Sunday In The Park With George, 2016
The Milburn Stone Theatre, Artistic Director/Director Andrew John Mitchell, Music Director Trey Pope, and Choreographer Devon Johnson announce auditions for the October 2022 production of The SpongeBob Musical
The SpongeBob Musical
Based on the series by Stephen Hillenburg, Book by Kyle Jarrow
Original songs by Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles,
Jonath 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, TI and songs by David Bowie, Tom Kenny & Andy Paley.
Additional Lyrics by Johnathan Coulton, Additional music by Tom Kitt
Musical Production conceived by Tina Landau
October 7th, 8th, 9th, 14th, 15th, & 16th | Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm
Physical theatre location for in-person rehearsals and performances:
The Milburn Stone Theatre, Cecil College, One Seahawk Drive, North East MD 21901
Box office phone number: (410) 287-1037
There will be two audition dates for the SpongeBob Musical: Tuesday, June 21st at 7pm and Saturday, June 25th at 10am. Those auditioning can sign-up for a slot at milburnstone.com/auditions or can arrive and sign-up during the first hour and a half of auditions.
There will be a dance call for The SpongeBob Musical on Monday, June 27th at 6pm. Those auditioning on the 21st and 25th will be encouraged to attend this dance call.
Callbacks will be held on Monday, June 27th at 7pm. Callback notifications will be sent by the latest on Saturday, June 25th at 8pm for the Monday, June 27th callback.
SpongeBob Music Selection:
please prepare two 16-32 bar selections in the style of the show, you will be asked to perform one piece and if time is permitted you may be asked to sing the other. You may sing A Capella but an accompanist will be provided and singing with them is encouraged.
Rehearsals will begin in early July. Please note: Cecil College is closed on September 2nd through September 5th for the Labor Day weekend break. Tech week for SpongeBob begins Saturday, October 1st through Thursday, October 6th, no conflicts will be accepted for tech week.
Performances for SpongeBob will begin on Friday, October 7th with performances on October 8th, 9th, 14th, 15th & 16th. Friday and Saturday nights show times are at 8pm, Sunday show times are at 2pm. There is the possibility of 2pm performances on August 8th and 15th, the cast will be notified in September if these performance dates will be added.
Please note: The Milburn Stone Theatre is a community theatre on a college campus, this production is non-paid/non-union
SpongeBob Casting Breakdown
The Milburn Stone Theatre is committed to Cecil College’s principles of diversity, equity, and inclusivity, and encourages performers of all ethnicities, races, backgrounds, genders, and ages to audition.
SpongeBob SquarePants: Male identifying, 18-20s, any ethnicity. An optimistic, innocent, and boyish sea sponge; energetic and sometimes hyperactive. Seeking an extremely physical actor with excellent comedic timing. This performer should be compact, ideally under 5'9" with a pliable body. (Range: C3- B4)
Patrick Star: Male identifying, 20s-30s, any ethnicity. SpongeBob’s BFF, a kind and somewhat clueless pink sea star; well-intentioned but lacking common sense or skills; a big softie. (Range: Bb2-Bb4)
Sandy Cheeks: Female identifying, 20s, any ethnicity. A brainy 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; very athletic and physically nimble. (Range: A3-E5)
Squidward Q. Tentacles: Male identifying, 30s-50s, any ethnicity. SpongeBob’s grumpy next-door neighbor and coworker at the Krusty Krab; he’s short-tempered and generally negative but lovable nonetheless. Must be a strong tap dancer. (Range: A2-F#4)
Sheldon J. Plankton: Male identifying, 20s-40s, any ethnicity. His personality outweighs his small size - a diminutive firecracker; slick, scheming, nefarious; determined, he will do anything to get ahead in life; very greedy, but his heart is still open enough to learn life lessons along the road. Must be a strong dancer. The ability to rap is necessary. (Range: B2-G#4)
Mr. Eugene Krabs: Male identifying, late 30s-50s, any ethnicity. The penny-saving, money-grabbing owner and founder of the Krusty Krab; obsessed and volatile in relationship to his money; tender but misguided in relationship with his daughter. (Range: B2-Bb4)
Pearl: Female identifying, Teens-20s, any ethnicity. Mr. Krabs' bratty teenage whale daughter. Must have excellent comedic timing, a strong pop rock belt and be able to riff up into the stratosphere. Should move well. Will double in the ensemble as various undersea creatures. (Range: Bb3-F#5)
Karen the Computer: Female identifying, 20s-30s, any ethnicity. The glamorous, 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 comedic
actress who sings. Should move well. Will double in the ensemble as various undersea creatures. (Range: G#3-F#5)
Patchy the Pirate: Male identifying, 20s-40s, any ethnicity. SpongeBob’s number one fan! Improv skills a plus. Will double in the ensemble as various undersea creatures. (Range: D3-F4 (F5 falsetto))
Perch Perkins: Male identifying, 20s-40s, any ethnicity. An anchor for the Bikini Bottoms News. Will double in the ensemble as various undersea creatures. (Range: E2-E4)
Ensemble: seeking 11-13 character types (Teens-60+) of all genders, ethnicities, shapes and sizes to play several featured roles including the Mayor of Bikini Bottom, Mrs. Puff, Larry the Lobster, Old Man Jenkins, the Electric Skates; should have excellent comedic timing and strong pop/rock or contemporary musical theatre voices. Must dance (tap experience preferred). Special skills including
skateboarding, rollerblading, instruments, acrobatics and clowning a plus!
About The SpongeBob Musical
The stakes are higher than ever in this dynamic stage musical as SpongeBob, Patrick, Sandy, Squidward and all of Bikini Bottom face 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. Adapted from the iconic Nickelodeon series, The Spongebob Musical shows that the power of optimism really can save the world!
The Spongebob Musical is presented through special permission by Concord Theatricals.