May 21, 2014

The Lightning Thief: The Musical

 A few months ago, a rumor was going around on the internet that The Lightning Thief was going to be made into a Broadway musical. I chose to stay silent on the topic as far as this blog was concerned, because the sources looked a little sketchy, and I didn't hear anything about it "officially".

 Now, it seems that the book is indeed being adapted into a musical. (However it won't be on Broadway.) The best part? It's absolutely free to attend if you're able to make it to New York City! The production is the featured production in Theatreworks USA's annual Free Summer Theater Program. Theatreworks USA is a nonprofit organization which works to provide free entertainment for New York City youth.

 You can watch a preview of the show here. I haven't gotten a chance to watch all of the videos on the playlist, but there are ten different sneak peeks, which is pretty exciting. (The first clip sounds more accurate than all the stuff that happened in the movie...)

 The musical opens on July 24 and closes August 22. It will be at the Lucille Lortel Theater in New York City. Additional information about the show, its actors, its location, and its showing days/times can be found in the links below.

 This show sounds likes it's going to be a hit, and hopefully there will be some YouTube footage of it by the end of the summer for those of us who can't attend. If anyone does attend, please send me an email at and tell me what it's like so that I can share it on the blog. :)

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