Dyslexia, ADHD and Greek Demi-Gods, oh my! Since it’s revamp in January of 2017, the world has welcomed The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical with open arms for it’s positive message and the fandom that has become a great community for fans young and old who feel like “screw-ups”. The musical follows the same plot as the 2005 novel of the same name by Rick Riordan.
Percy Jackson, a teen with dyslexia and ADHD, has always had a knack for getting in trouble. The teenager’s life gets even more complicated when he discovers he’s the son of the Greek god Poseidon. This discovery leads Percy to Camp Half Blood, a training ground for Demi-Gods just like him, where he learns to harness his divine powers and is tasked with the adventure of a lifetime. He must prevent a feud among the Olympians from erupting into a devastating war on Earth, and rescue his mother from the clutches of Hades, god of the underworld. No big deal, right?
The Lightning Thief stars Chris McCarrell and Kristin Stokes who will reprise the roles of Percy Jackson and Annabeth, respectively, after bringing the characters to life in the critically acclaimed New York production. Grover and Mr. D will be played by Jorrel Javier, Sarah Beth Pfeifer as Clarice and others, and James Hayden Rodriguez as Luke and others. The cast also features Izzy Figueroa, Ryan Knowles, Sam Leicht, Jalynn Steele, and T. Shyvonne Stewart.
The show has been on a national tour since January and continues to rage on till mid July. Here are the remaining dates as of writing this.
6/7/19–6/9/19 – Atlanta, GA – Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
6/11/19–6/12/19 – Maryville, TN – Clayton Center for the Arts
6/14/19–6/15/19 – Rochester, NY – Kodak Center For Performing Arts
6/18/19–6/22/19 – St Paul, MN – Ordway Theater
6/25/19–6/30/19 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Broward Center
7/6/19 – San Antonio, TX – Tobin Center For The Performing Arts
7/9/19–7/14/19 – Tampa, FL – Straz Center For The Performing Arts
7/17/19–7/28/19 – Boston, MA – Huntingon Avenue Theatre
Be sure to go to the show’s official website for the tour’s routing updates, tickets, and merchandise needs. Check out the official teaser below!
The Lightning Thief plays in approximately 2 hours, with one ten-minute intermission.