Shade Tree Players: Conservatory Musical (Ages 12-18)

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical

Directed by Alicia McNeil

Performances: July 31 - August 3, 2024
Dakota Stage Playhouse
Rehearsals begin June 17, 2024 1:00 pm

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical

July 31 - August 3, 2024
On sale soon!

About the Show

Conservatory Musical (Ages 12-18)

Percy Jackson is a teenage boy who always seems to get into trouble, no matter how hard he tries to be good. When he is expelled from school for the sixth time, his mother decides that it is time for Percy to know the truth. The Greek gods are real and, what’s more, Percy is a demigod, the son of Poseidon. Along with fellow demigod Annabeth (the daughter of Athena) and best friend and protector Grover (who happens to be a Satyr), Percy must go on an epic quest to retrieve Zeus’ stolen lightning bolt and prevent war amongst the gods. The quest turns into an epic adventure, with the Furies, Medusa, and Ares (the god of war) among those wanting to stop Percy in his tracks. With time running out, Percy soon discovers that nothing is normal when you’re a demigod!

This dynamic rock musical adaptation of Rick Riordan’s bestselling book opened on Broadway in 2019.  We are excited and honored to present The Lightning Thief in its Bismarck premier through Shade Tree Players!

Be In The Show


Everyone who registers will be cast!  Please list any and all known conflicts with the show you are registered for.  Conflicts are taken into consideration when casting, and any conflicts/absences not listed at the time of casting may result in change of role.

There will be no rehearsal on May 27th, July 4th, or July 5th.

Available Discounts

Registering more than one student? Use code STPFAMILY to get 20% off your second registration.
Doing two shows? Use code 2NDSHOW to get 50% off your second registration.

Registration Deadline
April 15, 2024


Anyone interested in signing up for our Conservatory productions MUST sign up for an audition day AND register online before their reserved audition time.  Everyone who registers and auditions will be cast!

Registered actors should prepare 2 minutes or less of a song of their choice. It may be done a’ capella, or with an accompaniment track (a Bluetooth speaker will be provided). If you are unsure of what to sing, even ‘Happy Birthday’ or ‘My Country Tis of Thee’ would work! Nothing else will need to be prepared before auditions. Excerpts from the script will be provided for cold readings, and actors will also be asked to do a simple, guided movement/singing audition. Please be prepared to stay for the duration of the audition slot.

Please email our Artistic Director at with any questions regarding Conservatory auditions.

Audition Days

February 25, 2024 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
March 10, 2024 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
March 15, 2024 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Important Information

Alicia McNeil

Musical Director
Becki (Maloney) Haich

Rehearsals Begin
June 17, 2024 1:00 pm

Parent Meeting
June 17, 2024 1:00 pm

Rehearsal Schedule
Monday - Thursday 1:00pm to 5:00pm. Tech Rehearsal (required): July 28.


July 31, 2024 7:00 pm
August 1, 2024 7:00 pm
August 2, 2024 7:00 pm
August 3, 2024 7:00 pm
August 4, 2024 2:00 pm

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