"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.
Rob Rokicki is a songwriter, performer, music director and educator. He’s the composer/lyricist of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical (book by Joe Tracz); nominated for three Drama Desk Awards, an Off-Broadway Alliance Award, an a Lortel Award. He was a 2018 Jonathan Larson Grant Finalist and alum of the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild, Actor's Equity, and alum of the BMI Musical Theatre Writing Workshop.
Projects include: Love, NY, Strange Tails, & Relativity (with Michael Ruby); the graphic novel rock album, Monstersongs (art by David O’Neill) at NAMT 2018. He’s a frequent collaborator with Joe Iconis & Family. Albums available on Broadway Records and Great White Wax. BFA, BA University of Michigan. www.robertrokicki.com
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 and performs as an eleven-year member of Out of Order, a NJ-based comedy troupe. For more of Dave's work, visit www.oneilldave.blogspot.com and www.shankmanoneill.com
Monstersongs World Premiere Recording
The full cast recording IS NOW AVAILABLE!!!
Want the full Monstersongs experience? Read along with the
SPECIAL EDITION Monstersongs Graphic Novel
Includes full album and 120+ pages of art and lyrics.
*SIGNED BY ROB ROKICKI & DAVID O'NEILL
Contact Rob Rokicki
Contact David O'Neill
For Licensing/Producing Inquiries Contact:
Amy Wagner, Abrams Artists Agency
275 Seventh Ave. 26th Floor, New York, NY 10001
T 646.486.4600 • firstname.lastname@example.org