THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL,is an “electrifying” (Newsday) musical adaption of the New York Times best-selling novel written by Rick Riordan. Percy Jackson has newly discovered powers he can’t control, monsters on his trail, and he is on a quest to find Zeus’s lightning bolt and prevent a war between the Greek gods. Normal is a myth when you’re a demigod.
With more than 100 million copies of the book series sold worldwide, this global phenomenon has found a new home on the live stage in a “mesmerizing” (TheaterMania) theatrical event that provides “a spectacularly fun adventure that will thrill everyone in the family!” (Chicago Parent). Following a sold-out run in New York City, where it garnered 3 Drama Desk Award nominations, including Best Musical, “this family-friendly show delights with warm musical numbers and entertains both kids and adults with sophisticated humor.” (Philadelphia Inquirer).
As a son of Poseidon, Percy Jackson has newly discovered powers he can’t control, monsters on his trail, and is on a quest to find Zeus’ lightning bolt to prevent a war between the Greek gods. Featuring a thrilling original rock score, THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICALis an action-packed theatrical adventure that has been celebrated by audiences and critics alike.
“‘Percy Jackson Musical’ Hits Sweet Spot Off-Broadway”
—The Wall Street Journal
Delivers a lot more fun than the big-budget movie versions and proves far more enjoyable than the misbegotten film version. A tuneful, pop-rock score, that’s just as funny for adults as children. Forget the helicopter in Miss Saigon; what this show does with simple rolls of toilet paper and leaf blowers proves far more fun
—The Hollywood Reporter
“4 out of 5 Stars. Worthy of the gods. Its campy humor, clever no-tech effects, and agreeable pop-rock tunes, offers pleasures fore mere mortal grown-ups, too.”
—Time Out New York
“The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is electrifying, the music was outstanding. We recommend you see it.”
“Funny, Clever, highly entertaining!” The Lighting Thief is a reminder that off-Broadway is an important venue for musicals. The dialogue is funny and the story, like its engaging, energetic lead, has important messages for adults and teens alike.
—The Huffington Post
“Mesmerizing. Will captivate young and old.”
“Hilarious, The Lightning Thief will leave you thunderstruck.”
Thief is everything a rock musical should be: high-energy fun for the family.
“A fast-paced, decibel-blasting, theatrically frisky take on the original story.”
—The Broadway Blog
“An instant hit with pans. It will be loved by fans for years to come.”
“Exhilarating and infectious, this is a far better adaptation than the film so do yourself a service, make sure to go to the Lucille Lortel Theatre and get a ticket.”
—Manhattan with a Twist
“A stunning musical that will instantly make you a Percy Jackson Fan 4 Lyfe.”
In short, you’ll leave the theater smiling. The Lightning Theif: The Percy Jackson Musical is truly a delight.
“A gift from the gods for Percy Jackson fans.” It’s pretty much every fan’s dream come true. Chris McCarrell is an absolutely flawless Percy. The Lightning Thief perfectly captures the fun and everything we loved about the book. Great music, great acting, and a great story combine to make it one of the best nights of theatre we’ve seen. So we unequivocally recommend you go on a killer quest to see this musical!
“INNOVATIVE and INSPIRING”
—Front Row Center
It is everything anyone who’s ever dreamed of going to Camp Half-Blood has ever wanted!