Theatre Calgary announces casting for World Premiere of ‘Mary and Max – A New Musical’

Illustration by Andrea Ucini

Theatre Calgary’s Artistic Director Stafford Arima has announced full casting for the world premiere of Mary and Max – A New Musical, which runs at The Max Bell Theatre in Arts Commons, Downtown Calgary, from 14 October to 10 November 2018, directed by Arima and choreographed by Jenn Rapp.

Mary and Max – A New Musical has music and lyrics by Bobby Cronin, book by Crystal Skillman, and orchestrations and music supervision by Anna Ebbesen.

The production will star Lauren Elder as Mary, and Anthony Galde as Max, alongside Susan Gilmour as Vera and Nick Adams as Damian. Rounding out the cast are Chase CrandellAlana Hibbert, Kevin Aichele, Kelsey Verzotti, Eric Wigston and Calgarian newcomer, Katie McMillan as Young Mary.


Check out the original movie trailer, below:


Based on an Australian claymation film by Adam Elliot about two unlikely pen pals, Mary and Max – A New Musical is a heartening tale that proves friendship can be found in the most unexpected of places.


 Arima commented:

“I am thrilled to be bringing this amazingly talented group of artists together from Calgary, across Canada, and the United States. To be able to give Mary and Max a fully realized production, after five years of development, warms my heart. Bobby and Crystal have been working tirelessly on this musical, and I am thrilled beyond belief that Theatre Calgary will be the home of the World Premiere. Bringing together this deliciously, eclectic ensemble of performers, and international designers and creatives to Calgary, also adds to my joy and pride.”


Mary and Max – A New Musical will feature scenic and costume design by Bretta Gerecke, lighting design by Kimberly Purtell, projection design by Sean Nieuwenhuis, and sound design by Peter McBoyle.

The stage manager will be Patti Neice, and the assistant stage manager will be Emma Brager.


Tickets go on sale to the general public on 24 July 2018.

For more information, and to book, please Click Here.

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