The SpongeBob Musical: Youth Edition

Short Musical, Comedy  /  16boy(s) or girl(s)

Based on the series by Stephen Hillenburg
Book by Kyle Jarrow
Musical Production Conceived by Tina Landau
Original Songs by Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alex 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, T.I.
And Songs by David Bowie, Tom Kenny & Andy Paley
Additional Lyrics by Jonathan Coulton | Additional Music by Tom Kitt

©2023 Viacom International Inc. All Rights Reserved. Nickelodeon, SpongeBob SquarePants and all related titles, logos and characters are trademarks of Viacom International Inc. Created by Stephen Hillenburg.

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea and became the hottest star on Broadway? Why, it's SpongeBob SquarePants! This one-hour edition of the hit Broadway musical, brilliantly adapted from the iconic Nickelodeon series, is specially tailored for young actors.

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    16boy(s) or girl(s)
  • Duration
    60 minutes (1 hour)
  • SubGenre
    Fantasy, Adaptations (Stage & Screen)
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Appropriate for all audiences
  • Nominee: Twelve 2018 Tony Awards, including Best Musical
    Winner! 2018 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical



A one-hour edition of the hit musical, specially tailored for young actors!

Plunge into this stunning all-singing, all-dancing, dynamic stage show! When the citizens of Bikini Bottom discover that a volcano will soon erupt and destroy their humble home, SpongeBob and his friends must come together to save the fate of their undersea world. With lives hanging in the balance and all hope lost, a most unexpected hero rises up. 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.

An exciting new musical featuring irresistible characters and magical music, this deep-sea pearl of a show is set to make a splash with audiences young and old. The future is bright, the future is bold, the future is The SpongeBob Musical.

Logo ©2023 Viacom International Inc. All Rights Reserved. Nickelodeon, SpongeBob SquarePants and all related titles, logos and characters are trademarks of Viacom International Inc. Created by Stephen Hillenburg.


Since its launch on July 17, 1999, SpongeBob SquarePants has reigned as the number one kids’ animated series on TV, while generating a universe of beloved characters, pop culture catchphrases and memes, theatrical releases, consumer products, a Tony award-winning Broadway musical and a global fan base. SpongeBob SquarePants is the most widely distributed property in Viacom International Media Networks history, seen in more than 170 countries, translated in 30+ languages, and averaging more than 140 million total viewers every quarter.

SpongeBob SquarePants is created by Stephen Hillenburg and produced by Nickelodeon in Burbank, Calif. The character-driven cartoon chronicles the nautical and sometimes nonsensical adventures of SpongeBob, an incurably optimist and earnest sea sponge, and his undersea friends. 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).

French Narrator
SpongeBob SquarePants (Range: A2-G4)
Patrick Star (Range: A2-A4)
Squidward (Range: A2-F#4)
Sandy Cheeks (Range: A3-E5)
Mr. Krabs (Range: D3-B4)
Sheldon J. Plankton (Range: E3-E4)
Karen Plankton (Range: A3-F#4)
Pearl (Range: Bb3-E5)
Perch Perkins
Mayor of Bikini Bottom
Sardine 1 (Range: G2-D4/G3-D5)
Sardine 2 (Range: G2-D4/G3-D5)
Sardine 3 (Range: G2-D4/G3-D5)
Old Man Jenkins
Sardine Devotees (5)
Townfish 1
Townfish 2
Townfish 3
Larry the Lobster
Electric Skate 1 (Range: G3-C4/G4-C5)
Electric Skate 2 (Range: G3-C4/G4-C5)
Electric Skate 3 (Range: G3-C4/G4-C5)
Fish in Krabby Patty Costume
Mrs. Puff

Sea Creatures, Townsfish, Girl Fish, Cowboy Fish, BFF Letters, Sardines, Citizens, Chorus of Sponges, Angry Mob, Sea Anemones

Any role can be played by a person of any gender.

  • Time Period Contemporary
  • Setting The sub-marine habitat known as Bikini Bottom.
  • Features Elaborate / High Volume Costumes, Fantasy Costumes
  • Additional Features Puppetry
  • Duration 60 minutes (1 hour)


“Effervescent candy for the spirit!” – New York Magazine

“Brilliant” – The New York Times

“The music in the show is… spectacular” – The Daily Beast

“It wants you to have fun. Soak it in.” – Time Out New York

“Adults as well as children are likely to find SpongeBob absorbing.” – The Telegraph


  • SpongeBob Musical Medley

  • About The SpongeBob Musical

  • Adventures of SpongeBob

  • The Music of Bikini Bottom


Music Samples

1. Prologue – Instrumental
2. “Bikini Bottom Day (Part 1)” (by Jonathan Coulton) – SpongeBob, Patrick, Girl Fish, Squidward & Ensemble 
3. “Bikini Bottom Day (Part 2)” (by Jonathan Coulton) – Sandy, Cowboy Fish
“Bikini Bottom Day (Part 3)” (by Jonathan Coulton) – Mr. Krabs, Plankton, Karen, SpongeBob & Company
5. Ominous Rumble – Instrumental
6. Perch Perkins: Breaking News – Instrumental
7. Mt. Humongous Revealed #1 – Instrumental
8. “BFF” (by Plain White Ts) – SpongeBob & Patrick
9. Air Raid Siren – Instrumental
10. All Citizens to the Town Square – Instrumental
11. Pyroclastic Pressure (Part 1) – Instrumental
12. Pyroclastic Pressure (Part 2) – Instrumental
13. “When the Going Gets Tough (Part 1)” (by T.I., Domani Harris and Darwin Quinn) – Plankton, Karen, SpongeBob & Backup Fish
14. “When the Going Gets Tough (Part 2)” (by T.I., Domani Harris and Darwin Quinn) – Plankton, Karen & Ensemble
15. “Look Out World ('Cause Here I Come) #1” – Squidward
16. “(Just a) Simple Sponge” (by Panic! At the Disco) – SpongeBob & Chorus of Sponges
17. Simple Sponge (Playoff) – Instrumental
18. “Daddy Knows Best” (by Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros) – Mr. Krabs, Pearl, Electric Skates & Ensemble
19. One More Krabby Patty – Instrumental
20. Fast Food Domination (Part 1) – Instrumental
21. Rumbling Quake – Instrumental
22. Fast Food Domination (Part 2) – Instrumental
23. Back to Patrick – Instrumental
24. Zut Alors – Instrumental
25. Jellyfish Fields – Instrumental
26. “Hero Is My Middle Name (Part 1)” (by Cyndi Lauper and Rob Hyman) – SpongeBob, Sandy & Patrick
27. “Hero Is My Middle Name (Part 2)” (by Cyndi Lauper and Rob Hyman) – SpongeBob, Sandy & Patrick
28. Hero Playoff – Instrumental
29. “Look Out World ('Cause Here I Come) #2” – Squidward
30. Plankton Loves Karen – Instrumental
31. “Super Sea Star Savior” (by Yolanda Adams) – Sardines & Patrick
32. Patrick Playoff – Instrumental
33. Night Falls – Instrumental
34. Duty Calls – Instrumental
35. Sad Patrick Into Perch – Instrumental
36. “Bikini Bottom Boogie” (by Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith) – The Electric Skates, Pearl & Ensemble
37. “I’m Not a Loser” (by They Might Be Giants) – Squidward & Sea Anemones
38. Loser Playoff – Instrumental
39. Mount Humongous Revealed – Instrumental
40. “Chop to the Top” (by Lady Antebellum) – Sandy & SpongeBob
41. Climbing Mount Humongous (Part 1) – Instrumental
42. Climbing Mount Humongous (Part 2) – Instrumental
43. Climbing Mount Humongous (Part 3) – Instrumental
44. “Simple Sponge (Reprise)” (by Panic! At the Disco) – SpongeBob
45. Slide Whistle – Instrumental
46. Us Go – Instrumental
47. “Best Day Ever” (by Andy Paley and Tom Kenny) – SpongeBob, Sandy, Patrick, Squidward & Ensemble
48. You Saved Us – Instrumental
49. Finale: “Bikini Bottom Day” (by Jonathan Coulton) – SpongeBob, Sandy, Squidward, Mr. Krabs & Ensemble
50. Bows – Orchestra
51. “The SpongeBob Theme Song” (by Derek Drymon, Mark Harrison, Stephen Hillenburg and Blaise Smith) – Full Company
52. Exit Music – Instrumental

  • Musical Style Classic Broadway, Pop/Rock, Contemporary Broadway

Licensing & Materials

  • Licensing fees and rental materials quoted upon application.

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Concord offers a full suite of resources to help you put on the show of a lifetime!
25 Student Books (includes Script + Vocal book)
1 Piano-Vocal book (for use in rehearsal)
1 Production Guide

Digital Rental Items:
Performance Tracks
Guide Vocal Tracks
Choreography Videos
Logo Pack (use is required)
Audition Resources

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Kyle Jarrow

Kyle Jarrow is a Tony Award-nominated, Obie Award-winning writer and musician who makes work for television, film and the stage. He wrote the book for Broadway's The SpongeBob Musical, for which he was nominated for Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards. Other thea ...

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Tina Landau

Tina Landau is a writer and director whose work has been produced on Broadway and Off-, internationally and regionally, and most frequently at Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, where she is an ensemble member. Known for her original, large-scale musical and ensemble work, Tina ...

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