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shadow_archmagi
2009-03-10, 07:10 PM
So, I realize this is a half-decade or so late, but as almost no-one seems to have heard this, I thought it might warrent a thread anyway.

Turns out there actually was an lovecraftian musical. All attempts have failed, except one that was entirely in swedish and one that used an entirely different musical score, and even those didn't manage a second performance.

Relevant reading:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoggoth_on_the_roof
http://www.cthulhulives.org/shoggoth/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjsEOWl35oo&feature=related

Quirinus_Obsidian
2009-03-10, 07:23 PM
You, my friend, have won the Internet. Thank you. :smallbiggrin:

Fri
2009-03-10, 08:04 PM
I've won it last year when I posted it exactly here :p.

but yeah, it's awesome. Really awesome. Really, really awesome.

shadow_archmagi
2009-03-10, 08:08 PM
So, is there any way to obtain a viewing? Surely someone somewhere must be working on this...

Jayngfet
2009-03-10, 08:17 PM
This is especially awesome since I saw fiddler last week.


...Tentacles get into everything eventually. That is so wron on so many levels.

Canadian
2009-03-10, 08:23 PM
The musical waits in eternal slumber...

Icewalker
2009-03-10, 11:16 PM
Should try to get somebody to perform it. Or the playground could try to manage some larger scale get together and put it on :smallwink:

Collin152
2009-03-10, 11:56 PM
Ooh, you mean, like, a massive get together?
Like... The Reunion?
To the Northern Crater!

Also:
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn.

GolemsVoice
2009-03-11, 11:49 AM
The musical is REALLY brilliant and funny, and "A Scary Solstice", full of occult christmas carols is pure gold. Alas, I fear, we won't get any performances soon, and since my musical skills are, well, not, I can't help you with your project.
It may even be for the better of humanity, after all, it could turn out to be from the same guy who wrote "Massa per Requiem I Shuggay", and performing it will summon Azathoth somewhere in the thrid act.

chiasaur11
2009-03-11, 01:54 PM
The musical is REALLY brilliant and funny, and "A Scary Solstice", full of occult christmas carols is pure gold. Alas, I fear, we won't get any performances soon, and since my musical skills are, well, not, I can't help you with your project.
It may even be for the better of humanity, after all, it could turn out to be from the same guy who wrote "Massa per Requiem I Shuggay", and performing it will summon Azathoth somewhere in the thrid act.

No, just Hastur.

And he was a perfectly decent guy from all accounts. He gave autographs, was polite to the performers, and gave helpful advice.

Really a shame his visage causes madness in a good portion of all those who see it.

Occasional Sage
2009-03-11, 03:04 PM
"Byakhee, Byakhee" is my favorite track personally. I got this a few years ago and spam it on everybody I can.

EDIT: Also, it is being performed (http://www.cthulhulives.org/shoggoth/). Just sayin'.

shadow_archmagi
2009-03-11, 05:14 PM
Actually, the dublin performance used a different musical score (to avoid the wrath of Fiddler) and was two years ago.

Manga Shoggoth
2009-03-12, 03:54 AM
Actually, I sleep in the attic, not on the roof.

But maaaan, what a weird musical....... Sounds like fun...

Yulian
2009-03-12, 04:03 PM
Go to these Youtube channels: http://www.youtube.com/user/aabeeceed

and http://www.youtube.com/user/SayajinDwarf

Bunch of Christmas-themed Mythos songs. Or are they Mythos-themed Christmas songs?

But I don't know what they are from. Anyone know?

- Yulian

shadow_archmagi
2009-03-12, 06:12 PM
The lovecraftian fans produce a lot of parody songs and suchlike; Shoggoth is special for being a full length feature presentation.

Aidan305
2009-03-14, 12:39 PM
Turns out there actually was an lovecraftian musical. All attempts have failed, except one that was entirely in swedish and one that used an entirely different musical score, and even those didn't manage a second performance.
The one that used an entirely different score was a one-off event for a games convention.

I should know, I wrote the score. (no idea where I put it though. My back-ups all disappeared, as they do.).
I also played Cthulhu.

But it was a fun musical to perform, and very, very silly.