The Lightning Thief: Theatre for Young Audiences Edition

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The Lightning Thief: Theatre for Young Audiences Edition

Full-Length Musical  /  7any gender (adult)

Book by Joe Tracz
Music & Lyrics by Rob Rokicki
Adapted from the book The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

A 70-minute, one-act adaptation of the Broadway hit! When teenager Percy Jackson discovers he's a demigod, he and his friends embark on an epic journey to find Zeus' missing lightning bolt and prevent a war among the gods.

Image: 2019 Broadway Production (Jeremy Daniel)

The Lightning Thief: Theatre for Young Audiences Edition

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    7any gender (adult)
  • Duration
    Duration
    75 Minutes
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Fantasy, Adaptations (Literature), Fables/Folktales
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Appropriate for all audiences
Accolades
Accolades
  • Nominee: Three 2017 Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding Musical
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Summary
As the half-blood son of a Greek god, Percy Jackson has newly-discovered powers he can't control, a destiny he doesn't want, and a mythology textbook's worth of monsters on his trail. When Zeus's master lightning bolt is stolen and Percy becomes the prime suspect, he has to find and return the bolt to prove his innocence and prevent a war between the gods. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the thief. He must travel to the Underworld and back; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and come to terms with the father who abandoned him. Adapted from the best-selling book The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan and featuring a thrilling original rock score, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is an action-packed mythical adventure "worthy of the gods" (Time Out New York).
History
In 2014, The Lightning Thief debuted as a one-hour musical at the Lucille Lortel Theatre off-Broadway. After a national tour, an expanded version of the show returned to the Lucille Lortel Theatre in 2017. The show toured again, and on October 16, 2019, The Lightning Thief opened on Broadway at the Longacre Theatre, featuring Chris McCarrell as Percy Jackson.
PERCY JACKSON – Son of Poseidon, a good kid with a teenage temper
ANNABETH – Daughter of Athena, smarter than you
GROVER – A happy-go-lucky satyr, like a hippie kid with hooves
MR. D – aka Dionysus, god of wine, snarky camp director
LUKE – Son of Hermes, cool camp counselor
GABE UGLIANO – Percy’s foul stepfather
ARES – God of war, rock star in leather pants
MINOTAUR – Half-man, half-bull
CHARON – Ferryman to the Underworld
SALLY JACKSON – Percy’s hard-working mother
MRS. DODDS – A Fury posing as a substitute algebra teacher
CLARISSE – Tough jock girl, daughter of Ares
THE ORACLE – A hippie mummy
AUNTY EM (aka Medusa) – Avid sculptor
THALIA – Daughter of Zeus, brave
BIANCA – A mysterious girl in 1930s clothes
CHIMERA
MR . BRUNNER (aka CHIRON) – Wise centaur, part-time Latin teacher
POSEIDON – God of the sea, salty beach bum
HADES – God of the dead, aging rock star type
KRONOS – a voice in a pit
CYCLOPS
BUS DRIVER
UBER DRIVER
  • Time Period Contemporary, Present Day
  • Setting Camp Half-Blood, Long Island, NY. Also, NYC and LA, and a bunch of places in between. Present Day.
  • Features Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Period Costumes
  • Additional Features No intermission
  • Duration 75 Minutes

Media

“A thoroughly endearing family-friendly musical.” – Charles Isherwood, Broadway News

The Lightning Thief is a blast — and that's no myth.” – Boston Globe

“Completely innovative and inspiring!” – Front Row Center

“Percy is a rock star!” – New York Daily News

“Worthy of the gods!” – TimeOut New York

“One foot in Harry Potter and another in Dear Evan Hansen.” – Chicago Tribune

“Electrifying.” – Newsday

Videos

  • The Lightning Thief – Broadway Highlights youtube thumbnail

    The Lightning Thief – Broadway Highlights

  • The Lightning Thief – Broadway Commercial youtube thumbnail

    The Lightning Thief – Broadway Commercial

  • "Good Kid" sung by Chris McCarrell youtube thumbnail

    "Good Kid" sung by Chris McCarrell

  • "My Grand Plan" sung by Kristin Stokes youtube thumbnail

    "My Grand Plan" sung by Kristin Stokes

Photos

  • The Lightning Thief: Theatre for Young Audiences Edition

    Image: 2019 Broadway Production (Jeremy Daniel)

  • The Lightning Thief: Theatre for Young Audiences Edition

    Image: 2019 Broadway Production (Jeremy Daniel)

  • The Lightning Thief: Theatre for Young Audiences Edition

    Image: 2019 Broadway Production (Jeremy Daniel)

Music

Music Samples

1. “Prologue/The Day I Got Expelled” – Luke, Annabeth, Grover, Clarisse, Half-Bloods, Percy and Chorus
2. “Strong” – Sally and Percy
3. “The Minotaur/The Weirdest Dream” – Percy and Chorus
4. “Another Terrible Day” – Mr. D
4a. She Fought Bravely – Band
5. “Their Sign” – Chiron, Percy and Luke
6. “Put You in Your Place” – Clarisse, Annabeth, Grover, Percy, Luke, Silena and Chorus
6a. Clarisse Makes a Splash – Company
6a. The Trident Appears / Thunder – Band
7. “The Oracle” – Oracle, Clarisse, Percy, Annabeth, Grover, Luke, Chiron and Echoes
8. “Good Kid” – Percy and Chorus
9. “Killer Quest!” – Percy, Grover, Annabeth, Chiron, Silena and Chorus
10. “The Tree on the Hill” – Grover

10a. A Visit With Aunty Em – Band
11. “My Grand Plan” – Annabeth
12. “Drive” – Grover, Annabeth, Percy, Ares and Chorus
13. “The Weirdest Dream (Reprise)” – Percy
13a. Hellevator – Band
13b. It's the Pits – Band
13c. Hello Hades – Band
13d. Sally appears – Band
14. “Son of Poseidon” – Percy, Sally, Annabeth, Grover, Ares and Chorus
14a. Poseidon Finally Shows Up – Band
14b. Reunited – Band
15. “The Last Day of Summer” – Percy and Campers
16. “Bring on the Monsters” – Company
16a. Bows / Exit Music – Band

  • Musical Style Pop/Rock, Contemporary Broadway

Licensing & Materials

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Authors

Joe Tracz

Joe Tracz is a writer whose work has been seen on Broadway in Be More Chill (with Joe Iconis) and The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical (with Rob Rokicki; Drama Desk nominee for Outstanding Book). Other credits include the musical Poster Boy (with Craig Carnelia, Wil ...

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Rob Rokicki

Rob Rokicki is a composer and lyricist whose work has been recognized worldwide and nominated for Drama Desk, Lortel and Off-Broadway Alliance awards.

Recently signed with Kobalt music, Rokicki is best known for his music and lyrics in the critically acclaimed Broadway show Th ...

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