Rob Rokicki

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Martha and Me
Music and Lyrics by Rob Rokicki
Book by Sunny Turner

"For the show, what's there are good songs (by Robert Rokicki, the foundation of a fine book, strong direction, eight excellent supporting actors…and one truly glimmering star performance. Rokicki's given everyone plenty to sing. His songs recall and eclectic mix of William Finn and Jerry Herman, intelligently composed, dramatic or funny as necessary, and strongly integrated in Turner's book…when he hits he scores a bills-eye: the exquisitely operatic first act finale, and the song he's written for the otherwise minor Missy, a hilarious paean to the man she can't stand but can't stand to be without, are both brilliant creations. (The latter is a modern riff on 'Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man,' but stands solidly on its own.) Allen drives the show with her commanding performance…her knockout voice is equally as suited to raising the rafters with a 'Rose's Turn'-style 11-o'clock number. It has all the potential makings of a very, very, good thing." -Matthew Murray, Talkin' Broadway

"Rokicki's songs are good and often hilarious…Jennifer Allen, with her rich, booming voice and superb comic timing, is wonderful as Betsey." -Ellen Carpenter, NY Magazine

"Show features a talented cast, witty songs…each song is tuneful and well sung. Allen provides a comic powerhouse finish in which she wails, 'Where Are You Now, Martha?'" John LaRue, NYTheatre.com

"It also doesn't hurt that Peter's solo, 'I Love A Boy' is one of the more simple and affecting numbers in Robert Rokicki's score, gorgeously sung by [Eric] Millegan." -Jonathan Warman, HX Magazine

"…in the Fringe musical 'Martha and Me'…[Millegan] sang Robert Rokicki's sweet song 'I Love A Boy.' -Playbill.com


Additional Press for Martha and Me

"Martha The Musical Could Be The Perfect Humiliation" by James Doran, London Times

"Martha Stewart Won't Sing" by Eric Dash, NY Times