2017 Off-Broadway
The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson Musical - SYNOPSIS

Act 1

Percy Jackson, a sixth grader with ADHD and Dyslexia is on a field trip at the New York Metropolitan Museum of art. while there, his substitute pre-Algebra teacher, Mrs. Dodds asks to speak with him. once alone, Mrs. Dodds transforms into a fury, a mythological Greek demon of Hades. thanks to a pen that transforms into a sword, given to Percy by Mr. Brunner, his history teacher Percy fends off and kills Mrs. Dodds. After this incident, Percy is expelled from his school due to claims that he did not stay with the group, when Percy tries to explain what's happened he is shocked to find that everyone else has never heard of Mrs. Dodds. (The Day I Got Expelled Lyrics) Percy says goodbye to his best friend, Grover Underwood and heads home for the summer holiday. Back at his apartment his mother, Sally seems to understand while her boyfriend, Gabe does not. Gabe inadvertently bullies Percy and after Percy explained his expulsion Sally confesses she needs to tell him about his father, who left before Percy was born. Percy, extremely bitter about his father and upset with himself for being expelled yet again laments on his actions, being increasingly hard upon himself. Sally assures Percy the quirks and abnormalities of someone is what makes them them (Strong Lyrics). Sally takes Percy to the beach where she met Percy's father where the two run into Grover, who is actually a Satyr, a Greek, goatlike protector. Suddenly, a Minotaur, half bull, half man attacks the trio and Sally sacrifices herself so that Percy and Grover can make it to a place she calls "Camp". The Minotaur kills Sally right before Percy’s eyes who, in vengeance of his mother, finishes him off. Percy is kicked in the head and goes unconscious where he dreams of a man in a Hawaiian shirt, who gives him a seashell claiming; "What belongs to the sea can always return." When Percy awakes he finds himself in a place called Camp Halfblood. The shell the strange man in his dream remains in his pocket. The camp director, Mr. D (Dionysus) explains to Percy that he is a demigod, son of a human and a Greek God. (Another Terrible Day Lyrics). Mr. Brunner, who is really Chiron and a Centuar is also at the camp and explains to Percy that the gods will send a sign to claim him though Percy is skeptic and angry that his father has shown no sign of care for him all these years. Luke Castellan, a nineteen year old son of Hermes sympathises with Percy, telling him that most halfbloods never know their godly parents because they are not claimed. (Their Sign Lyrics) Percy settles in and meets several other campers such as, Silena Beauregard, daughter of Aphrodite, Clarisse La Rue, daughter of Ares, who takes an immediate disliking to Percy and Annabeth Chase, a spunky girl Percy saw when he was unconscious. Annabeth, daughter of Athena quickly takes the helm of the leader during a game of capture the flag, instructing Percy to sit and wait in the boy's bathroom so he won't "Mess things up". Clarisse singles him out and tries to "pulverise" him but unexpectedly the toilets burst to life, dousing Clarisse. (Put You In Your Place Lyrics) After things settle down the kids join around the campfire and vent about their unsteady and in some cases harmful relationships with both their godly and mortal parents. (Campfire Song Lyrics) Percy is claimed as the son of Posidon, god of the sea and it is at once rumored that Zeus' lightning bolt had been stolen and Percy is the number one suspect. Percy is told he and two others must go on a quest to retrive the bolt to prevent a war between the gods. Percy is sent to receive a prophecy from the Oracle of Delphi (The Oracle Lyrics). Percy has only accepted the quest because Luke hinted that his Mom would be in the underworld, the target location of the search since Hades is the rumored real thief. Annabeth and Grover force themselves into the quest, after a pair of winged shoes is given to them from Luke, the three are pushed into the woods with little care and protection. (Killer Quest Lyrics)

Act 2

The three questers have just escaped a bus, attacked by the three Furies, just after blowing it up, they become hopelessly lost (Lost! Lyrics). In a frantic decision Percy orders them to enter "Auntie Em's empourium." The strange Auntie Em requests to take pictures of the three but is revealed to actually be Medusa. Percy cuts off her head with pen sword, Riptide and as a joke sends the head to the Gods over the mail. Annabeth seems particularly upset with this run in, while Grover scouts out their surroundings Percy confronts her about this. She confesses her whole life she has been ignored by everyone around her and is desperate for a chance to prove herself to Athena and make the history books. (My Grand Plan Lyrics) Grover returns with train tickets to St. Louis and they set off, encountering a Chimera and Ares who gives them a lift to Nevada. (Drive Lyrics) While on a bus ride to LA, Percy has a dream of a man speaking with someone who is referred to as Lord, the powerful voice mentions sacrifices and brings up a name; Thalia. Percy wakes with a jolt and asks Grover if he has ever heard of Thalia. Grover confides that a few years back he was sent to escort Luke, Annabeth and Thalia Grace, Zeus' daughter to camp. However, the team was attacked and Grover failed to save Thalia. He holds himself responsible and thinks Percy will be ashamed of him. (Tree on the Hill Lyrics) Percy assures Grover that no matter who he is or what he does Percy will alway want him as a friend. The trio arive in the underworld where they are given a tour of the horror (D.O.A Lyrics). Percy realizes that the Lightning Bolt is hidden in his backpack and the three work out the possibilities of how it could have gotten there. An incident where Percy is nearly dragged into Tartarus by the shoes Luke gave him occurs and the group is discovered. After a brief conversation with an innocent Hades, Percy withdraws the shell from his pocket and blows it, opening a portal out of the underworld. Vowing to return to save his mom, Percy, Annabeth and Grover escape. Percy hypothesizes that Ares is the one who planted the bolt in his bag and coming to terms with himself and Poseidon. He declares himself a son of Posidon and uses his gift with water to best Ares. (Son of Posidon Lyrics) The questers return to camp heros but Percy couldn't be more troubled. He confides in Luke that he feels just as confused as before, Luke agrees stating he felt similar after his quest. Luke inadvertently tells Percy that he is the true lightning thief and he has teamed up with Kronos to get back at the gods, who he feels has done him wrong. (Last Day of Summer Lyrics) Luke stabs Percy and escapes, Percy declares that there will be a war no matter how they try to stall it. (Bring on the Monsters Lyrics.)

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