Audition Notice

“Tidewater Players is a nonprofit arts organization providing inclusive and affordable theater opportunities in Harford County.”

Auditions are June 21 and June 23!! See bel0w for information

Directed/Choreographed by Bambi Johnson
Musical Direction by Nathan Scavilla
tage Management by Becky Flickinger
Production Management by Dickie Mahoney

All roles are open.
All ages, cultures, genders and races strongly encouraged to audition

Audition Dates: June 21 and 23nd 6:00pm -10:00pm

Callbacks: June 27th 11:00am -3:00pm

Location: June 21– 121 North Union Ave. Havre de Grace, MD 21078
June 23– 201 Market Street Havre de Grace, MD 21078

Performance Dates: September 17,18,19,24,25,26
(There will be possible two show performance days the 18th and 25th, based on audience demand)

Please prepare a song from Spongebob The Musical to audition. Actors won’t have to sing the entire song. The music director will pick a selection of the song. If auditioning for a lead or supporting character, please audition using the character’s voice from the hit Television show. Be prepared to dance. Actors maybe asked to read a portion of the script. 

Show Information:

Based on the series by Stephen Hillenburg / Book by Kyle Jarrow / With New Songs by Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants, T.I., and songs by David Bowie, Tom Kenny & Andy Paley / Additional Lyrics by Jonathan Coulton / Additional Music by Tom Kitt / Music Supervision, Orchestrations and Arrangements by Tom Kitt / Choreography by Christopher Gattelli / Musical Production Conceived and Directed by Tina Landau

Adapted from the iconic Nickelodeon series! SpongeBob, Patrick, Sandy, Squidward and all of Bikini Bottom face total annihilation—until a most unexpected hero rises to take center stage.


Spongebob Squarepants (Lead): Male

optimistic, innocent, and boyish; energetic and sometimes hyperactive. 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.

Be prepared to sing “Just a Simple Sponge”


Patrick Star (Supporting): Male

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.

Be prepared to sing “Super Sea Star Savior”


Squidward Q. Tentacles (Supporting): Male

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.

Be prepared to sing “I’m Not a Loser”


Sheldon Plankton (Supporting): Male

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.

Be prepared to sing “When the Going Gets Tough”

Sandy Cheeks (Supporting): Female

A native Texan, speaks with an accent; intelligent, buoyant, very athletic, and physically fit; must know (or be able to quickly learn) karate or martial arts tricks; any actresses auditioning for this role should sing a pop country song in the style of such artists as Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum, or a pop rock song in the style of Cyndi Lauper or P!nk; must be an alto with a comfortable belt to a D; principal.

Be prepared to sing her verse from “Bikini Bottom Day”

Mr. Krabs: Male

lives his life as a penny-saving, money-grabbing restaurateur; obsessed and volatile in relationship to his money; tender but misguided in relationship with his daughter; seeking performer a little more physically round, stocky, a short and stout frame; any actors auditioning for this role should sing an up-tempo contemporary song that shows off your vocal range but also has a gruffness a la Tom Waits, Captain Beefheart, or Gogol Bordello; the songs should be jangly and jaunty, something fun to wail on; must be a strong baritenor; principal.

Be prepared to sing “Daddy Knows Best”

Electric Skates / Male Ensemble (Chorus/Ensemble): Male

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.

Pearl / Female Ensemble (Supporting): Female

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.

Be prepared to sing “Daddy Knows Best”

Female Ensemble/Karen the Computer (Chorus / Ensemble): Female

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.

Dancers (Chorus / Ensemble): All Genders

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.