Bordentown thespians to present rock musical ‘The Lightning Thief’

The cast photo for the upcoming production of “The Lightning Thief” by students of Bordentown Regional High School. Pictured in the front row: Emily Vaneekhoven, Defnenur Gumus, Naomi Pirani, Brianna Bullaro and Kayla Stubenazy-Rose. Pictured in the middle row: Olivia McGlone, Candace Farrell, Nicole Schiariti, Lacey Haba and Carolina Hubbard. Pictured in the back row: Anna Madden, Ryan Kaufman, Jo Russo, Mitchell Reames, Aidan Bramley, Jake Sfraga and Gabriel Planas-Borgstrom.
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.
“The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical,” with music and lyrics by Rob Rokicki and book by Joe Tracz, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25; and at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Bordentown Performing Arts Center.
This production will be performed by the award-winning theater students of Bordentown Regional High School.
Featured in the cast are seniors Gabriel Planas-Borgstrom as Percy, Mitchell Reames as Grover, Naomi Pirani as Annabeth, Gia Scozzaro as Sally, Lacey Haba as Poseidon, Nicole Schiariti as Mrs. Dobbs, Emily Vaneekhoven as Medusa and Brianna Bullaro as Echidna;
Juniors Candace Farrell as Clarisse, Defnenur Gumus as Katie, Carolina Hubbard as Mr. D, Ryan Kaufman as Chiron, Anna Madden as Silena and Charon, Olivia McGlone as Hades, Jo Russo as Kronos, and Jake Sfraga as Luke and Ares;
Sophomores Aidan Bramley and Luke Williams; and
Freshmen Jenna Schenone and Kayla Stubenazy-Rose.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and students, and can be purchased in advance at www.seatyourself.biz/brhs. Tickets will also be sold at the door.
Masks are required.

  

Bordentown Regional High School’s 2012 musical, “Legally Blonde,” was awarded the Greater Philadelphia Cappie Award for Outstanding Musical, according to information provided by the school district. Over the past decade, the Greater Philadelphia Cappie Awards have honored BRHS theater performances with 55 nominations and 16 awards.

The theatrical performances of BRHS have also been honored with awards and nominations from the New Jersey State Thespian Festival and the New Jersey Theatre Night Awards, according to the statement.

Bordentown Regional High School is home to International Thespian Society Troupe 6803.

The 942-seat Bordentown Performing Arts Center is attached to Bordentown Regional High School, located at 318 Ward Ave. in Bordentown.

For information on the performing arts at Bordentown Regional High School, visit www.bordentown.k12.nj.us, email bordentowntheatre@yahoo.com or call 609-496-1452.


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