Temple College Vocal Point will present “The Lightning Thief, The Percy Jackson Musical” at 7:30 p.m. March 3 and March 4 at the College’s Mary Alice Marshall Performing Arts Center.

This dynamic, musical adaptation of Rick Riordan’s bestselling book opened on Broadway in 2019. When teenager Percy Jackson discovers he’s a demigod, he and his friends embark on an epic journey to find Zeus’ missing lightning bolt and prevent a war among the gods.


“I am thrilled to work on this high-energy, animated, storybook musical that features a dynamic cast,” said Priscilla Santana, chair of the music department. “We have exceptional students and faculty working hard on this show and we’re excited to share our production with the community.”

This is Temple College’s first musical theatre production featuring students in the new Associate of Arts in Musical Theatre program. In addition to musical theatre and theatre majors, the production will feature music majors in the cast. Students from Temple College’s engineering program helped create special effects and costume designs. The show will feature a live professional band made up Temple College professors.

Tickets are $10 for adults. Students can attend for free, with a student ID. Tickets can be reserved by calling (254) 298-8555 or emailing janet.bogucki@templejc.edu.

Temple College recently announced its Spring 2023 lineup of Fine Arts events, which include a variety of theater and music performances, art exhibitions, the inaugural Temple College Film Festival and the annual Temple College JazzFest.

“In everything we do, we try to provide the highest-quality fine arts programs to the region,” said Dr. Sara Harris Baker, Temple College’s Division Director of Fine Arts. “We’re hoping that all of our friends and neighbors throughout Central Texas take full advantage of all the great events happening at Temple College.”


Temple College is a dynamic and growing community college that equips thousands of students throughout Central Texas and beyond with the knowledge and skills for 21st-century success. Temple College offers more than 75 degree and certificate programs to students who seek to earn credits for transfer, graduate with an associate degree, or complete a certificate for fast entry into the workforce.

Founded in 1926, Temple College has enjoyed an excellent academic reputation for more than 96 years. It is nationally recognized for excellence in its programs, from visual and performing arts to competitive athletics. The College has become one of the state’s premiere institutions for healthcare providers’ education and training, advanced manufacturing, and workforce development programs. The faculty and staff are committed to providing exceptional quality instruction.