A Shoggoth on the Roof

A Shoggoth on the Roof

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There are some things man was not meant to adapt to musical theatre.

The HPLHS Shoggoth on the Roof Cast Album has been whispered of in dark alleys off Off-Broadway. Lawyers have bent paper clips into strange shapes at the very mention of its name. The CD features an ensemble of professional singers (and a few zombies) singing eleven tentacle-tapping musical numbers in a grand and fully-orchestrated production.

Huh? The stories of HP Lovecraft collide with the cherished Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof. The result is an improbable, delightful and disturbing full-length Broadway-style musical featuring Lovecraftian horrors set to familiar tunes. For nearly 30 years, theatre companies have met their doom in attempting to stage this strange and terrible tale of love, family and tentacles. Here, for your enjoyment is a recording of all the numbers from the show.

The CD is, well, you know, just a normal CD featuring 11 songs and 41 minutes of music. And the the CD comes with a free digital download of all the songs from the CD.

Listen to FREE MP3 Samples!

Arkham Dunwich
Byakhee Byakhee
Shoggoth Prayer
To Life
The Nightmare
Victim of Victims
Very Far From the Home I Love

Do You Fear Me

We're also strange enough to offer the libretto of A Shoggoth on the Roof. This 74 page perfect-bound book features the full script, a weird tale of Miskatonic librarian Henry Armitage and his efforts to marry off his three daughters Asenath, Prudence and Jill. It's filled with all the lyrics, photos and other fun stuff. It's the safest way to have a A Shoggoth on your bookshelf.

For the truly mad musical theatre fan we offer our Shoggoth Combo Pack. This features the Cast Album CD, the Libretto and a DVD with our documentary film about the original attempt to stage A Shoggoth on the Roof in Los Angeles in the 1970s. This 20-minute film features Stuart Gordon, Chris Sarandon and many other strange people. The Shoggoth Combo also include a free digital download of the cast album as MP3 files.

Ready for the show right now? Order our digital download and you'll be singing along with blasphemous monstrosities in mere moments.

Want even more fun? We now offer a great new A Shoggoth on the Roof design via Redbubble!

Customer Reviews

Based on 21 reviews
Reece Stanley
Truely horrifying musical experience.

I was looking forward to this not knowing what to expect, I was not disappointed. Epic homage to all things lovecraft and quite catchy. Totally recommended.


Pretty much the best musical ever made.

Lost in Transition!

I knew purchasing this CD was fraught with peril as I found the original Fiddler on the Roof colossally boring, as I do most musicals. However, if you are a big fan of high school musicals and/or parody then you will probably enjoy this effort.

Rama Toulon
Delightfully Entertaining

This was a long delayed purchased.... and so glad I am getting into the music of the Society. This CD got me through my graveyard shift with the entertaining cast members from the DART series. A wonderful buy and would suggest getting the whole set. It is a piece of HPHS history and should adorn every life members shelf.

Josh Elmore
Very well done, and very entertaining

This album is great! It's a shame that legal issues prevent it from being a full-fledged Broadway musical, but the music is all here and catchy as usual--albeit with Lovecraftian lyrics. If you enjoy musicals, regardless if you watched or at least listened to the Fiddler on the Roof production, you'll definitely enjoy this.