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Skylight Theatre

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Los Angeles Times- Highly Recommended

"...Director Hunter Bird and a cast of 14 keep the tone playfully artificial, but the material, cotton-candyish as it is, manages to tug at the heartstrings with its notions about dreamers intent on making their lives — and, possibly, the world — a little bit better."
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Daryl H. Miller



Broadway World- Highly Recommended

"...Several productions at the award-winning Skylight Theatre have made it onto my Top Show lists for several years. And now I can guarantee the just-opened World Premiere of BRONCO BILLY - THE MUSICAL is bound to be on this year's Best Of List given its spectacular book by Dennis Hackin, music and lyrics by Chip Rosenbloom and John Torres with additional lyrics by Michele Brourman, with the entire show being one of the most entertaining I have ever seen. Thanks to casting genius Michael Donovan, Director Hunter Bird, Musical Director Anthony Lucca, and Choreographer Janet Roston have woven together 14 top-notch, triple-threat performers into non-stop musical magic for the entire family on the Skylight Theatre stage."
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Shari Barrett



Stage and Cinema- Somewhat Recommended

"...For a brand new, good-time, offbeat musical to come swinging out of the gate with a great story and this much charm is a shocker. That it has moments of tenderness and hilarity is a plus. That it has a large cast with talent on steroids is infectious. That we leave with a smile — given the show’s issues — is a miracle. But this is one of those outings with so much heart and such sterling production values — the set, the band, the sound, the choreography — that it keeps us from concentrating on the project’s deficiencies: the confusing context; the uneven tone; and the non-character-defining, inconsequential, pedestrian songs that wear thin.x
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Tony Frankel



Stage Scene LA- Highly Recommended

"...An heiress on the run finds an unexpected hideout and a unique new family of friends while being pursued by a gang of comic villains who can’t manage to shoot straight in the infectiously crowd-pleasing World Premiere musical Bronco Billy, quite possibly the most tuneful and entertaining L.A.-cast Broadway hopeful since Sister Act made its Pasadena Playhouse debut back in 2006."
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Steven Stanley



On Stage Los Angeles- Highly Recommended

"...Producer Gary Grossman's steadfast energy to keep living, innovative and intimate theatre alive all comes together in this show. We often don't much think of the sacrifices made by the folks who put these shows together. Applause to this producer (with Tony Abatamarco) and thumbs up or ten stars or whatever scale seems right to you for this World Premiere that must be seen. It's a rule. "
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Accessibly Live Off-Line- Highly Recommended

"...If you haven't seen the 1980 movie Bronco Billy with Clint Eastwood and Sondra Locke (or can't remember if you did), don't worry. With a book by Dennis Hackin (who also wrote the novel and the movie's screenplay), and music and lyrics by Chip Rosenbloom and John Torres, with additional lyrics by Michele Brourman, this world premiere musical version, smartly directed by Hunter Bird, is a heck of a lot funnier and way more enjoyable."
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Lovell Estell III



Haines His Way- Highly Recommended

"...McKeever has written an intelligent and thought-provoking play and director Simon Levy has expertly guided his stellar cast through it. They deliver the comedy as well as the drama that is deftly exposed as the play progresses. Brochtrup and Cummings create a dynamic couple and their deep love and respect is skillfully shown. Martin provides a lot of the humor as the aging playboy while Fernando brings delightfully boyish charm and enthusiasm to his role. O'Hara commands the stage as usual, creating a concerned mother and not a monster. This quintet of actors work beautifully to create a moving piece of theatre. If you appreciate theatre that entertains you as well as makes you think, don't miss Daniel's Husband."
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Rob Stevens



Colorado Boulevard- Highly Recommended

"...The songs crossed a number of styles, were clever and fun, and really brought the story to life with a burst of resolve and enthusiasm. The direction (Hunter Bird), choreography (Janet Roston), and music and lyrics (Chip Rosenbloom, John Torres and Michele Brourman) were all deftly handled and brought the package together, leaving the audience in a smiling, feel-good mood as we left the theater"
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Carol Edger Germain