Myths Come Alive in March The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical!

Calling Percy Jackson fans!  Starting March 23rd, Percy and Camp Half Blood are hitting the boards in The Lightning Thief:  The Percy Jackson Musical! What was once a one-hour touring production has grown by leaps and bounds and songs (ten new songs at last count) and will be a full two-hour show at the Off Broadway Lucille Lortel Theatre in New York City through May 6, 2017.

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If you don’t know Percy Jackson yet, you should.  He’s the starring character in a series of young adult novels by Rick Riordan, published by Disney-Hyperion.  The series brings Greek mythology to life in modern-day New York.  Gods, demigods, mythical creatures, and more are crafted cleverly for the stage.

Lightning Thief Stage Model

Stage Model

Adventures by Daddy was invited to a sneak preview of the Percy Jackson Musical.  We were treated to three great songs, written by Joe Tracz (who has also worked on Netflix’s Series of Unfortunate Events).

“Another Terrible Day” – Mr. D’s singing tantrum, sung by George Salazar (who doubles as Percy’s best friend, Grover, and was previously on Broadway in Godspell).

George Salazar singing "Another Terrible Day"

George Salazar singing “Another Terrible Day”

“Put You in Your Place” – Clarisse’s battle song, sung by Sarah Beth Pfeifer (who toured with Legally Blonde: The Musical).

Sarah Beth Pfeifer singing "Put You in Your Place"

Sarah Beth Pfeifer singing “Put You in Your Place”

“Good Kid” – Percy’s plaintiff plea, sung by Chris McCarrell (who previously was on Broadway in Les Misérables).  

Chris McCarrell singing "Good Kid"

Chris McCarrell singing “Good Kid”

Though my favorite song of the three was “Another Terrible Day,” I was very impressed by Chris’ tears during “Good Kid” – he’s a great Percy!

Check out these costumes! Cerberus, the three-headed dog:

Lightning Thief Cerberus Costume

Cerberus Costume for The Lightning Thief

Mrs. Dodds (Percy’s teacher)

Lightning Thief - Mrs. Dodds Costume

Mrs. Dodds Costume – The Lightning Thief

Who is really a Fury!

Fury Costume - The Lightning Thief

Fury Costume – The Lightning Thief

Mr. Brunner (Percy’s Latin teacher), who is really Chiron, a centaur!

Mr. Brunner Costume - The Lightning Thief

Mr. Brunner Costume – The Lightning Thief

Aunty Em – also known as Medusa!

Aunty Em Costume - The Lightning Thief

Aunty Em Costume – The Lightning Thief

Charon, the Ferrywoman

Charon Costume - The Lightning Thief

Charon Costume – The Lightning Thief

And check out this beautiful Oracle

Oracle Costume - The Lightning Thief

Oracle Costume – The Lightning Thief

The Lightning Thief:  The Percy Jackson Musical is going to be big!  Tickets are on sale to the general public for $65-$85.  Performance Schedule: Monday – Tuesday at 7:30pm; Thursday 2pm & 7:30pm; Friday 7:30pm; Saturday 2pm & 7:30pm; and Sunday 3pm. NO PERFORMANCES: Thursday 3/23 at 2pm, Saturday 3/25 at 2pm & Thursday 3/30 at 2pm; Monday 5/1 at 7:30pm.  The Lucille Lortel Theatre is located at 121 Christopher Street.

It’s a limited run, closing May 6th, so get your tickets early by visiting www.lightningthiefmusical.com or calling 866-811-4111.  I can’t wait!

The Cast of The Lightning Thief

The Cast of The Lightning Thief

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About George Gensler

George Gensler is a copyrights specialist during the week and a runner on the weekends. She lives in New York City now, but has lived in five countries on three continents. She grew up traveling the world, but her official residence was in Southern California and every visit home included a trip to Disneyland. She has also visited every Disney Park around the world and sailed on board two Disney cruises. She threw in a visit to the Disney Family museum in San Francisco for good measure, and has had the Premier Disney Park Pass since its inception.