Westchester’s Broadway Training Center will perform ‘The Lightning Thief’ April 1-3 in Hastings-on-Hudson

March 9, 2022

The production will feature BTC’s award-winning senior ensemble (grades 9-12) from Westchester, Connecticut and the Bronx

HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON, NY, March 7, 2022 – The Broadway Training Center of Westchester (BTC), one of the region’s leading performing arts schools, will present The Lightning Thief: The Musical by Percy Jackson April 1-April 3 at Hastings High School in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY The show will feature BTC’s award-winning senior ensemble of advanced students (grades 9-12) from across Westchester, Southern Connecticut and from the Bronx.

Based on the bestselling Disney-Hyperion novel by Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief: The Musical by Percy Jackson is the story of teenager Percy Jackson who discovers he is a demigod. He embarks on an epic journey with friends to find the missing lightning bolt of Zeus and prevent a war between the Greek gods.

Theatreworks USA originally brought the show to New York City as an hour-long musical at the off-Broadway Lucille Lortel Theater. After a national tour, an expanded version of the show returned to the Lucille Lortel Theater in 2017 with a new score and a more developed script before embarking on a second national tour in 2019. The Lightning Thiefofficially opened on Broadway at the Longacre Theater in October 2019 and played a limited run, ending in early 2020. The show was nominated for three 2017 Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding Musical.

“We are extremely excited to bring this fun and energetic show to Westchester,” said Jason Brantman, co-artistic director of the 501(c)3 nonprofit. to our children, and to us, the importance of accepting one’s identity and the power of friendship,” added Fiona Santos, musical director and co-artistic director of the Broadway Training Center.

Frank Scheck from The Hollywood Reporter wrote that it “provides an excellent if irreverent introduction to Greek mythology that just might persuade some children to dig deeper”. the Chicago Grandstand described it as “One foot in Harry Potter and another in Dear Evan Hansenand Charles Isherwood of Broadway News delirious “a very endearing family musical”.

With a faculty comprised of professionals who have performed on Broadway and other top venues, BTC is well known for its high-quality productions and high-impact youth education work. The Performance Program, Together, is BTC’s most intensive offering, requiring an entrance interview and placement audition. Offering conservatory-style training in a highly stimulating and professional environment, it involves a rigorous rehearsal schedule, as well as a year-long commitment to technique classes in two of the three main acting disciplines., dance or voice.

The school and its students have won more than 90 National Youth Arts Awards, including Outstanding Ensemble for 14 consecutive years. Westchester magazine hailed BTC acting classes as “the best in South Westchester.” Westchester Family named it “Best Children’s Theater Company” and BroadwayWorld dubbed BTC “the best dance studio of the decade” in Westchester and Rockland counties.

Chief editors and arts journalists: Please call 914-478-7065 for press passes or an interview with one of the artistic directors. Additional photos and video available upon request.

ABOUT REPRESENTATIONS

Westchester’s Broadway Training Center presents “The Lightning Thief”

Book by Joe Tracz

Music and lyrics by Rob Rokicki

Adapted from the book The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Directed by Jason Brantman and Fiona Santos

Performed by the B

TC senior set

Rated PG. Duration: 2h15, intermission included

OR:

Hastings High School

1 Mt. Hope Blvd.

Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706

WHEN:

Friday. April 1 at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday April 2 at 7:00 p.m.

Sunday April 3 at 3:00 p.m.

TICKETS:

$22 adults, $18 students and seniors

www.BroadwayTraining.com/shows

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