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 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.