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The Spongebob Musical

Nov 27-28 & Dec 4-5

DANCE OPEN CALL via video submission

FINAL AUDITION

Monday, September 13, 6:30 PM

Callback scheduled for Tuesday, September 14, 6:30 PM

 

Seeking Ages 12 - 20

Actors, Singers, and Dancers

ALL Roles Open!

The musical will be directed by ABBY C. SMITH (Mrs. Puff from the Original Broadway Cast of The Spongebob Musical)

The Spongebob Musical is being presented ON STAGE as a part of the Axelrod Performing Arts Academy’s 12 week fall session, from September 7 through December 13, culminating with a two-weekend production of The Spongebob Musical, directed by Abby C. Smith with musical direction by Jason Cohen and choreography by a team of Broadway specialists in jazz, tap, hip hop and musical theater.

 

Under the direction of Gabriel Chajnik, APAA is a pre-professional program that seeks dedicated, talented theater and dance students who want to pursue a future in the performing arts. While our students LOVE every minute of studying and rehearsing, this is not a recreational theater program. APAA's educational philosophy combines both process and performance. Students train with outstanding professionals and then apply what they have learned on the stage in a full-scale production.

 

Enrolled students will study with the professional staff at APAA alongside special guest instructors from the Broadway cast of The Spongebob Musical (and other shows!)

 

Musical Theater Performers cast in The Spongebob Musical will attend classes and rehearsals, as follows:

 

Finding Your Comedy, Tuesday, 6PM to 8PM

 

Spongebob Rehearsal, Thursday, 6PM to 8:30PM

 

Director's Workshop/Rehearsal, Saturday, 4PM to 7PM

 

Spongebob Rehearsal, Sunday, 1PM to 5PM (schedule may vary)

 

Additional Individual Rehearsals for Lead Roles

 

Tech Week Rehearsals,  November 19-26, times TBA (no rehearsal on November 24 or 25)

Classes run from September 7 through December 5 at our studios at Bellworks in Holmdel NJ   Click for Fall 2021 Calendar

Due to the generous support of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and the New Jersey Arts Recovery Fund, the Axelrod Performing Arts Academy is able to reduce the tuition for students who are cast in The SpongeBob Musical is only $475.

 

Dancers cast in The Spongebob Musical will attend classes and rehearsals, as follows:

 

Ballet/Pointe Prep or Advanced Ballet/Pointe

Choreographer's Workshop/Rehearsal, Friday, 4:30PM to 6:30PM

 

Spongebob Rehearsal, Sunday, 3PM to 5PM (tentatively scheduled for October 31 and November 7)

 

Tech Week Rehearsals,  November 19-26, times TBA (no rehearsal on November 24 or 25)

 

Classes run from September 7 through December 5 at our studios at Bellworks in Holmdel NJ   Click for Fall 2021 Calendar

Due to the generous support of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and the New Jersey Arts Recovery Fund, the Axelrod Performing Arts Academy is able to reduce the tuition for students who are cast in The SpongeBob Musical is only $475.

SpongeBob the Musical will be a post-Covid theatrical celebration—all actors and dancers will perform onstage without masks! 

All performers cast in the show will be required to be fully vaccinated by Thanksgiving.

 

 

Audition Information for Musical Theater Performers Ages 12-20

Prepare 32 bars of an up-tempo, comedic song as your first choice.  

Also prepare 32 bars of a second song, which should be a belty, pop ballad, just in case (!)

Please bring a headshot and resume.

Auditions held at Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Studios at Bell Works (101 Crawfords Corner Rd, Holmdel).

Audition Information for Dancers Ages 12-20

Students may submit a 1-3 minute video of a dance solo

 

Dancers will be cast in the Dance Ensemble, performing in 4 large production numbers with challenging choreography in diverse styles of dance.

PRINCIPALS

SpongeBob SquarePants (Range: C3-B4) The hero of our story. He loves his community more than anything in the world and he will do anything for them. SpongeBob is sincere, positive, sometimes a bit naïve but always determined to spread joy wherever he goes. He has more strength than he realizes.

Patrick Star (Range: Bb2-Bb4) SpongeBob’s BFF, Patrick is always up for SpongeBob’s adventures but struggles to find the confidence to strike out on his own. He can be gullible, but he’s strong and loyal.

Sandy Cheeks (Range: A3-E5) Smart, quick-witted, energetic and fierce. Sandy is a scientist who has a passion for karate and knows her worth. Her confidence and brains are the key to saving Bikini Bottom.

Squidward Q. Tentacles (Range: A2-F#4) Squidward is always having a bad day, especially when SpongeBob’s around. His secret ambition is to become a concert clarinetist, and he dreams of being in the spotlight and making his Mama proud. Tap skills needed.

 

Eugene Krabs (Range: B2-Bb4) Mr. Krabs’ priorities, in order, are: Money, keeping the Secret Formula safe, Money, his daughter Pearl, and Money. He sees Bikini Bottom’s peril as an opportunity to make (you guessed it) more MONEY!

 

Sheldon J. Plankton (Range: B2-G#4) Power hungry and always scheming. Plankton has a size complex because he’s about one inch tall. Rap skills necessary.

 

FEATURED ROLES

Patchy the Pirate (Range: D3-F4 (F5 falsetto) The biggest SpongeBob fan in the world.

Pearl Krabs (Range:Bb3-F#5) Mr. Krabs’ teenage daughter who is obsessed with the Electric Skates. Amazing pop belt.

Perch Perkins (Range: E2-E4) The town reporter. Informative, yet cheeky.

Karen the Computer (Range: G#3-F#5) Plankton’s computer wife. Sarcastic, evil and devoted to Plankton.

The Electric Skates, three rock stars who are gracing Bikini Bottom with their presence.

The Mayor of Bikini Bottom (Range: F#4-B5) Doesn’t know what she’s doing, but if you ask her, she’s got everything under control.

Larry the Lobster, a body-building crustacean

Mrs. Puff, SpongeBob’s driving teacher

Old Man Jenkins, the town curmudgeon

Gary the Snail, SpongeBob’s pet

Security Guards, trying to keep Patchy under control

Buster Bluetang, assistant to the Mayor

 

ENSEMBLE

Cowboy Fish, Mob Fish, Sardines, Hip-Hop Dancers, Sponges, Pirates, Sea Anemones, Lots of Fishes and assorted Sea Creatures and MORE!