Audition Information

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For those who are interested in auditioning and who can commit to the each show’s production schedule please review the below information.

Auditions are: May 15 & 16, 2022 from 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM at Kid’s Haven

Download Audition Packet
Download Audition Forms
Librato (Script)

Note from the Director

Dear Auditionee,

Maumee Valley Civic Theater (MVCT) is pleased to announce auditions for its 2022 summer musical production of The SpongeBob Musical. Please make sure you read this entire packet, as it will help answer any questions you may have.

MVCT strives to be inclusive and family oriented. Anyone age 6 and over are encouraged to audition. If you are under the age of 8 a parent or guardian (fish mother/father) will need to be at each rehearsal the School of Fish needs to attend. Please look over the list of characters to see details on all lead, feature, and ensemble members. You DO NOT have to live in Napoleon to be a participant in our shows.

Also, in this packet you will find a basic rehearsal times and days, audition details (Including: Song, video audition options, dance and script reads), participation fee details, fundraising requirements, build day details, and much more.

We know schedules are hectic during the summertime especially, and you may have conflicts with work, sports, vacations, etc. Please take the time to list all conflicts on the audition form. When one actor is missing from rehearsal it affects the others in the show, the productivity of rehearsals and ultimately, the final product. Conflicts will be considered when making casting decisions, please be honest when filling out your audition form. We request that everyone who has been cast in the show not miss any rehearsals after July 4th unless prior approval and notification has been given to the production team. A detailed rehearsal schedule will be handed out at the first read and updated as needed. If you believe you will have to miss more than 5 rehearsals, we encourage you to maybe rethink auditioning for this show at this time.

This year along with the required Participation Fee ($50) which helps with us with set, lighting, sound, props, costumes, and show rights we are asking each cast to help support the production by selling at least $100 in either Program ads, patron donations, corporate donations, shoutouts/break-a-leg messages, and/or in orders during our show specific, if announced, fundraiser. We are offering a family discount with the fundraising portion this year, if you have more than one member of your immediate family in the cast, you only need to sell $200 per family. As a reminder, this is in addition to the Participation Fee. More details can be found in the following pages.

Please take the time and fill out all forms attached to this packet (they will also be available at auditions) and make sure you bring them to your audition.

We are supper excited to be one of the first community theaters in Ohio to produce this brand-new musical and look forward to a great summer!

Thank you for your support of the Arts and Maumee Valley Civic Theater!

Jeffrey Tonjes
Director/President
Maumee Valley Civic Theater

 

Show Details

Production Staff
Director                       Jeffrey Tonjes
Assistant Director       Amanda Tonjes
Vocal Director             Shannon Miesner
Choreographer            Courtney Blake

AUDITIONS:
Sunday, May 15 6:00PM – 8:30PM
Monday, May 16 6:00PM – 8:30PM

Callbacks, if needed, will be on May 17th (Actors will be contracted Monday evening if necessary)

Auditions will be held at Kids Haven (440 Independence Drive, Napoleon, OH 43545)

SHOW DATES AND TIME
July 21-23 and 29-30, 2021 at 7:00PM

SHOW LOCATION
Napoleon JR/SR High School Gymnatorium (701 Briarheath Ave, Napoleon, OH 43545)

REHEARSAL LOCATIONS
In Napoleon. Exact locations TBD

This production is sponsored by: The Henry County Hospital

CDC GUIDELINES
Currently masks will not be required at rehearsal or during the performance of the show, however they may be required depending on the status of Covid 19 all actors must be willing to comply if this happens. Participants are encouraged to wash their hands before and after rehearsals and if you are not feeling well, you should not attend rehearsal. (If you are sick and cannot make rehearsal, please let a production staff member know ASAP) These guidelines are subject to change.

BASIC AUDITION DETAILS
This year’s show will again have many opportunities for all ages. Please note we ware looking for actors, singers and dancers for this show. Audition Form, Audition Packet (including Show Contract, Waiver and Release of Liability, and Costume form) and tentative schedule (also available on our google calendar) are available on our Audition Page online and will be available at the audition. This year we will be having those who are interested in being a part of our 2022 Summer Musical, register online in order for us to get an idea of who is auditioning. If you are unable to audition during these times, please contact us at auditions@mvctohio.org prior to May 14th.

Due to the tight rehearsal schedule, all conflicts must be presented during your auditions. Conflicts presented after the first rehearsal may not be honored. Please note that excessive conflicts will affect casting decisions. PERFORMANCE CONFLICTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED So please ensure ALL conflicts during the rehearsal and show period are noted on the audition form. Communication will be done through phone, email, Remind app and Facebook groups. Please list a valid email address and phone number on the audition form and audition registration.

Each auditionee this year should be ready to sing 16-32 bars (no more than 2 minutes) of a song of your choice, read a “side” from the script, dance/movement audition, and be prepared if asked to read and sing additional items.

We will be asking everyone who auditions to stay for a group movement audition. Please do not feel intimated if you consider yourself “not a dancer”, you will learn basic steps at the dance/movement audition. Casting team is looking for your willingness and if you can follow the choreography. We will also be looking for our lead dancers during this audition.

All who audition will also get their headshot taken at auditions which will be used for casting announcements, social media, and program. So please dress appropriately.

AUDITION SONG SELECTIONS
Each auditionee this year should be ready to sing 16-32 bars (no more than 2 minutes) of a song of your choice. Actors depending on what they are interested in auditioning for may be asked to sing one or more of the following songs:

SpongeBob                Simple Sponge
Patrick                        I Guess I Miss You
Sandy                         Chop to the Top
Squidward                 Bikini Bottom Day
Krabs/Pearl                Daddy Knows Best
Plankton                     Bikini Bottom Day/When the Going Gets Tough (Must be able to Rap)
Perch                          No Control
Electric Skate            Bikini Bottom Boogie

VIDEO AUDITION
If you are unable to make the general auditions (we strongly recommend an in-person audition), an accompanied video recording of your audition song, the song of the character you are wanting to audition for, and with a scale run for range, may be submitted before May 14, 2022, at 8:30 PM to auditions@mvctohio.org.

Please send via unlisted YouTube link. If this is not possible, please email auditions@mvctohio.org with any questions or concerns.

SCRIPT SIDES
Each auditionee should be prepared, if necessary, to cold read a portion of the script (side) that will be provided at the auditions.

You may peruse the entire script/vocal score by downloaded by visiting our Cast/Crew Resource page on our website > https://mvctohio.org/audition-information/castcrewportal/

DANCE/MOVEMENT AUDITION
You will be asked to participate for a group movement audition with our Choreographer. Please do not feel intimated if you consider yourself “not a dancer”, you will learn basic steps at the dance/movement audition. The Production Team is looking for your willingness and if you can follow the choreography. We will also be looking for our lead dancers during this audition.

CALL BACK/ADDITIONAL SONGS
Auditionees may be asked to sing one of the following songs above with rehearsal track during their audition and/or a specified call back time.

The vocal score can be found on the MVCT website to obtain the sheet music for these songs. Also, you may listen and practice with the provided accompaniment by logging into the ROCS Rehearsal Tracks using the below instructions. https://mvctohio.org/audition-information/castcrewportal/

REHEARSAL TRACKS THROUGH ROCS
Rehearsal Tracks to practice the songs for this show can be Download Show Ready App to practice at home. SHOW READY is “rehearsal mode” (this one allows you to isolate just your voice part)

  1. In app store search “Show Tracks” https://apps.apple.com/us/app/stage-tracks/id543773926 or https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rightoncueservices.stagetracks&hl=en_US&gl=US
  2. Download
  3. Username: Maumee Valley Civic Theater – OH
  4. Password: JARS-BERN-SHARP-CORPUS-DAN-HECKLE

TYPICAL REHEARSAL SCHEDULE
Rehearsals will generally be 1 to 3 times a week during June on Sunday (1PM-5PM), Monday (6-9PM), Tuesday (6-9PM), or Thursday (6-9PM) in Napoleon. In July rehearsals will be more frequent closer to the show. These rehearsals will be divided into blocking, vocal, choreography, and run of the show. Extra private music rehearsals may be called for principal roles. Should you be cast, you will be contacted by the Vocal Director for your availability and scheduling. You may also contact the Vocal Director if you would like to schedule more time working on the music outside the rehearsal process.

Please also note there are scheduled set build/paint days that we require everyone to participate (family members are encouraged to help)

PARTICIPATION FEE
There is a participation fee to participate in this summer’s show. Since the Maumee Valley Civic Theater (MVCT) relies on donations, program ad sales, ticket sales, and your participation fee to ensure our shows are high quality. This fee helps with obtaining the rights for the show, costumes, set pieces, props, and advertising. Please note you may be asked to provide certain costume pieces for the show not limited to shoes, pants, shorts, etc.

ALL $50

FUNDRAISING REQUIREMENT
This year, MVCT expects all cast to help support the production by selling at least $100 in either Program ads, patron donations, corporate donations, shoutouts/break-a-leg messages, and/or $100 in orders in announced fundraiser (if available). These forms and instructions will be provided at the first read and through online.

If you have more than one member of your immediate family in the cast, you only need to sell $200 per family. *Please note this is in addition to the Participation Fee.

**The participation fee and fundraising requirement SHOULD NOT deter anyone from auditioning and participating. There are several ways for Actors to accomplish this. If this is something you need help with, please see the Production Staff for guidance (as a reminder there is not a family maximum for Participation Fees for this show). **

SHOW SYNOPSIS
SpongeBob SquarePants is the musical adaptation of Nickelodeon’s long-running animated children’s sitcom of the same name. We find ourselves in the undersea city of Bikini Bottom, inhabited by happy-go-lucky and ever-optimistic yellow sea sponge SpongeBob SquarePants and his equally quirky circle of friends and neighbors. SpongeBob’s pleasant existence is abruptly interrupted when it is discovered that Mt. Humongous, a nearby volcano, will erupt within the next 48 hours and completely obliterate Bikini Bottom. SpongeBob, trying to prove to himself and the world that he is not “just a simple sponge,” resolves to save the day when everybody else has given up all hope.

Though SpongeBob SquarePants is incredibly fun and family-friendly, its timeless story of identity, crisis, and community is also a witty allegory that examines and critiques the politics of the modern era, and it does so in such a way where children will appreciate and understand the plot line, while adults can read between the lines and extract even more from the musical’s message. SpongeBob SquarePants features an eclectic score of music, each song having been written by a different musical artist with the purposes of recreating the type of musical hodgepodge exhibited by the original television series.

CHARACTERS
(roles are open to performers of all ethnicities and gender identity/expressions)

LEADS

SpongeBob SquarePants (Range: C3-B4) Everyone’s favorite yellow sponge, and the hero of our story. Bright, cheery, and always optimistic, SpongeBob knows how to maintain a positive attitude, even when a deadly volcano threatens to destroy his beloved town.

Patrick Star (Range: Bb2-Bb4) well-intentioned but lacking common sense or skills; kind and somewhat clueless; a big softie

Sandy Cheeks (Range: A3-E5) A brainy and athletic Texan squirrel who came to Bikini Bottom for a research project. She acts as SpongeBob’s most trusted ally on their quest to stop the volcano from erupting, using her vast amount of scientific knowledge and brilliant inventions to aid the mission.

Squidward Q. Tentacles (Range: A2-F#4) SpongeBob and Patrick’s cranky, clarinet playing neighbor. He has a very gloomy outlook on life, believing the world’s “a horrible place filled with fear, suffering, and despair”, but nonetheless, he dreams of becoming a famous stage star for the sake of his late mother, and is willing to do just about anything to achieve his big break.

Eugene Krabs (Range: B2-Bb4) The greedy owner of the Krusty Krab, and employer of SpongeBob and Squidward. While everyone is off panicking about Bikini Bottom’s imminent doom, he decides to strike the iron while it’s hot and puts on a huge “apocalypse sale” at his restaurant, exploiting the fear of his fellow fish to make him even richer.

Pearl Krabs (Range:Bb3-F#5) Mr. Krabs’ teenage whale daughter. Even though her father spoils her silly, she deeply detests his greed and wants him to prioritize his family, not his profits. She’s also a huge fan of the famous rock band the Electric Skates, and eventually plans to run away with them after she’s had enough of her dad’s neglect.

Sheldon J. Plankton (Range: B2-G#4) The scheming owner of the Chum Bucket who has big plans for world domination. He uses the Mount Humongous disaster to his advantage by convincing everyone to leave Bikini Bottom and settle into a new town, where he’ll tyrannically take them over as their new Evil Overlord. But they don’t know that, of course…

Karen the Computer (Range: G#3-F#5) A waterproof supercomputer who is Plankton’s snarky sidekick and wife. She aids her husband in his plot to take everything over after realizing that his Evil Plan is putting the spark back into their relationship.

Featured Roles

The Mayor of Bikini Bottom – (Range: F#4-B5)
Perch Perkins – (Range: E2-E4)
Patchy the Pirate – (Range: D3-F4 (F5 falsetto))
Gary – a puppet, voiced by actor, spoken
Larry the Lobster
The French Narrator – voice-over, spoken
Old Man Jenkins
Mrs. Puff-soprano, mezzo-soprano
Sardines-all vocal parts
Security Guards-spoken

The Electric Skates (3 cast members) – A famous rock band who’s hired to perform at the Bikini Bottom benefit concert. Pearl’s a huge fan of these guys. They’re known to rock out while zipping across the stage on skateboards and roller skates, hence the name. 3 band members Rock and roll band members, the Skates are hardcore, grungy, heavy metals meet World Wrestling. Strong Dancers, very comfortable on skateboards (need to “play” guitar while skating), ability to do skateboard tricks a plus. Also open to rollerblade or inline skating if the actor is expert, with tricks available.

ENSEMBLE, with lots of doubling: “Hip-Hop” Dancers, Mob Fish, Sardines, Security Guards, Teen Fans, Sardine Devotees, A Big Chorus of Sponges, A Fish, A Krabby Patty Fish, Another Fish, Buster Bluetang, Cowboy Fish, Gary the Snail, Girl Fish Trio, Johnny the Bartender, More and more Sardines, Plankton’s Backup Dancers, Pirates, Sea Anemones, Assorted Sea Creatures

Show Contract

To participate in this MVCT show I agree to abide by the following:

  1. Rehearsal will begin on time. I will arrive 5-10 minutes early and be prepared to start right on time.
  2. If I am a minor that does not drive, my parents agree to pick me up on time from all rehearsals. (Early releases from rehearsal will be sent via the Remind APP)
  3. MVCT has a $50 participation fee for this show which can be made by credit card by visiting the cast/crew resource page on our website or checks can be written to MVCT or cash and given to the Assistant Director, Amanda Tonjes, at the first rehearsal. Unfortunately, there is not family maximum on Participation Fees for this show.
  4. MVCT expects all cast to help support the production by selling at least $100 in either Program ads, patron donations, corporate donations, shoutouts/break-a-leg messages, and/or $100 in orders in announced fundraiser (if available). If you have more than one member of your immediate family in the cast, you only need to sell $200 per family. *Please note this is in addition to the Participation Fee.
  5. I understand that I MUST LIST my conflicts with the presented tentative rehearsal schedule on my audition sheet. I also understand that I am allowed three total unexcused absences (although not encouraged). When I miss my 4th rehearsal, I MAY BE replaced.
  6. I understand that I may NOT film any portion of this production and/or share on social media sites such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TicTok, etc. unless you have been specifically asked to do so by one of the MVCT Production Team members.
  7. I understand that I may not miss ANY rehearsal time the week of the show unless approved by a MVCT Production member.
  8. I will clean up after myself during rehearsals and performances and will respect the rehearsal and performance venues.
  9. I will respect my fellow actors and the Production Team by staying quiet and listening.
  10. I will participate, when I can, in post-show events to help bring awareness to MVCT. (i.e. Tomato Pageant Parade, Henry County Fair Gates, etc.)
  11. I will be issued a script and will take notes on my blocking, dances, and musical numbers, in said script.
  12. I will work to get off script as quickly as possible.
  13. If I am cast in a lead role, I understand that I will be needed for promotional events outside of rehearsal schedule. This could include: meet and greats, publicity events, radio interviews and promotional photo shoots.

All of the above information is yours to keep. Please fill out the pages by downloading the at the link at the top of this page and bring them with you to your audition. (These pages will also be available at auditions)

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