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The Lightning Thief

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.

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  • Full Length Musical
  • Dramatic Comedy, Fantasy/Adventure
  • 120 minutes

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences

  • Performance Group:
  • College Theatre / Student, Jr High/Primary, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre
Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school...again. And that’s the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy’s Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he’s angered a few of them. Zeus’s master lightning bolt has been stolen and Percy is the prime suspect.

Now Percy has ten days to find and return Zeus’s stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.


"A thoroughly endearing family-friendly musical."

 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



Premiere Production:

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.

  • Casting: 7M or F
  • Casting Attributes: Flexible casting, Roles for Teens, Expandable casting
  • Casting Notes:

    The original production featured seven actors playing an entire Greek pantheon of characters; the above doubling was based on stage time and vocal requirements. For productions where cast size isn’t a concern, we encourage you to cast as many actors as you wish, and experiment with doubling based on your own needs.
    We also encourage you to look beyond traditional casting “types” when it comes the characters’ race, gender and physical ability. Above all, the characters in The Lightning Thief are gods and heroes – and gods and heroes can look like any of us.

  • 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. Also plays;
    MR. D, aka DIONYSUS - God of wine, snarky camp director
  • LUKE - Son of Hermes, cool camp counselor. Also plays;
    GABE UGLIANO - Percy's foul stepfather
    ARES - God of war, rock star in leather pants
    MINOTAUR - Half-man, half-bull
  • SALLY JACKSON - Percy's hard-working mother. Also plays;
    SILENA BEAUREGARD - Daughter of Aphrodite
    THE ORACLE - a hippie mummy
    ECHIDNA - Mother of monsters
    CHARON - Ferryperson to the Underworld
  • MR. BRUNNER, aka CHIRON - Wise centaur, part-time Latin teacher. Also plays;
    POSEIDON - God of the sea, salty beach bum
    HADES - God of the dead, aging rock star type
    AUNTY EM, aka MEDUSA - Avid sculptor
    KRONOS - A voice in a pit
  • CLARISSE - Tough jock girl, daughter of Ares. Also plays;
    MRS. DODDS - A Fury posing as a substitute algebra teacher
    KATIE GARDNER - Daughter of Demeter
    THALIA - Daughter of Zeus, tough
    BIANCA - A mysterious girl in 1930's clothes
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    1 x Vocal Book

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    Pre-Production Pack Shipped upon receipt of a signed License Agreement and full payment of all invoices. This is optional.

    1 x Vocal Book
    1 x Keyboard-Conductor (rehearsal & performance)

    Rehearsal Materials Shipped a minimum of 3 months before the last performance. This must be hired as a condition of the License to produce this show.

    8 x Vocal Book
    1 x Keyboard-Conductor (rehearsal & performance)

    $450.00 +$135.00/pm
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    Sent with Rehearsal Materials if required:

    1 x Guitar 1 (electric & acoustic)
    1 x Guitar 2/Melodica (electric & acoustic)
    1 x Drums
    1 x Bass (5-string)

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    10 x Vocal Books

    $50.00 +$50.00/pm