“The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical” Brings World Of The Gods to Milwaukee

Revival of A Childhood Classic

Fans of “Percy Jackson and The Olympians” worldwide have been reveling in the resurgence of the beloved series as it experiences a pop culture revival in 2024. The first season of the new Disney adaptation has recently ended. However, Milwaukee’s Greek Geeks can still experience the magical world of Gods and monsters at the Marcus Center of Performing Arts from February 3- March 10, 2024.

The Lighting Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical.
The Lighting Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical.(Picture by Paul Ruffolo)

First Stage presents “The Lighting Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical” and invites all family members to enjoy the performance. The play covers the first book of the five-part series and presents a fast-paced, attention-grabbing, and action-packed show lasting around 90 minutes with an intermission.

The play also features a rock score that captures all of the goofy and dramatics that bring the characters to life in a way fans have never seen before.

“I’m a huge fan of Greek mythology and loved what Rick Riordan created with his Percy Jackson series,” said Artistic Director Jeff Frank. “This musical adaptation quite simply rocks!”

Fun for One and All

The performance was originally only scheduled to run until March 3, 2024, but due to high demand performances have been extended to March 10, 2024. The upcoming performances will feature various elements to make the theater more accessible to everyone in the community. This will include a sensory-friendly performance on February 17, 2024, and a sign language-interpreted show on March 3, 2024. Both are scheduled at 3:30 p.m. CST that evening.

“Though a book targeted at middle-schoolers, I think this is a show for the entire family,” Frank said.

The play was written by Joe Tracz with music and lyrics by Rob Rokicki. The first stage production is directed by Frank, musically directed by Tim Rebers, and choreographed by Ami Majeskie, and features two different casts.

Get Your Tickets

Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased in person at the Marcus Center box office or here.

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