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The Spongebob Musical

Musical - Directed by Joe Compton

Based on the series by Stephen Hillenburg
Book by Kyle Jarrow
Musical Production Conceived by Tina Landau

Performance Dates - June 30 & July 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16

Sponsored by Wayne Garage Door

Auditions for The Little Theatre of Tuscarawas County’s 2023 Summer Production, The SpongeBob Musical, will be held Sunday, April 30th and Monday, May 1st at 6:30 p.m. at Dover High School. Registration will open at 6 p.m. Information regarding parking and where to enter the school is available below. If necessary, callbacks will be held Wednesday, May 3rd.

**IMPORTANT** Auditions are open only to individuals who will be entering 9th grade at the beginning of the 2023-2024 school year or older. Individuals who do not meet this criterion will not be considered and are encouraged to participate in the Little Theatre’s 2023 Summer Theatre Workshops. 

The production is being directed by Joe Compton. Mary Maxwell is the assistant director. Micah Carrick will be Music Director, and Jennica Cochran will be the choreographer. Matt Spies is the Producer.


We are looking to cast approximately 35 actors. All roles are open, and all genders, ethnicities, and identities will be considered for all roles. Some roles require physical agility and/or the ability to move or lift heavy objects.

Principal Roles:
SpongeBob SquarePants - Pop Tenor 
Patrick Star - Baritone / Tenor
Sandy Cheeks - Alto / Soprano
Squidward Q. Tentacles - Baritone
Sheldon J. Plankton - Baritone + Ability to Rap
Eugene H. Krabs - Bass / Baritone

Featured Roles:
Perch Perkins - Bass
Pearl Krabs - Alto Belter
Patchy the Pirate - Character Actor, Baritone
Karen the Computer - Alto
Larry the Lobster - Strong Character Actor
Mrs. Puff - Strong Character Actor
The Mayor of Bikini Bottom - Strong Character Actor
The Electric Skates (3) - Pop Rock Contemporary Belt 


Ensemble Roles: 
Sea Anemones
Bikini Bottom Citizens
Mountain Movers
Plus Many Many More…


  • 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!

Rehearsal Information:

  • Rehearsals will be held Sundays through Thursdays from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m and are set to begin the week of May 7th.

  • Some rehearsals may take place on Saturdays on an as-needed basis, dependent upon cast availability.

  • A few rehearsals will be held off-site until regularly scheduled in the theater beginning Monday, May 15th.

  • A read-through of the script is planned for the evening of Sunday, May 7th.

  • A technical rehearsal is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, June 24th. 

Performance Information:

  • The SpongeBob Musical will open Friday, June 30th, and run for three weekends July 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16


What To Prepare:

  • Auditionees will need to prepare a 1-minute cutting of a contemporary pop (i.e. John Legend, Sara Bareilles, Panic! at the Disco, Cyndi Lauper) or musical theater song with no backing vocals that best shows their vocal range.

  • A piano accompanist will be available as well as a Bluetooth speaker with access to Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube Music.

  • There will also be a dance/movement portion.

  • Those auditioning should also be prepared to read from the script. Any questions can be answered by contacting Joe Compton at

Audition Location and Parking Information:

  • Auditions will be held at Dover High School:

    • 520 N. Walnut Street, Dover, OH 44622

    • Please enter the south side of the building using the side entrance (Door G) on Tornado Alley. Parking is located directly across from the side entrance. Do not park in the main parking lot at the front of the school as you will not be able to access the building from the main entrance. There will also be signage to follow. 


This production is presented by special arrangement with Concord Theatricals. 

The production is sponsored by Wayne Garage Door. The 2022-2023 Season is sponsored by Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty CO., L.P.A.

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