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 kids 8- 14 who enjoyed books - pleasant but not memorable score - a more innocent Be More Chill but with children of gods on quest
Don't see it if Theatre aimed at young is difficult for you to sit through - Still it’s a pleasant show - Jorrel Javier as Grover was the standout performer
See it if you are a 12 year old or think like one or are accompanying one or are a big fan to the movie.
Don't see it if you actually like musical theatre and are expecting a professional production with an original script and memorable soundtrack.
See it if you are a teen or love the Percy Jackson books.
Don't see it if you want to see anything spectacular or something truly Broadway worthy. The house was fairly empty..
See it if you love Greek mythology, are a fan of the YA series or just enjoy a coming of age-finding yourself-teen story. The story has some depth.
Don't see it if you are expecting a large scale production. The set is bare bones and actors are tasked with being multiple characters. They manage well.
See it if you're a fan of the source material or if you love supporting new musicals.
Don't see it if you don't like shows geared toward kids.
See it if you`re big fan of Percy Jackson`s series
Don't see it if you expect high budget show. I feel it was too childish, too unfinished, kind of still in previews.
See it if you are a fan of the books, of scrappy/youthful/new musicals, or love seeing the audiences full of kids engrossed in the story.
Don't see it if you aren't a fan of YA literature or plots, or are looking for a polished musical.
See it if You are a fan of the book...are young or just interested in fluffy entertainment.
Don't see it if you are looking for a great musical with great music.
See it if You are into Greek mythology and like the story of Percy Jackson. Small production and new actors. Popular with kids and teens.
Don't see it if You like a big production and a more experienced cast. Smaller stage. Bit rushed. Overrated.
See it if you have younger members on your party. Great music. Cast performed at a heightened energy level throughout the entire show.
Don't see it if you hope to see spectacle or raditional Broadway magic. This was designed as a tour geared toward schools as a field trip opportunity.
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 are a fan of the books, going with a pre-teen/teen or like light and fluffy shows. Kudos to the cast, who really work their tails off.
Don't see it if you expect to see a highly stylized production. The show screams off-Broadway/touring company. It has heart but very weak production values
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 If you like family friendly musicals, and don't care about staging. If you grew up with the book or have children who did.
Don't see it if If you're tired of young adult adapations. Also, they had barely any scenery or special effects or even real costumes.
See it if you like the book, Greek mythology, or clever shows with young protagonists.
Don't see it if you want elaborate props and showmanship, or don't care for shows about teenagers.
See it if You are okay with seeing “Baby’s First Musical”. It’s really stripped down to almost nothing. The singing was pretty good though!
Don't see it if You want a huge show with lots of moving parts. This show was definitely stripped down to its bare bones.
See it if You enjoy a family-friendly show, more geared for kids but entertaining for adults as well
Don't see it if You don't want to sit with lots of tweens and listen to simple type humor aimed mostly at kids level
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 like musicals, or enjoyed the film / books. Most of the cast from the original Lortel run. Some very nice moments.
Don't see it if You are looking for a big Broadway flashy show, this is pared back to the absolute basics.
See it if You are looking for a pleasant experience in a mythical ( maybe) world.
Don't see it if You are looking for a show with a huge cast or a focus on contemporary political or social issues.
See it if You were a fan of the books, want something family friendly, or want to spend time with lighthearted Greek mythology (Not like hadestown)
Don't see it if You want something more mature
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.