Press Release (ePRNews.com) - GARDEN CITY, N.Y. - Mar 21, 2017 - Rick Riordan’s popular novel The Lightning Thief is now an exciting musical! The Lightning Thief will be performed on Sunday, April 2 at 3:00 p.m. on the Westermann Stage, Concert Hall in the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC), 1 South Ave, Garden City, New York. This production is recommended for children in grade 3 and up.
Rick Riordan’s The Lightning Thief tells the story of Percy Jackson, a misfit kid who keeps encountering the mythological monsters and gods of Mount Olympus. When Zeus’s master lightning bolt is stolen, Percy becomes the prime suspect. He has 10 days to find and return Zeus’s stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. For him to succeed, Percy must do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him, solve the riddle of the Oracle and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.
Featured in this Theaterworks USA production is Ani Djirdjirian ’16, a graduate of Adelphi’s Department of Music. Djirdjirian, who signed with Theaterworks USA in November, will play Sally and other characters in The Lightning Thief, which has been touring the East Coast since January. Djirdjirian was a regular performer in Adelphi’s popular Best of Broadway series as well as other performances.
Music, Lyrics and Orchestrations by Rob Rokicki
Book by Joe Tracz
Adapted from the book The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
AUPAC is one of Long Island’s premier cultural arts venues for entertainment of all kinds. Tickets are currently on sale and are priced at $20, with discounts available to seniors, students and alumni. Information is available at the Lucia and Steven N. Fischer Box Office at 516.877.4000 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Regular box office hours are Tuesday through Friday from 1:00-6:00 p.m. The box office is also open two hours before most scheduled performances.
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