BOOK, MUSIC, AND LYRICS BY ROB ROKICKI
GRAPHIC ART BY DAVID O’NEILL
8pm October 6-15
The Darkhorse Theatre
4610 Charlotte Ave
DIRECTED BY SAWYER WALLACE
MUSIC DIRECTED BY RANDY CRAFT
Monstersongs puts audiences in a synthesized world of graphic novels, rock musicals, live performance, and new technology. Following the journey of a child who opens a portal into the psyches of often misunderstood creatures; Monstersongs flips the switch on the monster narrative, inviting audiences to explore the humanity that binds us all.
Written by Rob Rokicki, the composer of the critically acclaimed Drama Desk and Lortel Nominated, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical (book by Joe Tracz), and developed in conjunction with award-winning illustrator David O’Neill, The show has a beautiful graphic novel and projections of the artwork to enhance the audience’s experience.
The world premiere recording of Monstersongs was released by Broadway Records and features a scary amount of Broadway talent including Megan Hilty (Smash), Jelani Alladin (Frozen), & Julia Murney (Wicked). Different artwork and song styles support each monster— from Medusa belting out hard rock, to a bluegrass-flavored Troll under the bridge. Scary, silly, and heartfelt, Monstersongs is unlike anything you’ve experienced before.
Monstersongs is appropriate for all audiences and has a running time of approximately 1 hour without intermission.