Why See The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical?
The Electrifying Off-Broadway Musical Heads Out On Tour
Lightning struck Off-Broadway theater Lucille Lortel's stage in the form of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical in early 2017. The updated hit musical garnered three Drama Desk Award nominations including Outstanding Musical and now bringing its action, magic and music to a theater near you on a mammoth US tour beginning this fall.
Based on the cult-classic Young Adult novel by acclaimed fantasy author Rick Riordan (which also spawned a feature film), the production may be aimed at a younger audience, but its self-aware humour, ubpeat pop rock score and satisfying special effects make it perfect for older mortals too.
What is The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical About?
Life is tough enough when you're going though puberty, but Percy Jackson's not only facing teendom with ADHD and dyslexia, he's just discovered he's a demi-god, son of the God Of the Sea Poseidon. In this epic coming of age tale, Greek myths are very much real! When Jackson's human mom is kidnapped and the lightning bolt of Zeus is stolen by malevolent forces, the wonderkid and his newfound friends go on a quest to set the world to rights.
Opening night: 10 May 2019
Two hours, including an intermission
Cast and Creative
Chris McCarrell as Percy Jackson
Kirstin Stokes as Annabeth
Sarah Beth Pfeifer as Clarice
James Hayden Rodriguez as Luke
Jorrel Javier as Grover and Mr. D
Ryan Knowles as Chiron
Jalynn Steel as Sally
Izzy Figueroa, Sam Leicht, and T. Shyvonne Stewart.
Book by Joe Tracz
Music and lyrics by Rob Rokicki
Directed by Stephen Brackett
Choreography by Patrick McCollum
Set design by Lee Savage
Costume design by Sydney Maresca
Sound design by Ryan Rumery
Lighting design by David Lander
Fight direction by Rod Kinter
Orchestrations by Wiley Deweese and Rob Rikicki
What you thought
4 reviews, average rating: (3.0 Stars)
This is a charming and innovative way to adapt such a dense middle-grade/ya... more
Fantastic show. Kudos to Mirvish for bringing it here. Chris McCarell and... more
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