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The Lightning Thief: Theatre for Young Audiences Edition

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.

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

  • Time Period: Present Day, Contemporary
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences
  • Set Requirements: Unit Set/Multiple Settings

  • Performance Group:
  • High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Youth Theatre
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).


"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


 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

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
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

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1 x Libretto
1 x Vocal Book

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1 x Piano-Conductor Score

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

9 x Piano-Conductor Scores
1 x Guitar 1
1 x Guitar 2
1 x Drums
1 x Bass

$450.00 +$135.00/pm
Piano-Conductor Score 10 Pack Shipped a minimum of 1 month before the last performance. This is optional.

10 x Piano-Conductor's Scores

$50.00 +$50.00/pm