Buffalo Bill Cody’s life is interwoven with Colorado’s history. As a frontiersman, buffalo hunter, scout, Pony Express rider, Indian fighter and international showman, Buffalo Bill saw it all, and DID it all… few people know he received the Medal of Honor, and may well have been responsible for America adopting the “Star Spangled Banner”!
Buffalo Bill reenactor/impersonator “Gunny” Jeff Norman guides audiences across the untamed frontier journey that was Buffalo Bill’s life… the wagon train exploits, scouting adventures, Indian battles, Pony Express rides, dime novel and stage actor fame, and ultimately becoming the creator of an unprecedented international Wild West Show, 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”, the BUFFALO BILL EXPERIENCE portrays Buffalo Bill’s amazing life, blending equal parts humor, drama, and little known historical anecdotes into a living history performance that’s as entertaining as it is informative!
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 – Castle Pines, 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