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The Lightning Thief

The Percy Jackson Musical

Open to actors grades 9-12

IMPORTANT DATES

Performances: March 25th, 26th & April 1st, 2nd @ 7:00 pm
Rehearsals: Tuesday/Thursday evenings; Saturday afternoons
Tech Week: March 21-24, Monday - Thursday
4 Performances

This show is a co-production between Stages Bloomington and Bloomington High School South Theatre Department and is open to all area students of high school age regardless of where they attend school

 

Auditions

December 12th, 1 - 5 pm

Monroe County Public Library (303 E. Kirkwood)

Auditions for the Stages Bloomington and Bloomington High School South Theatre's upcoming co-production of THE LIGHTNING THIEF: The Percy Jackson Musical will be held on the lower level of the Monroe County Library in Downtown Bloomington (303 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408) on Sunday, December 12th from 1 PM to 5 PM.

 

In order to secure an audition appointment, please fill out the following form and we will follow up with additional audition instruction specifics (each actor will sing a pop/rock song of their choosing [either providing their own karaoke backing track OR singing a capella - bluetooth speakers will be provided] and will prepare a portion of dialogue from the script that will be sent via email by the director; each actor will read opposite the assistant director in auditions).

Click here to sign up for an audition slot

ABOUT THE SHOW

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).

In 2014, The Lightning Thief debuted as a one-hour musical at the Lucille Lortel Theatre off-Broadway. After a national tour, an expanded version of the show returned to the Lucille Lortel Theatre in 2017. The show toured again, and on October 16, 2019, The Lightning Thief opened on Broadway at the Longacre Theatre, featuring Chris McCarrell as Percy Jackson.

Actors!  You won't want to miss this opportunity!  As this is a musical, actors will need to be able to match pitch.  


Director, Rachel Hoey & Jamie Anderson

 


SCHEDULE

Rehearsal and performance dates: January 4th - April 2, 2022

Schedule commitment: When you register for the show, you agree to commit to the entire rehearsal and performance schedule​ below:

  • January 4th - March 10th: Rehearsals*

    • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:45 pm - 8:45 pm

    • Saturdays, 1 pm - 5 pm

    • *Rehearsals will not be scheduled the week of MCCSC spring break

  • Monday - Thursday, March 21 - March 24, 5:30 -9:00 pm

  • March 25 - April 2: Performances

    • March 25: Cast call: 5:30 pm; Show: 7:00 pm

    • March 26: Cast call: 5:30 pm; Show: 7:00 pm

    • April 1: Cast call: 5:30 pm; Show: 7:00 pm

    • April 2: Cast call: 5:30 pm; Show: 7:00 pm

 

LOCATIONS:

​Auditions: Monroe County Public Library, Main Branch

​Rehearsals: Bloomington High School South Auditorium

Tech Week and Performances: Bloomington High School South Auditorium

COVID Statement

Stages Bloomington and Bloomington High School South Theatre are committed to the safety of our participants.  We will be enforcing all guidelines suggested by MCCSC and the Monroe County Health Department including wearing masks throughout the rehearsal process.  The decision on whether to wear masks for the final performances will be made in the spring based on current COVID conditions at that time.