"The Lightning Thief" illustration

"The Lightning Thief," presented by Theatreworks USA, is returning as part of the 2015-2016 season of the Children's Performing Arts Series of the SFA College of Fine Arts. The show will be presented at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, in Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and the Children's Performing Arts Series will present two performances of "The Lightning Thief" on Friday, Feb. 5.

Also featured during the 2014-2015 children's series, "The Lightning Thief" was so popular that some audiences missed their chance at seeing the show last year, "so we decided to bring it back," said Diane Peterson, manager of the SFA Fine Arts Box Office and director of the series.

Presented by Theatreworks USA and adapted from the book by Rick Riordan, "The Lightning Thief" is the story of Percy Jackson, who 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.

"This exciting national touring production is fast-paced and imaginative and targets students in second grade and up," Peterson said. "'The Lightning Thief' is a funny, action-packed musical, and new and returning audiences are eager to see it."

Performances are at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in W.M. Turner Auditorium. Tickets are $7.50 for individuals and $6 per person for groups of 20 or more.

To order tickets, call 936.468.6407 or 888.240.ARTS. Visit the CPAS website at www.cpas.sfasu.edu for additional information.