The SpongeBob Musical Auditions

Auditions: April 11 & 12, 2023 at Valley Youth Theatre

Performances: June 9 - 25, 2023 at Herberger Theater Center


Please read the following information in its entirety.


Valley Youth Theatre's mission is to inspire young people to be the best they can be through a variety of performing arts opportunities.  All roles will be played by young people unless otherwise noted. Our performers are not charged fees to be in our shows. There are no ticket quotas, costume or script deposits, ad sales or financial requirements of any sort to be in our mainstage shows. Valley Youth Theatre welcomes all young people to audition. If you or your child need assistance auditioning, and your answer is not covered in this page, please contact VYT's Production Stage Manager, Morgan McCall at

The SpongeBob Musical Synopsis:

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. 


SpongeBob SquarePants  (Range: C3-B4)

Patrick Star  (Range: Bb2-Bb4)

Eugene Krabs  (Range: B2-Bb4)

Sandy Cheeks  (Range: A3-E5)

Sheldon J. Plankton  (Range: B2-G#4)

Squidward Q. Tentacles  (Range: A2-F#4)

Patchy the Pirate - (Range: D3-F4 (F5 falsetto))

Pearl Krabs - (Range:Bb3-F#5)

Perch Perkins - (Range: E2-E4)

The Mayor of Bikini Bottom - (Range: F#4-B5)

Karen the Computer - (Range: G#3-F#5)

…and an impressive, diverse, multi-talented ensemble of pirates, sardines, tap dancing squids, hip-hop-dancers, lobsters, skateboarders, and more!

Rehearsals and Time Commitment:

Approximate rehearsal dates can begin as early as the week of April 17  and run though June 8, 2023 , Monday through Thursday evenings and Saturdays. Before tech, evening rehearsals will be 5p - 9p; tech rehearsals will be potentially until 10pm. We understand that some students may have conflicts where they may miss rehearsals, must arrive late or leave early. However, cast members will not be able to miss rehearsals during tech week or the run of the show. Tech rehearsals start June 3, opening night is June 9, 2023 and runs through June 25, 2023 with several weekday matinees for schools in addition to the traditional evening and weekend performances.

DOWNLOAD OUR TENTATIVE REHEARSAL SCHEDULE HERE TO SEE IF YOU WILL HAVE ANY CONFLICTS. We will ask about the specific dates of your conflicts in the audition form. Again, cast members will not be able to have any conflicts between June 3 and June 25, 2023. 

What to prepare for the audition: 

  1. YOU MUST BRING A PRINTED OUT PHOTO/HEADSHOT WITH YOU TO THE AUDITION. It doesn't have to be professional. Just a good photo that looks like you! you can take it with a camera phone if you'd like, but you have to print it out. Make sure you have good lighting so we can see your face.
  2. An acting or theatre resume. You don't have to have one all fancy and ready to upload (although you certainly can have a fancy one). We just want to know what you have done performance-wise and in a theatre. If you worked on the stage crew, put that in there too!
  3. A song that will show off your voice and is appropriate for you and the character you are auditioning for.
    1. How long should the song be? Good question. The answer is: as long as it needs to be for you to feel that you have shown us how amazing you are! Chances are that's around 2 or so minutes, but it may be longer or shorter. You may not get to sing the whole song either so make sure that you get to "the good part" sooner rather than later. You don't have to start at the beginning of the song. We just want to see how you sing!
  4. If you can, it's a good idea to pre-register. You will fill out the audition form online before hand so you won't have to fill it out when you get to the theatre.
  5. Wear comfortable clothes that are appropriate to dance in -- no sandals or skirts, please.
  6. We also recommend you bring a bottle of water to remain hydrated and energized. 

Audition Date, Time, and Location Information:

Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at 4pm Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at 4pm
Doors Open at 3:30pm Doors Open at 3:30pm

You only need to attend one of these auditions.

We hold auditions at our theatre:
Valley Youth Theatre
525 North First Street
On the Southeast Corner of First Street & Fillmore, in Downtown Phoenix

Please note: The VYT parking lot is permit parking only. Public paid parking is available in the lot on the north west corner of 1st St and Fillmore and at meters surrounding the theatre. Please plan accordingly.


If you still have questions, you can contact our Production Stage Manager, Morgan McCall, at or 602-253-8188 ext 308

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