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The Spongebob Musical

Directed by Dan Ashlock

Friday, October 1 or 
Saturday, October 2, 2021

STARLIGHT COMMUNITY THEATER is pleased to offer THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL! The show is Directed by Dan Ashlock, with Music Direction by Elise Kurbat, and Choreography by Cydney Trent.


We will be casting one Adult (16+) cast. Callbacks will only be given to fully vaccinated individuals.  
A waiver will be available to complete, however, a waiver may not be approved.

Callbacks by invitation will take place at the theater, in person, on Sunday, October 3 from 4-8pm.

Performances and rehearsals will be live and in person at Starlight Community Theater, 1611 W. Whispering Wind Dr. Suite #9, Phoenix, AZ 85085.  COVID immunization (or approved waiver) required for all members of the production.  COVID safety precautions will be adhered to during all rehearsals and performances appropriate from the guidance of our health officials.

Performances are December 3-19, 2021.  


Audition Information:

  • Auditions will be held on-line in a ZOOM format.  The audition link will be sent to registrants the day before the audition.  Each person will have an individual timeslot.  Please make sure that you can join the Zoom link.

  • Please prepare two Broadway style songs to sing at your audition: one ballad and one upbeat. One minute maximum per song.

  • Please fill out an audition form online at:

  • Please send your theater resume & headshot (optional) to

  • Please have recorded accompaniments loaded to play on your device. No acapella.

  • AUDITION TIMES sign up for one 5-minute slot for Friday, October 1 between 6:30 and 9:30pm or Saturday, October 2 between 9am and 1pm  Make doubly sure that you input your email correctly so you get the link.  We are aware that some times have two slots as we think we can go faster than 5 minutes per audition.

  • CALLBACKS by invitation will take place at the theater in person on Sunday, October 3 from 4-8pm.

The Story:

In The SpongeBob Musical, we find ourselves in the undersea city of Bikini Bottom, inhabited by a happy-go-lucky and ever-optimistic yellow sea sponge (SpongeBob) and his equally quirky circle of friends and neighbors.  SpongeBob’s pleasant existence is abruptly interrupted when it is discovered that Mt. Humongous, a nearby volcano, will erupt within the next 48 hours and completely obliterate Bikini Bottom.  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!


Actors ages 16 and older of all races, ethnicities, sizes, abilities, and genders (conforming and nonconforming) are highly encouraged to audition. The ocean habitat is full of diversity.  In casting, all roles can be played by any actor regardless of gender, body type, race, age - that's the Bikini Bottom Way!

SpongeBob (16 - 30): Optimistic, innocent, and boyish; energetic and sometimes hyperactive. This performer ideally will have a pliable body and be an extremely physical actor. Must be naturally funny and have great comedic skills and precision. Strong pop tenor.

Squidward Q. Tentacles (16 - 65): Grumpy, cynical, dry, short-tempered, generally negative but lovable nonetheless. Squidward must move well and be a strong TAP dancer. Strong baritone/baritenor.

Patrick Star (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 (16 - 30): 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.  Alto/Mezzosoprano.

Sheldon Plankton (25 - 65): 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 spouse. Must be able to dance well and have a solid tenor pop/rock sound. The ability to rap is a plus.

Karen the Computer (25 - 50): Glamorous, a robotic housewife of Plankton. She's been there for Plankton's every scheme and plot and has become jaded. Strong comic timing. Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto.

Eugene Crabs (35 - 65): 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. Baritone.

Pearl Krabs (16 - 25): 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. Mezzo-Soprano.

Foley Artist Fish (16-80): This staged role produces ALL of the sound effects found in the show. By using a variety of percussion instruments, common household items and creative sound makers, The Foley Artist Fish does everything live and in view of the audience.  Also voices Gary the Snail.

Ensemble (16- 80) - 10-14 parts possible
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 morph into different characters throughout the show and play various undersea creatures. Several ensemble roles have featured dancing.  Some ensemble roles will understudy principal roles. 

The Ensemble includes:
Patchy the Pirate, Newscaser Perch Perkins, Mayor of Bikini Bottom, Electric Skates, Sardines, Pirates, Security Guards, Old Man Jenkins, Mrs. Puff, Larry the Lobster, Buster Bluetang, French Narrator, Undersea Creatures