Godspell Auditions

Auditions are now open for the Arts Center’s spring production of Godspell!

This blockbuster 1970’s musical is coming to Kershaw County and we want you to be a part of it. Explore the details below, download the booklet, and mark your calendar for auditions today!

Godspell Auditions Now Open!

You are invited to join the Arts Center of Kershaw County for a production of the classic Godspell!

Important Details

  • In order to audition, you must be 15 years or older. This will be a multi-generational cast of performers so the director is looking for performers of all ages.
  • You have two opportunities to audition for this production: Sunday, February 5 from 3pm-6pm or Monday, February 6 from 6pm-9pm.
  • You are invited to attend whichever date suits you best.
  • If you are under 18 you will need a parent present at your audition to help you fill out forms. Once these are complete parents are free either to stay or return at the end of the audition.
  • The production is scheduled for May 5-7 and May 12-14. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7pm and Sunday performances are at 3pm.
  • For questions you can reach out to director Larry Hembree at Please email any questions you have to the director at [email protected].

Pricing

This program is free and open to the public. There is neither an audition nor a participation fee.

Before the Audition

  • Review The Audition Booklet: You can find the audition booklet here with all the additional information you’ll need. Don’t wait until the night before the audition to review the booklet.
  • Be Prepared to Sing: If you are auditioning for a singing role, you will be asked to sing the song “Day By Day” from the show. You can find the correct version here. The sheet music and links to the song are provided in the audition booklet. A pianist will be playing for you at the auditions. We will also get your vocal range during the audition. There will be a live band playing for the actual production.
  • Be Prepared to Read: You will also be asked to read from the script. The readings will be handed out at the auditions.
  • Be Prepared to Move: We will have our choreographer at auditions to teach you a few moves.  Please note: no prior dance experience is necessary.  Even if you think dance is not your thing, please don’t let this keep you from auditioning. Please dress appropriately and wear appropriate shoes.

About The Show

Godspell is a musical composed by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked) with book by John-Michael Tebelak. The show is structured as a series of parables, primarily based on the Gospel of Matthew, interspersed with music mostly set to lyrics from traditional hymns. This theme of this production will center on hope.

Godspell began as a project by drama students at Carnegie Mellon University and then moved to the off-off-Broadway theater La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club in the East Village of Manhattan. The show was rescored for an off-Broadway production, which opened on May 17, 1971, and became a long-running success. Many productions have followed worldwide, including a 2011 Broadway revival. Several cast albums have been released over the years. “Day by Day”, from the original cast album, reached #13 on the Billboard pop singles chart in the summer of 1972. Our Arts Center production will be based on the original 1971 production.

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