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BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center Presents "The Lightning Thief"

February 22, 2017

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the longest operating performance venue in lower Manhattan, proudly presents the next event in the 2016-2017 Family Series Season: The Lightning Thief, on Sunday, March 19 at 1:30 p.m.

The Lightning Thief is part of BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center’s 2016-2017 Family Theater Season, featuring plays, musicals, puppetry, concerts and dance for all ages. 

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. Zeus’s master lightning bolt has been stolen and Percy is the prime suspect. Now Percy has ten days to find and return Zeus’s stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus

But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: He must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend, and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.

This Theatreworks USA production is adapted from the book The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan and is suitable for children ages six to 11 years old.

It was nominated for Outstanding Musical from the Lortel Awards and for Best Family Show from the Off Broadway Alliance!

Tickets are $30. 10Club Members see the show for just $12. To purchase tickets or a 10Club Membership, call Ticketing Services at (212) 220-1460. Single tickets can also be purchased at BMCC TPAC or by visiting the Box Office at 199 Chambers Street, Tuesday through Saturday, 12:00 noon through 6:00 p.m.

Family Theater Series Upcoming Events

Olive & Pearl
Saturday, April 1 at 1:30PM; $21 – special price!
Toddlers – 5 years old

Centered on thematic elements of home, Olive & Pearl is the story of a young girl, Olive, who is lovingly being raised by her Granny, Pearl. The characters play fairy house, go on an imaginary journey to the moon and learn the Jig. The moon, which is an elegantly carved wooden puppet, pearlescent in color, plays a significant role within the home. Home is not only the structure of one’s house, but the place one longs for, like the magic, glowing moon, to feel safety, love and warmth. Magical, visual, stimulating, and oftentimes funny, Olive & Pearl is a supportive performance first for the very young. Treehouse Shakers.

John Steptoe's Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters – An African Tale
Saturday, May 13 at 1:30PM: $30
Ages 4 – Adult

When a great African king desires a wife, only the most perfect maidens in the land are invited to meet him. Mufaro’s pride and joy, his two daughters of very different dispositions, travel a half day’s journey through a mystical jungle and across a deep river to be presented to the king. Along the way the two girls encounter a number of mysterious situations that test their courage, kindness and strength of spirit.  Combining authentic African drumming, powerful and majestic choreography and thrilling original music, the splendor of Zimbabwe and energy of the African land will burst onto stage in this Caldecott Award winning Cinderella tale!

BMCC Tribeca PAC is Downtown Manhattan’s premier presenter of the arts, reaching audiences from the college community, downtown residential and business communities, local schools, families, and audiences of all ages.   BMCC Tribeca PAC strives to present a broad global perspective through the presentation of high-quality artistic work in music, theatre, dance, film and visual arts. BMCC Tribeca PAC is located on the Borough of Manhattan Community College campus, 199 Chambers Street (between Greenwich Avenue & West Street) and is convenient to the 2/3, A/C/E and R subway lines and the New Jersey Path Train.  For more information please visit our website,

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