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The Spongebob Musical
Youth Edition

Audition Information

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea and became the hottest star on Broadway? Why, it's SpongeBob SquarePants! This one-hour edition of the hit Broadway musical, brilliantly adapted from the iconic Nickelodeon series, is specially tailored for young actors.

A one-hour edition of the hit musical, specially tailored for young actors!


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. With lives hanging in the balance and all hope lost, a most unexpected hero rises up. The power of optimism really can save the world!


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 A, 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.


An exciting new musical featuring irresistible characters and magical music, this deep-sea pearl of a show is set to make a splash with audiences young and old. The future is bright, the future is bold, the future is The SpongeBob Musical.


Production Team:

Director:                                            Tim Gibbs  

Musical Director:                              Sharyn Messner

Choreographer:                              Kirsty Hansall
Production Managers:                    Liberty Theatre Co

Liberty Youth Musical Theatre Projects require full commitment from cast and their families.  Every effort should be made to avoid missing a called rehearsal.  This show will require full commitment from parents also to ensure that their child(ren) are working hard at home rehearsing and practicing for the benefit of the integrity of our show.  Cast will not be permitted to miss rehearsal for non-essential or trivial reasons and may risk being recast or removed from the program. 

Cast will be required to sign a cast contract.

If you feel you will be unable to give our production your fullest commitment please do not audition.


Character Roles

SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS: (any gender, portrays male)

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: (portrays male)

Grumpy, cynical, dry, short- tempered, generally negative but lovable! This Actor must be a strong tap dancer. Comedic timing skills are necessary.

PATRICK STAR: (portrays male)

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 J. PLANKTON: (portrays male)

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: (portrays female)

Glamorous, a robotic wife 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 actor, as well as singer and mover.

PEARL KRABS: (portrays female)

Mr. Krabs’ bratty teenage daughter. This is a character role with Gospel vocal overtones.

SANDY CHEEKS: (portrays female)

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.

EUGENE KRABS: (portrays male)

Featured Ensemble Roles

Mayor of Bikini Bottom

Perch Perkins


Old Man Jenkins

Mrs. Puff

Larry the Lobster

ELECTRIC SKATES: 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.


A variety of character types to play several featured ensemble roles; Actors with comedic timing, extremely strong pop/rock or contemporary musical theatre voices and be able to tap and dance Hip-hop extremely well; Seeking STRONG Dancer, Singer, Actors with versatile singing and acting ability who will cover principal roles.





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