Around the Town: Helena-area arts and entertainment news published Sept. 7, 2023

Carroll to stage four productions

The Carroll College Theatre Department is announcing its 2023-24 season consisting of four productions in the FLEX Theatre, in the lower level of the Carroll College Campus Center.

“The Lightning Thief – The Percy Jackson Musical” by Joe Tracz and Rob Rokicki runs Sept. 21 through Oct. 8. When teenager Percy Jackson discovers he’s a demigod, he and his friends embark on a journey to find Zeus’ missing lightning bolt and prevent a war among the gods.

“She Persisted 2023,” a festival of scenes by women runs Nov. 30 through Dec. 2. Carroll’s Women in Theatre class will select scenes written by women to produce.

“Men on Boats” by Jaclyn Backhaus runs Feb. 23 through March 3. This is the true(ish) history of an 1869 expedition, when a one-armed captain and a crew of insane yet loyal volunteers set out to chart the course of the Colorado River.

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