Welcome to Metropolitan Performing Arts 

LOBBY OPENS: 40 minutes prior to show time.  Come in and buy tickets, collect your pre-ordered tickets from will-call, get a drink from the bar or a snack or souvenir at concessions.  Please note bathrooms are not available until the House Opens.

HOUSE OPENS: 20 minutes prior to showtime. Please note that bathrooms are not accessible until the house opens.

Check out: Directions, Parking, Dining, Theatre Etiquette. 

REFUND POLICY: You may request to cancel your tickets for a full refund, up to two weeks prior to the date and time of the event.  Cancellations between two weeks and -0 hours before the event may be transferred to a different date/time of the same event for $5 fee.    When you purchase your tickets, you agree to these terms. 

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Address6403 E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver, WA 98661OPEN IN GOOGLE MAPS

Driving From I-5 (Northbound): Take exit 1C-1D for WA-501. Turn right onto E. Mill Plain Blvd. We're on the right. From I-5 (Southbound): Take exit 1C for WA-501/E Mill Plain Blvd. Keep left at the fork and turn onto E. Mill Plain Blvd. We're on the right. From 205 (Northbound): Take exit 28A-B-C to merge onto SE Mill Plain Blvd. Turn left on E. Mill Plain Blvd. We're on the left. From 205 (Southbound): Take exit 30 for Washington 500 City Center. Keep right, follow signs for WA-500 and merge onto WA-500 W. Take the Andresen Rd exit. Keep left at the fork to continue toward NE Andresen Rd. Take a right on E. Mill Plain Blvd. We're on the left.

Parking The lot in front of our theater, and to the east (near Back Alley Bar & Grill) is free of charge and open to the public. Please be respectful of our neighbors by not parking in the grass near Lighthouse Church.

Public Transportation We are one block from the C-TRAN bus #37 stop in front of Safeway, which serves the Mill Plain/Fisher's Route.

Metropolitan Performing Arts
"The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical"



Book by

Joe Tracz

Music & Lyrics by

Rob Rokicki

Adapted from the book The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

THE LIGHTNING THIEF is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals. www.concordtheatricals.com 

Originally commissioned, Created, and Produced Off Broadway by TheaterWorksUSA. 

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 master 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. But 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. Adapted from the best-selling book The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan and featuring a thrilling original rock score, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is an action-packed mythical adventure "worthy of the gods" (Time Out New York).

Directed by: Kris Heller 

Choreographed by: Kemba Shannon

Music Direction by: Emily Skeen

Fight Choreography by: Matt Sepeda

Stage Manager: Shannon Jung

Assistant Stage Manager: Caroline Gienapp

Costume Design: Katie Cole 

Lighting Design: Ian Anderson-Priddy

Props Design: Pip Kennedy

Puppet Design: Erin Toft

Set Design:  Mark Martin

Sound Design: Cooper Poole

January 20th - 29th

Performances run for two weekends only, with limited seating inside the black box theater at Metropolitan Performing Arts. 

Family Day (discounted tickets to bring the whole family) January 21st at 2pm

'Post-show discussion on neurodivergence with Keegan King, MS' after the show on January 21st at 8pm

Pride Night will be January 22nd at 2PM

Metropolitan Performing Arts
6403 E Mill Plain Blvd
Vancouver, WA 98686

​​Advance Ticket Prices (Includes Fees)​ / Day of Show Price (Includes Fees)

General Admission.....................................................$20.00 / $24.00

Student / Senior / Military Admission.....….........$16.00 / $20.00

We are a proud participator in ARTS4All

For Groups of 10 people or more, use the coupon code GROUP for any regularly priced show and receive 10% off per ticket!

There will be a 15 minute intermission.  Concessions, Souvenirs, and the Bar will be open 30 minutes prior to show time, during intermission, and concessions and souvenirs will be open for 15 minutes after the show. 

Concessions may include, but are not limited to, candy, cookies, popcorn, soda, and water 

The Bar will serve BeerWine and a godly "Lightning Thief" Signature Cocktail. Patrons must be 21 and must show their ID to be served. 

There will be Back-Stage-o-Gram bags for each student.  For 1 dollar write a message of encouragement or to say how great your students did, send candy or stickers.  The Back-Stage-o-Grams will be picked up by each student after the final show.   


Say “break a leg” instead of “good luck.”

A person is never supposed to wish an actor “good luck,” but instead they are supposed to say “Break a leg!” Though it may seem maudlin to do so, many theater folk believe there are mischief-making spirits of the stage who use their magic to force the opposite of what you wish to happen. Another theory comes from the idea that the word leg does not refer to an actor’s leg, but to the theatrical curtains that mask the backstage that are known as “legs.” “Breaking a leg” means you’ve crossed from the backstage into the playing area, the ultimate goal of an actor: entering the spotlight.  (broadwaydirect.com)

Metropolitan Performing Arts (MPA) is a Vancouver-based non-profit academy and community theater that offers professional, technique-driven classes in acting, dance, music, and tech. Its mission is to enrich the community by providing performance and educational opportunities in the live arts. For more information, visit www.MetropolitanPerformingArts.org.

Sale Closed: 1/30/23 at 12:00 am