All auditions are open to the public. Complete audition packets are available at the NorShor Box Office or online approximately two weeks prior to each audition date (if not sooner). 

All auditions will be held at the NorShor Theatre Rehearsal Studios (located at 211 East Superior Street, on the 3rd Floor via the skywalk or the Lights on Duluth space) unless otherwise noted.

The Duluth Playhouse is committed to inclusive, color-conscious casting. Actors of all ethnicities, gender identities, and abilities are highly encouraged to audition.

SpongeBob Audition Packet




Based on the series by: Stephen Hillenburg/ Book by: Kyle Jarrow Performed at the Playhouse Family Theatre February 18 March 6, 2022

Director: Emily Parr       Choreographer: Amber Burns      Music Director: Tanya Moore

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!

Seeking a diverse cast of actors, singers, and dancers Ages 11-25

Performers of all races, genders, and ethnicities are encouraged to audition.


  • SIGN UP HERE For a 5 minute time slot. Saturday, Dec. 11  from 9am-11am
  • AUDITIONS LOCATED at The Depot Family Theatre (506 W. Michigan Street)
  • Audition Form: Please Fill out the audition form located HERE
  • Song: Be prepared to sing 16-32 bars (20-30 sec) of a musical theatre song (Songs can be from the show) Please bring piano sheet music to sing with a piano accompaniment. We encourage all actors to sing with the piano and not acapella so that we can hear the actors finding their notes.
  • Character Reading: Actors will also read for one of the characters. Choose 2 characters to read for. (See Audition sides)
  • CALLBACKS: Saturday, Dec. 11 from 11:30-1:30pm. At callbacks be prepared to sing, dance and act out scenes from the show.


Rehearsal Dates & Times: Mon-Fri: Jan. 3 – Feb. 11, 2022 from 6-9pm

Mon-Fri TECH: Feb. 14 – 17 from 5-9:30pm

Where: Family Theatre 506 W. Michigan Street


Friday, Feb. 18 6:00pm
Saturday, Feb. 19 1:00 & 6:00pm
Sunday, Feb. 20 2:00pm
Wednesday, Feb. 23 SCHOOL MATINEE 9:30am & 12:30pm
Friday, Feb. 25 6:00pm
Saturday, Feb. 26 1:00 & 6:00pm
Sunday, Feb. 27 10:00am Sensory Friendly Show 2:00pm
Tuesday, March 1 SCHOOL MATINEE 9:30am & 12:30pm
Friday, March 4 6:00pm
Saturday, March 5 1:00 & 6:00pm
Sunday, March 6 2:00pm


The following roles have been cast: Patrick Star, Sandy Cheeks, Squidward, Plankton, Karen, Patchy the Pirate, The Mayor.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN (All roles are open to actors of any gender identity)

SpongBob Squarepants – Everyone’s favorite yellow sponge, and the hero of our story. Bright, cheery, and always optimistic, SpongeBob knows how to maintain a positive attitude, even when a deadly volcano threatens to destroy his beloved town.


Mr. Eugene KrabsThe 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.


Pearl KrabsMr. Krabs’ teenage whale daughter. Even though her father spoils her silly, she deeply detests his greed and wants him to prioritize his family, not his profits. She’s also a huge fan of the famous rock band the Electric Skates, and eventually plans to run away with them after she’s had enough of her dad’s neglect.


Mrs. Puff – SpongeBob’s teacher at Boating School, an underwater school where students learn to drive boats like cars. 


Perch Perkins – The head anchor of Bikini Bottom News. He keeps everyone up-to-date on the current state of their doomed hometown. 


Larry the Lobster – A muscular lobster who spends most of his time “getting his claws swole”. He eventually becomes the Mayor’s bodyguard. 


Old Man Jenkins – A cranky old fish who leads an Angry Mob against Sandy for being a land creature. 


Electric Skates – A famous rock band who’s hired to perform at the Bikini Bottom benefit concert. Pearl’s a huge fan of these guys. They’re known to rock out while zipping across the stage on skateboards and roller skates, hence the name.


Foley Artist Fish DJ – A stage role that produces all sound effects in the script. 


Ensemble Roles include: Hip Hop dancers, Mob Fish, Sardines, Security Guards, Teen Fans, Sardine Devotees, Chorus of Sponges, Cowboy Fish, Gary, Johnny the Bartender, Fish, Plankton’s Backup Dancers, Pirates, The French Narrator, Sea Anemones, and Assorted Sea Creatures. 


Electric Skates, Foley Artist, Larry the Lobster, Mrs. Puff, Old Man Jenkins, Hip Hop dancers, Mob Fish, Sardines, Security Guards, Teen Fans, Sardine Devotees, Chorus of Sponges, Cowboy Fish, Gary, Johnny the Bartender, Fish, Plankton’s Backup Dancers, Pirates, The French Narrator, Sea Anemones, and Assorted Sea Creatures.