“The Lightning Thief,” a Theatreworks USA’s musical production, will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday at BREC’s Independence Park Theatre and Cultural Center, 7800 Independence Blvd. A special school performance at 9 a.m. also will be held that day.
The musical is adapted from the book by Rick Riordan, in which main character Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school — again. And that’s the least of his troubles.
Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy’s Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he’s angered a few of them. Zeus’ master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect.
Now Percy has 10 days to find and return Zeus’ stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief. He also must come to terms with the father who abandoned him, solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend, and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.
The show is appropriate for all ages.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 16 and younger. Tickets are $8 for the school performance.
For tickets, call (225) 216-0660 or visit theparktheatre.com.