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The Lightning Thief

School Shows

February 1, 2017 Mainstage

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The annual Children's Series at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center presents a national touring series of live theatrical events based on bestselling children's literature. The daytime performances are open with advance reservations to school groups and accompanied homeschool students for a nominal fee of $6 per student and chaperones, with teachers admitted free of charge.

The Lightning Thief appears February 1, 2017 for two performances -- at 9:45 am and 11:30 am.

The one hour show is recommended for grades 2 to 6 (second to sixth grade). Reservations are now being accepted for all four of the 2016-17 season Children's Series shows, including The Lightning Thief on a first-come basis. Call Suzanne Flood, Audience Services Specialist at (850) 729-6065 or email for reservations and information.

Study guides and activities are available to help teachers incorporate the event into their curriculum and prepare students for a field trip to the theater. Curriculum Connections: Communication and Language Arts, Literature-Based, Music, Relationships and Family, Social Studies.(Select this link for a PDF of the study guide)

“…everyone enjoyed the loud, funny, fast-paced , wonderfully imaginative musical. This show is a true family-pleaser…” Pete Hempstead Theatermania

“The Lightning Thief is an action-packed musical with heroic battles and mythological beasties.” Elizabeth Vincentelli New York Post

In the award-winning children's book and the theatrical show -- 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’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.