FANDOM


Earth
This article is written from a real world point of view.
This article is about the musical. For other uses, see The Lightning Thief (disambiguation).
LightningThiefPlay-300x300

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical the 2017 musical adaptation based on the best-selling Disney-Hyperion novel The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan.

The musical was first introduced to NYC by Theatreworks USA in 2014 as part of its free theater series, a one-hour version with a smaller cast that went on to tour the country. In 2017, a brand-new production with a new score, an updated, expanded script including a second act, a larger cast, and a live band began a limited run with performances beginning on March 23, an opening set for April 4 and a last performance on May 6 on the Lucille Lortel Theatre.

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical has received positive reviews from critics. Fern Siegel, for The Huffington Post, praised the musical for its dialogue, story and cast, calling it "a reminder that Off-Broadway is an important venue for musicals",[1] while Raven Snook, for Time Out, describe it as "worthy of the gods".[2]Frank Scheck, in reviewing the production for The Hollywood Reporter, wrote that the musical "proves far more enjoyable than the misbegotten 2010 film version or its 2013 sequel" and "also provides an excellent if irreverent introduction to Greek mythology that just might persuade some kids to dig deeper."[3]

Plot

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 he is on an epic quest to find Zeus’s lightning bolt and prevent a war between the gods. Normal is a myth when you’re a demigod. Based on the best-selling Disney-Hyperion novel by Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is an action-packed theatrical adventure that will rock your world - and the underworld.[4]

Crew

Cast

CHRIS McCARRELL as Percy Jackson

KRISTIN STOKES as Annabeth

GEORGE SALAZAR as Grover and Mr. D.

JAMES HAYDEN RODRIGUEZ as Luke, Ares, and others

JONATHAN RAVIV as Chiron, etc.

SARAH BETH PFEIFER as Clarisse, Katie Gardener, and others

CARRIE COMPERE as Sally Jackson, Silena Beauregard, and Charon

Understudies

For Chiron and Grover: SAM HARTLEY

For Clarisse and Sally: DANIELLE JAMES

For Percy and Luke: PETER LAPRADE

For Annabeth: SARAH BETH PFEIFER.

Production

Written by JOE TRACZ

Music and Lyrics by ROB ROKICKI

Directed by STEPHEN BRACKETT

Choreographed by PATRICK McCOLLUM

Musical Direction by WILEY DEWEESE

Fight Direction by ROD KINTER

Set Design by Lee Savage

Costume Design by Sydney Maresca

Lighting Design DAVID LANDER

Orchestrations by WILEY DEWEESE & ROB ROKICKI

Sound Design by RYAN RUMERY

Production Manager BOB DALEY

Casting by JASON BLITMAN & GREG ULIASZ

Production Stage Manager LEIGH'ANN ANDREWS

Marketing & Advertising by THE PEKOE GROUP

Orchestra

Conductor/keyboards: WILEY DEWEESE

Drums/percussion: JEREMY YADDAW

Guitar: KEVIN WUNDERLICH

Bass: DENNIS MICHAEL KEEFE

Musical Numbers

Act I

  • Prologue/The Day I Got Expelled .............................. Percy, Company
  • Strong..........................................................................Sally, Percy
  • The Minotaur/The Weirdest Dream............................. Percy, Ensemble
  • Another Terrible Day ....................................................Mr. D
  • Their Sign ................................................................... Chiron, Percy, Luke, Grover
  • Put You In Your Place ................................................. Clarisse, Annabeth, Ensemble
  • The Campfire Song..................................................... Campers, Chiron
  • The Oracle................................................................... The Oracle, Ensemble
  • Good Kid .....................................................................Percy, Ensemble
  • Killer Quest! ................................................................. Percy, Annabeth, Grover, Company

Act II

  • Prologue to Act II/I Ruin A Perfectly Good Bus......................... Company
  • Lost!............................................................................................Percy, Annabeth, Grover
  • My Grand Plan............................................................................Annabeth
  • Drive........................................................................................... Percy, Annabeth, Grover, Ares
  • The Weirdest Dream (Reprise) .................................................. Percy, Ensemble
  • The Tree on the Hill ................................................................... Grover, Ensemble
  • D.O.A......................................................................................... Charon, Ensemble
  • Son of Poseidon ....................................................................... Percy, Annabeth, Grover, Ares, Ensemble
  • The Last Day of Summer........................................................... Percy, Luke, Ensemble
  • Bring on the Monsters.............................................................. Company

Digitally Released Songs

  • Good Kid - Percy Jackson and Company (Released January 21, 2017, for download from official website after signing up for emails) 
  • The rest of the songs have yet to be released on the Cast Album, coming out June 30th, 2017

Gallery

Videos

"Good Kid" from The Lightning Thief The Percy Jackson Musical03:21

"Good Kid" from The Lightning Thief The Percy Jackson Musical

[5]
FIRST LISTEN Chris McCarrell sings "Good Kid" from THE LIGHTNING THIEF THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL-004:27

FIRST LISTEN Chris McCarrell sings "Good Kid" from THE LIGHTNING THIEF THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL-0

Trivia

  • The Cast was only 7 people but there were many more characters
  • The Cast will come outside the theater after the show and sign posters and books.
  • They used many lines from the book like "Eat My Pants"
  • The Musical was true to the book and included many scenes the movies excluded. For example:
    • The Bathroom Scene with Clarisse and Percy
    • The Greyhound explosion
    • The fight with Ares
    • The Gateway Arch
  • The Musical changed a few things slightly. For Example:
    • Percy wore the flying shoes, not Grover
    • They didn't find a lost dog, Grover talked to a squirrel 
    • They rode with Ares instead of a Kindness International truck.
    • There were no pears, but Percy was given a Conch Shell to blow
  • There was a girl in the Lotus Casino that could have been Bianca because she had dark hair and said the date was 1939 which is about the time Bianca di Angelo was in the Hotel.
  • The Camp Half-Blood banner used featured the original pegasi artwork used in the official character artwork in the Ultimate Guide. But the Camp Half-Blood T-shirts they sold had a different pegasi artwork on them.

References