You guys. I saw my childhood come alive on stage today.
This show is incredibly silly, but in the best possible way. The actors were phenomenal and so, so accurate.
Annabeth is blonde and has curly hair. Enough said. (Kristin Stokes was fabulous, and v v badass)
The set was super minimalist and it worked so well?? They did a fantastic job incorporating the set into the action, so when cast/crew moved set pieces it didn’t look awkward, it just fit.
I really can’t explain how great the cast was. There were like 7 or 8 cast members, and most of them played multiple characters and killed it. Every single cast member was memorable.
There were lines DIRECTLY FROM THE BOOK. And every single time they said one of them the audience gave a collective gasp
“You drool when you sleep” “Seaweed brain” “Wise Girl”
I admit I wasn’t impressed with “Good Kid” when I heard it online, but live it was great. The music is so so so good, and it’s driving me crazy that there’s no soundtrack yet.
Personally speaking, I came close to crying the second I walked into the theater. I guess I didn’t realize how much I missed acting and being in a theater, being part of a cast. I’m so ready to go back to that.
Also personally speaking, I’m vaguely in love with both Chris Mccarrell and Kristen Stokes. So I’ll let you know how that works out.
God I was gonna go on and on but I’m getting overwhelmed because I’m a weenie lmao. TL;DR I loved it, it made me slightly emotional, and it. was. GOOD.
I don’t have anything exciting to update about the Lightning Thief musical yet today EXCEPT THAT IT OPENS TONIGHT! TODAY’S THE DAY! I CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S HERE! but the show’s Instagram and Twitter have a quest to find posters in the subways. It involves a lot of spontaneously jumping off trains and pretending it’s totally normal to casually take selfies with posters at subway stations. please excuse my expressions, it’s so many selfies I’m getting sick of my face
I’ll have a more exciting update later tonight after I ACTUALLY GET TO SEE THE MUSICAL!