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(Boston) The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical

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Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Clever, Great singing

About the show

The action-packed musical adaptation of Rick Riordan's best-selling young-adult fantasy novel comes to the Huntington Avenue Theatre.  More…

From the show:

This "winning adaptation" (The Hollywood Reporter) of the best-selling Disney-Hyperion novel by Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is “a colossal, crowd-pleasing hit of Herculean proportions!” (Broadwayworld.com). The Greek gods are real, and they're ruining Percy Jackson's life. As a son of Poseidon, Percy has newly discovered powers he can't control, monsters on his trail, and is on an epic quest to find Zeus's lightning bolt to prevent a war between the gods. Nominated for 3 Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, The Lightning Thief “hits the sweet spot” (Wall Street Journal) and provides “a spectacularly fun adventure that will thrill everyone in the family!” (Chicago Parent).

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Member Reviews (22)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Clever, Great singing
85
Avg Score

84
Cliched, Delightful, Fluffy, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy adventure fare decidedly aimed at teens and adolescents. I do; we were all kids once!

Don't see it if you want highbrow drama or something designed to appeal to theater’s demographic of the past/present, rather than audiences of the future.

80
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Fun

See it if you're familiar with the Percy Jackson books and movies. The entire story is told with minimal sets. The cast was very good.

Don't see it if you have no clue who Percy Jackson is. More mature audiences may not get what's going on, but may still enjoy some of the catchy songs.

78
Banal, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You want to have a fun time with a fluffy show not super deep. Kids will love this show.

Don't see it if You prefer a show with serious plot.

64
Underdeveloped characters, Fun, Campy

See it if You like The Lightning Thief & don’t mind a very campy yet kind of fun show that makes you think ok that wasn’t much of anything good or bad

Don't see it if You want a good show. It’s merely okay and if you're a stickler for correct Greek mythology this ain’t it

Also The feel was very rock concert but if the concert was kids bop

85
Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Delightful

See it if If you are a fan of the book! It followed the story very well with clever music and staging.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of a fun night out!

95
Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if You are a fan of the books. Or if you aren’t a fan of the books. See it if you like amazing, original songs. Great for families.

Don't see it if if you are looking for an elaborate, epic show with big choreographed dance numbers

87
Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Delightful

See it if You have teens and kids. Like mythology and the Greek Gods Relate to people who don’t feel like they “fit in”. You want a fun evening out.

Don't see it if You have trouble suspending disbelief. You don’t like fantasy.

Also Good singing and band. Small cast plays many characters well with help... Read more Read less

88
Quirky, Ambitious, Clever

See it if Great story told well, about half blood Demi gods whose godly parents don’t care about them. Campy and fun, the audience loved it.

Don't see it if You can’t get past the silliness and just enjoy it for a fun time.

100
Enchanting, Great acting, Entertaining, Funny, Delightful

See it if If you are a fan of The Percy Jackson books, or if you're just in the mood for a fun time.

Don't see it if If you don't like when the same actor plays multiple characters.

81
Engaging, Great staging, Impertinent, Great acting, Funny

See it if Fans of YA would enjoy this fast-paced hilarious adaptation with a catchy pop-rock score and humorous book, very well executed by the cast

Don't see it if If you are looking for a serious and introspective night out at a serious musical, this is not it.

76
Entertaining, Ambitious, Quirky, Great singing, Clever

See it if If you are a fan of the books

Don't see it if You want a kid free experience or if you have no imagination

93
Great staging, Dizzying, Entertaining, Great acting, Funny

See it if You like action, adventure and Greek mythology. Very funny, great staging and music. Amazing job with only 6 actors doing all the parts.

Don't see it if You dislike teenage stories and fantasy. ;if you don't like fast paced shows. Things happen very fast and is easy to get lost in the story.

88
Epic, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy YA novels, coming of age stories, mythology, puppetry, catchy music and flashy lighting.

Don't see it if You prefer a more serious theatre experience. The target audience will be younger than usual (which is GREAT).

95
Entertaining, Clever, Great singing, Funny, Delightful

See it if You loved the Percy Jackson book series; enjoy lighthearted, campy musicals; appreciate a talented ensemble cast; enjoy a good light show.

Don't see it if You don't like a lot of stimulation (strobe lights/ loud music); you are a Classics purist; you don't like younger audiences.

Also My teenagers and I had a delightful time at this show - which is fairl... Read more Read less

100
Must see, Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Clever

See it if If you like a show that is good for every age, is funny, has great acting and singing then this is a must see

Don't see it if You don't like laughing, enjoying yourself and having a good time

86
Quirky, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Clever

See it if You are looking to be entertained with a smile on your face. I took my 9 year old daughter and we both equally loved it

Don't see it if You don't like having fun at the theatre

100
Great staging, Delightful, Must see, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You love great music and unique use of stage and props. Small cast with big feels.

Don't see it if You don’t like adaptations but it’s awesome so you should see if anyway.

55
Disappointing, Confusing, Banal

See it if You are a teenager and a fan of the book or movie. Camp half blood fans will like it

Don't see it if You’re above 25 years or don’t know anything about the book or movie. You will neither understand nor find it entertaining. It’s for kids.

78
Funny, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if If you loved the books they musical skips or glosses over many parts intricate to the overall story.

Don't see it if You don't love mythology, great books made into musicals or a great night out with your kids.

88
Enchanting, Great acting, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You read the book and enjoyed the story. You enjoy fantasy type shows/genres. You are looking for a spectacle with powerful talent.

Don't see it if You do not enjoy fantasy type shows/genres.

96
Great singing, Funny, Thought-provoking, Must see, Entertaining

See it if The singing was wonderful my son who reads the books loved it

Don't see it if You don’t like loud or bright lights

100
Great singing, Great acting, Edgy, Funny, Clever

See it if This show has it all! First and foremost the cast is extremely strong. They put a modern twist on history. I will see it again!

Don't see it if if you don't enjoy musicals


July 20th, 2019
"THE LIGHTNING THIEF MISFIRES DESPITE ITS PROMISE at Huntington Theatre Company"
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January 10th, 2019
for a previous production "'The Lightning Thief' musical tour launches in Chicago — and right now is best for young Percy Jackson fans"
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January 11th, 2019
for a previous production "THE LIGHTNING THIEF Electrifies"
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