Calling all teen actors! Audition alert!

Audition for SCCT’s Godspell!

Are you a teen with a passion for musical theatre? Do you dream of stepping onto the stage and bringing iconic characters to life? Then listen up, because the South Carolina Children’s Theatre (SCCT) has an exciting opportunity just for you!

This summer, SCCT is thrilled to present an all-teen production of the beloved musical, Godspell. Led by the infectious energy of “Day by Day” and featuring a lineup of cherished songs, Godspell promises to be a vibrant celebration of music, storytelling, and teenage talent.

Artistic Director Matt Giles is bursting with excitement about this new venture, stating, “We are so excited to provide a performance opportunity over the summer for teenagers from across the Upstate. Our hope is that this program will expand our reach and give even more young people the opportunity to be a part of SCCT.” Giles, along with a talented creative team, is ready to guide young performers through an unforgettable theatrical experience.

About the Show: 


Godspell, conceived and originally directed by John Michael Tebelak with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, is based on The Gospel According to St. Matthew. This contemporary musical tells the story of Jesus Christ and his disciples through a series of parables, using a variety of games, storytelling techniques, and vibrant songs. From the joyful exuberance of “Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord” to the poignant reflection of “By My Side,” Godspell delivers a powerful message of kindness, tolerance, and love.


audition Details

  • When: Monday, May 20th from 5-7pm
  • Where: SCCT – 153 Augusta Street, Greenville
  • Who: Teen actors entering 7th grade in fall 2024 through age 19
  • Style: Contemporary musical. Requires strong actors and singers who can move well. 
  • Preparation: To audition, prepare a 16-32 bar cut of a musical theatre song. Please bring sheet music, an accompanist will be provided. Actors who are called back will be given material from the script and score to prepare.
  • Callbacks: May 20th, likely beginning at 7pm. Actors will be notified at their audition if they are invited to callbacks.

Rehearsal and Performance Information

Creative Team:
Directors: Matt Giles and Chloe Wright 
Music Director: Rachel Johnson 
Choreographer: TBD 
Student Director: Julia Orr 

Rehearsal schedule: Rehearsals will begin in late June, depending on cast availability. Rehearsal will typically be held Sundays from 1-6pm and Mondays-Thursdays starting no earlier than 5:00pm and ending no later than 9:30pm. As this is an ensemble musical, most actors will be called to most rehearsals. Tech week begins July 20. 

Performance Dates and Times: July 25, 26, & 27 @ 7pm July 28 @ 2pm 


Roles Available

The show is written for an ensemble of actors. 

Primary roles available are: 

• Jesus—Must be the most charismatic individual in the cast. High energy, charming, funny, gentle but with strength. They are the sort of person others instinctively follow. 

• John The Baptist—Jesus’ lieutenant and most ardent disciple and the doubter who begins to question and rebel. Charismatic, but in more of an overt revolutionary way. The most “serious” and intellectual of the group, though as with all the actors, must still possess a good sense of physical comedy. 

• Nick—Very high energy. Impish and playful.  

• Telly—Not the brightest in the bunch. Contains a great sweetness and innocence. 

• George—The comedian, the class clown. The person who can do a hundred voices and imitations. 

• Anna Maria—Open and sweet. Perhaps the youngest of the group.  

• Lindsay—The confident one, the show-off. The first one to volunteer, sometimes jumping in before fully understanding what’s happening. 

• Uzo—The shy one. Someone who commits all the way. Has a warmth to them. 

• Morgan—Feisty and slightly cynical, the most hip of the group. 

• Celisse—The class clown. Goofy and a cut-up.  

There will also be an ensemble of other actors who play various roles throughout the show.  

To schedule your audition and learn more about the audition process, click the buttons below. If you have any questions, email Artistic Director Matt Giles at 

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this extraordinary production! Whether you’re a seasoned performer or just starting outSCCT’s Godspell promises to be an unforgettable experience for teens passionate about theatre. Get ready to sing, dance, and spread the message of love on stage this summer!