PERFORMANCE DATES February 24- March 6 2022
The stakes are higher than ever in this dynamic stage musical, as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total annihilation of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage. The power of optimism really can save the world!
“Effervescent candy for the spirit!” – New York Magazine
“Adults as well as children are likely to find SpongeBob absorbing.” – The Telegraph
“It wants you to have fun. Soak it in.” – Time Out New York
The SpongeBob Musical is based on the beloved animated series created by Stephen Hillenburg and features a book by Kyle Jarrow, with original songs by Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alexander Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants and T.I., and songs by David Bowie, Tom Kenny and Andy Paley.
Additional lyrics are by Jonathan Coulton, with additional music by Tom Kitt. The musical production was conceived by Tina Landau.
Mon Dec 13th 6 -10
Tue Dec 14th 6 - 10
Callbacks Wed Dec 15th 6 -10
Please park in the rear lot opposite Unos and use our stage door, located behind the Furniture , Mattress and More Delivery Dock. We are opposite G-Forces late-night entry door.
Auditions will consist of three phases:
MUSIC: 16 bars of same style Broadway song or appropriate style rock or pop song. Backing tracks are welcome. A Bluetooth speaker and cord will be available. CHECK OUT THIS WEBSITE - they offer suggestions for each SB character to sing - https://www.theatretrip.com/audition-songs-for-the-spongebob-musical/
DANCE: be prepared to learn a musical theatre routine, so bring appropriate attire.
CHARACTER SONGS: We will ask you to sing specific character songs from the show (see below for selections so you can practice.)
We are looking for an energetic, diverse group of performers to bring The SpongeBob Musical to life. We are especially interested in performers with eclectic backgrounds: musicians, gymnasts, acrobats, magicians, comedians, stilt walkers etc.
• Variety in look with all ethnicities, body types
• Versatility in acting range, with the ability to play more than one character, including characters of contrasting ages.
• Actors who have a desire to learn, grow and try.
• Friendly people who work hard.
• Commitment to the show and rehearsal process.
• A good attitude.
ALL ROLES ARE OPEN TO ALL GENDERS AND AGES 15+
SpongeBob SquarePants (Lead+): Optimistic, innocent, and energetic (sometimes hyperactive.) This role is best suited for an extremely physical actor. Comedic skills and strong work ethic a plus. Pop tenor.
Patrick Star (Lead +): Well-intentioned but lacking common sense or skills; kind and somewhat clueless, an innocent; a big softie, who can also be prone to sudden child-like fits of rage or frustration. Baritenor.
Sandy Cheeks (Lead, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto, 15+): A brainy and athletic Texan squirrel who came to Bikini Bottom for a research project. She acts as SpongeBob's most trusted ally on their quest to stop the volcano from erupting, using her vast amount of scientific knowledge and brilliant inventions to aid the mission. She is the brains behind the operation. Girl Power.
Squidward Q. Tentacles (Lead, 25+): Grumpy, cynical, dry, short-tempered, generally negative but lovable nonetheless. Squidward must move well. The ability to TAP dance is a huge plus. Baritone/Baritenor
Sheldon J. Plankton (Lead, 18+): His personality outweighs his size- slick, scheming, nefarious; has the ability to charm; determined, he will do anything to get ahead in life; very greedy, but his heart is still open enough to rekindle a romance with his wife. Must be able to dance. The ability to mumble rap is a big plus.
Eugene Crabs (Lead, 25+): The greedy owner of the Krusty Krab, and employer of SpongeBob and Squidward. While everyone is off panicking about Bikini Bottom's imminent doom, he decides to strike the iron while it's hot and puts on a huge "apocalypse sale" at his restaurant, exploiting the fear of his fellow fish to make him even richer.
Karen the Computer (Supporting; Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto; 18+): Needs to be able to beat-box, or, have the ability to learn. Glamorous, a robotic housewife of Plankton. She's been there for Plankton's every scheme and plot and has become jaded - she's been there and done that. Strong comic actress, as well as Singer and mover. Able to morph into different characters throughout the show and play various undersea creatures.
Pearl Krabs/Security Guard (Supporting, Mezzo-Soprano, 15+): Mr. Krabs' bratty teenage daughter. Pearl is a whale. Must have excellent comedic timing, a strong pop-rock belt. Must be comfortable with soul and gospel and be able to riff up into the stratosphere. Will play other small ensemble roles throughout the show.
Mayor of Bikini Bottom: Featured, Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto. Age 30+
Perch Perkins: Featured, Bass. Age 20+
Patchy the Pirate/Sardine/Plankton Dancer/Electric Skate 15+
Old man Jenkins/Security Guard/Electric Skate - 15+
Buster/Electric Skate/Plankton Dancer - 15+
Mrs Puff/Plankton Dancer - 25+
Larry/Gary Voice - 15+
Sardine/Plankton Dancer/Ensemble - 15+
SONGS FROM THE SHOW TO KNOW FOR CHARACTER SONG
Sponge Bob - Simple Sponge
Patrick: I guess I miss you (with Sponge Bob)
Sheldon J Plankton: When the going gets tough (this is a rap song)
Sandy Cheeks: Chop to the Top
Mr. Crabs / Pearl: Daddy Knows Best
Squidward - I'm Not A Loser
SB/Patrick/Sandy - Hero is my middle name (harmony at the end)
ALL OTHER ROLES - One of the above
NOTE: It would behoove everyone to know all these songs, and be familiar with the show songs in general.
We will not provide sheet music - if you need lyrics/music please bring your own.
BE PREPARED TO HAVE FUN!!
SPOTIFY - Original lyrics - starting with
"I've been thinkin' how to get to the top of the mountain. It's gonna take a whole lotta determination....."
Broadway music/lyrics - starting with
"We're too heavy when we're holding on to all that stuff..." THIS IS THE VERSION IN OUR SHOW
Chop to the top - broadway lyrics and music