Percy Jackson is Coming Home to Long Island!


Lindenhurst cast of The Lightning Thief in their third day of tech week (Credit: Danny Bishop)

Damien Callaghan, Staff Writer, Sports Editor

    This weekend, Studio Theatre is opening the Long Island premiere of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical! The Bayway Performing Arts Center in East Islip welcomes fans of the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan to come see the stage version. The show is only running this weekend, so buy your tickets soon! 

Link to tickets:

Location: 265 E Main St, East Islip, NY 11730

     For the past 7 weeks, freshmen and middle school students across the island have been working rigorously to put up a full length musical based on the book Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. Between having two full casts in different locations, director Mike Blangiforti, and stage manager/dance choreographer/fight choreographer Danny Bishop, have had their hands full.

Lindenhurst cast (performing in East Islip): 

Friday, November 5th @ 8:00pm

Saturday, November 6th @ 3:00pm (Music director of original Broadway production, Rob Rokicki, is seeing this show)

East Islip:

Saturday, November 6th @ 8pm

Sunday, November 7th @ 2pm

 Some of both casts consists of:

Percy Jackson: Evan Leicht (L) / Nico Mastroddi (EI)

Annabeth: Phoenix Desroches (L) / Siobhan Sheerin (EI)

Grover: Rex Monteleone (L) / Amanda Margiellos (EI)

Luke: Adam Miller (L) / Adilynn Rach (EI)

Sally: Neora Allison (L) / Olivia Ferrara (EI)

Mr. Brunner/Chiron: Giada Longo (L) / Emma Van Guilder (EI)

Clarisse: Cassandra Herrador (L) / Denver Hanson (EI)

Mr. D: Braden Beczak (L) / Amanda Margiellos (EI)

Along with many other talented students, many of which are from Lindenhurst!


This show is a breakthrough for Studio Theatre’s Children’s Program, and it showcases what is possible in their new space!