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This may be too niche for GT: A Shoggoth on the Roof

I realize that deriving a significant amount of entertainment from these will require an appreciation for both musical theatre and unspeakable cosmic horror, but I have faith in you, GT. I humbly present, for your Halloween-season listening pleasure, a collection of songs from the play A Shoggoth on the Roof, recorded by the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society.

There are some things that man was not meant to adapt to musical theatre, and A Shoggoth on the Roof has long been regarded as a musical that cannot and must not be produced. The original 1979 attempt to stage it ended in mysterious failure. A daring Chicago theatre company, Defiant Theatre, was prepared to take on the cursed show and stage the world premiere in Chicago this October. A theater space was rented and work had begun on the production. However, under threat of legal action by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, the composer and lyricist of the beloved classic Fiddler on the Roof, Defiant has regretfully decided it must cancel the production. Shoggoth is, once again, silenced.

A Shoggoth on the Roof is a parody, and parody is a fair use well protected under US copyright law. Although neither HPLHS nor Defiant Theatre are (or would have been) in the wrong, neither organization has the financial strength to withstand an onslaught from the great old ones Bock and Harnick and their legal servitors. Insanity rules yet again.


Also on offer are such classic songs as Arkham Dunwich, To Life, If I were a Deep One, The Nightmare, and Byakhee Byakhee.

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