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The Lightning Thief Will Launch National Tour in Chicago in January

The musical, based on the novel by Rick Riordan, is written by Joe Tracz and Rob Rokicki.

Last year's off-Broadway cast of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical, which will launch a national tour in 2019.
(© Tricia Baron)

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical has announced that it will launch a national tour in Chicago in January 2019 before heading across the country. The tour will stop at Seattle; Detroit; Charlotte, North Carolina; San Antonio; and more. Additional tour cities and casting will be announced later.

The new musical is written by Joe Tracz and Rob Rokicki and directed by Stephen Brackett (Buyer & Cellar). Musical direction is by Wiley DeWeese with orchestrations by DeWeese and Rokicki. The musical debuted last year at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.

Based on the best-selling Disney-Hyperion novel The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, the play is described as follows: "Percy Jackson has newly discovered powers he can't control, has monsters on his trail, and is on a quest to find Zeus's lightning bolt and prevent a war between the Greek gods. Normal is a myth when you're a demigod."

The creative team includes Patrick McCullum (choreography), Lee Savage (set design), Sydney Maresca (costume design), Ryan Rumery (sound design), David Lander (lighting design), and Rod Kinter (fight direction).

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