Kristin Stokes to Reprise Role as Annabeth in THE LIGHTNING THIEF on Tour
On reprising the role on the road, Stokes says, "I couldn't be more excited to be back as Annabeth and to share this show with the country. I've been lucky enough to play Annabeth from our very first workshop, so she's very near and dear to my heart. To me, she's the perfect feminist - fearless, strong, smart, resourceful, and is not afraid to show it! She has taught me so much, so it only made sense to do as Annabeth would do, and take on the challenge of touring. The outpouring of love from the fans both of the book and the musical has been incredible. It's going to be an unforgettable experience bringing this awesome story to life in cities all over North America. Frankly - I'm stoked!"
In other exciting news for the tour, tickets for the show in Tampa, FL and Philadelphia, PA are now on sale to the public, along with Eugene, OR, Portland, OR, and Charlotte, NC. Durham, NC goes on sale tomorrow. Visit the show's website for the current list of announced cities and dates. Additional cities continue to be added so check back regularly.
The national tour of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical launches in Chicago in January 2019. As previously announced, original Off-Broadway cast member Chris McCarrell will reprise the role of Percy Jackson for the tour. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.
As a son of Poseidon, Percy Jackson has newly discovered powers he can't control, monsters on his trail, and is on a quest to find Zeus' lightning bolt to prevent a war between the Greek gods. Based on the best-selling Disney-Hyperion novel by Rick Riordan and featuring a thrilling original rock score, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is an action-packed theatrical adventure that has been celebrated by audiences and critics alike.
THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL has a Drama Desk nominated book by Joe Tracz, music and lyrics by Rob Rokicki, and is directed byStephen Brackett, with choreography by Patrick McCollum, with set design by Lee Savage, costume design by Sydney Maresca, lighting design by David Lander, Obie award winning sound design by Ryan Rumery, fight direction by Rod Kinter and orchestrations by Wiley Deweese and Rob Rokicki. The production is being presented by special arrangement with Rick Riordan andthe Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency.
Photo Credit: Jeremy Daniel