Audition Information

Directed by Keith and Lindsey Wortham

Choreographer: Isabella Kearney

Stage Manager: Keri Boe

 

Audition Dates:  

Sunday, April 3rd @ 5:00 PM

Monday, April 4th @ 7:00 PM

Tuesday, April 5th @ 7:00 PM for Callbacks (only if called)

Registration will open 30 minutes before and close one hour after the start time https://forms.gle/u8EpUNJWL9rx2cDi9

 

*Looking for a cast of 25 strong singers/dancers that are ages 16+.  This is a challenging show with a very small ensemble – most actors/ensemble will be a named character.

Details:

  • Prepare a 1 minute song in the style of the show. Please supply your own tracks or sheet music; there will be an accompanist available at the Sunday auditions.

  • Bring or wear comfortable clothes and shoes for a dance call. All characters in this show will dance, so get ready to let loose and have fun! If you have a specialty area of dance, please prepare a 1 minute routine so we can see your skills!

  • Be prepared to do a cold read if requested. All of these characters have a distinct sound, so you can practice things like character laughs and general speech patterns to be prepared. (For example, odds are VERY good you’ll be asked to do a pirate voice…arrrr!)

  • If you have any special talents (skateboarding/rollerblading, juggling, riding a unicycle, blowing bubbles that look like elephants, etc…) let us know! We’ll have a time set aside for you to show off your skills. We want to bring as much fun to this show as possible!

 

Tech Week: June 5-9

Show Dates: This is a 3-weekend run: June 10th through 26th

 

Performances are:

Fri June 10th, Sat June 11th, Sun June 12th
Fri June 17th, Sat June 18th, Sun June 19th

Fri June 24th, Sat June 25th, and Sunday June 26th.

 

Friday, and Saturday shows are 7:30pm (6pm call time) and Sundays are a 2pm show (12:30p call time); we will also hold for Saturday matinees and potentially Thursday evenings at the same time depending on ticket sales.

 

 

Rehearsals:

Sundays, Mondays , Tuesdays, & Thursdays 7 pm to 9:30 pm with an occasional Saturday morning when needed.

Full company will not be called to every rehearsal; a detailed schedule will be sent out after auditions. The schedule is subject to change based on availability and location.

Synopsis

The Spongebob Musical is the musical adaptation of Nickelodeon’s long-running animated children’s sitcom SpongeBob Squarepants. We find ourselves in the undersea city of Bikini Bottom, inhabited by happy-go-lucky and ever-optimistic yellow sea sponge SpongeBob SquarePants and his equally quirky circle of friends and neighbors. SpongeBob’s pleasant existence is abruptly interrupted when it is discovered that Mt. Humongous, a nearby volcano, will erupt within the next 48 hours and completely obliterate Bikini Bottom. SpongeBob, trying to prove to himself and the world that he is not “just a simple sponge,” resolves to save the day when everybody else has given up all hope.

​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.

CASTING

 

SpongeBob SquarePants (Male, Lead, Tenor): He is optimistic, innocent, and boyish; energetic and sometimes hyperactive. This actor should have the ability to move well and be an extremely physical actor - unafraid of climbing and being on tall objects. Additionally: Must have great comedic skills and precision. Strong pop tenor.

 

Patrick Star (Male, Lead, Tenor): 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

 

Sandy Cheeks (Female, Lead, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto): 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.

 

Squidward Q. Tentacles (Male, Lead, Tenor, G# belt.): Grumpy, cynical, dry, short tempered, generally negative but lovable! This actor must move well and be familiar with tap.

 

Sheldon Plankton (Male, Lead, Tenor): 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. This character will need to dance and rap skills a plus.

 

Karen the Computer (Female; Supporting; Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano): 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.

 

Pearl Krabs (Female, Supporting, Mezzo-Soprano): Mr. Krabs' bratty teenage daughter. This is a character role with Gospel vocal overtones.

 

Eugene Krabs (Male, Lead, Baritone): 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.

 

Featured Roles

 

Mayor of Bikini Bottom: Female, Featured, Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano

Perch Perkins: Male, Featured, Bass

Patchy the Pirate: Male, Featured, Baritone
Electric Skates (Either gender, Featured, Rock vocals): Rock and roll band members, the Skates are hard-core, grungy, heavy metals meet World Wrestling. Strong Dancers, very comfortable on skateboards (need to "play" guitar while skating), ability to do skateboard tricks a plus. Also open to rollerblade or inline skating, with tricks available.
Old Man Jenkins: Ensemble, Tenor, Baritone, Bass

Mrs. Puff: Female, Ensemble, Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto

Larry the Lobster: Male, Ensemble, Tenor, Baritone, Bass

French Narrator: Male, Ensemble, Spoken

Sardines: Ensemble, All Voice Parts

Security Guards: Ensemble, Spoken

Gary the Snail: Ensemble, Spoken

Ensemble: A variety of character types to play several featured ensemble roles who are adept in multiple styles of singing and dancing