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Chris McCarrell stars as Percy in the New York City production of “The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical.” The show comes to the Straz July 9-14.

TAMPA — “The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical” will run July 9-14, in Carol Morsani Hall, at The Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa.

Tickets start at $25. Call 813-229-7827 or visit strazcenter.org.

With more than 100 million copies of the book series sold worldwide, this global phenomenon has found a new home on the live stage in a theatrical event that offers family-friendly entertainment.

Following a sold-out run in New York City, where it garnered three Drama Desk Award nominations including Best Musical, the show features musical numbers and sophisticated humor.

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 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, direction by Stephen Brackett, choreography by Patrick McCollum, 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 presented by special arrangement with Rick Riordan and the Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency.

“The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical” is produced by TheaterWorksUSA, Martian Entertainment, Greg Schaffert, Lang Entertainment Group, Lisa Chanel, Jennifer Doyle and Roy Lennox, Glass Half Full Productions, Hummel/Greene, Mary Maggio, Tim Schwider and Van Dean/Meredith Lucio in partnership with The Road Company.