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.  Worse, he’s angered a few of them. Zeus’s master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect.

Now Percy has ten days to find and return Zeus’s 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 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. Adapted from the book The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan.

Approximate Running Time: 60 Minutes
Recommended Ages: Grades 2 through 6

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Curriculum Connections

  • Communication and Language Arts
  • Music
  • Science
  • Social Studies


  • Greek Mythology
  • Identity
  • Family
  • Tradition
  • Friendship
  • Compassion

Fun Fact

Book writer Joe Tracz is also a writer on Nextflix's "A Series of Unfortunate Events" starring Neil Patrick Harris.

Original Credits

Book by Joe Tracz
Music, Lyrics, and Orchestrations by Rob Rokicki
Adapted from the book The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Original Direction by Stephen Brackett
Original Choreography by Sam Pinkleton
Scenic Design by Lee Savage
Costume Design by Sydney Maresca