Louis B. Hobson, Calgary Herald

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