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 or your child is a fan of the book series
Don't see it if You saw the off broadway version... on broadway was the same interpretation but still fun
See it if If you have a great sense of humor, an active imagination and are a true fan of theatre in its purest form. If you want to leave smiling.
Don't see it if I wouldn’t tell anyone to not see it. If you have a bias against shows about teens I guess.
See it if you wanted a Percy Jackson remake that was better than the movies, or if you enjoy Greek mythology.
Don't see it if you dislike complex exposition. If you are familiar with the book, this won't be a problem, but it may be an issue if you are not.
See it if I went to see it during the national tour at the Hanover Theatre in Massachusetts
Don't see it if you think it will be this big spectacular broadway show. This is a story driven show that has heart, it pays homage to the book.
See it if you (or a child) read the books and enjoyed the story. It stays true to the plot of the books, but takes on a goofy perspective.
Don't see it if you are a purist. The show takes some liberties with how they depict the story. Also, be aware that it is "campy". Fun but not high end.
See it if You are a fan of the Percy Jackson books, don't mind some weird scene and can just enjoy good talent regardless of the story
Don't see it if You are looking for a traditional type show
See it if you like stories about the Olympic gods and Greek mythology. The whole cast is very talented and perform great!
Don't see it if you don’t like Greek mythology.
See it if you want a fun, feel good show with refreshingly strong female characters and clever effects— or if you love percy jackson!
Don't see it if you want something deep and heartfelt. This show is supposed to be fun and cute, not a thought-provoking masterpiece
See it if you are a parent of a child interested in the greek gods.
Don't see it if you are an adult without a child. you will not enjoy this. it is not directing towards you and this will be apparent within minutes.
See it if If you are a kid and have an imagination because there was absolutely no reason for a broadway lover to be put through this terrible show
Don't see it if If you love broadway and quality. Don’t waste your time. It was like a middle school production.
See it if You are a fan of puppetry, the series itself and have a free night where you’re looking to see some theatre for cheap.
Don't see it if You are expecting a broadway quality musical with thought-provoking material that is up to par with other commercial broadway titles.
See it if you are a hardcore fan of the Percy Jackson series. The music, acting and casting are great, but the stage magic is very much disappointing.
Don't see it if you are expecting awesome stage magic that the story calls for, because all the "magic" and effects that are cheap and cringe-worthy.
See it if You would love this if you love raw talent and dedication of theater! 7 cast members and you wouldn't know it! Fantastic!
Don't see it if You hate creativity
See it if you like Percy, you like greek mythology, you enjoy good songs. The dialogues are funny and the songs very entertaining!
Don't see it if you don’t like musicals. it’s a good musical!
See it if this show is great! It’s especially amazing if you have been a fan of the books. The songs are catchy and the scenes are very well acted!
Don't see it if The only thing bad I can say about this production is I think intermission needs to be longer. Also, it has imaginative sets so be ready.