Mon, Mar 18
Mar 20


5th - 9th Grade Students

The Franke Center’s Youth Theater is pleased to announce auditions for its 5th – 9th grade production of The Lightning Thief – The Percy Jackson Musical on March 18th and 19th at The Franke.

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is the “thoroughly endearing family-friendly musical” (Charles Isherwood, Broadway News) with “one foot in Harry Potter and another in Dear Evan Hansen” (Chicago Tribune) this “winning adaptation” (Hollywood Reporter) of Rick Riordan’s bestselling Disney-Hyperion novel is “compelling for fans and new audiences alike!” (TheaterMania) Charles Isherwood raved that “The Lightning Thief could be called Hadestown for kids!” (Broadway News)

As a son of Poseidon, Percy Jackson has newly discovered powers he can’t control, monsters on his trail, and is on a quest to find Zeus’ lightning bolt to prevent a war between the Greek gods. Featuring a thrilling original rock score, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical has fans of all ages “cheering like the ball is being dropped on New Year’s Eve!” (New York Magazine) After all, in this “action-packed, mythical adventure,” (City Dads Group) “Percy Jackson is a rock star!” (NY Daily News)”.

This production will be directed by Jennifer Conley Darling who said, “This show is going to have fight choreography, epic battles, powerhouse songs and mythical costumes. I cannot wait to see who shows up for these auditions. It’s going to be a blast!”

There is a $10 registration fee (non-refundable) to audition. Registration is only available online through Everyone is required to bring a current, non-returnable photo. Scholarships available. If cast, there is an additional participation fee of $75 for each selected cast member.

*Students must attend both March 18th and 19th.
*Auditions will take place at The Franke at 214 East Mansion Street, Marshall, MI 49068. Registration is only available at

Monday, March 18th – Learning Day
4:30pm-6:00pm – 5th & 6th grades
6:00pm-7:30pm – 7th through 9th grades

Tuesday, March 19th – Audition Day
4:30 pm –6:00pm – 5th & 6th grades
6:00pm –7:30pm – 7th through 9th grades

Wednesday, March 20th
Possible Call Backs – Producer will call actors if needed
Rehearsals start Monday, April 1 (Monday through Friday from 5-7pm. Some longer rehearsals and possible Saturdays may be needed).

Show dates May 16-19, 2024 (Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 2:30pm).
For more information contact Allison Ebner at [email protected] or 269-274-5795.

Click HERE to sign up!

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