Veteran Director Brings Wealth of Experience to Godspell

Godspell is coming to Main Street Youth Theatre in November, with Phil Harris in the Director’s chair. Most recently, Phil directed The Music Man for MSYT in 2017. Phil came to the Low County from the Washington, DC, suburbs where he directed over 30 shows and received Best Director of a Musical and Best Director of a Play among other awards.

Some of the favorite previous shows he has directed are:  Dark of the Moon (3 times!), Grease, South Pacific, The Foreigner, Big River, Monday After the Miracle, The Odd Couple (female version), Catch Me If You Can, Olympus on My Mind, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, and Little Shop of Horrors.  This production is the 5th production of Godspell he’s worked on and the second he’s directed.

“Thanks to Main Street Youth Theatre for giving me the opportunity to once again tackle this wonderful show. It was a pleasure to work with the talented staff and cast on this show. Thank you all for welcoming me. Special thanks go to my supportive wife, Agnes for all your patience and love.”

– Phil Harris

Performers are welcome to come audition for The Music Man, which opens March 15, 2017 and runs March 15-19 and March 22-26, 2017.

Auditions will be held at the Seahawk Cultural Center (SCC) , 70 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head Island on January 17 and 18 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Callbacks will take place on January 19th at 6:00 p.m. Registration will be held in the SCC lobby.

Casting will be announced late on the 19th. The first read through will take place on Friday, January 20th. and a mandatory parent meeting for any cast under 18 yrs of age will be on Sunday, January 22nd. Time and location to be announced. Cast must be available for all rehearsals and shows.

Auditions and rehearsals are closed. A code of conduct will be presented at the parent meeting for all cast, crew and volunteers including parents.

Parts are available for several children ages 10 to 13, six teen boys, six teen girls, seven women and 14 men in addition to the ensemble. All applicants will be auditioned in groups of five to seven. Please have a comedic monologue prepared and be ready to sing 16 bars from any show. Following the singing and the monologue, all applicants will be taught a brief dance audition.

Bring a complete theatrical resume to attach with your audition form or ready to list shows performed in on the audition form. For more information, send questions to or

Learn more about auditions for The Music Man.