SpongeBob the Musical


Our Summer 2022 show will be “SpongeBob the Musical”.

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. 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.

The Broadway production of The SpongeBob Musical earned its place on 2017’s “Best of Broadway” lists including Broadway.com, 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).

Auditions for this 2022 CMT MainStage show will be sometime in late February. Please be on the lookout for more information coming soon!

Performances will be at the Bartlesville Community Center July 14-17, 2022. Tickets go on sale in May 2022.

FAQ Sheet CMT’s Sponge Bob the Musical

What are the directors looking for in callbacks?

When we start callbacks children need to arrive 15 minutes prior to their callback time dressed to dance. Parents are asked to come in to fill out additional forms and then please leave children to pick up at time assigned (we just do not have room in our building for parents to wait). 

Will there be more than one callback?

It is likely that your child can be called back several times. We start with dance but then some children will be asked to come back again to sing and possibly some more times to read. Children need their schedules kept open so that they can come back when asked any of those days. If there is a conflict you must notify the CMT office at 918-336-0558.

When we will find out the final cast list? 

Anticipate notification the first week in April.

If my child makes the cast what happens next?

If your child makes the final cast list then you have one week to notify the CMT office if your child accepts his/her role in the show. Once you make that commitment we expect you to keep it! We will then send out information about the upcoming parent meeting where we will give you everything you need to know about having your child take part in a CMT show.