The SpongeBob Musical Seeking to Fill Two Principal Roles | Playbill

News The SpongeBob Musical Seeking to Fill Two Principal Roles "Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?" It could be you! The incoming "SpongeBob Squarepants" musical has set audition dates in New York and Florida for the roles of Patrick and Mr. Krabs.

According to a notification on the Actors Equity Associated website, auditions will be held Jan. 29 in Orlando, FL, and at a date TBA in late January/early February in New York City.

Auditions for the chorus of The SpongeBob Musical were held Sept. 15, 2015.

For those unfamiliar with the Nickelodeon cartoon, Mr. Krabs is Spongebob's cheapskate boss at the Krusty Krab restaurant. Patrick is Spongebob's best friend, a not-excessively-bright starfish.

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Rehearsals will begin in New York City April 11, 2016, with out-of-town performances May 31-July 3, 2016. Broadway previews and opening dates have yet to be announced.

Casting is being managed by Telsey + Company. Here are the official role breakdowns:

PATRICK: Male, early 20's- early 30's. ANY ETHNICITY. Well-intentioned but lacking common sense or skills. Kind and somewhat clueless. A big softie. MUST be very large in stature i.e. tall, round shaped, hefty. Possibly bald or willing to shave head if desired. Any actors auditioning for this role should sing a pop or R&B song that shows off your vocal range. Must have a very strong bari-tenor sound with pop/rock sensibility and excellent comedic timing. PRINCIPAL.

MR. KRABS: Male 40's – 50's. ANY ETHNICITY. Lives his life as a penny-saving, money-grabbing restaurateur. Obsessed and volatile in relationship to his money; tender but misguided in relationship with his daughter. Seeking performer a little more physically round, stocky. A short and stout frame. Any actors auditioning for this role should sing an up-tempo contemporary song that shows off your vocal range but also has a gruffness à la Tom Waits, Captain Beefheart, or Gogol Bordello; the songs should be jangly and jaunty, something fun to wail on. Must be a strong Baritenor with excellent comedic timing. PRINCIPAL.

Applicants should apply for an appointment at [email protected].

The SpongeBob Musical will be directed by Tina Landau. It features a book by Kyle Jarrow, music and lyrics by "multiple artists," choreography by Christopher Gattelli, music supervision by Tom Kitt and music direction by Julie McBride.

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