Rob Rokicki's Monstersongs begins at 7 PM, and Joe Iconis and Family is scheduled to begin at 9 PM.
The cast list for both performances includes Liz Lark Brown, Katrina Rose Dideriksen, Seth Eliser, Alexandra Ferrara, Emma Gannon-Salomon, Sami Griffith, Haynie, Hager, Joe Iconis, Mackenzie Jones, Dennis Michael Keefe, Rachel Lee, Lorinda Lisitza, Lauren Marcus, Ashley Moniz, Morris, Jeremy Morse, Padovan, Jose Restrepo, Rob Rokicki, Mike Rosengarten, Will Roland, Kate Steinberg, Jared Weiss and Williams. Not all performers will appear at both shows.
Monstersongs, according to press notes, "is an exciting new piece of theatre synthesizing a live rock concept-album and a graphic novel — all from the point of view of misunderstood monsters. Featuring a score from award-wining composer/lyricist Rob Rokicki and illustrations by Dave O'Neill of the popular Shankman & O'Neill children's book series, the show is a silly, scary, heartbreaking, and hilarious multimedia experience."
Rokicki wrote the music and lyrics to the Off-Broadway adaptation of the Percy Jackson book "The Lightning Thief" (with a book by Joe Tracz). He co-authored two award-winning musicals, Love, NY and Strange Tails with Michael Ruby.
Here's how Joe Iconis and Family's Rock and Roll Haunted Halloween Special 5 is billed: "Join Joe Iconis and his Frightening Family of musical theatre goblins for a devilish night of ghoulish rock and roll fun. An electrocuted evening of high octane performances. Songs from scary musicals, cuts from obscure horror movies, some Halloween-themed Iconis originals, and a body bag full of holiday classics. A night of whiskey ghosts, kazoo spirits, and happy skeletons." Iconis has penned The Black Suits, the Drama Desk Award-nominated Bloodsong of Love, ReWrite, The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks and We The People as well as the theatrical concert Things to Ruin (cast recording available on Ghostlight Records). His songs were featured on the second season of NBC's "Smash," and he is currently working on commissions for La Jolla Playhouse and Two River Theater.
The Laurie Beechman Theater is located inside the Westbank Café at 407 West 42nd Street. There is a $10 cover for each show plus a $15 food/drink minimum. Reservations are strongly suggested and can be made by calling (212) 695-6909 or visiting WestBankCafe.com/Theater.