July 24 to August 12th, 2023
About the Composer, Bobby Cronin
Bobby Cronin is an award-winning composer/writer for theatre, short film, web, dance, and more. His projects include: Mary & Max [based on the clyamation film] with bookwriter Crystal Skillman which had its World Premiere at Theatre Calgary in the fall of 2018 and will have its European Premiere at Austria's Theatre Linz in 2019, won the 2018 MUT Critics Award in Germany, Pace New Musicals 2018, SigWorks Finalist 2018; ‘Til Death Do Us Part (World Premiere 2020, 2018-2020 SDSU New Works Award; 2017 SigWorks Finalist; 2016 Overtures Series directed by Kent Nicholson) with bookwriter Caroline Prugh; a handful of songs in Off-Bway's Camp Morning Wood; Till Soon, Anne with bookwriter/lyricist Christine Toy Johnson which had a residency at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center; Alone in the U.S. with Terry Berliner, which was commissioned by CAP21 and was produced at the University of Cumbria under the title Alone in the UK; The Concrete Jungle, commissioned in 2011 for London’s esteemed ArtsEd (President: Andrew Lloyd Webber) opened in London June 2012, had a lab presentation at West Texas A&M 2015 and made the short list for the New American Musical Theatre Prize; Daybreak (winner of the 2011 New Jersey Playwrights Contest) premiered in Wayne, NJ & London’s Tristan Bates Theatre June 2012. His latest commission PSYKIDZ was produced in concert by A Class Act NY and now ready to be produced. Bobby composed the scores and songs for several musical films, which have been in festivals all over the country. He was part of the 2015 Prospect Theatre Company's Off-Broadway show Fright Night where his 15-minute musical My Boyfriend Is An Alienwritten with Christine Toy Johnson premiered. His music won “Best Score of a Mockumentary” for the webseries Thank You, Next and Best Music/Lyrics for Ten Reasons I Won’t Go Home With You in 2010’s MITF. Bobby is one of the four NEO Writers for the York Theatre Company's 2014-2015 season with Stephen Flaherty as his mentor. He was commissioned to write a pop song for the 2013 winner of Italy’s televised singing competition Lo Canto. Other: 54 Below, Lincoln Center Songbook Series, Birdland, Symphony Space, London’s The Players Theatre & St. James Theatre, etc. "Reach The Sky: Live" & “The Concrete Jungle International Studio Cast Recording” available on iTunes featuring theatre stars Caissie Levy, Kate Shindle, Jared Gertner, Rebecca Trehearn, Alex Gaumond, and Olivia Phillip. Bobby created the Inspired Benefit Concert Series for animal rescue organizations across the U.S. & UK to raise funds and awareness for the 3 million adoptable pets euthanized in our country each year. Bobby has taught Master Classes around the world for musical theatre actors on song interpretation, audition technique, and his specialty, the ever-popular pop/rock genre. He’s a Yale graduate where he won the Michael P. Manzella Award for excellence in Arts, Scholastics and Character. Member of ASCAP, Dramatists Guild. @bobbycronin IG: croninbobby
Concrete Jungle is a contemporary take on Cyrano de Bergerac with a gender twist. The romantic comedy is set in The Concrete Jungle Bar, an oasis for a diverse group of friends trying to turn their dreams into realities while traversing the tangled web of New York City. Abby, an Ivy League graduate barely clinging to her twenties but certainly holding on to student debt, bartends while waiting for her writing career and love life to finally start. Add in a fashionista who demands respect, a less-than-suave investment banker, a medical student who needs experience playing doctor, a confident and sexy internet influencer, and even a drunken sailor… and sparks fly in all directions, especially when a phone call from a Canadian writer Guy changes Abby’s life forever. But will Guy say “I love you” to the wrong woman or will love conquer all?