The Percy Jackson Musical: a show in the

The Perry Theatre Company has been working on their production of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical. Perry is the first school in Arizona to perform this musical. 

The musical has been in the works for about a month, after the auditioning and casting process. The actors follow the same schedule everyday after school. The performers start in the choir  room with director Jameson Staley going over their music. After that, they move to the auditorium and work on blocking and choreography. As the performance approaches, the performers spend more time in rehearsals after school. “We’re putting in immense, immense amounts of work. We’re going until 5:30 p.m., then 6:00, and then we’re at the school until eight o’clock,” said junior Anna Fountain, who plays Medusa, Talya, and is a part of the ensemble. 

While in the auditorium, the cast works on blocking, choreography, and staging. “We’re already done blocking, and we’re jumping around to choreography. We are starting to make things a lot cleaner and put it all together. I think our cast is looking really good, and I’m really excited for the show,” said senior Jonah Romanoff who fills the role of Percy Jackson. 

The performers are not the only ones working to put on the show. Technical theatre is also working behind the scenes after school to make sure the musical looks good and runs smoothly. “We stay after school, and I start working on the props I’ve been making. I just work the whole time,” said junior Emily Scranton. “I go to rehearsals. I sit in on all the things that are happening, all the blocking, so how the director wants the to stand and act. I take notes of all the set changes that happen and all of the props,” said assistant stage manager and shop foreman senior Noah Dales sits in on rehearsals. 

The Lighting Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical will be performed on Mar. 31, Apr. 1, 2, 7, and 8 at 6:30 in the auditorium. The tickets will be released online at GoFans.