Director Stephen Brackett ("A Strange Loop") and book writer Joe Tracz bring Rick Riordan's bestselling young-adult fantasy novel to Broadway in this action-packed musical adaptation. More…
From the show:
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. Based on the best-selling novel by Rick Riordan and featuring a thrilling original rock score, with an onstage company of seven playing more than 47 characters, "The Lightning Thief" is an action-packed theatrical adventure about accepting that normal is a myth and embracing the superpowers inside all of us.
See it if you have a 'tween who loves the Percy Jackson novels or 'tween who you want to get a "safe" intro to Broadway musical theater.
Don't see it if you want your 'tween to be introduced to quality musical theater.
See it if You are 12 and like the books...maybe. This might be ok as a minor regional tour but Broadway???
Don't see it if If you think it takes more than renting a Broadway house to claim to be a Broadway Show.
See it if you want a show that MIGHT appeal to teens... but the one sitting next to me was not absorbed so I don't think this show will last.
Don't see it if you want a interesting perspective. it is very fluff.
See it if you're ten and under. If you like loud, redundant music, if it can be called that(???) and uninspired direction.
Don't see it if you really want a theatre experience that entertains or enlightens or is worth your time and money.
See it if You have young children that love the Percy Jackson series.
Don't see it if You don't love the Percy Jackson series. This verged on painful.
See it if There is a chance you'll enjoy it if you are familiar with the source material. Kudos to the cast on working hard to make a silk purse.
Don't see it if Production values are very low. Worst lighting design I've seen in a Broadway show. Set design is lazy. Direction sub-par.
See it if You really really loved the book, you're under the age 13 and you don't want to see a traditional musical
Don't see it if You want to hear good songs, don't want to watch 30 year olds act like 13 year olds or have any sort of expectations what so ever
See it if you are a parent of a child interested in the greek gods.
Don't see it if you are an adult without a child. you will not enjoy this. it is not directing towards you and this will be apparent within minutes.
See it if If you are a kid and have an imagination because there was absolutely no reason for a broadway lover to be put through this terrible show
Don't see it if If you love broadway and quality. Don’t waste your time. It was like a middle school production.
See it if You are a fan of puppetry, the series itself and have a free night where you’re looking to see some theatre for cheap.
Don't see it if You are expecting a broadway quality musical with thought-provoking material that is up to par with other commercial broadway titles.
See it if you are a hardcore fan of the Percy Jackson series. The music, acting and casting are great, but the stage magic is very much disappointing.
Don't see it if you are expecting awesome stage magic that the story calls for, because all the "magic" and effects that are cheap and cringe-worthy.
See it if you are interested in a children's show that attempts to make a point but doesn't actually get anywhere.
Don't see it if you are looking for a Broadway-level production -- singing, design, show all read children's theater
See it if you read the book and want to see an attempt to put it onstage. The youthful actors all did a fine job.
Don't see it if you want to see a musical with a interesting book, great music and production values - It failed on all counts. Young teenagers liked it.