Theatre Fairfield's Final Production of the 2023-2024 Season

Theatre Fairfield's Final Production of the 2023-2024 Season

Performances of "The Lightning Thief, The Percy Jackson Musical" by Joe Tracz and Rob Rokicki will take place from April 17-21.

Media Contact: Robby Piazzaroli,, 203-254-4000 x2597

Theatre Fairfield, Fairfield University’s resident production company, ends the 2023-2024 season with The Lightning Thief, The Percy Jackson Musical. The production will be performed Wednesday, April 17 through Saturday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m., and 2 p.m. matinees on Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21. The performance will take place in the Wien Black Box Theatre at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts.

Tickets are now on sale at the Quick Center Box Office and cost $18 for general admission, $5 for all students and $10 for seniors. Call the Box Office at (203)-254-4010 or buy tickets online at

The Lightning Thief, The Percy Jackson Musical is the musical adaptation of the novel by Rick Riordan. As the half-blood son of a Greek god, Percy Jackson has newly-discovered powers he can't control, a destiny he doesn't want, and a mythology textbook's worth of monsters on his trail. When Zeus's lightning bolt is stolen and Percy becomes the prime suspect, he has to find and return the bolt to prove his innocence and prevent a war between the gods.

To succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the thief. He must travel to the Underworld and back; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and come to terms with the father who abandoned him. Theatre Fairfield is thrilled to introduce the newest faculty member, Dr. Sean F. Edgecomb, who is directing this production. 

“I’m really excited to work with this group of students and production team for my directorial debut at Fairfield” says Edgecomb. “We have a whole new take on Percy Jackson, which I hope makes the audience experience the story in a new light.”

The Lightning Thief cast features Zachary Cirillo ‘27, Dominic Chila ‘27, Angelo Corsini ‘25, Anyah Cruz ‘27, Katharine Gutkoski ‘26, Anthony Lupercio ‘26, Nora Jacobi ‘25, Samantha Learson ‘26, and Emily Sheridan ‘24. The production is directed by Sean Edgecomb, with Lynne Porter producing. The artistic team includes scenic designer Lynne Porter, costume designer Julie Leavitt-Learson, lighting designer Lynne Chase, and technical director Anne Kendall.

Posted On: March 19, 2024

Volume: 55 Number: 88

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