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Youtheatre Auditions for “The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical”

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Production:

Youtheatre Auditions for “The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical”

Audition Dates:

  • September 8, 20224:30 pm
  • September 9, 20224:30 pm

Location:

Erie Playhouse Rehearsal Hall
1158 East 12th Street
Erie, PA 16503

Youtheatre Auditions for the Erie Playhouse productions of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical will be held on Thursday, September 8 & Friday, September 9 from 4:30-6pm at the Erie Playhouse Rehearsal Hall at 1158 East 12th Street.

Auditions are open to actors aged 5-18.

Actors are asked to arrive and to sign in within the first hour of the audition start time. All roles are available. The Erie Playhouse practices Color Conscious casting. All ethnicities and newcomers are especially welcomed. Crew and other volunteers are also needed for these events. Perusal scripts are available in the box office.  Questions? Please contact kate@erieplayhouse.org or dom@erieplayhouse.org

PLEASE NOTE: All actors who are eligible for vaccinations will be required to be fully vaccinated and boosted, if eligible,  for COVID-19 to participate. If you are vaccinated, we will ask to see your card at the time of auditions. If you are not yet fully vaccinated, but plan to be by opening, we will ask you mask until fully vaccinated. Masks will be required at rehearsals if currently recommended by the CDC.


The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical 

Adapted from the New York Times best-selling novel by Rick Riordan

Book by Joe Trash

Music & Lyrics by Rob Rokicki

Directed by Dom Del Greco

Choreographed by Maddie Penpeck

Associate Directors/Dramaturges: Josiah Prittie, Roland Robbinson, Ava Stripp

Show Dates – November 11-23, 16-20, 2022

Rehearsals Begin – Week of September 19

Audition Requirements: About one minute of a rock or pop song (something you hear on the radio) or a contemporary musical theatre show (like Wicked or newer) preferably with piano sheet music – an accompanist will be provided. You can also find an accompaniment track on iTunes or YouTube to play on your phone or iPad. A short monologue or poem approx. 1 minute in length is also required.  a movement audition for any people new to the Playhouse. Prepare the best that you can, but don’t be intimidated if you don’t have any of these requirements available. We want to see you, so please come and show us the best of you!

Show Summary: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).

Character Summaries:

PERCY JACKSON – Son of Poseidon, a good kid with a teenage temper

ANNABETH CHASE – Daughter of Athena, smarter than you

GROVER UNDERWOOD – A happy-go-lucky satyr, like a hippie kid with hooves.

D, aka DIONYSUS – God of wine, snarky camp director

LUKE – Son of Hermes, cool camp counselor.

SALLY JACKSON – Percy’s hard-working mother.

CLARISSE – Tough jock girl, daughter of Ares.

GABE UGLIANO – Percy’s foul stepfather

ARES – God of war, a rock star in leather pants

MRS. DODDS – A Fury posing as a substitute algebra teacher

KATIE GARDNER – Daughter of Demeter

THALIA – Daughter of Zeus, tough

SILENA BEAUREGARD – Daughter of Aphrodite

THE ORACLE – a hippie mummy

ECHIDNA – Mother of monsters

CHARON – Ferry Person to the Underworld

BRUNNER, aka CHIRON – Wise centaur, part-time Latin teacher.

POSEIDON – God of the sea, salty beach bum

HADES – God of the dead, aging rock star type

AUNTY EM, aka MEDUSA – Avid sculptor

BIANCA – A mysterious girl in 1930’s clothes

MINOTAUR – Half-man, half-bull

KRONOS – A voice in a pit

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

KURT COBAIN

CYCLOPS

NEWSCASTER

JANIS JOPLIN

SQUIRREL