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Calling all performing artists!

The SpongeBob Musical

Auditions: Sunday, August 18 at 1pm + Monday, August 19 at 6pm

Location: Studio 1902, Paul J. Schupf Art Center, 2nd Floor, 93 Main St, Waterville

Audition Process

Candidates must complete a printed audition form and return it to the production team. Download the form below to complete and print ahead of time, hard copies will also be available at the audition. Candidates will receive an audition number and are required to have their photo taken upon arrival. Please have your scheduling conflicts available. Candidates should review the audition materials and come prepared to perform as an individual and in group work.

The SpongeBob Musical Audition Form

Character Descriptions

Waterville Opera House seeks a diverse group of singers, actors and performers including, but not limited to gender identities, body types, ages, abilities, sexual orientation, ethnic and racial backgrounds. All are welcome.

The SpongeBob Musical Character Descriptions

Audition Materials

All sheet music materials are in one document. Please prepare the selections for your preferred role(s).

The SpongeBob Musical Audition Sheet Music

Accompaniment tracks are provided below.

Poor Pirates w/vocals


Poor Pirates


No Control w/vocals


No Control


I’m Not a Loser w/vocals


I’m Not a Loser


I Guess I Miss You w/vocals


I Guess I Miss You


Daddy Knows Best (Pearl) w/vocals


Daddy Knows Best (Pearl)


Daddy Knows Best (Eugene) w/vocals


Daddy Knows Best (Eugene)


Chop to the Top w/vocals


Chop to the Top


Bikini Bottom Boogie w/vocals


Bikini Bottom Boogie


Best Day Ever w/vocals


Best Day Ever


When the Going Gets Tough w/vocals


SpongeBob Theme Song w/vocals


SpongeBob Theme Song


Auditions will involve singing, book work, and dancing. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear.


Depending on the show, there may be a specific audition time for children only. All parents will be required to wait outside of the audition space as part of the audition is demonstrating to the production team that a child can take direction without a parent present.


Performing in a show at the Waterville Opera House requires a serious time commitment. Performers should be prepared for 3-4 rehearsals per week (often 6:30pm-9pm on weekdays, and a weekend day). A detailed rehearsal schedule will be published once the cast has been finalized. Rehearsals will take place at Studio 1902 in the Paul J. Schupf Art Center (93 Main St, Waterville).

Performer Responsibilities

Waterville Opera House performers are required to provide their own undergarments, shoes, and basic hair and makeup products.


Each performer receives 2 complimentary tickets to the production. Performers should contact the Ed Harris Box Office to reserve their complimentary tickets.


Auditions will be announced on this page, in the Waterville Opera House email newsletter, and on our social media channels. Character descriptions and audition materials will be available on this page.


We are always looking for people to join our dedicated team of volunteers! Volunteering is a rewarding way to give back to your community and gives you the opportunity to see Opera House performances for free.

Time Commitment

Theatre events typically require a minimum 3 hour commitment, while concerts can run as long as 4 – 5 hours. Keep time requirements in mind when choosing which events to volunteer. All volunteers should plan to stay throughout the entire performance to help clean up the theatre once patrons have left.


Volunteers are required to arrive 1 hour and 15 minutes prior to event time. Arrival time is listed when you sign up. New volunteers should take care to arrive early so you can be trained prior to patron arrival.

Upon arrival, please meet in the Opera House lobby on the second floor of City Hall. You may keep your coat and personal items in the office adjacent to Concessions. A pre-show meeting will take place prior to all performances so volunteers can receive event-specific instructions.

In order to maintain a consistent and professional appearance, please observe our simple dress code by wearing: black and white clothing (patterns are acceptable), your Opera House name tag (provided), and a welcoming smile!

The following clothing is not allowed: T-shirts, jeans, mini-skirts, athletic apparel, brightly colored athletic shoes, and any graphics with political or controversial meaning.

More information can be found in our Volunteer Manual.

Volunteer Manual

Positions include ushering (directing patrons to their seats), scanning tickets, selling merchandise and concessions, among others. We ask that new volunteers sign up for Floor Usher.

If this is your first time volunteering with us or you need additional information about an event, please fill out the volunteer application!

If you have any questions please reach out to our volunteer coordinator, Sara Stewart, [email protected]

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We rely on more than 200 volunteers annually! All of our community performers are volunteers, please see the Auditions section for more information. If you are interested in working backstage during a show, painting scenery, sewing costumes, playing in the orchestra, or getting involved in other ways, please contact us.

As an actress and avid theatre-goer, I love the professional approach WOH takes with every production. WOH presents community theatre at its finest! It is a wonderful proving ground for aspiring performers and theatre technicians, many of whom go on to professional careers.
Birdie Newman Katz

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