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/your kids are fans or just want to see a charming new show with great use of puppetry and staging to make a seven person cast look huge
Don't see it if you're expecting big-budget Broadway spectacle. It's a scrappy show that makes up for its physical limitations with heart and theatricality
See it if you have kids or you are a kid and are into the Lightning Thief franchise. I mainly wanted to see this for Chris McCarrell. Okay pop score
Don't see it if you expect a Broadway show should have Broadway production values. You like shows for their strong book/score.
See it if You want to take your Percy Jackson fan to a show, and don;t care about costumes, staging, etc. You might enjoy the songs.
Don't see it if You are expecting anything exciting or magical. The costumes were childish. The story was hard to follow if you hadn't read the book.
See it if you love the book series the musical is based on. The show is clearly a labor of love, though the labor shows a bit too much.
Don't see it if you want to see a show that utilizes the opportunities a Broadway space holds. The show seems too low budget to have any real wow moments.
See it if If you know the books and are familiar. I was not. Liked Be More Chill and others of the same ilk. Great lead.
Don't see it if Don't want sometimes silly fantasy and you want an old fashioned musical.
See it if You enjoy the Percy Jackson books and want to see a fun, musical take on it. Kids will have a good time.
Don't see it if You expect high production values or dislike teen angst or rock music. It’s a bit campy.
See it if You like a Greek Mythology Spoof
Don't see it if Hundreds of Annoying, obnoxious kids that talk during the performance & Shake their boxes of Candy & empty cups with Ice Cubes bother you.
See it if You loved the books and aren't expecting much in the way of set design, costumes or props. "My Grand Plan" is a great song!
Don't see it if You want to feel the spectacle of a big, Broadway show.
See it if you have young kids--I think the families really enjoyed the show, and there was some theatrical magic for the youngsters.
Don't see it if you're an adult. It's very childish.
See it if you're taking your kids to the show.. and you have not experienced any other real on broadway shows.
Don't see it if you have "standards" for broadway shows. Quite tacky, felt more like a high-school production. The cast tried, though.
See it if You love Percy Jackson or seeing your childhood stories come to life. It's a simple show, but that's what makes it so wonderful.
Don't see it if You like big and flashy Broadway musicals that are always over the top.
See it if You have upper elementary and jr high schoolers you need to treat to theatre.
Don't see it if You’re expecting a polished broadway production. Still a lot of rough edges
See it if you're a fan of The Percy Jackson book series...you're a fan of mythology.. a good show to introduce your kids to Broadway.
Don't see it if You are not a fan of the Percy Jackson book series or mythology. There is a minimal amount of set, and this makes the actors the focus.
See it if If you are a Percy Jackson you will enjoy this play. The singing is great and the actors are entertaining. The staging is a little basic.
Don't see it if If you are not a Percy Jackson fan you may have problems understanding the plot and will most likely not care for this show.
See it if you have tweens/kids who like the book or just want to have fun at the theater. It's mildly entertaining for adults, but the kids LOVED it
Don't see it if You aren't going with kids or want high-production values
See it if You are into inventive theatre like Peter and the Starcatcher, this follows the same route.
Don't see it if you did not see it are not a fan of movie/ book being turned into a musical.
See it if you loved the book and/or movie and want to see it come to life onstage. It was really well-done, we . performed and we enjoyed it.
Don't see it if you don't like action / adventure. Or if you expect to see magnificent sets. The sets were minimal but really well done.
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.