Menace Cast: April 22, 7 pm; April 23, 3 pm
Garage Cast: April 23, 11 am & 7 pm; April 24, 6 pm
Percy: Danny Bó (Menace Cast); Mike Bindeman (Garage Cast)
Annabeth: Audrey Zahn (Menace Cast); Katelyn Baughman (Garage Cast)
Grover: Jonah Warhaft (Menace Cast); Mack Hubbard (Garage Cast)
Clarisse and others: Kechante Baker
Luke and others: Mark Doyle
Mr. D and others: Will Boone
Sally: Sydney Whittenburg
Chiron and others: Dario Alvarez
Katie Gardner and others: Avery Elledge
Percy U/S: Jaheim Hugan
Grover U/S: Anthony Mejia
Clarisse/Sally U/S: Lilian Stoneberger
Male Swing: Luke Henson
Additional Production Team:
Production Coordinator: Jack-Anthony Ina
Assistant Director: Trey Milcowitz
Associate Music Director: Chase Kessler
Assistant Music Director: Frances Vonada
Assistant Stage Manager: Madi Burwell
Assistant Stage Manager: Jonathan Horowitz
Assistant Stage Manager: Marcus Class
Assistant Sound Designer: Angie Hayes
Assistant Costume Designer: Gracie Frazier
Danny Bó, Percy (Menace Cast) is a Sophomore Music Theatre Major at Baldwin Wallace University. He was recently seen as Jack in BWMT’s production of INTO THE WOODS. He would like to thank his family, friends, and mentors for their ongoing love and support. Danny can be seen next as Sampson in the Idaho/Great Lakes production of Romeo and Juliet. @dannybodelongaig
Will Boone, Mr. D/Hades/Gabe, is a junior music theater major at Baldwin Wallace. He recently worked as the understudy of Cinderellas Prince in Into the Woods. Other credits at BW include BW Beatles, Kinky Boots, and Freedom Summer.
Katelyn Baughman, Annabeth (Garage Cast) is an upcoming Senior Music Theatre student at Baldwin Wallace University. Some of her favorite past credits include Little Red Riding Hood in Into The Woods (Baldwin Wallace Main Stage); Marcy Park in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Ensemble in Jesus Christ Superstar and Pippin (Timberlake Playhouse); and Connie in A Chorus Line (Weathervane Playhouse). Katelyn is headed to New Hampshire this summer to be a part of the New London Barn Playhouse Summer Season! She is honored to play The Lightning Thief’s Annabeth as her Playhouse Square debut!
Mark Doyle, Luke/Poseidon, Mark (he/him) is a Junior Music Theatre major at Baldwin Wallace University. Recent credits include A Christmas Carol (Great Lakes Theater), Twelfth Night, and Spring Awakening (Baldwin Wallace). This summer, Mark can be seen as Sky in Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival’s production of Mamma Mia! Mark thanks his friends and family, and hopes you enjoy the show!
Avery Elledge, Katie Gardner and others, is thrilled to be a part of this production! Avery is a current sophomore BW music theatre and arts management student from San Antonio, TX. Favorite credits include: Carrie (Sue), Mamma Mia!, and Fyoo Zh En: Flood City. This summer, you can catch Avery at the Weathervane Theatre in Eurydice, Jesus Christ Superstar, Blood Brothers and A Chorus Line (Connie). She would like to thank her family, friends and wonderful teachers for their constant love and support! @averyelledge
Jonah Warhaft, Grover, (Menace Cast) is so excited to be making his BWMT debut in The Lightning Thief at Playhouse Square! He is so honored to be a part of this production and would like to thank Chris, Sav, Lindsay, Trey, Michaela, and the rest of the cast and creative team for making it so special and inviting. Jonah would also like to thank Vicky, Greg, Matt, and Cynthia for their guidance and support throughout his first year at Baldwin Wallace. He lastly thanks all his friends and family for their love. Bring on the monsters! @jonahwarhaaft
Anthony Mejia, Grover U/S, is incredibly honored to have been a part of this production of Lightning Thief. As a first year BWMT, there has been nothing but excitement revolving this project. The learning process of being an understudy and taking lessons from the wise words of Chris McCarrell was a swell time! Navigating a show, schoolwork, and personal self-care has been a new journey to embark, but the wonderful cast and crew helped spring that journey along! Anthony is humbled and happy to have experienced such a great energy in the room. Hopefully, those in audience have just as much fun as we did while building it!
Trey Milcowitz, Assistant Director, is so excited to be a part of BWMTs production of The Lightning Thief! This will be his first-time assistant directing, and he is so grateful for the opportunity! Trey would like to thank Vicki and Chris for the chance to work on the show, and his parents for always being so supportive! His other credits include,The Baker in Into the woods (Harbor Hall), Dimitri in Anastasia (Gibbs Theatre) and Tony in West Side Story (Tota Conservatory). You can see Trey this upcoming summer as the Minstrel in The Beck Centers' production of Something Rotten!
Luke Henson, RA Whistle Guy/Male Swing, is a sophomore musical theatre student at Baldwin Wallace, imported from Bournemouth, England. Past credits include The Scarlet Pimpernel (Minnetonka Theatre), Mary Poppins (Orono Theatre), Assassins (Contra Theatre), and The Boyfriend (Lundstrum Theatre). This summer he will be in Whitefield, New Hampshire starring in Weathervane Theatre’s productions of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder and Jesus Christ Superstar. He hopes lightning doesn’t strike you on the way out.
Audrey Zahn, Annabeth (Menace Cast) is excited to make her BWMT debut with The Lightning Thief as a Freshman Music Theater Major. Some of her favorite past credits include: A Christmas Carol (Fan), The Addams Family (Morticia), Cinderella (Cinderella) and Eurydice (Eurydice). Her dance achievements include: Miss Dance Tennessee 2019, Miss DEA 1st Runner up 2019, Miss Dance Kentucky 2020, and Miss Dance America Top Finalist 2020. She was also featured in the short film, Penumbra, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival World Premiere 2021. A big thank you to the creative team and her supportive family!
Mike Bindeman, Percy Jackson (Garage Cast), is a junior Music Theatre student at Baldwin Wallace University. Recent: Into the Woods (BW), Goin’ to the Chapel, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Cortland Repertory). Upcoming: Sister Act (Clinton Showboat), Mamma Mia!, Something Rotten, Kinky Boots (Forestburgh Playhouse). Big thanks to Chris, Sandy, Vicky, Greg, and Mom & Dad!
Sydney Alexandra Whittenburg
Sydney Alexandra Whittenburg, Sally, is thrilled to be making a mark in her 2nd Playhouse Square Production. Her most recent credit includes Into The Woods (Baldwin Wallace Mainstage), and BW B.A.R.S (Playhouse Square). Being in the amazing cast of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is a dream come true for Sydney, a self-proclaimed Percy Jackson book series enthusiast. She would like to thank Chris McCarrell and the production team for giving her the opportunity to help tell an incredible story and to her mother for always encouraging her to be strong.
Mack Hubbard, Grover, (Garage Cast), is thrilled to be returning to the stage in his first production with Baldwin Wallace. Mack is from Orange County, California, and attended Orange County school of The Arts earlier in his training. Besides theater Mack is also passionate about piano, songwriting, and photography. He would like to thank his family and friends who mean the world to him. Special thanks to Chris Mccarrel and the creative team for their vision on this project, it has been such a joy to collaborate with talented and kind people. Enjoy the Show! @Themackhubbard
Kechante Baker, Clarisse and others, is a first-year BFA Acting Major at Baldwin Wallace University. You may have previously seen her in BWTD production(s) such as April in Dear and Sister Ella Chapter/Emily/Homeless Women in Angels in America. She is thrilled and grateful for the opportunity to debut in her first musical at BW with BWMT. Kechante would like to thank Chris McCarrell, the creative team, and her castmates for welcoming her with open arms. She would also like to thank her professors, family, and friends for their continuous support and love.
Dario Alvarez, Chiron and others, is thrilled to be apart of The Lightning Thief at playhouse square. It has been a pleasure to work with Broadway's own Chris Mccarrell, while creating a show he had so much involvement with. You may have recently seen Dario as the Baker in Baldwin Wallace's production of Into The Woods this fall!
Stage Management Crew
Michaela Henry, Production Stage Manager, is a junior Arts Management & Entrepreneurship and Theatre: Stage Management double major from Springfield, PA. She is overjoyed to be back working on live theatre! She recently served as an assistant stage manager on Into the Woods and LIZZIE (Beck Center for the Arts). You may also see some of her work as the Off-Campus Marketing team lead on the Into The Woods Arts Management Producing Team. She’d like to give an enormous thank you to her family and friends for always supporting her!
Jonathan Horowitz, ASM, is a first year Stage Management major and is super excited to work on The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical. They are so thankful for the opportunity to work with so many wonderful people. They would like to thank their friends and family for helping them get where they are. Jonathan was an ASM last fall on BW’s production of Into the Woods and this spring’s dance concert Fyoo Zh En . As well as working on Peter and the Starcatcher, and The Crucible for other organizations.
Madi Burwell, ASM, is absolutely stoked to help bring one of her favorite books to the stage. Past credits include Into the Woods and Devised Blues (Baldwin Wallace), and 5x15 (Beck Center). At BW, she is the producer of the student performance group PRISM (@bwuprism). Many thanks to Mom, Micky, J, the cast, and the creative team - we totally killed this quest!! For the three, always.
Marcus Class, Assistant Stage Manager, is excited to be working with Playhouse Square for the first time in this production of The Lightning Thief: A Percy Jackson Musical and hopes to work on future productions at Playhouse Square. He has worked on other productions with Baldwin Wallace University, such as The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, She Kills Monsters, Stop Kiss, and many more. He would like to thank the amazing cast, crew, designers, and especially the director Chris McCarrell for creating a great performance for the audience to remember.
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