"The fans were so adamant about Annabeth being blonde, and it seems like a tiny detail, but what Rick Riordan does in all his books is that he takes what you think someone is and turns it on its head. The first description of Annabeth you get it through Percy kind of in a haze, noticing that she has blonde curly hair and looks like this princess. So you begin to imagine what you think a blonde princess should be like and then you see who Annabeth really is, which is a badass. She's everything you wouldn't think a girly girl should be, she's super strong, super smart, and super tough. She dives headfirst into any problem no matter what, even if she's scared. I love Annabeth and I really identify with her."- Kristin Stokes, Annabeth in The Lightning Thief
The Lightning Thief; The Percy Jackson Musical was nominated for 3 Drama Desk awards, Including "Best Musical". The gang had the honor of performing Live at the awards show- check out the performance below!
"Worthy of the Gods!" - Time Out New York
"Mesmerizing! Lightning Can Strike Twice!" -TheaterMania
"A Perfect Musical Adaptation!" -Stage Buddy
"Will Be Loved by Fans for Many Years to Come!"- The Odyssey Online
"Kristin Stokes, the only holdover from the 2014 cast, remains a fantastic Annabeth. she gets to sing the girl power anthem, “My Grand Plan,” which is one of the highlights of the show .." http://www.hypable.com/lightning-thief-percy-jackson-musical-review/
"(Kristin Stokes) portrays all of Annabeth’s pride and drive while still emphasizing Annabeth’s sharp-witted, high-spirited side." https://www.theodysseyonline.com/review-lightning-thief-percy-jackson-musical-storms-broadway-splash
"(Stokes is a) feisty Annabeth " http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/lightning-thief-percy-jackson-musical-theater-review-991079
TheaterMania Stopped by the other day as we were rehearsing one of our new songs, "DOA"- sung by the fierce Carrie Compere
Click on the picture for a sneak peek!
Kristin will be joining Chris McCarrell (Les Miserables, Peter Pan Live) and George Salazar (TIck Tick Boom, Godspell) this spring in "The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical"- and couldn't be more thrilled!
Click the picture for Broadway World's full article!
This December, Kristin took part in The Actor's Green Room "72hour film challenge"! Directed and Produced by Micheal Piper Younie, "The Greater America's Phobia Support Group's Players Presents,'Dear Santa", was chosen as one of December's "Best of the Fest"! Check out Kristin as "Bonnie Noelle" in the pilot below
Check out her performance Here! Song short cut key: 2:30, 1:8:00, 2:11:00, 2:28:30
Kristin performed 4 songs (3 covers and 1 original) through out the episode. The Parsnip ship is a Podcast dedicated to emerging playwrights; each episode featuring a new play, read out loud by professional actors. It also includes a musical guest and an interview with the playwright. Subscribe and check them out!
The Review is in- and Junie B is a hit! The New York Times Calls it:
"Effervescent and entertaining” "Imaginatively staged" "standout musical numbers"
"Kristin Stokes carries (Junie's escapades) out with appropriate moxie."
Junie B's Essential Survival Guide to School plays at the Lucille Lortel Theater until Aug.19th- don't miss out! http://www.theatreworksusa.org/free_summer.cfm
Read the entire review here: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/29/theater/review-junie-b-jones-the-raging-bull-of-first-grade.html?_r=0
Kristin will be closing the show (and bringing down the house), at 54 Below for Theatreworks USA alumni event, "Carded!" on Aug. 16th! more info, go to: https://54below.com/events/carded-theatreworks-usa/
Don't miss your chance to experience the rockin' tunes of composer Rob Rokicki, in a special NYMF concert event! I'll be singing a brand new song from Rob's 2014 musical hit, "The Lightning Thief" (based off of the books by Rick Riordan). Catch me July 31st ONLY- for info check out: http://www.nymf.org/festival/2016-events/robrokicki/
Kristin is so excited to be back at the Lortel Theater starring as Junie B Jones! The show, "Junie B's Essential Survival guide to School" is the sequel to the original off-Broadway hit- and with it comes the same iconic creative team. Adapted to musical form by the dynamic duo of Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich ("Taylor the Latte boy", "Ever After", "Dear Edwina" )- Director Peter Flynn and Choreographer Devanand Janki bring the show to life this July/Aug. For tickets (it's free!) and information visit: http://www.theatreworksusa.org/free_summer.cfm