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In his BUFFALO BILL EXPERIENCE, Colorado-based Buffalo Bill reenactor/impersonator “Gunny” Jeff Norman guides audiences down the untamed frontier trail that was Buffalo Bill Cody’s life, in a costumed living history performance that’s as entertaining as it is informative!

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The Buffalo Bill Experience is chock full of all the wagon train driving, Army scouting, Indian fighting, and Pony Express riding adventures that made Buffalo Bill an American icon, gathering legendary friends like Wild Bill Hickok, Kit Carson, Annie Oakley, General George Armstrong Custer, and Sitting Bull along the way…

Modeled after Hal Holbrook’s one-man play “Mark Twain”, Jeff colorfully portrays Buffalo Bill’s amazing “rags to riches to rags” life, blending equal parts humor, drama, and little-known historical anecdotes… (few people know that Buffalo Bill may have been responsible for America adopting the Star Spangled Banner!) 

 

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 Kind words from showgoers!

 

“Jeff provided a wonderful introduction to Buffalo Bill through stories, costumes and setting. His script was compelling, and I learned things about Buffalo Bill that were totally new to me in an engaging and charming way.”

Shaun Boyd - VP, Castle Rock Historic Society

 

“Buffalo Bill reenactor ‘Gunny’ Jeff Norman does a fantastic job as Buffalo Bill. He looks so much like Buffalo Bill and really brings the character to life through his stories!”

Nancy Fagen - Bemis Public Library, Littleton, CO

 

“I’d personally like to thank ‘Gunny Jeff’ for his Buffalo Bill Experience show! It was funny, witty, and very entertaining. Everyone seemed to be gripped by, and hung on, every word. This is a show we’d love to have back at our theater. Thanks again for such a wonderful show!”

George Enterman - COO Gold Creek Productions/Gold Bar Room Theater, Cripple Creek, CO

 

“I saw Jeff Norman’s one-man Buffalo Bill reenactor show last night – WOW! He is a wonderful storyteller and kept the audience engaged, from the kids sitting on the floor to the older adults in the back row! Buffalo Bill would have been proud!” 

Nancy Castilleja – Longmont, CO

 

“What a great Buffalo Bill impersonator! I could swear he WAS Buffalo Bill! I was having so much fun listening to his stories that I was surprised at how much I learned in the process! AWESOME SHOW!!!”

Beverly Mullen – Heather Gardens, Aurora, CO

 

“Buffalo Bill reenactor ‘Gunny’ Jeff Norman has such an entertaining and enjoyable way of sharing the history of Buffalo Bill and the Old West with an audience of all ages. His presence added so much character to Castlewood Canyon State Parks Fall Festival, we hope he will make a return appearance at next years event!” 

Pat Feldmeier - Volunteer Naturalist, Castlewood Canyon State Park, Franktown, CO

 

“We have had numerous comments on how good the Buffalo Bill Experience was, and how much they learned. Thank you again!”

Gayle Fitzgerald – Activity and Marketing Director, Heather Gardens, Aurora, CO

 

The Buffalo Bill Experience Show was great!  Our guests seemed to really enjoy it and get a lot out of it.  Very informational.  We would definitely like to have ‘Buffalo Bill’ back again!”

Paul Schoeninger - Outdoor Programs Coordinator, The Wildlife Experience, Parker CO

 

“Buffalo Bill was just awesome! He came early to set up and visit with the residents. He really looks the part! Our residents loved his costume, display and talk very much. I would recommend him for any event you may have in your community.”

Lisa Jensen – Director of Fun, Lincoln Meadows Senior Living/Spectrum Retirement 

 

“Thanks so much for an awesome presentation!!!”

Rolling Hills Elementary School, 4th grade classes, Aurora, CO

 

“Jeff is an entertaining and charismatic speaker.  The children at my daughter’s school were amazed at the stories and they enjoyed hearing ‘first hand’ accounts of historical events.  Jeff transformed Buffalo Bill, Wild Bill, Annie Oakley, and Sitting Bull into real flesh and blood people rather than just names in history books.  As a parent, I liked how Jeff shared childhood experiences and struggles while encouraging the children to pursue their own dreams and aspirations.  It was a real treat to have Jeff as Buffalo Bill at the school and we hope he’ll return to speak to future classes.”

Vanessa H – parent/volunteer, The Challenge School, Denver CO

 

“The Buffalo Bill living history presentation was a GREAT experience that reinforced the students’ learning of Colorado history!”

Clear Sky Elementary 4th Grade Team – Castle Rock, CO

 

“Jeff displayed Buffalo Bill in such a realistic way that it kept the students interested, engaged, and excited to learn all they could about his experiences.”

Iron Horse Elementary School – Parker, CO

 

“It was a real highlight of our holiday weekend.  Whomever organized the event did a classy job… – WOW!  Somebody clearly put in some effort.  The parking was easy, the speaker was extraordinary (and so tolerant of our 2 ½ year old)! He is a special human being with an encouraging message.”

 KM - Buffalo Bill Experience/Wildlife Experience Campfire Series attendee

 

“I want to thank you and Jeff for the amazing job you did putting on the show last Thursday. I especially want to thank Jeff, he did an outstanding job…  you guys are awesome, and we will definitely keep you in mind for future events. Thanks again and I look forward to working with you guys in the future!”

Paul Schoeninger – Outdoor Programs Coordinator, The Wildlife Experience

 

“I really enjoyed the Buffalo Bill presentation at The Wildlife Experience campfire. I was a long time teacher of Colorado History  in the public schools. I felt like I was watching and hearing the real Buffalo Bill talk about his life. Everything I knew about him was included in the program and I learned so much more. ‘Gunny’ is engaging and accurate. What an amazing opportunity for the audience to learn about a small part of Colorado history. Thank you so much for providing this program.”

Linda S – Wildlife Experience volunteer

 

“Buffalo Bill was the smash hit of our Hiwan Museum and Homestead summer camp. It was just the right mix of fun, education and great storytelling. We can’t wait to have Buffalo Bill next year. Thanks!!!”

 Andy Spencer - History Education Coordinator - Jeffco Open Space 

 

“Thinking of you and thanking you for all of your help and wonderful donation (of time, supplies, energy and playful spirit) to the Highlands Ranch Historical Society, making this year’s July 4th parade entry once again a hit and Standout!!” 

With gratitude, The Board of Directors (Nancy, Sara, Carol, Paul, David and David)

 

“Thanks to both of you for a very entertaining and informative BUFFALO BILL EXPERIENCE!   The Highlands Ranch Historical Society had almost 200 people in attendance last night for your performance, listening with rapt attention as Buffalo Bill (aka Jeff) recounted one exciting and interesting tale after another.  Bursts of laughter from the audience punctuated the otherwise rapt attentive silence, as BB told of little known episodes of his life, with a dry wit. I know our members and guests had a great time, as did our Board.”

Best Regards, Nancy Linsenbigler -President, Highlands Ranch Historical Society

 

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