SILVER BULLET, featuring Samantha Williams
A NEW MONSTERSONG has joined the album and Graphic Novel. NOW AVAILABLE! GET IT HERE!
"We come from the dark ..."
Monstersongs is a unique theatrical event that “roars with originality
… a chillingly inventive musical experience." —BroadwayWorld
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 Joe Tracz), and developed in conjunction with award-winning illustrator David O’Neill, Monstersongs works well as fully immersive experience. The show has a beautiful graphic novel and projections (available to license) 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.
is a New York based artist. He wrote the music, lyrics & co-orchestrated the Broadway show, THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL (book by Joe Tracz). The piece was nominated for Lortel, Off-Broadway Alliance, & three Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding Musical, before touring North America.
In addition to MONSTERSONGS, which was an official selection of the National Alliance of Musical Theatre, Rob wrote the award-winning shows LOVE, NY and STRANGE TAILS (with Michael Ruby). His immersive musical, EXPERIENCE MARIANAS (with Sarah Beth Pfeifer), was a semi-finalist for the O’Neill Conference. He co-arranged & orchestrated PUNK ROCK GIRL (book by Joe Iconis) & was a writer on BREATHE (book by Timothy McDonald & best-selling novelist, Jodi Picoult). Rob’s been commissioned to write for The Kennedy Center, Bay Area Children’s Theater & the film THE REAL GEMMA JORDAN (script by Anna K. Jacobs). Other credits: ELEVEN ELEVEN, & the horror/comedy radio play, THE LISTING. Rob is a two-time Larson Award finalist, alum of the BMI writing workshop & graduate of the University of Michigan. He is a frequent collaborator with Joe Iconis & Family. Rob is a proud educator & believes in accessibility for creators & audiences. www.robrokicki.com @rrokicks
Dave O'Neill is an award-winning children's book Illustrator and Art Director in NYC. As the O'Neill in Shankman and O'Neill Children's Books, Dave has nine titles in the library including the best-selling "I Met a Moose in Maine One Day", "When a Lobster Buys a Bathrobe" and "Where's the Bathroom?"
Dave's work has taken him to toy design, marketing, illustration and stage work. For more of Dave's work, visit www.oneilldave.blogspot.com and www.shankmanoneill.com @davidoneillart on Instagram