disclosure: We were invited to see TheaterWorks USA’s The Lightning Thief (TYA Edition) at the Orlando Repertory Theater in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are our own. No other compensation was received.
Grab your pen-sword and invisible Yankees cap! TheaterWorksUSA’s The Lightning Thief (TYA edition) is at Orlando REP! A musical rendition of the beloved book ,Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief brings Camp Half-Blood to life, along with Annabeth, Grover, Luke, Clarisse, Chiron, and of course, Mr. D.
- TheaterWorksUSA’s The Lightning Thief (TYA edition)
- Orlando REP Theater: 1001 E Princeton St. Orlando, Florida 32803
- Tickets for Sunday’s shows(2pm and 5:30pm) are still available HERE
The musical starts with Percy Jackson singing about how he’s going to be kicked out of yet another school. What is this? The 6th school in 6 years? It’s not his fault weird Greek monsters show up wherever he goes.
Percy’s mom explains who his father is, and that she believes Percy will be safe in a place called Camp Half-Blood. But then a Minotaur shows up and Percy has to fight it off before he can escape to camp!
Percy wakes up in Camp Half-Blood, greeted by an intense game of Capture the Flag, where he learns he’s the son of Poseidon. Before he knows it, he’s off on a hero’s quest along with camper Annabeth Chase and his old buddy Grover, who happens to be half goat.
As an avid Percy Jackson fan, I enjoyed the show immensely, especially the simplicity of it all. Few props were used, yet the actors painted vivid scenes that made you feel like you were visiting Auntie M’s Garden Emporium, escaping the Lotus Casino, & fighting Aries right alongside Percy and his friends.
TheaterWorks USA’s The Lightning Thief (TYA Edition) is at Orlando REP this weekend ONLY! There are still tickets available for the show tonight and two shows on Sunday. Filled with humor, quick wit, and action galore, stop on by Orlando REP before The Lightning Thief leaves!
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