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 kid or are a millennial and like energetic, catchy tunes, strong performances, and solid storytelling.
Don't see it if you expect high end production values, can't deal with occasional strobing lights, you take yourself or theater too seriously.
See it if You’re looking for a funny play with a mix of juvenile and Greek mythology jokes. We spent a lot of time laughing during this play.
Don't see it if You don’t enjoy comedy, coming of age stories, or Greek mythology references.
See it if you have kids and want to bring them to a family-friendly show with a familiar storyline from the movies and books. great singing!
Don't see it if you're looking for something edgy or overly produced - this may not be ground breaking but was entertaining enough!
See it if It’s entertaining and funny and light hearted! Something cute for a fun night out that
Don't see it if If you want a dramatic show that overwhelms you with emotion from the character development, costumes, stage setting, and all other aspects
See it if you loved the books, you'll definitely love the show! It's spot on and captures it perfectly! It was hilarious and the jokes were great!
Don't see it if millennial humor is not your thing.
See it if The show is dazzling in its creativity. I didn't know the book that it is based on but it still carried me right along. Actors are super!
Don't see it if You're not into musicals with a rock and roll feel.
See it if You love the book series or any nod to greek mythology. Funny references throughout.
Don't see it if you don't like young comedy. At first I was put off because I thought the show was too young for me, but by the end of Act I, I was in love.
See it if You like physical comedy, loved the movie (because this play is way better than that), and are ready to see a talented and diverse cast.
Don't see it if You're not into slow starts, characters playing more than one role, or getting hit by props (if you're in the front row).
See it if You’re a fan of the books! This is an amazing adaptation of the series. Even if you haven’t read the book, this show is too fun to miss!
Don't see it if You dont like silliness and childishness. This is based off of a middle grade novel (the main character is 12 in the book), and while (1/2)
See it if Fan of the books and movies. Have a great imagination and like ironic/corny sense of humor. Better for younger crowds
Don't see it if Not interested in YA fiction & not familiar with book/movie. Expecting Broadway quality production. Still did a great job with low budget
See it if This show is faithful to the source material, and has a great blend of heart and comedy which reflects what young people want to see today.
Don't see it if The musical oozes contemporary theatre, which isn't a bad thing, but it isn't a show targeted at a Golden Age crowd
See it if You appreciate a creative show that's not just a cookie-cutter jukebox musical. The musical is all about being different.
Don't see it if You are looking for a more traditional musical that’s not about making you smile (the funny moments are stronger than its emotional ones)
See it if You love the books by Rick Riordan, you hated or loved the movies, you know how to have fun!
Don't see it if You don't know how to have fun or don't like a light-hearted and joyful time every now and again.