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The SpongeBob Musical: Youth Edition

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea and became the hottest star on Broadway? Why, it's SpongeBob SquarePants! This one-hour edition of the hit Broadway musical, brilliantly adapted from the iconic Nickelodeon series, is specially tailored for young actors.

  • Short Musical
  • Backing Tracks, Comedy, Fantasy/Adventure
  • 60 minutes

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences
  • Set Requirements: Unit Set/Multiple Settings

  • Performance Group:
  • High School/Secondary, Jr High/Primary, Elementary School / Primary, Youth/Camp Programs

  • Accolades:
  • Nominee! 12 Tony Awards including Best Musical (2018)
    Winner! Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical (2018)
A one-hour edition of the hit musical, specially tailored for young actors!

Plunge into this stunning all-singing, all-dancing, dynamic stage show! When the citizens of Bikini Bottom discover that a volcano will soon erupt and destroy their humble home, SpongeBob and his friends must come together to save the fate of their undersea world. With lives hanging in the balance and all hope lost, a most unexpected hero rises up. 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.

An exciting new musical featuring irresistible characters and magical music, this deep-sea pearl of a show is set to make a splash with audiences young and old. The future is bright, the future is bold, the future is The SpongeBob Musical.

Logo ©2023 Viacom International Inc. All Rights Reserved. Nickelodeon, SpongeBob SquarePants and all related titles, logos and characters are trademarks of Viacom International Inc. Created by Stephen Hillenburg.


"Effervescent candy for the spirit!"

 New York Magazine


 The New York Times

"The music in the show is… spectacular."

 The Daily Beast

"It wants you to have fun. Soak it in."

 Time Out New York

"Adults as well as children are likely to find SpongeBob absorbing."

 The Telegraph

Premiere Production:

Since its launch on July 17, 1999, SpongeBob SquarePants has reigned as the number one kids’ animated series on TV, while generating a universe of beloved characters, pop culture catchphrases and memes, theatrical releases, consumer products, a Tony award-winning Broadway musical and a global fan base. SpongeBob SquarePants is the most widely distributed property in Viacom International Media Networks history, seen in more than 170 countries, translated in 30+ languages, and averaging more than 140 million total viewers every quarter.

SpongeBob SquarePants is created by Stephen Hillenburg and produced by Nickelodeon in Burbank, Calif. The character-driven cartoon chronicles the nautical and sometimes nonsensical adventures of SpongeBob, an incurably optimist and earnest sea sponge, and his undersea friends. The Broadway production of The SpongeBob Musical earned its place on 2017’s “Best of Broadway” lists including, BuzzFeed, The Chicago Tribune, The Daily Beast, Deadline, ET Online, Forbes, Time Out New York and Variety. The SpongeBob Musical was named Best Musical by the Drama Desk Awards and Outer Critics Circle and earned 12 Tony Award nominations – the most nominated musical of the 2017-2018 theatre season – winning for Best Scenic Design of a Musical (David Zinn).

  • Casting: 16M or F
  • Casting Attributes: Room for Extras, Roles for Teens, Roles for Children, Expandable casting
  • Casting Notes: Any role can be played by a person of any gender.

    PATRICK STAR (Range: A2-A4)
    SQUIDWARD (Range: A2-F#4)
    SANDY CHEEKS (Range: A3-E5)
    MR. KRABS (Range: D3-B4)
    SHELDON J. PLANKTON (Range: E3-E4)
    KAREN PLANKTON (Range: A3-F#4)
    PEARL (Range: Bb3-E5)
    SARDINE 1 (Range: G2-D4/G3-D5)
    SARDINE 2 (Range: G2-D4/G3-D5)
    SARDINE 3 (Range: G2-D4/G3-D5)
    ELECTRIC SKATE 1 (Range: G3-C4/G4-C5)
    ELECTRIC SKATE 2 (Range: G3-C4/G4-C5)
    ELECTRIC SKATE 3 (Range: G3-C4/G4-C5)
    Sea Creatures, Townsfish, Girl Fish, Cowboy Fish, BFF Letters, Sardines, Citizens, Chorus of Sponges, Angry Mob, Sea Anemones
  • Name Price
    Perusal Material Shipped immediately. This is optional. Order Now

    1 x Student Book (includes Script + Vocal Book) 

    Rehearsal Material Shipped upon receipt of a signed License Agreement and full payment of all invoices. This must be hired as a condition of the License to produce this show.

    25 x Student Books (includes Script + Vocal Book)
    1 x Piano-Vocal Book (for use in rehearsal)
    1 x Production Guide

    Digital Rental Items:
    Performance Tracks
    Guide Vocal Tracks
    Choreography Videos
    Logo Pack (use is required)
    Audition Resources