Calling all centaurs, minotaurs and satyrs: We’ve discovered a sensational show guaranteed to delight the whole family this spring!
Bright Kids NYC sat in on a recent showing of the fantasy production “The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical” to see what all of the buzz was about, and found the promised talent to be far from a myth. The musical, based on the best-selling Rick Riordan novel, follows the journey of title character Percy Jackson as he discovers his true identity and embarks on a thrilling journey with the difficult mission of returning precious property to one of the Greek gods.
Performed at the Lucille Lortel Theatre by a small cast of seven talented actors, the musical runs two hours, every minute of which is incredibly engaging and packed with nonstop entertainment. For the size of the theater, cast and crew, the production proved it had no limitations, making clever use of its bare-bones set and providing high-quality sound. Kooky costumes, vivid strobe lights and live keyboard-playing made for exciting scenes filled with action, drama and intrigue.
Most impressive were the team’s ability to quickly change costumes and transform into new characters at the drop of a hat, as well as their creative uses of everyday items, like a motorcycle made of bicycle handlebars and a portable work light, and a leaf-blower attack weapon that streamed toilet paper across the stage and audience.
Throughout the entire length of the show, the audience stayed captivated, laughing heartily at humor that suited all ages. The theater’s intimate setting allowed for the cast to engage with the audience and make them feel immersed in the show. Attendees were entranced by the various numbers performed by the cast, all sung with strong, expert vocals and delivered with heart.
Overall, the team did a phenomenal job at packing the wild plot of Riordan’s novel into a short but unforgettable experience, and after the show, the cast came out to the front of the theater to meet those who attended. Each actor was friendly and extremely gracious, signing playbills, giving hugs and taking pictures with every person in the crowd.
We consider the production a must-see for our Bright Kids families to check out this season. Without a doubt, “The Lightning Thief” truly did steal our hearts.
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Note: “The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical” runs through early May and is recommended for children ages 8 and up. Children ages 4 and under are not permitted to the show. We highly recommend grabbing your tickets fast, as show times fill up fast.