The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical

January 30, 2024–March 10, 2024

The Lightning Thief:
The Percy Jackson Musical

A new Theatre for Young Audiences version
Book by Joe Tracz
Music & Lyrics by Rob Rokicki
Adapted from the book The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Directed by Jenise Cook
Musical direction by Anthony T. Edwards
Choreography by Marc Wayne
Featuring Riley Given, Rachel Curry, Ryan Dervin, Terrace Wyatt, Jr., Daphany Edwards & Francisco Javier Villegas

A dynamic new musical adapted from the best-selling book by Rick Riordan!

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) that stormed Broadway in 2019. 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. As the half-blood son of Poseidon, the Greek God of the Sea, Percy 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.

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Approx. Length: 70 Minutes

Special Performances

Throughout the run of the show, there are several special performances:

  • Opening Night: February 2 at 7 pm
  • American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreted Performance: February 17 at 2 pm
  • Sensory Friendly Performances for neurodiverse audiences featuring technical adjustments, sensory supports, house lights on and flexible audience expectations: February 22 at 11:45 am, February 23 at 7 pm
Further Listening

Want to explore more musical themes inspired by The Coterie’s production of The Lightning Thief? Our friends at Classical KC 90.1FM has created a curated playlist of music that connects to the play and invites curious minds to make connections between the sounds they hear and the play they watched.

Original production designs and illustrations by the Kansas City Art Institute Illustration Department’s student staffed agency, MICRO. The Lightning Thief design by Trinity Washington.

The Lightning Thief is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals.

Additional funding for this production is provided by: