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 like a very simple easy to understand musical that exploits all the typical Broadway tropes Entertaining especially for a younger crowd
Don't see it if you need a little more meat on the bones of your musicals. This is a more minimalistic presentation, but not without its charm
See it if You like simple musicals, appropriate for the whole family with an epic narrative and a couple of good moments and songs.
Don't see it if You want broadway level staging, age appropriate actors, and a large musical sounds. Mind some character development flaws.
See it if you like the books or have a kid who likes the books; you want to see an entertaining fantasy story.
Don't see it if you want to see something realistic, don't like musicals, or are not a fan of the books.
See it if Don’t trust silly reviews but instead ready to enjoy a small cast acting their hearts out in a simple but inventive theatrical miracle
Don't see it if Looking for bloated “Broadway” special effects or silly spectacle a la Moulin Rouge
See it if you love the books or the movie, if your interested in greek mythology or if you're a teenager who loves action and something slightly silly
Don't see it if you are not interested in great stories catered for young adults
See it if You enjoy anything related to mythology, at least a casual fan of Percy Jackson from the movies or the books
Don't see it if You want something with substance, or want to understand the words being sung by most of the actors, looking for more refined vocals
See it if you're looking for a fun night out, and don't mind a show being unabashedly quirky.
Don't see it if you only want to see perfection. Some of the music and staging choices didn't enhance the show, and the plot had a few lags.
See it if It a kid show. My daughter teenage friend enjoyed it. My daughter thought it was for younger kids.
Don't see it if you do not have kids with you, or a huge fan of the books and the movie. I fell asleep, it reminds of the kids shows when my kid was a baby
See it if you have kid who enjoys the books. You wants to see some clever use of props and puppetry. You want to see a talented cast play many roles.
Don't see it if you value your ears. The biggest problem is the sound design is loud and unbalanced so your ears are ringing but you cant hear the lyrics...
See it if you're a fan of the books, want an alternative to Disney, or like shows that are actor teched and make use of "found props"
Don't see it if you want Bway spectacle. It's fun but feels like it's renting the Longacre not truly a "Bway show" -- set expectations and you'll enjoy!
See it if you enjoy the YA novel, you enjoy seeing a small cast come together to create a world/story out of limited props/costumes/resources.
Don't see it if you are expecting a large Broadway show. This very much feels like an Off-Broadway show on a Broadway stage (not a bad thing!)
See it if minimalist theater aimed at teenagers with creative “found object” props and sets, especially if you enjoyed the book series
Don't see it if you are looking for a proper Broadway show, this show is a lot of fun but it’s an Off-Broadway parody show playing in a Broadway house
See it if you love camp (in every sense) and a lean production of inventive found objects. The music will be stuck in your head the rest of the night!
Don't see it if you're not interested in seeing another show about another whiny teenage white boy
See it if You’re a fan of the source material. You’re vaguely familiar with the source material. You want to take your kids to a show.
Don't see it if You have never heard of Percy Jackson- it’ll be confusing. Don’t sit in the first 2 rows if you don’t want toilet paper thrown at you.