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New West actor onstage in The Lightning Thief musical

The Percy Jackson fan in your house will enjoy the stage adaptation of the best-selling novel.
From left: Simon Auclair-Troughton, Claire Torrance, Teddy Ngkaion, Brett Williams, Jessica Spenst, Emily Saint and Ryan Horton in The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson musical, onstage May 18 to 28 at the Norman Rothstein Theatre.

A New Westminster actor is onstage in an upcoming musical stage adaptation of a best-selling children's novel.

CTORA Theatre (formerly known as Children's Theatre of Richmond) is staging The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical, an adaptation of the best-selling novel by Rick Riordan, running from May 18 to 28 at the Norman Rothstein Theatre in Vancouver.

New Westminster's Simon Auclair-Troughton is in the cast as Luke.

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical follows the story of Percy Jackson, a half-blood son of a Greek god, who discovers that he has extraordinary powers he cannot control, as a press release notes. Percy embarks on an action-packed adventure to recover Zeus's master lightning bolt, which has been stolen, and prevent a devastating war between the gods.

The two-act full-stage musical with intermission features adult performers, a five-piece live orchestra, Ancient Greek and modern-day scene changes, lightning and sound effects along with giant puppets, bringing the world of Percy Jackson to life on stage.

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is a captivating story of courage, friendship, and self-discovery that will inspire audiences of all ages," director Mark Carter said in the release. "We are thrilled to bring this electrifying production to Vancouver, and we invite all theatre enthusiasts to join us for a truly magical experience."

Tickets for The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical range from $18 to $58 (plus fees) and can be purchased online at

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