San Diego Junior Theatre Presents “The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical”

| May 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

San Diego Junior Theatre, the nation’s longest-running youth theatre program, presents “The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical,” the fourth show of its 74th Season, which will run from Friday, April 29 through Sunday, May 15, with an ASL-interpreted performance at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 14.

The Greek gods are real and they’re ruining Percy Jackson’s life. As a son of Poseidon, Percy has newly discovered powers he can’t control. With monsters on his trail, he is on an epic quest to find Zeus’s lightning bolt to prevent a war between the gods. Normal is a myth when you’re a demigod!

Based on the best-selling novel by Rick Riordan, “The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical” is an action-packed theatrical adventure that will rock your world.

The “Lightning Thief” will be directed by first-time Junior Theatre director, Jason Blitman. A recent transplant from New York, Blitman’s professional highlights include work with TheatreWorksUSA and The Public Theatre, as well as involvement on an early reading of the “Untitled Pasek Paul Levenson Project” which came to be known as Dear Evan Hansen.

Blitman offered, “The Lightning Thief” has been a part of my life for over six years and I look forward to bringing my deep appreciation and understanding of the story to this production. The show is about young people taking their life in their own hands and perseverance against the greatest odds. There is no time like right now for the incredible students of Junior Theatre to stand up and take ownership of their world.”

Helping to bring Blitman’s vision to life is former West End music director and composer, Ian Brandon, whose recent credits include “The Wizard Of Oz” (Moonlight), “Hair” (The Old Globe), “A Christmas Carol,” (Lamb’s Players Theatre), and “Lit” (California Center For The Arts, Escondido).

Face coverings are required of all patrons while inside the Casa del Prado Theatre. Patrons are asked to check for full details and any policy updates prior to attending a performance.

All Junior Theatre productions are performed in Balboa Park’s historic Casa del Prado Theatre, at the corner of Old Globe Way and Village Place. For tickets and more information, visit or call the box office at 619-239-8355.

The “Lightning Thief” will be directed by first-time Junior Theatre director, Jason Blitman.


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