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The SPONGEBOB Musical Non-Union National Tour
V/T: National Tour
Compensation Package: Pays: $450/wk min. for Ensemble and $550/wk min. for Principals + housing allowance/per diem and travel.
Book: Kyle Jarrow
Music & Lyrics: Multiple Artists
Director: Tina Landau
Choreographer: Christopher Gattelli
Music Supervisor: Tom Kitt
Producer: NETworks Presentations
Casting Director: Christine McKenna-Tirella, CSA, of Stewart/Whitley
1st Rehearsal in NYC: August 19th, 2019
1st Performance: September 22nd, 2019
FOR THE ENSEMBLE ROLES We are especially interested in: skateboarding, rollerblading, instruments, tutting, circus or clowning skills.
Please submit accordingly and include all special skills in the notes of the submission.
SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS: Male, 18-28. Any ethnicity. Optimistic, innocent, and boyish; energetic and sometimes hyper-active. This performer must be compact; Ideally 5' 9" or under; have a pliable body and be an extremely physical actor, unafraid of climbing and being on tall objects. Must be naturally funny and have great comedic skills and precision. Strong pop tenor. PRINCIPAL.
PATRICK STAR: Male, 18-30. Any ethnicity. 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. Physically needs to be tall, round shaped, hefty. Baritenor. PRINCIPAL.
SQUIDWARD Q. TENTACLES: Male, 30s-early 50s. Any ethnicity. Grumpy, cynical, dry, short-tempered, generally negative but lovable nonetheless. Squidward is tall and thin; Must move well and be a very strong TAP dancer. Must have a strong baritone/baritenor with comfortable sustained G# belt. PRINCIPAL.
SHELDON PLANKTON: Male, late 20s-early 40s. Any ethnicity. 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 wife. Must be able to dance Hip Hop very well and have a solid Tenor pop/rock sound. The ability to rap is a big plus. PRINCIPAL.
MALE ENS/ELECTRIC SKATES: Male, Any Ethnicity, 20s. Rock and roll band members, the Skates are hard-core, grungy, heavy metals meets World Wrestling. Strong Dancers, very comfortable on skateboards (need to "play" guitar while skating), ability to do skateboard tricks a plus. Also open to rollerblade or inline skating if actor is expert, with tricks available. Strong tap a plus. May cover principal tracks including SPONGEBOB. ENSEMBLE
FEMALE ENS/PEARL: Female, 20's. Any ethnicity, preferably African-American. Mr. Krabs' bratty teenage daughter. Pearl is a whale and should be large in stature: big and tall. 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. FEATURED ENSEMBLE.
FEMALE ENS/KAREN THE COMPUTER: Female, 20s- 30s. Any Ethnicity. Glamorous, robotic housewife of Plankton. She's been there for Plankton's every scheme and plot and has become jaded - she's been there and done that. Strong comic actress, as well as Singer and Mover. Able to morph into different character throughout the show and play various undersea creatures. FEATURED ENSEMBLE.
FEMALE DANCERS: Female, Any ethnicity, 20s- 40s. A seeking 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 tap and dance Hip-hop extremely well; some ensemble roles will understudy principal roles. ENSEMBLE.
MALE DANCERS: Male, Any ethnicity, 20s-40s. A Seeking 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 tap and dance Hip-hop extremely well; some ensemble roles will understudy principal roles. ENSEMBLE.