Metropolitan Performing Arts, 6403 E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver, presents the Percy Jackson musical “The Lighting Thief,” based on the book series by Rick Riordan. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Jan. 20, 21, 27 and 28 with 2 p.m. matinees on Jan. 21, 22, 28 and 29. Jan. 21 at 2 p.m. is Family Day. Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. includes a post-show discussion on neurodivergence with Keegan King, M.S. The 2 p.m. performance on Jan. 22 is Pride Day. Tickets ($16 to $20) are available at .metropolitanperformingarts.org.
When teenager Percy Jackson discovers he’s a demigod, he and his friends embark on an epic journey to find Zeus’ missing lightning bolt and prevent a war among the gods. More than just a story of Gods and Monsters, this musical explores superpowers like being on the spectrum, thriving with ADHD, and overcoming dyslexia.