Theatre Under the Stars

THE SpongeBOB Musical


Theatre Under the Stars announces auditions for its Spring youth theatre production of The Spongebob Musical by Kyle Jarrow and Tina Landau.

About the show:

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 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. 

Rehearsals and Show Dates:

Registration/Auditions TIMELINE:

Presale Registration/Auditions Open: February 3, 2023
Public Registration/Auditions Open: February 14, 2023
All Auditions/Registrations Due: March 1, 2023 by 5pm
Callbacks Announced: March 3, 2023
Callback Day 1 (Invited Principal/Featured Roles): March 10, 2023; 5-9pm
Callback Day 2 (General/Advanced Dance Call: March 11, 2023; 1-3pm
Cast Announced: March 13, 2023

CLICK HERE to be notified when registration and auditions open.

Rehearsals/Tech & Show Week:

CLICK HERE for a tentative rehearsal schedule

Performances: May 19 – 21, 2023

*Rehearsals will be held at the Theatre Under The Stars studios at the Hobby Center and perform in Zilkha Hall. 

Show/Audition Information

CLICK HERE to view an F.A.Q. regarding the production including information on casting, audition requirements, and COVID safety protocols.

CLICK HERE to meet the creative team.

While audition videos are collected to determine role assignments, all enrolled students will be cast in the production. After registering, you will receive information on how to submit your audition video. CLICK HERE for a breakdown of characters.

The show will be double cast with up to 40 students in each cast. However, not every role may be double cast. Which roles are and are not double cast is up to the discretion of the directing team.

Due to Hobby Center requirements, all participating students are required to be fully vaccinated by the end of March. There can be no exceptions to this requirement. Currently, Hobby Center policy allows for fully vaccinated casts to perform without masks with all offstage time spent masked. As always, COVID safety protocols are updated on an ongoing basis in accordance with the CDC and the Hobby Center guidance. More information on COVID safety will be provided closer to the start of rehearsals.