The national tour of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is set to launch in Chicago in January 2019. Chris McCarrell returns to the role of Percy Jackson, and Kristin Stokes, who played Annabeth in the Off-Broadway staging, will also reprise her role.
Adapted from the book of the same name by Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief tells the story of a young man who discovers he is the son of gods, and suddenly has powers he can't control. The musical is written by Joe Tracz (Series of Unfortunate Events) and Rob Rokicki (Strange Tails), with direction by Stephen Brackett and choreography by Patrick McCollum.
National Tour Rehearsals: The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical
Two other actors from the New York production will also be seen on the road: Sarah Beth Pfeifer as Clarice and James Hayden Rodriguez as Luke. The cast also features Jorrel Javier as Grover and Mr. D, Ryan Knowles as Chiron, and Jalynn Steele as Sally, with Izzy Figueroa, Sam Leicht, and T. Shyvonne Stewart serving as understudies.
In addition to engagements around the country, The Lightning Thief will return to New York City in the spring for a limited run at the Beacon Theatre.
The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is produced by TheaterWorksUSA, Martian Entertainment, Greg Schaffert, Lang Entertainment Group, Lisa Chanel, Jennifer Doyle & Roy Lennox, Glass Half Full Productions, Mary Maggio, Tim Schwider, Hummel/Green, and Van Dean/Meredith Lucio.
The show previously played the Lucille Lortel Theatre Off-Broadway, where it had an extended run and garnered three Drama Desk Award nominations, including Best Musical.