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Old Town Playhouse auditions are open to all community members!

Though there are frequently age restrictions indicated in scripts or based on the nature of a particular production, auditions are open to the community and we welcome all to be part of the Old Town Playhouse.

There often are digital perusal scripts available to be emailed for no charge by the Old Town Playhouse Business Office in the few months prior to auditions. There is a $10 deposit required to check out a printed script which must be returned within two weeks of check-out in order to receive your deposit back. Call (231) 947-2210. Ext 4 for more information.

 

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AUDITIONS FOR 2022-2023 MAINSTAGE SEASON
 
SPONGEBOB, THE MUSICAL
 
Old Town Playhouse is holding auditions for The SpongeBob Musical by Kyle Jarrow. This musical has roles for ages 10 to adult.
 
Auditions are open to all community members. Youth auditions (16 and under) are Sunday, September 11 at 5 PM. Adult auditions are Monday, September 12 and Tuesday, September 13 at 7 PM. Auditions are held in the Schmuckal Theatre in the lower level of the Old Town Playhouse at 148 East Eighth Street, Traverse City.
 
Auditionees must prepare a 16-bar solo to highlight the singer’s strengths and bring the sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. There will also be a dance call for all auditionees so dress comfortably and be prepared to move. For complete audition information and requirements including an online audition form, go to the Playhouse web site and select Get Involved, Auditions or visit https://www.oldtownplayhouse.com/get-involved/auditions.html. Performances will be November 18 through December 10, 2022.
 
Synopsis
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! A musical based on the beloved animated series with songs provided by a host of popular music luminaries.
For more information, visit www.oldtownplayhouse.com, call 231-947-2210, or e-mail office@oldtownplayhouse.com.
 
CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:
PRINCIPALS
SpongeBob SquarePants (Range: C3-B4):
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.
 
Patrick Star (Range: Bb2-Bb4):
SpongeBob’s simple-minded starfish friend. He may be dumb and lazy on the outside, but inside, he just wants someone to listen to what he has to say.
 
Sandy Cheeks (Range: A3-E5):
A brainy and athletic Texan squirrel who came to Bikini Bottom for a research project. She acts as SpongeBob’s most trusted ally on their quest to stop the volcano from erupting, using her vast amount of scientific knowledge and brilliant inventions to aid the mission.
 
Squidward Q. Tentacles (Range: A2-F#4):
SpongeBob and Patrick’s cranky, clarinet-playing neighbor. He has a very gloomy outlook on life, believing the world’s “a horrible place filled with fear, suffering, and despair”, but nonetheless, he dreams of becoming a famous stage star for the sake of his late mother, and is willing to do just about anything to achieve his big break.
 
Eugene Krabs (Range: B2-Bb4)
The 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.
 
Sheldon J. Plankton (Range: B2-G#4)
The scheming owner of the Chum Bucket who has big plans for world domination. He uses the Mount Humongous disaster to his advantage by convincing everyone to leave Bikini Bottom and settle into a new town, where he’ll tyrannically take them over as their new Evil Overlord. But they don’t know that, of course…
 
ENSEMBLE/FEATURED (with lots of doubling)
 
Karen the Computer – (Range: G#3-F#5):
A waterproof supercomputer who is Plankton’s snarky sidekick and wife. She aids her husband in his plot to take everything over after realizing that his Evil Plan is putting the spark back into their relationship.
 
Pearl Krabs – (Range:Bb3-F#5):
Mr. 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.
 
Perch Perkins – (Range: E2-E4):
The head anchor of Bikini Bottom News. He keeps everyone up-to-date on the current state of their doomed hometown.
 
The Mayor of Bikini Bottom – (Range: F#4-B5):
The overbearing mayor of Bikini Bottom. She claims that everything is under control as the apocalypse draws nearer, but it’s pretty clear that she has absolutely no idea what to do… so she decides to become a dictator.
 
Patchy the Pirate – (Range: D3-F4 (F5 falsetto)):
The pirate president of the SpongeBob fan club. Eager to see his idol star in his very own Broadway musical, Patchy sets up his own little VIP seat right in front of the stage, before getting booted out by security guards. He constantly tries sneaking his way back into the theater throughout the majority of the show.
 
The 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.
 
Larry the Lobster
A muscular lobster who spends most of his time “getting his claws swole”. He eventually becomes the Mayor’s bodyguard.
 
Mrs. Puff
A high-strung boating school instructor turned lush.
 
Old Man Jenkins
A cranky old fish who leads an Angry Mob against Sandy for being a land creature.
 
Assorted Sea Creatures and Bikini Bottom Citizens

AUDITION APPLICATION

 

COMING SOON        

The Laramie Project                   Nov 28, 29            

The Play that Goes Wrong          Feb  6,  7                 

Something Rotten                        Mar  6, 7                  

 

 

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General Audition Information

Auditions are typically held 8-10 weeks before a show is to be performed. As specific show information becomes available it will be listed above.

Auditionees are usually asked to read from the script of the show being auditioned. It is highly encouraged that auditionees have read the script in advance. On occasion, specific readings may be selected by the director for auditions.

For musical auditions, auditionee should prepare a short memorized solo (approx. 2 minutes, with accompaniment) and should bring sheet music to auditions. Accompanists are provided for auditions. Solos do not need to be from the production being auditioned for. Depending on the production, auditionees may be asked to learn a short dance combination, to be performed in the audition in a small group setting, or may be asked to partipate in other movement activities.

Upcoming audition dates are listed below. Additional information about each production may be read on the page pertaining to each show under our performances tab or follow the link provided below.

A few tips: 

  • Don’t get hung up on production values. A director primarily needs to see your face and hear your voice.
  • Take your time. You will read much faster than you think.
  • Be as expressive as possible. The director can always pull you back.
  • And have fun!

 

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Old Town Playhouse

Main Stage Theatre
148 E. Eighth Street
at the corner of
Cass & East 8th St.