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Audition Form: Please fill out this form and submit with your virtual audition. If coming to in person auditions you may fill out and bring with you. Forms will also be provided at auditions. 

The Empress Theatre is pleased to announce auditions for: 


The SpongeBob Musical 


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.


The Empress encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition. The Empress is committed to providing a space for community and inclusion free from discrimination.




Director: Chalese Craig

Music Director: Candice Jorgensen 




For this production, auditions will be done in person with a virtual option for those unable to attend the in-person dates. 

Audition dates for The SpongeBob Musical will be:
January 17 & 18, 2024 at 7pm – 9:00 pm.

Location: Empress Theatre 9104 Magna Main St, Magna UT 84044

Those wishing to audition may come to either audition session.
Auditions will be taken on a first come basis and will last 5-10 minutes.

For the audition, individuals should state their name and prepare 1 minute or 16 - 32 bars of a song in the style of the show. 

Backing tracks only (no accompanist will be provided). 
Cold readings may be required from script sides provided at the audition.

Virtual auditions may be submitted if there is a conflict with the in-person audition dates.

Email your virtual audition to

Virtual Auditions must be submitted NO LATER than 9pm on January 18th, 2024

Please submit a Youtube link to your audition in your email. If you are submitting a virtual audition 

Callback notices will be sent out no later than Friday January 19th
Callbacks will be by invitation only on Saturday Jan 20, 9am - 12p
All auditions and callbacks will be at the Empress Theatre.


If possible, please provide a headshot and resume at the audition.


Callback Date: Saturday January 20, 2024 9am-12pm
First Rehearsal Date: TBA
Rehearsal Schedule: Rehearsals will take place
• Monday – Thursday evenings (occasional Friday rehearsals may be called, as needed), blocked in the hours of 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
• Saturday mornings, blocked in the hours of 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM.
• Rehearsals may extend beyond these parameters, particularly during tech rehearsals.
Preview: Thursday, April 4, 2024
Opening: Friday, April 5, 2024
Closing: Saturday, April 20, 2024




• Casting Authority: The Production Team with Artistic Director Approval.

• Individuals who may view your audition information: Production Director, Choreographer, Music Director, and Stage Manager. Other approved individuals may view the information as needed, including Theatre Artistic Management, Theatre Stage Management, and more.

• Who is at Callbacks: Production Team (Director, Choreographer, Music Director, Rehearsal Pianist, Stage Manager) and Theatre Artistic Management

• Portions of this audition and/or callback may be recorded or photographed at the Director’s discretion. All recordings will only be used by the production team and will be destroyed after callbacks.

• Actors will be expected to help build, paint, and strike the set.

• There may be understudies and/or standby performers for this production, at the discretion of the production team.

• This production will have a designated day off of Sunday, meaning no mandatory rehearsals will be scheduled on Sundays. Sundays may be utilized for optional activities, such as set building or review time.




All roles are available. Attributes provided describe the character, not necessarily the actor themselves, but must be qualities the actor can conceivably portray. Roles are open to individuals of any race, body size / type, gender identity, and more.

Looking for strong contemporary musical theatre/pop vocals.


SpongeBob SquarePants (Range: C3-B4) 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, naturally funny and have great comedic skills and precision. Strong pop tenor and great actor.

Eugene Krabs (Range: B2-Bb4) 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. Strong singer, actor, and mover.


Patrick Star (Range: Bb2-Bb4) Well-intentioned but lacking common sense or skills; kind and somewhat clueless, a big softie who can also be prone to sudden child-like fits of rage or frustration.

Sandy Cheeks (Range: A3-E5) 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. Strong actress, singer, and mover.

Sheldon J. Plankton (Range: B2-G#4) His personality outweighs his size; he is slick, scheming, nefarious; has the ability to charm, is determined and 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 must sing, dance and rap.

Squidward Q. Tentacles (Range: A2-F#4) Grumpy, cynical, dry, short-tempered, generally negative but lovable. This actor must sing and TAP dance.

Karen the Computer (Range: G#3-F#5) Glamorous, a robotic housewife of Plankton. She's been there for Plankton's every scheme and plot and has become jaded because she's “been there and done that.” Strong comedic actress, singing, and mover.

Pearl Krabs (Range:Bb3-F#5) Mr. Krabs' bratty teenage daughter. Actress and very strong singer with gospel and high belt range abilities.

Patchy the Pirate (Range: D3-F4/F5 falsetto) Misunderstood pirate from the painting. Singer and actor.

Perch Perkins (Range: E2-E4) News reporter. Singer and actor.

The Mayor of Bikini Bottom (Range: F#4-B5) Typical Politician. Singer and actor.

The Electric Skates Rock and roll band members, the Skates are hardcore rockers. Very comfortable on skateboards, rollerblades, etc. (ability to do tricks a plus).

The French Narrator Actor for voiceover portions.

The Conductor Actor who hands off and receives a whole slew of props

The Foley Artist Fish Actor that produces all sound effects specified in the script and score using percussion instruments, triggered digital effects, and other creative sound makers.

Gary Actor, a puppet, can be voiced by actor playing Larry

Various ensemble groups that sing, dance, and act:
Old Man Jenkin, Mrs. Puff, Johnny the Bartender, Larry the Lobster, Pirates, Hip-Hop Dancers, Plankton's Backup Dancers, Mob Fish, Sardines, Security Guards, Teen Fans, Sardine Devotees, Chorus of Sponges, A Fish, A Krabby Patty Fish, Another Fish, Buster Bluetang, Cowboy Fish, Girl Fish , Trio with rocks , Sea Anemones , Sea Creatures (Assorted)

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