The Theatre Podcast with Alan Seales

The Theatre Podcast with Alan Seales

Intimate conversations with theatre’s biggest talents including stars, producers, directors, tv stars with theatre history and more. This is a podcast for theatre people by theater people. With over 2 decades of experience in film and theatre both as cast and creative, host Alan Seales speaks with Broadway and beyond’s biggest talents to learn more about not only how the world of theatre and performing operate, but also what makes it so real and human. In-depth, personal, behind-the-scenes conversations will highlight special details of the industry that most people may not know exist, will always find out what makes the guests love their craft, what makes them tick, and what truly inspires them.... Show More
March 30, 2020 60 min
Rob Rokicki is an actor, music director, composer, and lyricist whose shows have been nominated for Drama Desk, Lortel, and Off-Broadway Alliance awards. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild, Actor's Equity, and an alum of the Tony Award-winning BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Writing workshop. He wrote the music and lyrics for the critically acclaimed Broadway musical THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL, which recently finished up its limited Broadway run. Growing up in the Colorado plains, he listened almost exclusively to classical music. The acquisition of a boombox exposed him to rock music for the first time, which morphed into a love for the rock musical genre. In addition, this episode covers: His natural affinity towards monsters (maybe since he was born on Halloween?) His theory that "real life" is just high school with more money -- adults are still living scared and trying to win their parents' affection Working with Joe Tracz on The Lightning Thief long before Be More Chill ever surfaced The story of how The Lightning Thief went from a non-equity, hour-long touring production to a full-fledged Broadway production Monster Songs: Rob's graphic novel you also listen to (stories told from different monsters' point of views) Connect with Rob: http://www.lightningthiefmusical.com https://robertrokicki.com/ Twitter/IG: @rrokicks Connect with The Theatre Podcast: Support us on Patreon: Patreon.com/TheTheatrePodcast Twitter & Instagram: @theatre_podcast Facebook.com/OfficialTheatrePodcast TheTheatrePodcast.com Alan's personal Instagram: @alanseales Email me at feedback@thetheatrepodcast.com. I want to know what you think. Thank you to our friends Jukebox The Ghost for our intro and outro music. You can find them on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @jukeboxtheghost or via the web via jukeboxtheghost.com. A very special thanks to our patrons who help make this podcast possible! Cheryl Hodges-Selden, Paul Seales, David Seales If you would like to see your name in this show notes or get a shout out on the pod itself, visit ttp.fm/patreon to become a member and show your support!
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