The Lightning Thief AUDITIONS

The Lightning Thief

Audition Dates: Monday, February 6th at 7:00 PM for Adult Artists

Auditions will be held in-person at The Historic Palace Theatre – 7 Ledgewood Ave. Netcong, NJ. No video submissions will be accepted.

Please Note: The Growing Stage Theatre is located in northwestern New Jersey and no regular mass transportation is available.

As per The Growing Stage’s Health & Safety Policy, all staff are fully vaccinated. All auditioning must be fully up to date on vaccinations for COVID-19 in order to be considered for a role.

The Growing Stage celebrates and encourages diversity in all of our productions. The Growing Stage is a professional company dedicated to presenting quality theatre for the entire family.

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

ANNABETH – Daughter of Athena, smarter than you

GROVER – A happy-go-lucky satyr, like a hippie kid with hooves. Also plays:
MR. D, aka DIONYSUS – God of wine, snarky camp director

LUKE – Son of Hermes, cool camp counselor. Also plays:
GABE UGLIANO – Percy’s foul stepfather
ARES – God of war, rock star in leather pants
MINOTAUR – Half-man, half-bull

SALLY JACKSON – Percy’s hard-working mother. Also plays:
SILENA BEAUREGARD – Daughter of Aphrodite
THE ORACLE – a hippie mummy
ECHIDNA – Mother of monsters
CHARON – Ferryperson to the Underworld

MR. BRUNNER, aka CHIRON – Wise centaur, part-time Latin teacher. Also plays:
POSEIDON – God of the sea, salty beach bum
HADES – God of the dead, aging rock star type
AUNTY EM, aka MEDUSA – Avid sculptor
KRONOS – A voice in a pit

CLARISSE – Tough jock girl, daughter of Ares. Also plays:
MRS. DODDS – A Fury posing as a substitute algebra teacher
KATIE GARDNER – Daughter of Demeter
THALIA – Daughter of Zeus, tough
BIANCA – A mysterious girl in 1930’s clothes

Adult performers will have the opportunity to be compensated on our Community Artist, Emerging Artist, or Professional Artist pay schedules depending on production size and budget. Youth performers receive valuable experience alongside our adult performers.

Open call, no appointment required.

Auditioners are asked to prepare sixteen measures of a song with printed sheet music for the accompanist. There will be cold read sides from the script based on type and a brief dance routine taught by the company choreographer.

Rehearsal Schedule:
Rehearsal schedules are generally two or three evenings during the week and a weekend afternoon. All cast members are expected for all performances, with no exception since the company does not cast understudies.

Performance Schedule:
Tech week:
March 4th through March 9th, 2023
Friday, March 10th at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 11th, 18th, and 25th at 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 12th, 19, 26th at 2:00 p.m.
Monday, March 13th at 10:00am
Wednesday, March 15th at 10:00am
Friday March 17th at 10:00am
Wednesday, March 22nd at 10:00am
Thursday, March 23rd at 10:00am
Friday, March 24th at 10:00am

About the Show:
Book by Joe Tracz
Music & Lyrics by Rob Rokicki
Adapted from the book The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Production Team:                                                                                                                     Directed by: Stephen Fredericks, Founder and Executive Director
Musical Direction by Laura Petrie
Vocal Coaching by Melinda Bass
Choreography by Jillian Petrie

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).

Please contact Matthew Fralley at, Production Manager, with any questions.

Ticketing System

  • Main Stage Performances are normally Saturdays at 4:00PM and Sunday at 2:00PM. Friday performances are on a limited basis at 7:30pm.
  • Studio Series Performances: Thursday/Friday at 7:30PM, Saturday at 4:00PM and Sunday at 2:00PM.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Local Flavor Coupons and Groupons cannot be redeemed online.  You must call the Box Office to reserve and redeem. Box Office is open daily Monday thru Friday from 10:30am to 3:00pm. Please call at least 24 hours prior to redeem.
  • Seating begins 30 minutes prior to each performance. If you select Will Call as your ticket delivery method, your tickets will be available for pick up starting an hour prior to the performance.
  • Seating is general admission except for season ticket holders and groups of 10 or more.
  • Sales are final and no refunds will be given unless the performance is cancelled. If you are unable to attend, please contact the Box Office and we will do our best to accommodate you at a different performance based on availability.
  • Concessions will be available for sale before the performance and during intermission. Outside food and drink is not allowed.
  • Parking is available in the bank parking lot next to the theatre (when the bank is closed), the park lot behind the bank lot, and on the surrounding streets. If needed, overflow parking is available at the Methodist Church down the street.
  • If you have any questions, please contact the Box Office at 973-347-4946 or and we will be happy to assist you.

    Group Sales (10 or more) are available by calling the Box Office at (973) 347-4946.

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