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!

The SpongeBob Musical is based on the beloved animated series created by Stephen Hillenburg and features a book by Kyle Jarrow, with original songs by Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alexander 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 and T.I., and songs by David Bowie, Tom Kenny and Andy Paley. Additional lyrics are by Jonathan Coulton, with additional music by Tom Kitt. The musical production was conceived by Tina Landau.


Eugene Krabs  (Range: B2-Bb4)
Patrick Star
  (Range: Bb2-Bb4)
Sandy Cheeks
  (Range: A3-E5)
Sheldon J. Plankton
  (Range: B2-G#4)
SpongeBob SquarePants
  (Range: C3-B4)
Squidward Q. Tentacles  (Range: A2-F#4)

ENSEMBLE, with lots of doubling:

2 Hip-Hop Dancers
2 Mob Fish
2 Sardines
2 Security Guards
2 or 3 Teen Fans 
– allows room for expanded casting (minimum of 1, maximum of 4)
5 Sardine Devotees 
– a minimum of 3 is necessary, but written for 5
A Big Chorus of Sponges 
– allows room for expanded casting
A Fish
A Krabby Patty Fish
Another Fish
Buster Bluetang
Cowboy Fish
– a puppet, voiced by actor playing Larry
Girl Fish Trio – with rocks
Johnny the Bartender
Karen the Computer 
– (Range: G#3-F#5)
Larry the Lobster
More and more Sardines 
– allows room for expanded casting (minimum of 8)
Mrs. Puff
Old Man Jenkins
Patchy the Pirate 
– (Range: D3-F4 (F5 falsetto))
Pearl Krabs 
– (Range:Bb3-F#5)
Perch Perkins 
– (Range: E2-E4)
Plankton’s Backup Dancers 
– allows room for expanded casting (2 to 4 of ’em)
– allows room for expanded casting
The Electric Skates 
– 3 band members
The French Narrator 
– voice-over
The Mayor of Bikini Bottom 
– (Range: F#4-B5)
Sea Anemones 
– allows room for expanded casting
Sea Creatures (Assorted) 
– can be doubled with other actors in cast; allows room for expanded casting

Oh, and there’s also:

The Conductor (who hands off and receives a whole slew of props)
The Foley Artist Fish is a staged role that produces all sound effects specified in the script and score using percussion instruments, triggered digital effects, and other creative noise-makers. The show is meant to be performed with a Foley Artist Fish playing sound effects live, and within view of the audience, to accompany the stage action. This could include footsteps for SpongeBob and Squidward (as in the Broadway production), dings for objects appearing, whacks for hits, and so on.