Tickets now on sale for THE LIGHTNING THIEF at the Actors Training Center

Actors Training Center, located in Wilmette, IL, has announced its production of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical, book by Joe Tracz music and lyrics by Rob Rokicki. The show will run Friday, December 9 at 7 p.m., Saturday, December 10 at 2 and 6 p.m. at the Music Institute of Chicago Evanston, Puth Family Theater, 1702 Sherman Ave.

Tickets are on sale for $18. Buy at www.actorstrainingcenter.org

Based on the bestselling Disney-Hyperion novel by Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is an action-packed theatrical adventure that tells the story of Demigod Percy, his newfound powers he can’t control, and a killer quest to capture the stolen lightning bolt of Zeus.

Director/choreographer, Christina Ramirez, says; “Choosing a show that challenges us to ask ourselves what ‘normal’ is and giving our young actors a vehicle to challenge their own demons and monsters on and off the stage is the perfect way to close out our season. 2022.”

Amy Jackson (music director), Dave Gonzalez (combat director), Karissa Kosman (assistant combat director) Sabrina Schoenberg (associate director/choreographer) and Connor Kubil (stage manager) join Ramirez on the production team.

Charlie Corley leads the cast, made up of 17 young artists from across the Chicagoland area, as Percy Jackson. Other cast members include Charlie Bliwas, Joey Clemente, Allison Gregorio, Mariel Flickinger, Dylan Hartbarger, Paige Johnson, Eliana McCauley, Anna Kate McDowell, Noah Mittelman, Emma Noll, Isabelle Ornstein, Orlagh Reardon, Sofie Schulmeyer, Amelie Thai- Garcia, Megan Trubey and Sean Zielinski.

The Actors Training Center’s mission is to ignite a passion for the performing arts in all ages and to give students a platform to use their art to make meaningful change in their communities and the world around them.

Robert M. Larson