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. This bold, original musical celebrates friendship, cooperation, and the power of unity and inclusion. 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.

Director / Choreographer:  Austin Nunn
Music Director: Thais Doyle
Choreographer: Amber Camacho
Stage Manager:  Kaytlin McIntosh

Dates / Times:

  • Friday, Oct 14th @ 10:00am  
  • Friday, Oct 14th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Oct 15th @ 3:00pm
  • Friday, Oct 21st @ 10:00am  
  • Friday, Oct 21st @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Oct 22nd @ 3:00pm
  • School Days Performance

Ticket Prices:

*ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES.* *Discounts/coupons must be used at time of purchase and cannot be added to already purchased tickets. *Ticket holders can sell tickets, but for no more than originally paid. Ticket holders can trade tickets with other ticket holders. If tickets are sold or traded, please transfer the PDF or paper copy of the ticket. If any dispute arises over seats at a show, or somehow duplicate tickets are presented for the same seat, CYT will consider only the original purchaser of the tickets in the CYT database to be the owner of the seats.

Oak Hills:

1100 Blue Ravine Road, Folsom, CA 95630

Show Notes:

  • CYT students ages 8-18 who are currently enrolled in a class may audition for this show. 
  • An online audition form will be emailed to all students enrolled in a CYT class that selected to participate in auditions. The form will require a bio photo upload, music track upload, and costume measurements in addition to other information.
  • If you are interested in auditioning for either Fall 2022 show, it doesn't matter which show you choose an audition slot under. Please choose only 1 audition slot. If desired, you can signify on your audition form if you would like to be considered for either show.  
  • All auditioning must attend a Vocal Audition and Dance Audition (these are held on 2 separate days). 
  • Some who audition may also be requested to attend a Callback (on the same day as the Dance Audition). 
VOCAL AUDITIONSHeld on Friday, August 12 starting at 3:30pm. Location: Oak Hills Church, 1100 Blue Ravine Road, Folsom. Please choose a track with no accompanying vocals (such as a karaoke track). Audition music should be no more than 1 minute. Auditions should be to music (not acapella). The director needs to see how well the student can stay with the music, both in tune and in rhythm. You will be able to upload your music to the audition form. It's best if you have a YouTube link or an actual song file rather than getting a song through iTunes, Spotify or Amazon. We cannot open files through these services.

DANCE AUDITIONSHeld on Saturday, August 13 at 9:00am. Location: Oak Hills Church, 1100 Blue Ravine Road, Folsom. All students who audition must attend the dance audition. Students will learn choreography at home via video and will come ready to perform it for the directors. Parents are welcome to stay and watch the dance audition. Approximate end time is 11:00 am.

CALLBACKS: Held on Saturday, August 13 immediately following the Dance Audition at the same location. CYT callbacks are closed to everyone except the show directors. The directors will call back certain students to sing again, read a scene, dance some more or any combination of these. They will often ask pairs or groups of students to read scenes to see how different combinations of sizes and personalities work together. 
If a student is not "called back" it does not mean that they will not be cast in the show.

  • Students who audition are NOT eligible for a class tuition refund regardless of casting. 
  • All students cast in the show will be charged a production fee of $175.
  • Families are required to volunteer 20+ hours on a parent team. 
For additional show information, check out the Audition Tips and Show FAQ sections on the Auditions Page.

Live Cast Announcement Sunday, 8/14 at 4:00pm online. Meeting link will be emailed to auditioning families.  

Rehearsal Dates @ Oak Hills Church - 1100 Blue Ravine Rd (Folsom)
Saturday Rehearsals 9:00am-3:00pm, 
8/20, 8/27, 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1 (Labor Day Weekend 9/3 - No Rehearsal)
Monday Rehearsals 6:30 - 8:30pm
9/12, 9/19, 9/26
Show Reset Rehearsal (between show weekends) Thursday 10/20   6:00-7:30pm

Mandatory Rehearsal Dates: 
Super Saturday 9am-3pm - 10/8
Tech Week 4pm-9pm - Sun. 10/9, Mon. 10/10, Tues. 10/11, Thurs. 10/13 (Tech Rehearsal Rest on Wed. 10/12 - No Rehearsal) 

Mandatory Show Dates: 
10/14 @ 10am & 7pm
10/15 @ 3pm
10/21 @ 10am & 7pm
10/22 @ 3pm Strike 5pm-10pm

Questions? Contact the Show Coordinator, Bonny Verner at 

Parent Meeting

Saturday, August 20th 9:15am

9:15 - 11:00am ALL PARENT MEETING & 11:30am - 1:00pm New Parent Orientation


SpongeBob Square Pants

A fun-loving, hyperactive, innocent and boyish sea sponge with a happy-go-lucky personality.

Patrick Star

Well-intentioned but lacking common sense, innocent, a big softie, but sometimes prone to childish fits of frustration. SpongeBob's BFF

Eugene Krabs

The greedy owner of the Krusty Krab and employer of SpongeBob and Squidward.

Pearl Krabs

Mr. Krabs' brainy teenage daughter

Sandy Cheeks

A brainy and athletic Texas squirrel who came to Bikini Bottom for a research project; a trusted ally.

Sheldon J. Plankton

Owner of Chum Bucket restaurant, his personality outweighs his size - slick, scheming; he has the ability to charm; determined and will do anything to get ahead in life.

Squidward Q Tentacles

Grumpy, cynical, dry, short tempered and generally negative but lovable! He dreams of being a star!

Gary's Snail Sitter

Mrs. Puff

Patchy the Pirate

Buster Bluetang

Karen the Computer

Glamorous but jaded, the robotic housewife of Plankton.

Patch Perkins

Perch's Camera Man

Mayor of Bikini Bottom

Larry the Lobster

Old Man Jenkins

Johnny the Bartender

Mob Fish

Security Guards

Electric Skates

Rock and roll band members; hard core, grungy

Electric Skates Band

Electric Skate Fans

Electric Skate Dancers

Sandy's Bluegrass Band

Patrick's Rock Princess

Mount Humongous Jellyfish

I'm Not a Loser Dancers & Sponge Dancers

Sea Star Savior

Sea Star Soloists (Sardines)

Poor Pirate Dancers

Kill the Squirrel Mob

BFF Letters