Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school...again. And that's the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he's angered a few of them. Adapted from Rick Riordan's bestselling YA book, Broadway Center's The Lightning Thief finds young Percy on Zeus' bad side. The god of all gods is missing his master lightning bolt and the misfit teen is the prime suspect. As this fast-paced and fantastical family musical unfolds at Tacoma's Pantages Theater, you'll see Percy and his newfound friends fight a fiendish plot and race against the hourglass to set things right on Mount Olympus.
The enduring work of Roald Dahl comes to life when the Tacoma Musical Playhouse presents their staging of the whimsical fantasy book James and the Giant Peach. The story follows a young British orphan named James, who's living with his cruel aunts, Spiker and Sponge near the White Cliffs of Dover. One day, he embarks on a transatlantic trip in a massive magical peach. A zany ensemble of insect companions travel alongside him, and soon they're finding themselves in one whacky misadventure after another. The cast is filled with gifted and nimble actors that bring their fanciful characters to life via song and dance. There's plenty for the whole family to enjoy in this entertaining one-act performance.