a long list of my fave lightning thief musical moments
before the play started they had fog in the air and the sound of thunder and crows playing over the speakers, it was so spooky, i walked into the theater and immediately fell in love (also they were selling orange chb t-shirts at the merch table!)
you’ve probably already seen pics of the set design but ancient greek columns sprayed w graffiti and covered in nyc scaffolding is the Ultimate PJO Aesthetic
sally calling percy “baby” :’) carrie compere’s sally was so good overall i loved her so much
mr. d’s song was so funny, george salazar really nailed him
luke going past percy while sword training and stopping to watch him go by when they met eyes uhhh…..
percy and grover’s hug when they see each other again, percy just ran to him and held him so tight i love them
luke annabeth and grover sitting together and joking in the background!! there were a lot of little interactions between characters when the focus wasnt on them that were so cute <3
percy making lightsaber noises with his sword when he first gets it before capture the flag
silena hyping clarisse up during “put you in your place”
grover crying about pan but trying to keep dancing during his part of the campfire song
percy at the campfire saying he can’t sing after he’s spent the entire first act singing, i love him
also the entire campfire song being abt how much everyone hates their parents and then percy standing up and being like “hi everyone, i love my mom”
percy climbing the scaffolding during “good kid” and hanging like he’s going to jump when he sings “all you get are bad grades and a bum rap and a bad rep and a good smack and no friends and no hope and no mom” chris made me cry real tears here oof
grover telling percy he’s coming w him on his quest and percy immediately going into Angry Protective Mode and grover jumping in before he can say anything w/ “don’t get mad!”
act 1 ending with this big triumphant song abt leaving on their quest but then the lights go dark and monster calls echo and groups of red eyes peak from the back of the stage and percy grabs for grover’s hand before the blackout 😭
“i don’t wanna die in the garden state!”
grover staring percy down for a good silent five seconds after percy responded to him talking to a squirrel w “this is nuts”
annabeth telling percy her mom turned medusa into a monster and chugging water halfway through her sentence so she doesn’t have to finish it
“that little squirrel came back and gave me these!” “three amtrak tickets?”
girl in braids and a floppy hat at the lotus hotel: why, my brother and i arrived just yesterday, may 1st, 1939!
thalia singing softly on the second level while luke and annabeth stand behind her with their hands held out, lit w green light, turning her into a tree while grover tells percy about being afraid he failed her, he was crying, i was crying
“it’s charon with an “a” as in AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA”
creators of this musical, apparently: well we dont have time to focus on them facing cerberus so now he’s a dj for a sequined charon who rocks the entire theater
“i think this pit is tartarus” “(gasping) YOU MEAN LIKE………..THE FISH SAUCE”
the toilet paper guns used for percy’s water powers being shot over the audience until the entire orchestra was completely covered in toilet paper
“well the gods aren’t always fair but we’re not total dicks”
jonathan raviv’s quick change from poseidon to chiron was really quick so he came out as chiron with his shirt unbuttoned in the deepest v saying “I GALLOPED HERE AS FAST AS I COULD” which was ridiculous and yet completely in character
percy and luke’s handshake! and luke telling percy what he thinks of the gods and going for the handshake and percy hesitantly doing it w him bc he agrees w/ the way luke feels before realizing that luke’s the lightning thief
luke has a dark reprise of “good kid” when he betrays percy and i !!!! SCREAMED!!!!
also the creators of this musical, apparently: well we cant have a poison scorpion on stage so how about luke just fuckin stabs percy in the back? hm?
the stage was a huge mess of confetti and toilet paper by the end which is truly the only way a percy jackson musical should end
please go see this if you have the chance it’s so funny and so good, it’s really an amazing adaption that gets the tone of the book so well and every actor captures their character(s) perfectly, they all clearly know the material and seem like they’re having so much fun onstage, i loved it so much!!!!