Summer Challenge

We are thrilled to announce that
Summer Challenge is back!

Join us for our summer 2023 production of "The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical". 

As the half-blood son of a Greek god, Percy Jackson has newly-discovered powers he can't control, a destiny he doesn't want, and a mythology textbook's worth of monsters on his trail. When Zeus's master lightning bolt is stolen and Percy becomes the prime suspect, he has to find and return the bolt to prove his innocence and prevent a war between the gods. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the thief. He must travel to the Underworld and back; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and come to terms with the father who abandoned him. Adapted from the best-selling book The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan and featuring a thrilling original rock score, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is an action-packed mythical adventure "worthy of the gods" (Time Out New York).

Key Dates:

  • May 2, 2023 @ 6:30 p.m.: Information Night in the Bishop Carter Auditorium at St. Joseph-Scollard Hall.  
  • May 3-4, 2023 @ 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Auditions in the Bishop Carter Auditorium at St. Joseph-Scollard Hall.
  • May 5, 2023 @ 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Callbacks in the Bishop Carter Auditorium at St. Joseph-Scollard Hall.
  • Date TBA: Rehearsals in the Bishop Carter Auditorium at St. Joseph-Scollard Hall.
  • Show Dates: July 20, 21 and 22 @ 7:00 p.m.

If you are interested in acting, singing, and dancing Summer Challenge is for you. We can't wait to see you at info night!

What is Summer Challenge?

Summer Challenge is an enrichment art course offered through the Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board summer school program that has been running since 2003. This program provides youth entering grade 6 through grade 12 the opportunity to develop acting, singing, dancing, and production skills while earning credits towards their Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Students participating in the on-stage component of the course can earn up to 2 credits. The 2-credit on-stage course requires fulfilling 180 course hours and students are required to complete assignments relevant to the production.

How to Sign Up

Students must attend Information Night during which they will learn an audition dance and vocal piece. That night, they will have the opportunity to sign up for their audition time for a lead role, support role, dancer or member of the vocal ensemble. Some students will be called again for a call-back. Once roles have been determined, students will be contacted. We try to take as many students as we can, however this depends on the number of students who audition and roles required in the production. Numbers are limited. Please refer to the main page for this year's Information Night and audition dates.

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