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Auditions for The Spongebob Musical

Auditions for the Erie Playhouse production of  The SpongeBob Musical will be held on May 28 and 30 at 6:30 pm at the Erie Playhouse Rehearsal Hall at 1158 East 12th Street. 

Actors are asked to arrive and to sign in within the first hour of the audition start time. All roles are available. The Erie Playhouse practices Color Conscious casting.  All ethnicities  and newcomers are especially welcomed. Crew and other volunteers are also needed for these events. Perusal scripts are available after May 1, 2023 in the box office for 24 hrs. with a refundable $10 deposit.  Questions? – please contact

The SpongeBob Musical

Based on the series by Stephen Hillenberg

Book by Marshall Kyle Jarrow

Directed and choreographed by Richard Davis

Assistant Director Jacki Duggan

Assistant Choreographer Jenna Baker

Musical director Patrick Rose

Show Dates – July 28, 29, August 4-6, 10-13,  A possible 4th week 18-20

Rehearsals begin June 10, 2023

All adult roles are open to ages 12 and up. Everyone must sing and dance.

Audition requirements – 32 bars of a song preferably with piano sheet music – an accompanist will be provided.  A karaoke CD is acceptable but not preferred.  A short monologue approx. 1 1/2 minutes in length is also required. There will be a movement audition for any people who have not worked with the Director before.


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 creative team seeks a diverse company of  actors. Actors of all ethnicities will be equally considered for all roles and actors of color are encouraged to audition. All roles are open. Ages listed are “stage ages,” so older/younger performers will be considered. 

Eugene Krabs  (Range: B2-Bb4) – 30s to early 50s – Owner of the Krusty Krab restaurant; loves money and maybe his daughter Pearl. 

Patrick Star  (Range: Bb2-Bb4) – 20s to 40s – Spongebob’s BFF! Slightly befuddled and lazy, but Patrick has a heart of  gold and is a good friend.

Sandy Cheeks  (Range: A3-E5) – 20s to 30s – A Texas-born squirrel who loves science! Slight country twang; Sandy has a big heart and wants to save her town, even when people are not nice to her.

Sheldon J. Plankton  (Range: B2-G#4) – 20s to 40s – Owner of the Chum Bucket and the archenemy of Mr. Krabs; Sheldon is a tiny evil genius who has a plan to take over Bikini Bottom.

SpongeBob SquarePants  (Range: C3-B4) – 20s to 30s – Our hero!  Spongebob is more than a simple sponge, he is an eternal optimist who loves his town, his job, and his friends.  He wants to succeed in life and inspires people around him, if he can just get them to listen.

Squidward Q. Tentacles  (Range: A2-F#4) – 20s to 50s – Squidward wants to be a performer more than anything, but is stuck working with Spongebob and Patrick at the Krusty Krab.  Squidward loves organization and peacefulness.  Must be able to tap dance.

Karen the Computer (Range: G#3-F#5) – 20s to 40s – Karen is Plankton’s computer wife in human form.  She puts up with Plankton and helps him in his evil schemes.  

Patchy the Pirate (Range: D3-F4 (F5 falsetto)) – adult – Patchy is a huge fan of Spongebob and will do anything to be in this show.  He crashes the performance more than once and sings a memorable song.

Pearl Krabs (Range: Bb3-F#5) – late teens to 20s – Pearl is Mr. Krab’s whale daughter.  He wants her to take over the family business, but all she wants to do is follow and possibly sing with her favorite boy band.  She has dreams and ambitions and wants to blaze her own trail through life.

Perch Perkins (Range: E2-E4) – adult – the town reporter.  Tries to keep it together as events in town get more and more desperate.    

The Mayor of Bikini Bottom (Range: F#4-B5) – adult – The Mayor needs to keep the townspeople calm and organized.  It’s okay because the mayor has a plan at all times…maybe.  

Ensemble (ages 12+) – Ensemble members will play multiple roles including hip hop dancers, mob fish, security guards, sardines, the Electric Skates, Larry the Lobster, Old Man Jenkins, back up dancers, townsfish and more.  We are looking for strong dancers and singers.  Tap dance and/or hip hop experience is helpful.