Percy Jackson Auditions

  
Ruffin Theatre
Auditions for 
The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical
Book by Joe Tracz  
Music & Lyrics by Rob Rokicki  
Directed by Stephenie Booher and Savvy Booher
Looking for individuals between 14 and 25 years of age.

Performs at the Ruffin Theatre June 18-20 and 25-27, 2021 

A dynamic musical adaptation of Rick Riordan's bestselling book. When teenager Percy Jackson discovers he's a demigod, he and his friends embark on an epic journey to find Zeus' missing lightning bolt and prevent a war among the gods.  (You can check out a synopsis of The Lightning Thief at https://www.concordtheatricals.com/p/93490/the-lightning-thief )

AUDITIONS: (Please plan to be available on Saturday AND Sunday for callbacks, if needed.)  

Sat, April 10 

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM ‐ Individual vocal auditions begin 


Sun, April 11 at 2:00 PM ‐ Callback Auditions, by invitation 

**You may be asked to sing and/or read at callback auditions

Prepare for Auditions


MUSIC - The music for THE LIGHTNING THIEF is pop/rock, contemporary Broadway style singing.

Auditionees are encouraged to listen to The Lightning Thief Broadway Cast Recording to get a feel for the musical style.  It is available on Spotify, Amazon Music, and YouTube at no cost. 

Auditionees should prepare one (1) piece of music that demonstrates  vocal range and personality. Depending on scheduling,  we may need to stop you  mid-song in order to stay on track with vocal appointments.  This is not a reflection of your performance.  

Please bring the music for your song selection digitally as we will not have a pianist for accompaniment. 


MOVEMENT - Movement for TLT is contemporary musical theatre styling.  We are seeking actors with lots of personality who can execute high energy and dynamic movement including choreographed fight scenes.  If you have martial arts, dance or gymnastics training, this is the time to show off!  

READINGS - Cold readings from the script.  For the most part, auditionees will not be asked to read during their audition.  However, there may be some cold readings during callbacks. 


Audition Registration   Everyone is welcome, but in order to limit the number of people present at any one time, we will be auditioning in groups in half hour increments.  Please schedule your vocal audition at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0E45AAAE2BA4FA7-auditions 

 

  • Please be sure the person listed in the “Name” section of the audition form is the  name of the person who will be auditioning.  
  • On the day of your audition, please arrive about 15 minutes prior to your vocal appointment, so that we may process your paperwork.  
  • Current performance resume (if you have one)  and headshot (a good photo from the shoulders up - does NOT have to be a professional shot but should be one that shows your personality) are  required for all auditionees.  
  • You can check out a synopsis of The Lightneing Thief at https://www.concordtheatricals.com/p/93490/the-lightning-thief 
  • Roles Available: Please see the character list below. 

  

Rehearsal Info

 

Regular rehearsals will be 3-4  days a week, starting April 24. Weekday call times may begin  as early as 6 PM and end as late at 9 PM. (Tech rehearsals may end as late at 10 PM.) Weekend  times may vary.  


Actors will only be called for rehearsals for which they are needed.  


Only actors with no or very limited conflicts will be considered for roles in this production.. In the best interests of the show and fairness to all production volunteers and staff please do not add  conflicts to your schedule once you have committed to this production. If you are  cast in The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical  and are unable to keep your rehearsal and performance commitments, we reserve the right to replace you.  

  

Performance Info: Evening and weekend performances will run June 18-20 and 25-27 



If the information and links above do not answer all of your questions, please contact   

CHARACTERS  

Non‐specified roles will be cast without regard to race, gender, or age. The characters in The Lightning Thief are gods and heroes – and gods and heroes can look like any of us.  We will be casting a minimum of seven actors and up to 12-15.  Decisions about double casting roles will be made following auditions.


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:

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

LUKE – Son of Hermes, cool camp counselor. Might also play:

GABE UGLIANO – Percy’s foul stepfather

ARES – God of war, rock star in leather pants

MINOTAUR – Half-man, half-bull

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

SALLY JACKSON – Percy’s hard-working mother. Might also play:

SILENA BEAUREGARD – Daughter of Aphrodite

THE ORACLE – a hippie mummy

ECHIDNA – Mother of monsters

CHARON – Ferryperson to the Underworld

  1. BRUNNER, aka CHIRON – Wise centaur, part-time Latin teacher. Might also play:

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

KURT COBAIN

CYCLOPS

CLARISSE – Tough jock girl, daughter of Ares. Might also play:

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

NEWSCASTER

JANIS JOPLIN

SQUIRREL