The Best Audition Songs for The SpongeBob Musical – by Character
Do you have an upcoming audition for The SpongeBob Musical? Well unless you have specifically been asked to sing a song from the show that you’re auditioning for, it’s generally best not to. That said, you should still show off similar vocals and personality. So here’s our list of audition songs for The SpongeBob Musical, broken down by character.
Since The SpongeBob Musical is a contemporary musical, most of the following songs are from contemporary musicals as well. In addition, there are lots of energetic, pop/rock, and character pieces below in order to match the style of the show.
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Step 1: Read your audition details
Please read your audition details carefully, as they sometimes specify the type of song they’d like to hear (a ballad, something uptempo, etc.). Make sure to select a song that’s appropriate for your specific casting call.
Step 2: Get to know the show
In casting calls, they often ask for you to be “familiar with the show”. And even if it’s not requested, it’s generally assumed. One way to do this is to listen to the The SpongeBob Musical cast album➝ while reading through the synopsis.
Step 3: Pick an audition song
Next, based on your personality and vocal type, decide whether you’d like to audition for the ensemble or a specific character. Just keep in mind that if you audition for a specific character, you still might not be chosen for that particular role.
There’s usually a spot on the audition form asking if you are open to being in the ensemble or accepting a different role. I would suggest ticking that box and taking whatever you are offered. Every role is important, and you will earn valuable experience in a show.
And on that same note, even if you audition for the ensemble (and not a specific character), there’s always a chance you might get chosen for a leading/supporting role!
To summarize, keep an open mind and try not to take the process too seriously. And when you’re ready, choose the song that you feel most comfortable with from the list below.
“Great Big Stuff” – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels [censor profanity]
“Sennett Song” – Chaplin
“Together Again” – Young Frankenstein
“We Can Do It” – The Producers
Patchy the Pirate
“A Pirate’s Life” – Peter Pan [1950s film/non-theatre]
“Captain Hook’s Waltz” – Peter Pan
“Singapore” – Tom Waits [1980s/non-theatre]
“Yo, Ho! (A Pirate’s Life For Me)” – Disneyland [1960s/non-theatre]
“A Day for the Cat in the Hat” – Seussical
“How Lucky You Are” – Seussical
“In Summer” – Frozen
“The Pants Song” – Be More Chill
“Backwoods Barbie” – 9 to 5
“Change It” – 9 to 5
“If You Knew My Story” – Bright Star
“Oklahoma?” – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Sheldon J. Plankton
“I Know Him” – Hamilton
“I Need a Dollar” – Aloe Blacc [2010s/non-theatre]
“Let It Be” – Labrinth [2010s/non-theatre]
“You’ll Be Back” – Hamilton
“A Christmas Song” – Elf
“All Hail the Brain” – 13
“Edwina” – Dear Edwina
“Here I Come” – 13
“World’s Greatest Dad” – Elf
Squidward Q. Tentacles
“Everything’s Golden” – Tuck Everlasting
“God, I Hate Shakespeare” – Something Rotten! [censor profanity]
“The Genius on Cleveland Street” – A Christmas Story
“You Can’t Trust a Man” – Tuck Everlasting
“I Love Play Rehearsal” – Be More Chill
“Never Fall in Love (With an Elf)” – Elf
“Periwinkle” – Dear Edwina
“Alone in the Universe” – Seussical
“Loser Geek Whatever” – Be More Chill
“Never Ever Getting Rid of Me” – Waitress
“Happy/Sad” – The Addams Family
“Sheldon Potts’ Halftime Show” – Junie B. Jones
“We Look to You” – The Prom
“Kick Me” – Now. Here. This.
“Step One” – Kinky Boots
“Women and Sandwiches” – Freaky Friday
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“I See Stars” – Mean Girls
“My Grand Plan” – The Lightning Thief
“Watch What Happens” – Newsies
“Here at Horace Green” – School of Rock
“Morning Person” – Shrek
“Where Did the Rock Go?” – School of Rock
“Get Me What I Need” – 13
“Good Kid” – The Lightning Thief
“Soul of a Man” – Kinky Boots
Step 4: Select a monologue
If requested, here are a few audition monologues for The SpongeBob Musical:
• “Actor!” in Audition Monologues for Young Men➝
• “Are You a Star Wars Guy?➝” from The Book of Mormon (Cunningham)
• “Heir Apparently Not” in Kids’ Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny➝
• “I Think Lunchtime➝” from You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Charlie)
• “You’re a Very Crabby Person➝” from You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Schroeder)
Final Step: Prepare for your audition
After collecting your materials and getting familiar with the show, it’s time to move forward with the actual preparation. If you’re in need of some guidance on this step, you can always go through this FREE audition prep checklist!
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The SpongeBob Musical Song List
Here’s a list of the musical numbers in The SpongeBob Musical, along with which characters sing in each of them. Unless you have been asked to, do not choose from the below songs for your audition! The following is more intended to be used for character research purposes.
“Bikini Bottom Day” – SpongeBob, Patrick, Squidward, Sandy, Mr. Krabs, Plankton, Karen, Company
“No Control” – SpongeBob, Sandy, Patrick, Mr. Krabs, Pearl, Squidward, Plankton, Karen, Company
“BFF” – SpongeBob, Patrick
“When the Going Gets Tough” – Plankton, Karen, SpongeBob, Company
“(Just a) Simple Sponge” – SpongeBob, Ensemble
“Daddy Knows Best” – Mr. Krabs, Pearl
“Hero Is My Middle Name” – SpongeBob, Patrick, Sandy
“Super Sea Star Savior” – Patrick, Ensemble
“Tomorrow Is” – Sandy, SpongeBob, Squidward, Mr. Krabs, Plankton, Karen, Company
“Poor Pirates” – Patchy, Ensemble
“Bikini Bottom Day (Reprise II)” – SpongeBob
“Bikini Bottom Boogie” – Pearl, Company
“Chop to the Top” – Sandy, SpongeBob
“(I Guess I) Miss You” – Patrick, SpongeBob
“I’m Not a Loser” – Squidward, Company
“(Just a) Simple Sponge (Reprise)” – SpongeBob
“Best Day Ever” – SpongeBob, Company
“Bikini Bottom Day (Reprise III)” – SpongeBob, Company
“SpongeBob SquarePants Theme Song” – SpongeBob, Company
Which of these audition songs for The SpongeBob Musical did you choose?
And what role are you auditioning for? We would love to hear all about it in the comments! And in the meantime, you can check out our database of best audition songs for other musicals.
Need extra help? Just go through this free audition prep checklist!
Author: Stacy Karyn
Stacy Karyn is the founder of Theatre Trip, author of The Thespian’s Bucket List, and creator of The Cast Album List. She has a TESOL drama certificate, a BA in theatre, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.
2 thoughts on “The Best Audition Songs for The SpongeBob Musical – by Character”
Hi, JR. Thespian here, my local theater is doing SpongeBob the Musical, and I personally am auditioning for Plankton! I may be a girl, but I have a pretty deep voice and can make it work! I’ll try to keep updated!
That’s so great, Gabby! If you choose one of the suggested songs for Plankton above, make sure to play around with the “Transpose” feature on Musicnotes until you find a key that’s comfortable for your vocal type! And have fun with it! 🙂