AUDITIONS (Grades 6-10)
Time & Location
About the Event
THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL AUDITION INSTRUCTIONS
For Students in Grades 6 - 10
Directed by Greg Maddock
Music Directed by Susan Dantoni
Choreographed by Katie McCombs
AUDITIONS (by appointment only):
Monday, August 23, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 24, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
For an audition appointment:
- Sign in to the MyStages Parent Portal at http://bit.ly/MyStages.
- (Create an account if you don't have one yet.)
- Click on Youth Membership.
- Update the member profile for each student, especially contact information, school and grade info for 2021-2022, and medical and emergency contact information.
- Select the student, and click on Join (or Enroll in) a Program.
- Select the School Year 2021-2022 Season.
- Select a Program.
- Select the audition session.
- Click the Process button.
*For your convenience, the rehearsal schedule has been provided in calendar form - Commitment Calendar. Please review.
CALLBACKS (if called):
Wednesday, August 25, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Calling performers in Grades 6 - 10 -- serious performers willing to work as part of a team to share their talents, refine their skills, and create a high quality show. Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend. Please consider your commitment to the show prior to your audition, as we obviously can’t promise lead roles to everyone. Every role, ensemble included, will be exciting and fun, as well as a valuable experience. Each cast member is crucial to the success of the show.
- A headshot or school picture, which will not be returned
- A resume, if available
- Sheet music (not CD’s) in a binder for your audition song in the the key in which you will sing (sheet music is available in local music stores and online — www.sheetmusicplus.com or www.musicnotes.com for example). An Accompanist will be provided (“a cappella” audition songs will not be accepted).
If you have questions about what to prepare or what to expect at the audition, don’t hesitate to email or call us.
- Appropriate, comfortable clothes and shoes for movement (no flip flops, crocs, etc.) You will be taught a short dance combination to be performed in a group.
- A one minute monologue OR a description of a time when, like Spongebob, you were brave or treated others kindly. Be sure to show energy and lots of character in your presentation.
- Prepare 16-32 bars from an upbeat musical theatre song in a style similar to the show. Select a song you have a strong connection with, and cut to the moments in the song that show-off your voice the best. Please do not choose a song from Spongebob.
- How to prepare your accompaniment music for auditions: If copied, hole-punch the music and put in a binder. The music should be on the front and back of each page. If only printed on one side, tape the pages together so they are back-to-back or put them back to back in a non-glare sleeve. If music is bound, it should lay flat when open.
- If you have questions about what to expect at the audition, don’t hesitate to email or call us.
Dates vary — see Commitment Calendar (you may not be called for all rehearsals and may only be called for a portion of a rehearsal).
NOTE: Some Rehearsals may be small groups for scenes/songs/dances. You may not be called for all rehearsals and may be scheduled for only a portion of some rehearsals.
- October 15 @ 7:30 p.m.
- October 16 @ 7:30 p.m.
- October 17 @ 2:00 p.m.
- October 22 @ 7:30 p.m.
- October 23 @ 7:30 p.m.
- October 24 @ 2:00 p.m.
- $345 Commitment Fee for performance training to develop your talent in singing, movement, and character development in a supportive, nurturing environment culminating in full performances. A limited amount of partial tuition assistance is available.
- Attend all rehearsals to which you are called.
- Families are asked to contribute volunteer hours in a variety of production areas to help make the show a success.
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 A, 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.
Auditions, rehearsals and performances are held at:
875 E. Main Street, Suite 380
Third Floor, Auditorium Center
Rochester, NY 14605
Parking located behind the building (enter from College Ave). Tell the attendant you are attending a Stages’ audition.
935-7173 (leave a message and your call will be returned) or email Carolyn@MJTStages.com
Hope to see you at the audition!