Why See The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical?
A new version of the Percy Jackson musical!
Following its acclaimed tour across the country, a new, retooled version of the Percy Jackson musical will be headed Off-Broadway from this March, starring musical newcomer Chris McCarrell as the eponymous hero. Adapted from the popular Rick Riordan young adult's novel, The Lightning Thief has already seen an acclaimed film adaptation; the musical is written by Tracz and Rob Rokicki and directed by Stephen Brackett (Buyer and Cellar).
What is it about?
Far from being purely mythological, it turns out that the Ancient Greek gods are very much real, and they are causing havoc in the life of a 12-year old boy! The son of sea-god Poseidon, Percy experiences a day at school where nothing is as it seems; his best friend is in fact a satyr sent to protect him, and his wheelchair-bound teacher is none other than the legendary centaur mentor Chiron. Armed with newly discovered powers that he must control, he heads to a school camp like none other where he discovers that he is far from being the only offspring of a god.
When his human mother is kidnapped, and the lightning bolt of Zeus is stolen, he sets out on an epic road trip and quest with his new friends to recover it before the gods declare in all-out war. Throw into the mix some deadly monsters, and you have a battle on your hands! From the underworld to Olympus, from Vegas to the forests, this is one action-packed musical adventure that takes you everywhere!
Previews from: 23 March 2017
Opening night: 4 April 2017
Suitable for ages 10+
Two hours, including one intermission
Cast and Creative
Chris McCarrell as Percy Jackson
Carrie Compere as Sally
Sarah Beth Pfeifer
Music and Lyrics by Rob Rokicki
Book by Joe Tracz based on novel by Rick Riordan
Directed by Stephen Brackett
Choreography by Patrick McCollum
Fight direction by Rod Kinter
Set Design by Lee Savage
Costume Design by Sydney Maresca
Sound Design by Ryan Rumery
Lighting Design by David Lander
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