Dakota Academy of Performing Arts Presents THE LIGHTNING THIEF


Sioux Falls, SD —Dakota Academy of Performing Arts (DAPA) at the Washington Pavilion is thrilled to announce their upcoming production of THE LIGHTNING THIEF, a captivating musical adventure based on the best-selling novel by Rick Riordan. The show will premiere at the Orpheum Theater Center with five performances on November 16–19.

THE LIGHTNING THIEF follows the story of Percy Jackson, a modern-day demigod and the son of Poseidon, as he embarks on a thrilling quest to prevent a catastrophic war among the gods. With a blend of humor, heart and electrifying musical numbers, this production promises to bring Riordan’s beloved characters to life in a way that will captivate audiences of all ages.

“We are incredibly excited to bring THE LIGHTNING THIEF to the stage,” says Debbi Jones, Program Coordinator for DAPA. “This production has been a labor of love for our talented cast and crew. From the amazingly talented actors to the creative choreography and technical elements to the energizing music — we simply can’t wait to share the magic of Percy Jackson’s world with our audience.”

DAPA provides students aged 6–18 with opportunities to showcase their talents in professional-level theatre performances throughout the community. Generous support from sponsors Mount Marty University, Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Avera and The First National Bank in Sioux Falls has made THE LIGHTNING THIEF performances possible.

Don’t miss your chance to witness the magic of THE LIGHTNING THIEF November 16–19 at the Orpheum Theater Center. To purchase tickets, go to SiouxFallsOrpheum.com or visit the Washington Pavilion Box Office at 301 S. Main Ave.

About the Orpheum Theater Center

The Orpheum Theater Center in downtown Sioux Falls features two distinct spaces: the 686-seat historic Orpheum Theater, built in 1913, and the Anne Zabel Studio Theater with room for up to 250 people. The center hosts plays, concerts, dance and other forms of entertainment throughout the year. It is also a venue for weddings, meetings, banquets, conferences and trade shows and offers office space for several organizations as well. The Orpheum Theater was listed on the national register of historic places in 1983. On July 1, 2019, Washington Pavilion Management, Inc. began overseeing its operations, both in managing the facility and ticketing events.

About Washington Pavilion Management, Inc. (WPMI)

Washington Pavilion Management, Inc. is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the largest arts organization in the state. The management company oversees and programs two historic City of Sioux Falls facilities: the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science and the Orpheum Theater Center. The company also provides professional management services, including administration; arts, science and educational programming; ticketing; event management; marketing; and more to other arts and nonprofit organizations. For information, please or visit WashingtonPavilion.org.

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