my: lightning thief

“and all I need is one last chance,

to prove I’m good enough for someone”

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Here’s Percy from the Lightning Thief Musical. Chris nailed his character, like the this is the best Percy adaptation ever. Here’s a few highlights from the premiere night:

- Percy basically flopping on the floor when he came home to Sally, really sad that he’s expelled.

- makes lightsaber noises with his sword

- LOVES HIS MOM VERY MUCH

- HIS FACIAL EXPRESSIONS WERE AMAZING??? Like it was all sassy and dramatic and the Percy we know?? Especially when Poseidon flirted with Sally, he looked so awkward and so done with life.

- signs Medusa’s head to Mt Olympus in a box and when Annabeth told him that the gods will think that they’re impertinent, he just smiles and says “We are impertinent.” He later gives the box to Sally and says that it’s a “do-it-yourself box” and screams “NOO ITS MEDUSA’S HEAD” when she wants to open it.

- “Good Kid” was so emotional like he ran around and his voice cracked at one point and my heart broke. A+++

- says “this is nuts” when Grover talks to the squirrel.”

- “Is that a fork?” when he’s claimed

- “its Tatarus” “you mean… thE FISH SAUCE??”

- After Annabeth’s like “sexist much?” he goes, “NO I LOVE GIRLS…. I mean…umm…. they’re really nice!”

- sits on a toilet during capture the flag. confused by his own powers

- basically the sassy dramatic dork that we know and love.

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TELL YOUR MOM, TELL YOUR AUNT, TELL YOUR DOG, A LIGHTING THIEF MUSICAL IS COMING OUR WAY !!!

DID YOU HEAR

WE ARE GETTING AN OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL OF PERCY JACKSON: THE LIGHTNING THIEF!!!
Can we just imagine for a second:
Percy singing
Annabeth singing
Annabeth and Percy singing together (ugghgghhh a PERCABETH duet)
Grover singing
Chiron showing Percy around via a musical number
Sally singing when she and Percy reunite
Hades singing????!?!?
Oh my gods PERCY DANCING!!
Ugh this is the best news!

I decided to read percy jackson to freshen up my mind since my novel was taking a lot of me, and oh my god it’s helping me so much. Writing in first person I feel a lot of pressure to write in a certain way.. basically to meet a readers expectation, but reading The Lightning thief for the first time really makes me feel that I can simplify my writing, at least a tiny bit. Because honestly while my book is a psychological thriller, I have faith the empty spaces will be filled in with the readers imagination. 

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Get a first listen of Chris McCarrell singing “Good Kid” from The Lightning Thief: A Percy Jackson Musical, which opens off-broadway on March 23rd at the Lucille Lortel Theater!