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The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical

Get swept away in this dynamic musical adaptation of the bestselling book series.
  • March 2 - 21, 2024
  • Starlight Theater at MYArts

Book by
Joe Tracz

Music and Lyrics by
Rob Rokicki

Adapted from the book The Lightning Thief by
Rick Riordan

about 2 hours |  For ages + 9 and up

Themes: Identity, Collaboration, Belonging

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical

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. Join Percy and friends as they encounter mythological creatures, solve the riddle of the Oracle, and learn just how resilient they truly are in this action-packed adventure with a thrilling original rock score.

Directed by Brian Cowing
Music Direction by Mark Wurzelbacher

WE’VE ADDED 2 NEW SHOWS: Wednesday, March 20 and Thursday, March 21

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Our enrichment guide provides additional learning, activities and resources. Filled with conversation starters and resources galore, this guide can be utilized to prepare young audience members for the show, introduce them to the theater, encourage them to reflect on their experience, engage them in an activity, and enrich their overall experience with the play.

“I think that the most important theme of the show is definitely inclusivity. I think that Lightening Thief delivers that message that everyone has a place, everyone has a purpose, no matter who you are or where you are, you fit in somewhere, and sometimes it just takes you a little longer to find that place.”
– Caleb Mathura, Percy Jackson

Lead sponsor:
UnityPoint Health

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Meet The Cast and Creative Team!

Trevor Bass
Trevor Bass
Understudy for Seth Hale & Scott Lewis

Trevor is thrilled to be working with CTM again! He was last seen on the CTM stage in The Wizard of Oz. He has also performed in the Madison area with Middleton Players Theatre, Four Seasons, and Madison Theatre Guild. Thank you to Mari, Alice, and Penny for being wonderful.

Michael Decker
Michael Decker
Luke, Ares

Michael is incredibly excited to be working with CTM for the first time. Recent credits include touring as a principal singer/dancer in the Kids From Wisconsin and JD in Heathers: The Musical at University Theatre. Michael sends love to Mom and Dad for always believing in and supporting him.

Siobhan Jackson
Siobhan Jackson
Sally Jackson, The Oracle, Aunty ‘Em

Siobhan is a Chicago TRANSplant, having studied the arts in Milwaukee where she also began her most favorite work teaching storytelling to Milwaukee public school students. Meanwhile, her onstage work includes “North Star” in Finder & the North Star and “Wilber” in Charlotte’s Web (CTM), “Azor” in Zemire et Azor, “Jamie” in My Fair Lady, among others.

Seth K. Hale
Seth K. Hale
Mr. Brunner, Chiron, Poseidon

The Lightning Thief marks Seth’s CTM debut and he couldn’t be happier to be back in Madison working on this show! Seth was last seen in town in 2020 with Musical Theatre of Madison’s Indecent. He has worked all over the midwest in film and theater, and all over the world as a cruise ship singer. His most recent credit was Father Virgil in Nuncrackers at Milwaukee Rep. To keep up to date on Seth’s many film projects visit www.sethkhale.com

Caroline Hansen
Caroline Hansen
Annabeth

Caroline is ecstatic to be working with CTM again. You may have seen her step into the role of Peter in Peter Pan with CTM last season. Favorite past roles include Mrs Lovett in Sweeney Todd (OSHP) and Veronica Sawyer in Heathers: The Musical (UW-Madison, University Theatre). She would like to thank her family, friends, and boyfriend for all their support.

Tess Lenzen
Tess Lenzen
Mrs. Dodds, Clarisse, Charon

Tess is pumped to be back with CTM this year! You may have seen her in The Wizard of Oz (Ensemble) or perhaps in a summer stage show. She is back in Madison after working with Birmingham Children’s Theater last year and could not be more excited to share this awesome story with audiences of all ages. She would like to thank her friends and family for their continued support in her art, and her dog Netti for being her best pal. Enjoy!

Scott Lewis
Scott Lewis
Mr. D, Gabe, Hades

Scott (they/them) is excited to return to their 7th production with CTM. They were recently seen in A Christmas Carol, Peter Pan, and The Laramie Project (CTM), An Evening of Rodgers & Hammerstein Classics (FST), Sondheim on Sondheim and The Spitfire Grill (MPT). They’d like to thank their chosen family for being a beacon of support and love, and to thank YOU for supporting the arts!

Krystal Lonsdale
Krystal Lonsdale
Understudy for Tess Lenzen & Siobhan Jackson

Krystal is elated to work with Children’s Theater of Madison again! Previous stage credits include NYC: A Funny Thing Happened… (Gemini) Madison: Matilda (Acrobat/Teen) with CTM, The Floridians (Natasha) with TNW Ensemble Theater, and A New Brain (Waitress/Nurse) with Music Theater of Madison. She’d like to thank her family and those who support local theater!

Caleb Mathura
Caleb Mathura
Percy Jackson

Caleb is thrilled to be back in his hometown with CTM! He most recently toured North America as Kevin G. in the 1st National Tour of Broadway’s Means Girls and will appear as Zack in the upcoming feature film, Motherland. Upon graduating from Point Park University, Caleb joined the original company of Come Fall in Love for their Pre-Broadway run at the Old Globe. Many thanks to Brian, his agents at DGRW, and his family. This one is for you, Papa!

March Marren
March Marren

Percy Jackson Cover, Understudy for Michael Decker

March (they/them) is so excited to be doing their first show at CTM! This past summer, they played Young Fool/Jo Harper/Sheriff Bell in Big River at Mercury Theater Chicago. March graduated in 2022 from the Chicago College of Performing Arts with their BFA in Musical Theatre. They could not do any of this without the love and support of their friends and family.

Samuel Alvarez
Samuel Alvarez
Ensemble

There are few things Samuel would rather do than perform, and he is honored and excited to be on stage with CTM once again! Samuel has been involved with CTM since 2017 and has also performed around Madison with Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Broom Street Theater, and Children’s Film Academy of Madison. He is thankful for the support of his parents, his CTM family, and everyone in the Hematology/Oncology Department at UW Children’s Hospital.

Sophie Andersen
Sophie Andersen
Silena, Ensemble, Clarissa u/s

Sophie is thrilled to make her CTM debut in The Lightening Thief. Sophie is a junior in the Parker Arts Academy in Janesville, Wisconsin. You would have seen her in Mamma Mia as Donna, She Kills Monsters as Lilith, or in Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat as the Narrator. She loves art, music, fashion, and travel. She thanks her teachers, mentors, and directors for this experience.

Morty Arnol
Morty Arnol
Ensemble

Morty is thrilled to return to the stage in this production of The Lightning Thief! Recent highlights include Sebastian (Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s Cinderella), Pirate Murphys/Ensemble (CTM’s Peter Pan), and Hot Blades Harry (Urinetown, Verona HS). He enjoys playing guitar, skiing, and making ceramics in his free time. He’d like to offer an extra special thanks to his parents for always supporting him unconditionally.

Brynn Campbell
Brynn Campbell
Katie, Ensemble

Brynn is so excited to be back on the CTM stage in The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical! Recent appearances include CTM’s A Christmas Carol and Freaky Friday. Brynn is a sophomore at Madison West High school who enjoys playing piano, running, and baking in her free time. Thank you to her music teachers, Abby and Mark, and her wonderful family for supporting her through everything!

Rebekah Cooper
Rebekah Cooper
Ensemble

Rebekah is so excited to be in this production with CTM. She’s loved performing since 4th grade including her first CTM show this past summer playing Vivienne in Legally Blonde, Jr. Rebekah is a 10th grader at Oregon High School, and loves acting, singing, dancing, and tennis. She’d like to thank all her friends and family for all the support over the years!

Camden Ebert
Camden Ebert
Ensemble

Camden is excited to return to the CTM stage. She is a freshman this year at Monona Grove High School. Some past shows at CTM include A Christmas Carol and Stellaluna. Camden has been dancing for ten years. She enjoys music and competing in her high school show choir. Thanks to my family!

Blu Ginko
Blu Ginko
Ensemble

Blu is extremely proud to be making their first appearance in a CTM show! They are also a proud participant of Middleton High School’s theater program. Blu is in 11th grade and enjoys singing, baking, painting, and film. Special thanks to the CTM team for such a wonderful opportunity!

Arden Gray
Arden Gray
Ensemble

Arden is thrilled to be making their CTM debut! Arden is currently a junior at West High School and has frequently performed in school productions and with the Young Shakespeare Players. She would like to thank her family for their constant support, and as a fan of Rick Riordan’s books since third grade, she hopes you enjoy entering the world of The Lightning Thief as much as she does!

Ben Hughes
Ben Hughes
Ensemble

Ben is ecstatic to be a part of another CTM show! Previous mainstage shows with CTM include The Wiz and Mole Hill Stories. Ben also participated of CTM’s Summer Stage productions of Treasure Island and Matilda, Jr. He is excited about this opportunity with The Lightning Thief and has loved reading the Rick Riordan series for years.

Brock Johnson
Brock Johnson
Ensemble

Brock is proud to be making his main stage debut at CTM! He has enjoyed performing in CTM’s summer camps, and in his school and community theater programs. Brock is a 10th grader at McFarland High School and enjoys playing hockey, singing in his school acapella groups and playing trumpet, piano and guitar. Brock would like to thank his family for all their support and for the spontaneous dance parties!

Teagan Kluetzman
Teagan Kluetzman
Ensemble

Teagan (she/they) is ecstatic to return to CTM for their 10th mainstage production! Favorite roles include A Christmas Story (Ralphie) and Newsies (Les) at the Fireside Theatre, and Willy Wonka (Mike Teavee), Charlotte’s Web (Lamb), and A Christmas Carol (Tiny Tim) with CTM. Teagan is a junior at Madison East High School, a CTM’s Actor’s Academy alum, and a member of the South Wisconsin Jerry Ensemble. Thanks to everyone for this opportunity!

Zoë Littlefield
Zoë Littlefield
Ensemble

Zoë is delighted to be back on stage with CTM! She’s enjoyed working with CTM throughout the past two years and this is her fourth main stage show. Zoë is a member of the Southern Wisconsin Jerry Ensemble and a junior at Madison West High School. Besides theater, she loves reading, strawberries, summer, playing tennis, and working at Hill Farm Swim Club. She’d like to thank her parents, brother, and everyone at CTM. Enjoy the show!

Lucy Natale
Lucy Natale
Silena, Ensemble, u/s Annabeth

Lucy is so excited to back on the CTM stage! You may have seen her as Wendy Darling in Peter Pan last spring. Lucy is in 11th grade at Parker High School and a proud member of the Jerry Ensemble. Aside from Wendy, two of her favorite roles have been Johanna (Sweeney Todd) and Anya (Anastasia). Lucy loves to bake and crochet. She is very thankful for everyone here at CTM and to her family and friends for their constant love and support.

Owen Sehgal
Owen Sehgal
Ensemble

Owen is overjoyed to return to CTM, as he is portraying a character from one of his favorite book series, turned musical! He is a Junior at Middleton High School where he has recently performed as Bobby Strong in Urinetown, and Jack in Into the Woods. Owen would like to thank the cast and crew for making this show absolutely amazing, and his family for all their support!

Charlie Sattin
Charlie Sattin
Ensemble

Charlie is excited to perform in her first main stage production with CTM! She has performed in Summer Stage productions along with community theatre and other companies as well. Charlotte is in 9th grade at West High School. When not on stage, she enjoys reading, dancing, making art, and baking. Special thanks to her family and friends!

Pippa Schroeder
Pippa Schroeder
Katie, Ensemble

Pippa is thrilled to return to the stage in her sixth CTM production! Last year she got to perform in Peter Pan, but now she’s busy being a sophomore at West High. This includes singing in Treble choir, baking a surplus of cookies, and daydreaming about moving to New York. She is forever grateful to her voice teacher Abby Nichols, and to her parents for driving her around since Willy Wonka in 2019. I promise I’ll get my license soon Mom.

Keera Sytsma
Keera Sytsma
Ensemble

Keera is so excited to start off her journey with main stage theater with The Lightning Thief. CTM Summer Stage has been an amazing experience for her and she’s happy to be in this production as well. During her free time Keera loves to play guitar and produce her own music.

Connor Wilkinson
Connor Wilkinson
Ensemble

Connor is thrilled to be playing Grover in CTM’s The Lightning Thief! Connor is 16 and a sophomore at Sun Prairie East High School. This is Connor’s second production with CTM, as he was a part of the original casting of Peter Pan (2020.) Since then, Connor has performed in many other shows, which include Addams Family (Uncle Fester) and Legally Blonde (Emmett) SPHS, and Newsies (Race) Sun Prairie Community Theater. He hopes you enjoy the show!

DID YOU KNOW?

Sensory Kits are available at all performances, including noise reducing headphones. (Thanks to CI Pediatric Therapy Center!)