The Spongebob Musical
Directed by Travis Olson
Feb 4-5 and 9-12 (7:30 pm)
Feb 6 and 13 (2:00 pm)
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!
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.
November 5 & 7
For the audition, please prepare a 16 bar cut from any contemporary musical theatre song OR a 16 bar cut of a pop/rock song of your choice. Remember: composers of this show come from a wide range of the musical spectrum and include John Legend, Panic! At the Disco, Cyndi Lauper, and Yolanda Adams. Come dressed for a dance combination section also.
Callbacks will consist of an additional vocal call/cold reading. Sides and audition cuts will be posted on the Players’ Facebook page prior to callbacks.
We are looking for an energetic, diverse group of performers to bring The SpongeBob Musical to life this February on the Players’ stage! We are especially interested in performers with eclectic backgrounds: musicians, gymnasts, skaters, comedians, dancers, actors and singers, are all encouraged to audition.
SpongeBob SquarePants (Lead, Tenor, 16 - 28): Optimistic, innocent, and boyish; energetic and sometimes hyperactive. This performer ideally will have a pliable body and be an extremely physical actor, unafraid of climbing and being on tall objects. Must be naturally funny and have great comedic skills and precision. Strong pop tenor.
Squidward Q. Tentacles (Lead, Tenor, 16 - 55): Grumpy, cynical, dry, short-tempered, generally negative but lovable nonetheless. Squidward must move well and be a very strong TAP dancer. Must have a strong baritone/baritenor with a comfortable sustained G# belt.
Patrick Star (Lead, Tenor, 16 - 30): 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, 16 - 29): 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.
Sheldon Plankton (Lead, Tenor, 16 - 45): 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 Hip Hop very well and have a solid Tenor pop/rock sound. The ability to rap is a big plus.
Karen the Computer (Supporting; Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto; 16 - 39): 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 (Supporting, Mezzo-Soprano, 16 - 29): 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.
Eugene Crabs (Lead, Baritone, 16 - 45): 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.
Electric Skates (Featured, Tenor, Baritone, Bass, 16 - 29): 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.
Mayor of Bikini Bottom: Female, Featured, Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto
Perch Perkins: Male, Featured, Bass
Patchy the Pirate: Male, Featured, Baritone
Ensemble (All Genders, 16- 80)
A variety of character types of all shapes and sizes to play several featured ensemble roles; must have excellent comedic timing, extremely strong pop/rock or contemporary musical theatre voices and be able to tap and dance Hip-hop extremely well; some ensemble roles will understudy principal roles. These include:
French Narrator: Male, Ensemble, Spoken
Sardines: All Genders, Ensemble, All Voice Parts
Security Guards: All Genders, Ensemble, Spoken
Old Man Jenkins: Male, Ensemble, Tenor, Baritone, Bass
Mrs. Puff: Female, Ensemble, Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto
Gary the Snail: All Genders, Ensemble, Spoken
Undersea Creatures: All Genders, Ensemble, All Voice Parts
BFF Letters: All Genders, Ensemble, Silent
Larry the Lobster: Male, Ensemble, Tenor, Baritone, Bass
Click names for contact information
Director: Travis Olson
Music Director: Nichole Fauser
Choreographer: Lexi Zelmer
Arielest: Paula Van Kuren
Stage Manager: Theresa Black and Kristin Whitaker
Production Secretary: Erika Poch and Rachel McCrea
Costume Chair: Adrianne Yoder
Set Construction: Bill Barr and Bill Kalman
Hair: Barbi & Kriss Ricketts and Steve Hausler
Props: Erika Poch and Jack Clifford
Lights: Wayne Carey
Sound: Todd Pilon and Kaleb Rhodes