Auditions | Nickelodeon™ THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL

musical poster


January 6, 2024 10:00am


Free to Audition

Calling all singers, dancers, actors, and musicians ages eight to adult!
Audition Schedule

Saturday, Jan. 6 | 10 am – 3:30 pm | Lawrence Arts Center Main Stage

10:30 am – 12 pm | 8-12 year olds

12:30 pm -2 pm | 13-18 year olds

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm | Adults 18+

How to Audition
  • Please prepare 16 bars of a Broadway or pop song. WE WILL PROVIDE AN ACCOMPANIST.
  • Please prepare a brief monologue (30-60 seconds).
  • Wear clothes you can move in. There will be a short dance call.
  • Arrive at least 15 minutes early to your audition time.
  • Register to audition by Thursday, Jan. 4. by filling out the audition form.

If you would like to audition, but aren’t available at the above time please submit your materials for a VIRTUAL AUDITION.

Virtual Auditions
  • Accepted now through Friday, Jan. 6 @ 5pm.
  • To audition, prepare 16 bars of a Broadway or pop song and a brief monologue.
  • Record your audition on a device and submit at the link below.
  • Fill out the audition form and submit your virtual audition HERE.

Questions? Please contact Elizabeth at


Tuesday, Jan. 9 | 6 – 9 pm

*Auditionees will receive an email or phone call by 12 pm on Sunday, Jan. 7 if they should attend callbacks.

Rehearsal Schedule

Rehearsals | Jan. 16 – Feb. 22 | Monday – Thursday, 6 pm – 9 pm; Sunday, 1 pm – 4 pm

Tech Week | Feb. 19 – 22

Final Dress Rehearsal | Thursday, Feb. 22

Brush-Up Rehearsal | Wednesday, Feb. 28 | 6-8 pm



Friday, Feb. 23 | 7 pm

Saturday, Feb. 24 | 2 pm, 7 pm

Sunday, Feb 25 | 2 pm

Thursday, Feb. 29 | 7 pm

Friday, March 1 | 7 pm

Saturday, March 2 | 2 pm, 7 pm


What is our conflict policy? If an actor has three or more conflicts they will be automatically placed in the ensemble.

Have a questions about a KMEA conflict or something else? Please email

What is the show about?

Plunge into this stunning all-singing, all-dancing, dynamic stage show! When the citizens of Bikini Bottom discover that a volcano will soon erupt and destroy their humble home, SpongeBob and his friends must come together to save the fate of their undersea world.

Artistic Director: Elizabeth Sullivan

Director and Co-Choreographer: Justin Harbaugh

Music Director: Erin Zipper

Acting & Music Coach: Ric Averill

Based on the series by Stephen Hillenburg

Book by Kyle Jarrow

Musical Production Conceived by Tina Landau

Original Songs by Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, Lady A, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants, T.I.

And Songs by David Bowie, Tom Kenny and Andy Paley

Additional Lyrics by Jonathan Coulton

Additional Music by Tom Kitt

©2023 Viacom International Inc. All Rights Reserved. Nickelodeon, SpongeBob SquarePants and all related titles, logos and characters are trademarks of Viacom International Inc. Created by Stephen Hillenburg.

THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals.

Main Characters

SpongeBob SquarePants (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 be naturally funny and have great comedic skills and precision. Strong pop tenor.

Squidward Q. Tentacles (Lead, Tenor, G# belt.)
Grumpy, cynical, dry, shorttempered, generally negative but lovable! This Actor must move well and TAP dancing
skills is a plus.

Patrick Star (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.

Sheldon Plankton (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 (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 (Supporting, Mezzo-Soprano)
Mr. Krabs’ bratty teenage daughter. This is a character role with Gospel vocal overtones.

Sandy Cheeks (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 errupting, using her vast amount of scientific knowledge and brilliant inventions to aid the mission.

Eugene Crabs (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: Featured, Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto
Perch Perkins: Featured, Bass
Patchy the Pirate: Featured, Baritone
French Narrator: Ensemble, Spoken
Sardines: Ensemble, All Voice Parts
Security Guards: Ensemble, Spoken
Old Man Jenkins: Ensemble, Tenor, Baritone, Bass
Mrs. Puff: Ensemble, Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto
Gary the Snail: Ensemble, Spoken
Undersea Creatures: Ensemble, All Voice Parts
BFF Letters: Ensemble, Silent
Larry the Lobster: Ensemble, Tenor, Baritone, Bass
Electric Skates (Featured, Tenor, Baritone, Bass): 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 if the actor is expert with tricks available. Strong tap a plus.

A variety of character types to play several featured ensemble roles; comedic timing, extremely strong pop/rock or contemporary musical theatre voices, and be able to tap and dance hip-hop well.