October 28 – November 1

“The gods are real … Like the Greek gods!”  We are delighted that you’re interested in auditioning for the GREAT Theatre’s production of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical. Based on the beloved novel by Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief tells the story of Percy Jackson, son of Greek god Poseidon, as he sets out on a hero’s journey of self-discovery, grappling with monsters and mysterious mayhem along the way.

The Lightning Thief is a story about identity, family, and community. Percy’s experience is one that resonates across cultures and our casting will reflect that truth. We are committed to casting a group of actors ranging in age from 12-112 that will reflect the people of our community. We will be casting all roles to include different shapes, abilities, ethnicities, and identities. As the playwright, Joe Tracz, says, “[T]he characters in The Lightning Thief are gods and heroes – and gods and heroes can look like any of us.”

If you’ve auditioned for us before, welcome back! If this is your first time auditioning at GREAT, we’re thrilled to have you! We are in our 26th season and are excited to add new people, new talent, and new voices to our company as well as welcome returning volunteers to our stages! Whether you’re a seasoned performer or you’ve never been on stage before, we encourage you to audition!


  • Auditions:

    Saturday, October 28 from 10:00a-3:00p
    Wednesday, November 1 from 6:00p-9:00p

  • Call-backs:
    Saturday, November 4 from 12:00p-3:00p
  • Rehearsals:
    Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00-9:00pm and a few Saturday rehearsals. Not everyone is called for every rehearsal.
  • Tech/Dress Rehearsals:
    January 29, 30, 31 & February 1 from 5:00p-10:00p
  • Performances:
    Friday, February 2 at 7:30PM
    Saturday, February 3 at 2:00PM & 7:30PM (HOLD)
    Sunday, February 4 at 2:00PM
    Tuesday, February 6 at 9:00AM & 12:00PM (School Matinees)
    Thursday, February 8 at 9:00AM & 12:00PM (School Matinees)
    Friday, February 9 at 7:30PM
    Saturday, February 10 at 2:00PM & 7:30PM (HOLD)
    Sunday, February 11 at 2:00PM


1) Monologues / Sides

This story has a wide range of characters who often banter back-and-forth in rapid dialogue and witty one-liners, as deftly as their swords play. For Callbacks, we will read sides from the script, but for the first round of auditions, we would like you to focus on dynamic storytelling. Please click the link below for the monologues and tips!


2) Music

Performers in The Lightning Thief will be accompanied by an onstage rock-and-roll band led by our music director, Hillary. Please prepare a song from our provided list that best showcases your voice and demonstrates a connection to the character(s) that you are auditioning for. Please click on the links below for the songs!

“The Tree on the Hill”
Mr. Dodds “Another Terrible Day”
Chiron“Their Sign”
Clarisse“Put You in Your Place”
Luke“The Campfire Song”
Percy“Good Kid”
Sally “Strong”
Annabeth“My Grand Plan”

3) Movement

The Lightning Thief will come to life with both playful, energetic musical staging and stage combat with and without weaponry! At your audition, you will learn and perform collaborative movements based on an exploration of Greek mythological creatures that appear in our show: Centaur, Cyclops, Minotaur, Furies, Gorgons, Chimera, Sphinx, and Cerberus. Please dress for movement and wear closed-toed shoes. 


Director: Aimee Miron
Fight Director: Mason Tyer
Music Director: Hillary Vermillion
Costume Designer: Jessica Mancini
Lighting Designer: Grant Merges
Sound Designer: Steve Sanders
Prop Designer: Bonnie Bologna
Stage Manager: Amanda Kivel

If you’re looking for an epic adventure with dazzling effects, look no further! Action-packed and fast-paced, this adventure of a musical offers youth and adult performers a chance to learn stage combat and safe fighting techniques. With roles for ages 12+, The Lightning Thief is a story of one generation’s magic confounding the next– if you want to share the stage with your child, this may be the show for you!

Whether you’re interested in playing a god, a human, or something in between, you won’t want to miss this mythical adventure!

Character List and Descriptions


Percy Jackson – Son of Poseidon, a good kid with a teenage temper (Tenor)

Annabeth – Daughter of Athena, smarter than you (Soprano)

Grover – A Happy-go-lucky satyr, like a hippie kid with hooves (Tenor)

Luke – Son of Hermes, cool camp counselor (Tenor-baritone)

Sally Jackson – Percy’s hard-working mother (Mezzo-soprano)

Mr. Brunner aka Chiron – Wise centaur, part-time Latin teacher (Tenor-baritone)

Clarisse – Tough jock girl, daughter of Ares (Mezzo-soprano)

Silena Beauregard – Daughter of Aphrodite

Katie Gardner – Daughter of Demeter

Mythological Beings:

Mrs. Dodds – A Fury posing as a substitute algebra teacher

Minotaur – Half-man, half-bull

Mr. D aka Dionysus – God of wine, snarky camp director

The Oracle – A hippy mummy

Aunty Em aka Medusa – Avid sculptor

Echidna – Mother of monsters

Ares – God of war, rock star in leather pants

Kronos – Father of the Twelve Olympian gods, he ate some of his kids in a jealous rage, but Zeus freed his siblings from their plight and they all banded together to overthrow Kronos. 

Thalia – Daughter of Zeus

Charon – Ferryperson to the Underworld

DJ Cerberus – Three-headed dog a la Daft Punk 

Hades – God of the dead, moody and melodramatic

Unsuspecting Humans:

Gabe Ugliano – Percy’s foul, bean-dip loving stepfather

Greyhound Passenger 1

Greyhound Passenger 2

Train Conductor



Bianca – a mysterious girl in 1930s clothes 

In the Afterlife … 

James Brown

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Kurt Cobain

Janis Joplin

Vienna Boys Choir

The Meraki (μεράκι): 

With a name that is the Greek equivalent to the concept of Labor of Love, we will also cast a team of magic moment movers and shakers that will create special effects, like Medusa’s death and Thalia’s transformation into a tree, will portray Echoes, Statues, Greek gods during the “Campfire Song,” and enrich the world of our story with stylized movement and combat.