Young audiences will watch Percy Jackson embark on the adventure of a lifetime as he battles Greek gods at the new musical adaptation of “The Lightning Thief,” to be presented by Theatreworks USA at the Kelsey Theatrer, Jan. 17 at 2 and 4 p.m.

Adapted from the book by Rick Riordan, “The Lightning Thief” stars Percy Jackson, a young man whose irrepressible spirit and newly discovered powers have gotten him into hot water at his boarding school…again. But that’s the least of Percy’s troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight off the pages of his textbook and into his life. Zeus’s master lightning bolt has been stolen and Percy is the chief suspect. He has just ten days to find and return Zeus’s stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus.

Based in New York City, Theatreworks USA is America’s largest and most prolific professional non-profit theater company for youth and family audiences. Since 1961, the company has enlightened, entertained and instructed more than 90 million people in 49 states and Canada. It is the only children’s theatre to receive both a Drama Desk and a Lucille Lortel Award.

This show is recommended for children ages eight and up. Tickets are $10 for children and seniors, and $12 for adults and may be purchased online at or by calling the Kelsey Theatre Box Office at 570-3333. Kelsey Theatre is located on the college’s West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.