Future megastar (and awesomely named) Chris McCarrell will star as Percy in off-Broadway's upcoming The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical. Much of the team that brought us the sublime Be More Chill in 2015 is attached to this project: Joe Tracz is writing the book, Stephen Brackett is directing, and the terrific George Salazar is in the cast. As you can hear in the video, the music and lyrics by Rob Rokicki sound simply delicious. This is going to be one of those shows that parents will take their kids to and end up enjoying just as much themselves. 

Performances start March 23 at the Lucille Lortel Theater, but this is going to be a hot ticket so we recommend getting tickets immediately. 

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