ACTT’s The Lightning Thief
STC’s youth subsidiary Active and Creative Teen Theatre (ACTT) will be holding auditions for their summer production The Lightning Thief on Saturday April 30th at the Hoogland Center for the Arts. Callbacks will be Sunday, May 1st if necessary. Rehearsals start May 2nd and performances are July 8-10th. Auditions are open to students aged 12-18. Cast members must be vaccinated or present a medical waiver and test weekly.
Please prepare a 30-45 second excerpt of a song, preferably from the show. If you do choose a song from outside of the show, please make sure it is a contemporary theater piece and fits the range of the character for which you are auditioning. Your audition music does not need to be memorized! Linked here is a document detailing suggested excerpts with background tracks for rehearsal purposes. Posted next to the links are the timestamps for our suggested excerpts. We will soon have the sheet music for our suggested vocal excerpts for your rehearsal purposes. Also linked below is the cast recording of the show so that you can familiarize yourself with the music.
Acting Auditions:Please choose one monologue from this list of sides to perform at your audition:
Dance Auditions:The dance portion of the audition will be taught at auditions. Please consider this when choosing what you will wear to auditions. Try not to wear excessively baggy clothes or clothes that would be difficult to dance in.
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