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   Sunday May 22

Ages 14 – 18, 2:00 – 3:30

Ages 18 & up, 3:30 – 5:00

   Monday May 23

Ages 14 – 18, 6:00 – 7:30

Ages 18 & up, 7:30 – 9:00

Auditions will only consist of singing and dancing

For other characters that do not have a specific music cut, please use the ensemble cut of Bikini Bottom Day

An audition choreography video will be available beginning May 9     Please wear comfortable clothing and footwear that you can dance in    If you do have tap shoes, please bring those as well


Thursday May 26th at 6:30 for those needed

There will be lines and additional singing at callbacks. Those materials will be given out ahead of time.


Read through/party – Friday June 3. Time is TBD

Rehearsals will generally be Sunday – Thursday from 6:00 – 8:30    Not everyone will be needed every night

Everyone is expected to be at all rehearsals the last two weeks

There will be a more detailed rehearsal calendar at the actual auditions

Production dates:

Thursday Aug. 4th – Preview 7:30 Friday Aug. 5th – Opening Night 7:30 Saturday Aug. 6th 7:30

Sunday Aug. 7th – Matinee 2:00 Thursday Aug. 11th – 7:30 Friday Aug. 12th – 7:30 Saturday Aug. 13th – 7:30

Sunday Aug. 14th – Final performance 2:00

Leading roles

SpongeBob SquarePants (Lead, Tenor): Optimistic, innocent, and boyish; energetic and sometimes hyperactive. This actor should have the ability to move well and be an extremely physical; unafraid of climbing and being on tall objects. Additionally: Must be naturally funny and have great comedic skills and precision. Strong pop tenor. Pluses: flexibility, character voice & laugh

Patrick Star (Lead, Tenor): Well-intentioned but lacking common sense or skills; kind and clueless, an innocent; a big softie, who can also be prone to sudden child-like fits of rage or frustration. Pluses: character voice

Sandy Cheeks (Lead, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto): 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. Strong, independent, high energy – unafraid of climbing and being on tall objects. Pluses: character voice

Squidward Q. Tentacles (Lead, Tenor, G# belt.): Grumpy, cynical, dry, short- tempered, negative but lovable! Plusses: character voice and TAP – Skills.

Sheldon Plankton (Lead, Tenor): His personality outweighs his size- slick, scheming, nefarious; can 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. Big over the top with strong facial expressions. Pluses: character voice, experience with hip-hop dancing, ability to rap.

Karen the Computer (Supporting, Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano): Glamorous, a robotic housewife of Plankton. She has been there for Plankton’s every scheme and plot and has become jaded – she has been there and done that. Strong comic actor, as well as Singer and Mover. Pluses: character voice, beat boxing.

Eugene Crabs (Lead, Baritone): The greedy owner of the Krusty Krab, and employer of SpongeBob and Squidward. While everyone is panicking about Bikini Bottom’s imminent doom, he decides to strike the iron while it’s hot. Extremely greedy, cheap, miserly, stingy, money-hungry, and sometimes hypocritical. He is very out of touch with his teenage daughter. Pluses: character voice.

Pearl Krabs (Supporting, Mezzo-Soprano): Mr. Krabs’ teenage daughter who has dreams that do not involve running the family business. Strong, independent and aspirations to become a pop star. This is a character role with Gospel vocal overtones. Pluses: character voice

Supporting roles

Mayor of Bikini Bottom (Supporting, Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto): Your typical politician, always avoiding a straight answer and trying to distract from the truth.

Perch Perkins (Supporting, Soloist, Bass): Bikini Bottom’s news anchor. Suave, brooding and can command the stage.

Patchy the Pirate (Supporting, Soloist, Baritone): This requires a strong character actor who is comfortable with interacting with the audience. Pluses: physical comedy.

French Narrator (Supporting): The omniscient narrator of Bikini Bottom with good comedic timing. Pluses: Improvisation skills

Old Man Jenkins (Supporting, Baritone, Bass): a strict, stubborn, and a cranky old man. Stay off my lawn! This part does require some physical comedy

Mrs. Puff (Supporting, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto): students how to drive boats like cars. She is a paranoid old pufferfish who puffs up when she gets scared.

Larry the Lobster (Supporting, Baritone, Bass): a muscular, vascular, red cod lobster who is the lifeguard of Bakini Bottom. Think your typical surfer dude. Plusses: suffer dude style of speaking

The sardines (5) (Supporting, Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone, Bass): a group of followers. These fish tend to always be nervous, on the edge and in need of a leader. Gospel solos in Sea Star Saviour.

 Electric Skates (Supporting, Tenors) Rock and roll band members, the Skates are hard- core, grungy, heavy metals meet World Wrestling. Rock style singing

Cameo / Ensemble roles

Security Guards (cameo): two goofy security guards who are always kept busy trying to keep Patchy off the stage

Buster Bluetang (cameo): an energetic little fish who is constantly running around the stage full of boundless energy. Pluses: tumbling abilities.

There are several cameo roles that will be filled by our fish ensemble Ensemble: The ensemble will be an extremely busy group for this production. We need strong singers and dancers to play a variety of sea life. This group will play sardines, a chorus of sponges,plankton’s back up dancers, sea anemones and more. From this group, people will be selected for the numerous solos in many of the songs. There are several genres of music in this production including, gospel, rock, pop and hip-hop.

Auditions for Richmond RadioWorks can
be found on the RadioWorks homepage:

Open to all!

Auditions for Richmond Civic Theatre productions are open to anyone who wishes to try his or her hand at being on stage. Nearly every RCT show has newcomers in the cast.

If you can sing, dance, and/or project your voice well and are willing to commit yourself to a demanding rehearsal schedule, chances are there is a place for you. especially in the larger productions.

Upcoming auditions will be announced on this web page several weeks before they are scheduled.

Download the RCT generic audition form below:



Audition Form

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