Revue Will Showcase the Music of Rust Belt Theater

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The songwriting team of Robert Dennick Joki and Josh Taylor have composed a lot of songs over the years for the original musicals presented by Rust Belt Theater Company.

This weekend, for the first time, Joki will showcase those tunes in a revue-style show at Rust Belt.

Titled “The Man Behind the Curtain,” the revue will feature music culled from 25 years of “playwriting, songwriting and ‘causing a scene,’” Joki said.

The show will be presented twice: 8 p.m. Friday, April 14, and Saturday, April 15, at Rust Belt’s theater inside Club Switch, 221 Belmont Ave.

All of the songs appeared in Rust Belt shows, including “Serial Monogamy,” “Godiva,” “Nevermore,” “Hollow,” “Miss Tuesday Night,” “Dating Sucks,” “My Big Fat Gay Wedding,” “Jesus vs. The Zombies,” “Quarantine,” “Living Dead,” “The Rockin’ Horribles,” “Alice: A Curious Musical,” “Forbidden Youngstown” and others.

Joki will sing all of the songs.

“I write a lot of music for other people, songs that I rarely ever perform myself,” Joki said. “This is going to be a crash course in The Rust Belt Theater’s original productions.”

All tickets are $15. For reservations, call 330 507 2358. Tickets can also be purchased online HERE.

Pictured at top: Robert Dennick Joki will star in “The Man Behind the Curtain,” a musical revue of show tunes he co-wrote.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.