The national tour of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical launches in Fayetteville, Arkansas, January 4, 2109 before an official opening in Chicago January 8. Chris McCarrell and Kristin Stokes reprise their roles from the Off-Broadway run, under the direction of Stephen Brackett (Be More Chill) with music and lyrics by Rob Rokicki and a book by Joe Tracz (Be More Chill) with orchestrations by Rokicki and Wiley Deweese and choreography by Patrick McCollum (The Band’s Visit).
Rounding out the cast are Izzy Figueroa, Jorrel Javier, Ryan Knowles, Sam Leicht, Sarah Beth Pfeiffer, James Hayden Rodriguez, Jalynn Steele, and T. Shyvonne Stewart. The production features scenic design by Lee Savage, costume design by Sydney Maresca, lighting design by David Lander, sound design by Ryan Rumery, new puppetry designs by Achesonwalsh Studios, fight direction by Rod Kinter, and hair/wig/make-up design by Dave Bova. Casting by Stewart/Whitley.
Based on the best-selling novel 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.