Announcing auditions for StarStruck Theatre’s Summer MainStage: The Lightning Thief- The Percy Jackson Musical

In addition to our classes, StarStruck Theatre produces two MainStage musicals each year which hold performances at The Smith Center, Ohlone College in Fremont, California. MainStage productions are by audition-only. If your child has had experience in theatre and is ready to get on the big stage, we encourage you to audition. Being part of our MainStage productions is a big yet rewarding commitment for the whole family. Please read below for more info.

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)

Important Dates:

  • Auditions: March 22-25, 2023
  • Callbacks: March 26-28, 2023
  • First rehearsal & parent meeting: May 1, 2023
  • Spacing & Tech: July 9-July 20, 2023
  • Performances: July 21-30, 2023

General rehearsal schedule*: 

  • Mondays 6:00-9:00
  • Wednesdays 4:30-7:30
  • Thursdays 6:00-9:00
  • Sundays 2:00-8:00

*Actors are expected to be available for all rehearsals, but will only be called if needed. 

Learn more about the show & characters here


Auditions: March 22-25, 2023

Location: Auditions will be held at the StarStruck Rehearsal Studios: 42307 Osgood Road Unit J, Fremont, CA

Prepare: Please prepare a 2 minute song from a Broadway style rock musical (Not from Lightning Thief). You will need to provide your own sheet music in a 3-ring binder (be sure it is printed double-sided and has both right and left hand accompaniment lines, not just a vocal line). Pick a song that is appropriate for your age and shows your range (vocal and emotional). Tell us a story through music.

Audition Process

Dance- Actors will be taught a short dance routine which will then be performed together for the Artistic Team.

Vocal- Actors will be called into the studio one at a time to perform their vocal selection, while the others will be waiting across the room. We ask that the Vocal Selection be performed without a mask.

Sides- After singing, the actor will be provided with a short side (selection from the script) to read. 

What to Bring to Auditions

Dance/Tennis shoes, clothes you can move in, water bottle, sheet music in a 3-ring binder (double sided pages, please), and a positive attitude. 

Ages: You must be 13-20 at the time of auditions. Ages outside of range must get special permission from the artistic team at

Dates: Rehearsals will be held at the StarStruck Studios and the performances will be held in the Ohlone College Smith Center. Performances are the last two weekends of July.

Conflicts: Please keep conflicts to a minimum. Conflicts will play a significant role in the casting of this show.

Rehearsals: Rehearsals will start on Monday, May 1.  A specific schedule will be given out after casting. Not everyone will be needed at every rehearsal.

Fees: Tuition Fee is $850 per actor. First payment is due approximately one week after the cast list is posted. 3-month payment plan is available. Limited scholarships are available, contact the StarStruck office for more information.

Any questions: Contact the StarStruck office at or 510-659-1319.


Family Commitment: StarStruck Theatre expects performer attendance at all scheduled rehearsals. We will provide a weekly schedule with specific call times, but performers must be prepared to rehearse up to four days each week. We also require each family to contribute a minimum of 20 volunteer hours over the course of the production. There will undoubtedly be personal, family, and school events that will need to be missed because of being cast in the show.