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Spring Musical Pre-Audition Information

Students interested in auditioning for SPONGEBOB THE MUSICAL must read this information sheet very carefully.

IF YOU PLAN TO AUDITION, YOU MUST ATTEND A PRE-AUDITION MEETING IN THE AUDITORIUM

Please do not audition if you are not willing to accept any role you are offered, or if you are
already committed to another production within this time period Nov 1st through March 5th.

There are two meetings. You only need to attend one.

If you cannot attend one of the meetings, you must email Mrs. Boston [email protected] OR Ms. Rue [email protected] before these dates:

Tuesday, October 11th OR Thursday, October 13th @ 2:45 – 3:30 pm

Please read through the synopsis and character breakdown attached so that you will know which sides and songs to pick up at the meeting. Be prompt and plan on being at the meeting for the entire time. At the meeting:

You will be given an audition packet that contains:

  • A contract (including fee information) to be signed by you and a parent/guardian
  • A conflict calendar
  • Audition scenes for each character(s) you want to audition for. Please be prepared, memorize your audition
    sides as well as possible. Music for singing audition. No excuse for not knowing the song at your audition.

Everyone will need to attend the Dance Audition on Monday, October 24 in the auditorium @ 2:45 – 4:30pm.

Be prompt & plan on being at the meeting for the entire time.

AUDITIONS

Tuesday, October 18th AND Thursday, October 20th between 3:30 – 7pm.

Sign-up for an audition time in the Main Office.

You MUST have a SIGNED contract & a COMPLETED conflict calendar to turn in AT THE AUDITION.

You WILL NOT be allowed to audition without these completed forms.

CALL BACKS

Tuesday, 25th 3:30 – 7pm.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Many characters will double other roles.

SpongeBob Square Pants (Male, 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 (Male, Lead, Tenor, G# belt.): Grumpy, cynical, dry, short- tempered,
generally negative but lovable! This Actor must move well and TAP dancing skills is a must.

Patrick Star (Male, 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.

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

Sheldon J. Plankton (Male, 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 Plankton the Computer (Female; 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 (Female, Mezzo-Soprano): Mr. Krabs’ bratty teenage daughter. This is a character
role with Gospel vocal overtones.

Eugene Crabs (Male, 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.

Patchy the Pirate (Male, Featured, Baritone)
SpongeBob’s number one fan! Improv skills is a plus.
He keeps sneaking his way in throughout the show.
Will also double as one of the various undersea creatures.

Perch Perkings An anchor for the Bikini Bottom News. He keeps everyone up-to- date on the
current state of their doomed hometown.

The Mayor of Bikini Bottom (Female, Featured, Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto)
Overbearing mayor. She claims all is under control, but has no idea what to do.
She becomes more of a dictator towards Act II.

French Narrator (Male or Female) must be able to have a strong French accent.

Sardines (Male & Female) who will dance and sing. Some actors will double this role.

Security Guards (Male or Female)

Old Man Jenkins (Male Tenor, Baritone, Bass)
A cranky old fish who leads an Angry Mob against Sandy for being a land creature.
At the end of the show he thanks Sandy for saving Bikini Bottom.

Mrs. Puff (Female Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto)

Gary the Snail Is a prop.

Larry the Lobster (Male, Tenor, Baritone, Bass)
Larry is a muscular lobster that spends most of his time “getting his claws swole”.
He eventually becomes the Mayor’s bodyguard.

Electric Skates (Male, Featured, Tenor, Baritone, Bass): A famous rock and roll band who is
hired to perform at the Bikini Bottom benefit concert. The Skates are hard-core, grungy, heavy
metal meets 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 is a plus.

Bikini Bottom Sea Creatures A variety of character sea types to play several roles; Performers
with comedic timing, extremely strong pop/rock or contemporary musical.

SYNOPSIS

Act One
SpongeBob SquarePants awakens and welcomes the day with his pet sea snail, Gary
(“Bikini Bottom Day”). He greets various friends in his hometown of Bikini Bottom—including
his best friend Patrick, his neighbor Squidward, and his friend Sandy Cheeks—as he walks
to the Krusty Krab restaurant. At work, his boss Mr. Krabs tells his daughter Pearl that she
will manage the restaurant one day. With Pearl uninterested, SpongeBob hints at his desire
to become the manager. Mr. Krabs laughs at the idea, telling SpongeBob he is “just a
simple sponge” (“Bikini Bottom Day” (Reprise 1)). Then, a violent tremor suddenly rocks the
entire town.

A news report reveals that the tremor was caused by the nearby Mount Humongous,
a volcano that will soon erupt, throwing the town into a panic (“No Control”). SpongeBob
cheers up an upset Patrick by reiterating that they are best friends forever (“BFF”). With the
town in a panic over the impending doom, Plankton and Karen try to convince the citizens to
enter an escape pod that ensures safety—a cover-up for their secret scheme to hypnotize
the citizens in the pod into liking the chum that they serve at their restaurant, the Chum
Bucket (“When the Going Gets Tough”). The townspeople, unknowingly, support this idea
and decide to hold a last-minute music concert to raise enough money to build the pod.
Squidward’s idea of his one-man show is immediately shut down. Instead, Pearl suggests
that the famous rock band, the Electric Skates, play at the concert. Everyone agrees and
Squidward is named manager of the event. Despite Sandy’s pleas that science could help
them solve the problem, the townsfolk ignore her for being a land mammal.

SpongeBob, however, is against the idea of leaving town and believes the citizens should
save Bikini Bottom. SpongeBob thinks back on Mr. Krabs’ words from earlier and wonders if
he could save the town (“(Just a) Simple Sponge”). He goes to Patrick and Sandy for help.
Mr. Krabs sees the upcoming disaster as a moneymaking opportunity, holding an
“apocalypse sale”. Pearl worries about her father’s greed, believing that it overshadows his
care for her (“Daddy Knows Best”).

Meanwhile, SpongeBob convinces Patrick and Sandy to team up, climb the volcano, and
stop it from erupting with a bubble device Sandy will build. The friends are determined to
succeed (“Hero Is My Middle Name”). Before they start their plan, a group of
cultist sardines appear. They found wisdom in Patrick’s thoughts at the town meeting and
decide to make him their new leader (“Super Sea Star Savior”). Patrick likes the idea and
decides to back out of SpongeBob’s plan so that he can bask in self-glory, angering
SpongeBob. The two argue and end their “BFF” status. After Patrick leaves, Sandy reminds
SpongeBob that things are bound to be okay. The entire company reveals their personal
thoughts and feelings about the impending disaster (“Tomorrow Is”).

Act Two
Patchy again sneaks onstage, telling the audience that pirates are persecuted by others
because of stereotypes (“Poor Pirates”), supported in song by a group of pirates he met
during the show’s first act after wandering into a dive bar in the nearby Hell’s Kitchen. The
theater’s security again intervenes to chase Patchy away as he screams that he’ll be back.
SpongeBob wakes up and greets a new day—the day when the volcano is expected to
erupt (“Bikini Bottom Day” (Reprise 2)). Bikini Bottom has fallen into anarchy and chaos: the
mayor has employed a dictatorship over the people and an angry mob has started to hunt
down Sandy, thinking her science is the cause for the volcano’s impending eruption. Sandy
hides from the mob and shows SpongeBob the ingenious bubble device, the Eruptor
Interrupter. They plan to throw it inside the volcano and save the town.

Back in Bikini Bottom, Plankton worries that Sandy and SpongeBob will successfully climb
up the mountain and save the town, but Karen tells him that she found his misplaced
avalanche maker, saying they can use it to create an avalanche to kill SpongeBob and
Sandy. The Electric Skates finally arrive (“Bikini Bottom Boogie”) and accept Squidward’s
request to join their opening act if Squidward buys every item on a long shopping list.
Meanwhile, SpongeBob and Sandy make their way up the volcano with great difficulty and
Sandy tries to increase their morale, encouraging them to never give up (“Chop to the
Top”). SpongeBob cannot help but think of how he misses Patrick and wishes he were
there to help them. In Bikini Bottom, Patrick finds life as a guru unexciting and misses
SpongeBob as well, prompting him to leave his followers behind to help SpongeBob (“(I
Guess) I Miss You”).

Squidward obtains all but one of the items on the Electric Skates’ list, so the band refuses
his request and calls him a “loser”. In response, Squidward, who was called a loser in his
childhood, snaps back at the band in anger. As the band quits and leaves, Squidward
insists that he is not a loser and performs a song with a tap dance number and back-up
chorus, but becomes depressed again when he realizes that it was all in his imagination
(“I’m Not a Loser”). However, with the band gone, there is no concert or escape pod. Pearl
suggests Mr. Krabs hand over his money to build the escape pod, but even he cannot meet
the price and the town citizens panic and fight one another. Back on the mountain, Plankton
and Karen use the avalanche maker to cause an avalanche, sending SpongeBob falling off
the mountain. Patrick arrives and saves him with a jetpack Sandy invented, and the two
reaffirm their friendship and follow Sandy to the summit of the mountain.

When they reach the top, neither Sandy nor Patrick is able to reach the rim where they
need to throw the device in. They turn to SpongeBob, who doubts his skills (“(Just a) Simple
Sponge” (Reprise)). They remind him that he is the only one who can squeeze through tight
areas and that his optimism has gotten them this far. His determination renewed,
SpongeBob throws the Eruptor Interrupter in. The three soon discover the chaos Bikini
Bottom is in and immediately parachute down to the town to stop the fighting from
escalating further.

SpongeBob tries to calm everyone down, insisting that, despite whatever happens, they
have each other (“Best Day Ever”). When the time comes for the volcano to erupt, everyone
braces for their potential deaths. However, time passes with no eruption and bubbles fall
down from above, signaling that Sandy’s invention worked.

With Bikini Bottom safe, everyone apologizes for their behavior, as Plankton and Karen
argue and accidentally reveal their secret plot. Mr. Krabs decides to have SpongeBob as
manager of the Krusty Krab someday. Everyone then decides that they should celebrate by
having a new concert led by Pearl and Squidward, much to his delight, as Sandy is now
welcomed back by the citizens of Bikini Bottom. Patchy descends from above on a rope,
having finally managed to sneak into the show. He makes the cast reluctantly agree to let
him be a part of the finale as the townspeople welcome the brand new day (“Bikini Bottom
Day” (Reprise 3)). During the curtain call, the cast performs one final song (“SpongeBob
SquarePants Theme Song”).

We suggest that you research the show a bit so that you are familiar with the characters and
plot. The more you are able to show us the character’s mannerisms, voice and or accent the
better! We want everyone to have fun and enjoy the whole audition process. It’s going to be a
blast!

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