School Shows

The Lightning Thief

by TheaterWorksUSA

Grades 2-6

Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school. Again! When the gods of Mount Olympus emerge from his Greek mythology textbook, Zeus’s master lightning bolt is stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect. To find it, Percy must come to terms with the father who abandoned him and solve the riddle of the Oracle in this musical adaptation of Rick Riordan’s children’s book.

“Many students indicated
that seeing the play made
them want to read the book.”

LBC performance may not include pieces from above video.

Set the Stage

Coming soon!

Prepare your students for their trip to the virtual theater with these free resource materials.

  • Artist’s Study Guide
  • Talking Points for Classroom Discussion
  • Classroom Activities

Common Core Content Standards

Easily apply these content standards in your classroom:

  • 4.RL.2: Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
  • 5.RL.7: Analyze how visual and multimedia elements contribute to the meaning, tone, or beauty of a text (e.g., graphic novel, multimedia presentation of fiction, folktale, myth, poem).
  • 6.RL.7: Compare and contrast the experience of reading a story, drama, or poem to listening to or viewing an audio, video, or live version of the text, including contrasting what they “see” and “hear” when reading the text to what they perceive when they listen or watch.

Lesson Plan Idea

Students create a poster demonstrating a Greek God of their choice, including myths, attributes, family affiliations, and historical significance.

On sale Wednesday, August 10, 2022 starting at 9:00 am.

Event Information


9:30 am*
Monday, Mar. 6, 2023
60 minutes
twusa.org

In-Person at LBC!

11:30 am performance added!

Students: $9
$3 discount per student on the National Lunch Program!
Adults: $9
1 free adult for every 10 students!

Scholarships available.


Extend your field trip to LBC with Art Talks!

Take your students on a self-guided or docent-led tour of our Sculpture Garden. Thoughtfully restored following the 2017 firestorms, our Sculpture Garden is designed to reflect the local Sonoma County landscape. In the Garden, there are two picnic tables with smaller versions of the sculpture elements that you see in the landscape. If you like, have students find new ways to arrange the colorful pieces. Then please leave what they have made for the next visitors to enjoy.

You can sign up for a free docent-led tour right on your School Show application or contact us by email or phone at 707.800.7504!

MORE INFORMATION

  • To contact us, email Chrystie Prokopakis, Education Operations & Services Supervisor, or call 707.800.7504.
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