Who lives in a pineapple under the sea and became the hottest star on Broadway? Why, it’s SpongeBob, of course, and he’s bringing his hilarious, high energy musical to downtown Branson for FIVE FINAL PERFORMANCES at the Historic Owen Theatre!

Shows run through February 25, 2024 with perfomances on Thursday (7pm), Friday, (7pm), Saturday (2pm & 7pm), and Sunday (2pm). Advance reserve tickets are on sale now at BransonArts.org/tix or by calling the Box Office at 417-336-4255.  Ticket prices are: $20 (Adults 18+) and $12 (Youth 4-17), lap children are free.

GET SPONGEBOB MUSICAL TICKETS HERE!

Jacob Deck is SpongeBob at the Historic Owen Theatre in Downtown Branson, Missouri

Families will love The SpongeBob Musical for several reasons. It’s a colorful and lively production that brings the beloved characters of the animated television series to life on stage. The musical features catchy songs, energetic dance numbers, and a storyline that celebrates friendship, teamwork, and resilience, all of which are great themes for families to enjoy together. Additionally, the show’s humor appeals to both kids and adults, making it a fun experience for the whole family!

This Branson Regional Arts Council production features irresistible characters, magical choreography, dazzling costumes, with wave after wave of original songs by the World’s most iconic Rock and Pop Artists including 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 Antebellum, 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

This musical Branson show is under the direction of Kyle Bradley with musical direction by Julie Brinkman.

The talented cast of The SpongeBob Musical include: Jake Deck (SPONGEBOB),  Kyle Denton (PATRICK STAR), Kellsey Bradley (SANDY), David Hewitt (SQUIDWARD Q. TENTACLES),  Mike Sager (SHELDON J. PLANKTON),  Madison Hatfield (KAREN THE COMPUTER), Sarah Williams (THE MAYOR), Lacey Kellett (PEARL KRABS), Sean Myers (MR. EUGENE KRABS),  Lucas Dahlgren (PERCH PERKINS), Jeremiah Reeve (PATCHY / OLD MAN JENKINS), Somer Dean, Jen Frost, Josiah Sims (ELECTRIC SKATES), Joshua McGeough ( BUSTER BLUE TANG), Richard Marks (LARRY THE LOBSTER), Abby Reeve (MRS. PUFF), Reagan Hoagland (GARY THE SNAIL), and Nathan Spurling / Josh Williams (FOLEY ARTIST FISH).

photos by @snappyredhead

The Adult Ensemble include: Velvet Dougharty, Melinda Prince, Madison Hewitt, Cyrsten Rainey, Rachel Sager, Mindy Law, Juanita Wilson, Loran Polson, Antoinette St. John and Christian Ross.

The Teen Ensemble include: Jael Frost, Josslynn Silvy, Jason Prince, Caleb Spurling and Hallie Groff.

The Guppies (Young Ensemble) include: Gwen Tsahiridis, Lee Brown, Maggie Marks and Reagan Hoagland.

photos by @snappyredhead

The production team include: Karie Dykeman, Kristine Brown (Producers), Kim Hale, Joshua Boulden (Assistant Producers), Kyle Bradley (Director), Julie Brinkman (Music Director), Jacob Deck (Choreographer), Claire Denton (Stage Manager), Nathan Reinke (Assistant Stage Manager), Tiffany Jones (Youth Manager), Myles Stevens (Sound), Pamela Meadows (Lighting Design), Kellsey Bradley (Costumes), Madison Hatfield (Assistant Costumes), Leslie Austin (Props), Lacey Kellett (Social Media Promotions), Jim Barber (Marketing and Design), Josh Silvy (Theatre Inventory), Kristen Ables aka “The Snappy Red Head” (Promo Photography) and Marshall Meadows (Live Show Photography).

 

The Branson Regional Arts Council announces open auditions for our third stage production of the 2024 season, Stephen Sondheim’s Company! From one of musical theatre’s most renowned composers, Company is a musical comedy that tackles timeless situations and themes in a funny, thought-provoking, and catchy musical.

On the night of his 35th birthday, Bobby contemplates his unmarried status. Over the course of dinners, drinks, and even a wedding, his friends share their pros and cons for being married causing Bobby to question his bachelorhood during hilarious and heartwarming interactions with all the friends he holds dear.

This Tony Award winning musical with book by George Furth and music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim gives audiences everywhere a reflection of themselves in at least one of these beloved characters.

Audition Information:

Directed by Loran Polson with music direction by Kyle Denton and choreography by Emily Hanner, auditions will be held at the Historic Owen Theater (205 S. Commercial St., Branson, MO 65616) on Sunday, March 17, 2024 from 6:00pm-9:00pm with callbacks held on Monday, March 18th from 7:00pm-10:00pm. The first rehearsal is scheduled for March 25th at 6:30pm.

2024 PERFORMANCE DATES:

  • Thursday, May 16th @ 7:00pm
  • Friday, May 17th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, May 18th @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, May 19th @ 2:00pm
  • Thursday, May 23rd @ 7:00pm
  • Friday, May 24th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, May 25th @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, May 26th @ 2:00pm

AUDITION INFORMATION:

Auditions are open to performers ages 18 and up

What to bring:
Those auditioning are asked to bring: a music cut no longer than a minute in the style of the show. Songs from the show are acceptable and even preferred if you are wanting a specific role. Bring your own music track available on your phone (no accompanist provided).

If you are auditioning for the role of Robert (Bobby), you must sing from the 2:40 mark to the end of the song of the following youtube track: “Being Alive” from Company (Male Verson) 

Have comfortable clothing available. Those who audition will be asked to complete a dance combination.

CALLBACK INFORMATION:
Callbacks will also take place at the Historic Owen Theater on March 18th from 7:00pm-10:00pm. Those called back will be reading and singing for specific characters from the show (you will be contacted individually if you are needed at callbacks)

VIDEO SUBMISSIONS:
We will be accepting video submissions until Sunday, March 17th at 6pm. Those unable to attend auditions can send in a video submission (One minute cut of a music theatre song or song from the show- “Being Alive” if you are auditioning for Bobby) with head shot and resume. Please also list any conflicts you have with performance dates/times and conflicts you have in the evenings from March 25th through May 26th.

Email video submissions to director Loran Polson at loran.polson@gmail.com.

ROLE BREAKDOWN:

Robert (Bobby):

The story’s protagonist, he is a keen observer who appears happy but holds pain in his heart. He is the only one of his friends still single. Terrified of marriage and fears lifelong loneliness.

Gender: Male
Age: 30-35
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Sarah:

Harry’s hyper critical wife. She is an avid learner of karate and tends to overeat. Open, accepting, and full of love.

Gender: Female
Age: 30-40
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: A3

 

Harry:

Sarah’s husband. He is a recovering alcoholic continually falling off the wagon. Believes the advantages of marriage outweigh the disadvantages.

Gender: Male
Age: 35-45
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Susan:

A delicate southern belle. Peter’s wife and ex-wife. Motherly in her affections toward Robert.

Gender: Female
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Peter:

Susan’s husband. The perfect husband and ex-husband. He is very liberal in his view of relationships.

Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Jenny:

Quietly manipulative, simultaneously square and wise. Loves her husband, David, and will indulge him from time to time.

Gender: Female
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: A3

David:

Jenny’s husband, he is relaxed and always in control. Believes a man should be married and that the sacrifice of freedom is worth what you get in return.

Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Amy:

A frantic neurotic engaged to Paul but terrified of marriage. After a mental breakdown, she finally realizes that Paul is, in fact, her soulmate.

Gender: Female
Age: 25-35
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Paul:

Amy’s fiancé. Mildly clingy, but patient to her neurotic nature. He is fully committed to the idea of marriage and encourages Robert to do the same.

Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Joanne:

Acerbic, demanding, and blunt. Too old to be part of the young crowd, but not old enough to be part of the older crowd. Puts on a brassy front that melts when she is alone with her husband.

Gender: Female
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: B5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Larry:

Joanne’s husband. He is stoic and centered, but has moments of goofiness. Indulges his wife’s behavior but knows when to put his foot down.

Gender: Male
Age: 45 to 55
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Marta:

A girlfriend of Robert’s. Intensely modern, who is seeking adventure and excitement in the City.

Gender: Female
Age: 20-30
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Kathy:

An old girlfriend of Robert’s, who is now considered a good friend. She plans to leave the City for a life of domesticity. Sweet and loving.

Gender: Female
Age: 25-35
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: A3

April:

A girlfriend of Robert’s. She is a flight attendant who came to New York to live in Radio City. Ditzy and adorable.

Gender: Female
Age: 25-35
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: A3

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Due to illness, we have postponed performances of The SpongeBob Musical from Sunday, Feb 12 – Sunday, Feb 18th. Performances will resume on Thursday, Feb 22th – Sunday, Feb 25th. Thank you for your support and understanding. If you have any questions, please call the box office at 417-336-4255.

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea and became the hottest star on Broadway? Why, it’s SpongeBob, of course, and he’s bringing his hilarious, high energy musical to downtown Branson for three weeks of performances at the Historic Owen Theatre!

Shows run February 8 – 25, 2024 with perfomances on Thursdays (7pm), Fridays, (7pm), Saturdays (2pm & 7pm), and Sundays (2pm). Advance reserve tickets are on sale now at BransonArts.org/tix or by calling the Box Office at 417-336-4255.  Ticket prices are: $20 (Adults 18+) and $12 (Youth 4-17), lap children are free.

GET SPONGEBOB MUSICAL TICKETS HERE!

Jacob Deck is SpongeBob at the Historic Owen Theatre in Downtown Branson, Missouri

Families will love The SpongeBob Musical for several reasons. It’s a colorful and lively production that brings the beloved characters of the animated television series to life on stage. The musical features catchy songs, energetic dance numbers, and a storyline that celebrates friendship, teamwork, and resilience, all of which are great themes for families to enjoy together. Additionally, the show’s humor appeals to both kids and adults, making it a fun experience for the whole family!

This Branson Regional Arts Council production features irresistible characters, magical choreography, dazzling costumes, with wave after wave of original songs by the World’s most iconic Rock and Pop Artists including 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 Antebellum, 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

This musical Branson show is under the direction of Kyle Bradley with musical direction by Julie Brinkman.

The talented cast of The SpongeBob Musical include: Jake Deck (SPONGEBOB),  Kyle Denton (PATRICK STAR), Kellsey Bradley (SANDY), David Hewitt (SQUIDWARD Q. TENTACLES),  Mike Sager (SHELDON J. PLANKTON),  Madison Hatfield (KAREN THE COMPUTER), Sarah Williams (THE MAYOR), Lacey Kellett (PEARL KRABS), Sean Myers (MR. EUGENE KRABS),  Lucas Dahlgren (PERCH PERKINS), Jeremiah Reeve (PATCHY / OLD MAN JENKINS), Somer Dean, Jen Frost, Josiah Sims (ELECTRIC SKATES), Joshua McGeough ( BUSTER BLUE TANG), Richard Marks (LARRY THE LOBSTER), Abby Reeve (MRS. PUFF), Reagan Hoagland (GARY THE SNAIL), and Nathan Spurling / Josh Williams (FOLEY ARTIST FISH).

photos by @snappyredhead

The Adult Ensemble include: Velvet Dougharty, Melinda Prince, Madison Hewitt, Cyrsten Rainey, Rachel Sager, Mindy Law, Juanita Wilson, Loran Polson, Antoinette St. John and Christian Ross.

The Teen Ensemble include: Jael Frost, Josslynn Silvy, Jason Prince, Caleb Spurling and Hallie Groff.

The Guppies (Young Ensemble) include: Gwen Tsahiridis, Lee Brown, Maggie Marks and Reagan Hoagland.

photos by @snappyredhead

The production team include: Karie Dykeman, Kristine Brown (Producers), Kim Hale, Joshua Boulden (Assistant Producers), Kyle Bradley (Director), Julie Brinkman (Music Director), Jacob Deck (Choreographer), Claire Denton (Stage Manager), Nathan Reinke (Assistant Stage Manager), Tiffany Jones (Youth Manager), Myles Stevens (Sound), Pamela Meadows (Lighting Design), Kellsey Bradley (Costumes), Madison Hatfield (Assistant Costumes), Leslie Austin (Props), Lacey Kellett (Social Media Promotions), Jim Barber (Marketing and Design), Josh Silvy (Theatre Inventory), Kristen Ables aka “The Snappy Red Head” (Promo Photography) and Marshall Meadows (Live Show Photography).

 

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea and became the hottest star on Broadway? Why, it’s SpongeBob, of course, and he’s bringing his hilarious, high energy musical to downtown Branson for three weeks of performances at the Historic Owen Theatre!

Shows run February 8 – 25, 2024 with perfomances on Thursdays (7pm), Fridays, (7pm), Saturdays (2pm & 7pm), and Sundays (2pm). Advance reserve tickets are on sale now at BransonArts.org/tix or by calling the Box Office at 417-336-4255.  Ticket prices are: $20 (Adults 18+) and $12 (Youth 4-17), lap children are free.

Families will enjoy seeing The SpongeBob Musical for several reasons. It’s a colorful and lively production that brings the beloved characters of the animated television series to life on stage. The musical features catchy songs, energetic dance numbers, and a storyline that celebrates friendship, teamwork, and resilience, all of which are great themes for families to enjoy together. Additionally, the show’s humor appeals to both kids and adults, making it a fun experience for the whole family!

This Branson Regional Arts Council production features irresistible characters, magical choreography, dazzling costumes, with wave after wave of original songs by the World’s most iconic Rock and Pop Artists including 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 Antebellum, 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

This musical Branson show is under the direction of Kyle Bradley with musical direction by Julie Brinkman.

The talented cast of The SpongeBob Musical include: Jake Deck (SPONGEBOB),  Kyle Denton (PATRICK STAR), Kellsey Bradley (SANDY), David Hewitt (SQUIDWARD Q. TENTACLES),  Mike Sager (SHELDON J. PLANKTON),  Madison Hatfield (KAREN THE COMPUTER), Sarah Williams (THE MAYOR), Lacey Kellett (PEARL KRABS), Sean Myers (MR. EUGENE KRABS),  Lucas Dahlgren (PERCH PERKINS), Jeremiah Reeve (PATCHY / OLD MAN JENKINS), Somer Dean, Jen Frost, Josiah Sims (ELECTRIC SKATES), Joshua McGeough ( BUSTER BLUE TANG), Richard Marks (LARRY THE LOBSTER), Abby Reeve (MRS. PUFF), Reagan Hoagland (GARY THE SNAIL), and Nathan Spurling / Josh Williams (FOLEY ARTIST FISH).

The Adult Ensemble include: Velvet Dougharty, Melinda Prince, Madison Hewitt, Cyrsten Rainey, Rachel Sager, Mindy Law, Juanita Wilson, Loran Polson, Antoinette St. John and Christian Ross.

The Teen Ensemble include: Jael Frost, Josslynn Silvy, Jason Prince, Caleb Spurling and Hallie Groff.

The Guppies (Young Ensemble) include: Gwen Tsahiridis, Lee Brown, Maggie Marks and Reagan Hoagland.

The production team include: Karie Dykeman, Kristine Brown (Producers), Kim Hale, Joshua Boulden (Assistant Producers), Kyle Bradley (Director), Julie Brinkman (Music Director), Jacob Deck (Choreographer), Claire Denton (Stage Manager), Nathan Reinke (Assistant Stage Manager), Tiffany Jones (Youth Manager), Myles Stevens (Sound), Pamela Meadows (Lighting Design), Kellsey Bradley (Costumes), Madison Hatfield (Assistant Costumes), Leslie Austin (Props), Lacey Kellett (Social Media Promotions), Jim Barber (Marketing and Design), Josh Silvy (Theatre Inventory), and Marshall Meadows (Photography).

Calling All Kids Ages 7-12!!! Come be a part of Crescendo /krəˈSHenˌdō/!

The Branson Regional Arts Council is gearing up for our Spring Semester and have a few openings in our exciting educational youth performance troupe for kids who love to sing, dance and act!

Members of Crescendo meet on a regular basis after school at the Historic Owen Theatre.

If you have a student that would be interested, please contact Karie at 417-336-4255 or edu@bransonarts.org for more information!

Crescendo: “Meaning growing, as in swelling of sound, or becoming louder.”

Students will have fun developing their performance skills in the areas of voice and dance, while gaining new friendships, skills and increasing their confidence.

The students will learn and perform under the direction of their talented and qualified instructors Jacob Deck and Julie Brinkman.

 

The Branson Regional Arts Council announces open auditions for our second stage production of the 2024 season. The Learned Ladies is a hilarious adaptation of the 1700’s french comedy by Molière that is translated and adapted by Freyda Thomas. This show provides a unique opportunity for actors to update a timeless classic for a 21st century audience. The production is directed by Jeremiah Reeve.

Auditions will be held at the Historic Owen Theater (205 S. Commercial St., Branson, MO 65616) on Saturday, January 6th and Sunday, January 7th starting at 7:00 pm each evening.

PERFORMANCE DATES (actors must be available for all shows)

  • Friday, March 15 @ 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, March 16 @ 7:00 pm
  • Sunday, March 17 @ 2:00 pm
  • Friday, March 22@ 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, March 23 @ 7:00 pm
  • Sunday, March 24 @ 2:00 pm

AUDITION INFORMATION

Auditions will consist of readings from the script. The script is in contemporary English but retains the verse style of the original from the 1600’s. This creates a unique style and feel to the show that is probably unlike anything you’ve done or the audience has seen before. Because of this, auditioners are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the sides prior to auditions.

In order to request sides and a tentative rehearsal schedule, please e-mail jeremiah.reeve@yahoo.com. This information will be made available before the new year.

Please bring a theatre resume or be prepared to list any theatre experience.
Also be prepared to provide a list of all conflicts between the audition date and show opening.
Headshots are also encouraged.

CHARACTERS/ROLES

Philamente (played as middle aged female)
The lady of the house, wife to Chrysale. She is strong, capable, and intelligent but lacks common sense and has been drawn into pseudo-intellectualism. She also tends to be domineering and insists upon getting her way.

Chrysale (played as middle aged man)
The husband of Philamente and a businessman of means. He imagines himself to be courageous, but lacks bravery and follow through. He is supportive of his wife’s studies even though he doesn’t fully understand them, but is less supportive of her tutor.

Henriette (played as female in her 20’s)
Daughter of Philamente and Chrysale who shares her mother’s strength and her father’s realism. She desires the “simple” things in life like marriage and family. She is not strongly intellectual, but she is not dumb.

Armande (played as a female in her 20’s or low 30’s)
The elder daughter of Philamente and Chrysale has gone off the deep end of intellectual pursuit without actually learning anything. She is strong-willed and ardent in her theories.

Belise (played as a middle aged female)
The sister of Chrysale, she has fully embraced a variety of topics of learning while ignoring both caution and reality. Perhaps the dumbest character in the show, she fails hilariously at both intelligence and wisdom.

Arista (played as a middle aged female)
Crysale and Belise’s sister who is level-headed and often a voice of reason. She is often flustered and frustrated by the chaos created by people who are certain they do not need to listen.

Lycandre – (played as a male in his 20’s or early 30’s)
An optimist hoping to wed Henriette, but with a somewhat complicated hostory with the family. He is a hopeless romantic not quite prepared to argue for his cause.

Trissotin (played as a younger male in his20’s-30’s)
A house guest, so-called poet and philosopher who has won the attention, attraction, and resources of Philamente, Armande, and Belise through his charisma. His elevated ego and desire for wealth far outpace his intellect or skills.

Martine (played as a female of any age)
A servant in the household, she is tired of being expected to be educated above her pay grade. She is happy to speak up for herself – even when there are consequences for her sarcastic wit.

Vadius (played as a younger male)
A friend of Trissotin who runs in the same circle of amateur philosophers. Also driven by ego and desire for wealth, he may be slightly smarter than Trissotin, but not by much.

Judge (played as a middle aged/older male)
An unsuspecting and unprepared jurist who is brought in to resolve conflict.

(Vadius and the Judge will likely be played by the same actor.)

 

White Christmas the Musical - The SpongeBob Musical - Legally Blonde Musical JR - Hunchback of Notre Dame - Urinetown The Musical - Company - Learned Ladies - The Little Mermaid JR in Branson Missouri 2024 at the Historic Owen Theatre

Would you like to put your ad in front of thousands of local residents who support the Arts? Show our patrons that you care about Arts Education and quality musical theatre in Branson! We provide opportunities for both young and old, and we want you to be a part of our future growth in Downtown Branson!

In 2023, over eight-thousand area patrons attended our amazing community theatre productions at the Historic Owen Theatre! We expect that number to grow even higher in 2024.

Branson Program ad with Titanic Attraction and City of Hollister AdsThese ticket buyers were able to take home an officially licensed, PLAYBILL souvenir program that included not only the cast and production information, but also ads from many local businesses including full-season ad sponsors: Titanic Museum Attraction, City of Hollister, L & J Plumbing Supply, Branson4U 98.1fm, Works of Art, and Peter Engler Designs to name a few.

We invite you to consider placing an ad in our upcoming program for The SpongeBob Musical, and then… keep your business message in front of our patrons all year long by extending your ad placement to the rest of our 2024 season of live musical theatre and plays here at the Historic Owen Theatre.

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RIGHT NOW, if you commit to a full-season of program ads, we will only charge for 7 show programs, and you’ll get the eighth program at no extra charge! Your ad will be seen in our official souvenir playbills for The SpongeBob Musical, The Learned Ladies, Legally Blonde The Musical JR, Company – A Musical Comedy, Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR, Urinetown The Musical, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and our season finale of the holiday family favorite, White Christmas – The Musical!

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Congratulations to the cast members below who were selected out of the huge turnout of actors who auditioned for a role in this exciting musical production. According to the Director and Producers, this was as very difficult casting choice as nearly 70 people attended the auditions, and over 30 people who tried out were not selected for this production.

We certainly encourage those who were not cast this time, to please come back for future auditions. You were all amazing! 

The Cast of The SpongeBob Musical are:

  • SPONGEBOB – Jake Deck
  • PATRICK STAR – Kyle Denton
  • SANDY – Kellsey Bradley
  • SQUIDWARD Q. TENTACLES – David Hewitt
  • SHELDON J. PLANKTON – Mike Sager
  • KAREN THE COMPUTER – Madison Hatfield
  • THE MAYOR – Sarah Williams
  • PEARL KRABS – Lacey Kellett
  • MR. EUGENE KRABS – Sean Myers
  • PERCH PERKINS – Lucas Dahlgren
  • PATCHY / OLD MAN JENKINS – Jeremiah Reeve
  • ELECTRIC SKATES – Somer Dean, Jen Frost, Josiah Sims
  •  BUSTER BLUE TANG – Joshua McGeough
  • LARRY THE LOBSTER – Richard Marks
  • MRS. PUFF – Abby Reeve
  • GARY THE SNAIL – Reagan Hoagland
  • FOLEY ARTIST FISH – Nathan Spurling / Josh Williams

ADULT ENSEMBLE

(Featured cameo roles/step outs to be auditioned/assigned in rehearsals)

  • Velvet Dougharty
  • Melinda Prince
  • Madison Hewitt
  • Cyrsten Rainey
  • Rachel Sager
  • Mindy Law
  • Juanita Wilson
  • Loran Polson
  • Antoinette St. John
  • Christian Ross

TEEN ENSEMBLE

  • Jael Frost
  • Josslynn Silvy
  • Jason Prince
  • Caleb Spurling
  • Hallie Groff

GUPPIES (YOUNG ENSEMBLE)

  • Gwen Tsahiridis
  • Lee Brown
  • Maggie Marks
  • Reagan Hoagland

Advance Reserve Tickets for The SpongeBob Musical are on sale now and also included in our 2024 Season Pass Special. For more information visit: BransonArts.org/pass.

The Branson Regional Arts Council proudly presents it’s Winter Youth Theatre Production of Disney’s Finding Nemo JR, a musical adaptation of Disney-Pixar’s popular animated film Finding Nemo. This junior version of the musical is specifically designed for younger performers and audiences of all ages.

Rated G for Great Family Fun!

Performances at the Historic Owen Theatre in downtown Branson run November 30th through December 10, 2023. Showtimes are Thursday, Friday, Saturday (7pm) and Saturday, Sunday (2pm). Advance ticket reservations are highly recommended and can be purchased online at BransonArts.org/tix or by calling the Box Office at 417-336-4255. Tickets are $20 (Adults 18+) and $12 (Youth 4-17). Lap children under 4 are free.

Co-Directed by Kyle and Kellsey Bradley, the story closely follows the plot of the original movie, taking the audience on an underwater adventure with Marlin, a clownfish, and his forgetful friend Dory as they search for Marlin’s son, Nemo, who has been captured by a diver and placed in a fish tank. The musical includes many other beloved characters from the film, including Crush the Sea Turtle and Bruce the Shark, and features memorable songs such as “Just Keep Swimming,” “Fish Are Friends Not Food,” and “Go With the Flow.”

Finding Nemo JR. offers an opportunity for young area actors and actresses to showcase their talents while delivering important themes of family, friendship, and perseverance in a highly entertaining way!

Cast members of Finding Nemo JR include: Josslynn Silvy / Zoey Viola (Nemo), Ben Stevens (Marlin), Emma Spurling (Dory), Lundyn Mitchell (Professor Ray), Katie Linn (Scuba Mask Dancer), Josh Reed (Bruce), Jack Brown (Chum), Brooklyn Giannotti (Anchor), Indy Griffith (Bubbles), Hallie Groff (Bloat), Alivia Prince (Gurgle), Jillian Reed (Peach), Caleb Spurling (Gill), Ryan Merrifield (Nigel), Jael Frost (Crush), Alton Prince (Squirt), Scarlett McManus (Kai), Brenna Prince (Breeze), Paisley Buttram (Pearl), Emma Chandler (Sheldon), Greyson Stevens (Tad), Maggie Marks (Angelfish), Grady Stevens (Damselfish), Promise Brunson (Pearl’s Parent), Emma Callaway (Sheldon’s Parent), Evan Carr (Tad’s Parent), Rylin Chick, Giovanni Verastegui, Gracie Floer (Moonfish), Kate Sutherland, Luke Johnson, Kynadee Carter, Reagan Hoagland, Royal Steelman, Gwendolyn Tsahiridis, Scout McManus, Caleb Linn, Katy Patton, Anabella Meyer, ToriAnne Lyons, Lexi Carr, Ezra Williams, Xia McElwee and Layla Gabriel (Young Sea Chorus).

Supporting the BRAC Youth Theatre Education Programs and this production of Disney’s Finding Nemo JR is important for several reasons.

Nurturing Creativity: BRAC’s Youth theatre programs provide a platform for young residents to explore their creativity, develop their artistic talents, and express themselves through acting, singing, and dancing. It encourages a love for the arts and helps participants discover their potential.

Building Confidence: Involvement in theatre, especially for youth, can boost self-confidence. It teaches public speaking, teamwork, and the ability to perform in front of an audience, which are valuable life skills.

Fostering Inclusivity: Theatre promotes diversity and inclusivity, allowing participants of various backgrounds and abilities to come together and collaborate. It’s an opportunity to celebrate differences and work towards a common goal.

Community Engagement: BRAC’s youth theatre productions involve the local community, from parents and volunteers to audiences. This strengthens our community bonds and supports a sense of togetherness.

Educational Value: Theatre can be an educational tool, teaching history, culture, and various subjects through storytelling. Finding Nemo JR can teach environmental awareness and the importance of protecting marine life.

Entertainment: Youth theatre productions like Finding Nemo JR offer enjoyable and family-friendly entertainment. They give families the chance to share in the joy of a live performance in the intimate setting of the Historic Owen Theatre.

Future Talent Development: Many successful actors, directors, and artists started their careers in youth theatre. Supporting these endeavors contributes to the development of future talent in the entertainment industry.

Supporting youth theatre and Branson Regional Arts Council productions like Finding Nemo JR has a positive impact on the personal growth of young individuals, our community, and the arts as a whole. It’s a valuable investment in creativity, education, and cultural enrichment.

Swim on over to the Historic Owen Theatre and reserve your seats now, for this fun musical holiday production!

The Branson Regional Arts Council announces open auditions for its 2024 season opening production of The SpongeBob Musical!

Directed by Kyle Bradley, the auditions will be held at the Historic Owen Theatre (205 S. Commercial St., Branson, MO 65616) on Tuesday, December 5th 2023 from 5pm – 8pm. 

  • Auditions are open to performers ages 8 and up. (limited children’s roles available). 
  • Main Cast and Featured Ensemble roles ages 16 and up. 

WHAT TO BRING: Those auditioning are asked to bring: A music cut, no longer than a minute, in the style of the show. Songs from the show are acceptable and are even preferred if you’re auditioning for a specific role. Bring your own music tracks on phone or player to connect to sound board (no accompanist provided) 

Auditionees are free to leave after their vocal audition. 

Callbacks and Dance Call Audition will take place Wednesday Dec. 6th. (See information below) 

If you have any questions, please call 417-336-4255 or edu@bransonarts.org

Anticipated Rehearsal Schedule linked here: Rehearsal Schedule – SpongeBob BRAC

Performance Dates: February 8th-25th, 2023 – Thu (7pm), Fri (7pm), Sat (2pm & 7pm), Sun (2pm) 


Dance Call Auditions: Wednesday December 6th – 6:00-7:00pm

  • All those auditioning are called to return to the Owen Theatre to learn and perform a dance combination. Come dressed and ready to move. 

Callback Auditions: Wednesday December 6th – 7:00-10:00pm

  • Those asked to remain will stay after the dance call to complete singing and reading for specific characters from the show for a callback audition (you will be contacted individually if you are needed at callbacks)

Video Submissions: Accepting video submissions until Tuesday December 5th at 9pm. Those unable to attend initial auditions can send in a video submission (One minute cut of a music theatre song or song from the show) with head shot, resume, and dance reel (if applicable). Please also list any conflicts with rehearsals or shows throughout the process (see linked rehearsal schedule for dates/times).

  • Email video submissions to director Kyle Bradley at kylebradley8913@gmail.com

ROLE BREAKDOWNS: 

SpongeBob SquarePants (Tenor): optimistic, innocent, and boyish; energetic and sometimes hyperactive. This performer should have the ability to move well and be physically agile. Naturally funny with great comedic skills and precision. Strong pop tenor vocals. 

Patrick Star (Tenor): Well-intentioned but lacking common sense or skills; kind and somewhat clueless, an innocent; a big softie, who can also be prone to sudden child-like fits of rage or frustration 

Sandy Cheeks (Female, Lead, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto): 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 (Tenor, G# belt) Grumpy, cynical, dry, short- tempered, generally negative but lovable! This Actor must move well and TAP dancing skills are a plus. 

Sheldon Plankton (Male, Lead, Tenor): His personality outweighs his size- slick, scheming, nefarious; has the ability to charm; determined, he will do anything to get ahead in life; very greedy, but his heart is still open enough to rekindle a romance with his wife. This character will need to dance and rap skills a plus. 

Karen the Computer (Female; Supporting; Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano): Glamorous, a robotic housewife of Plankton. She’s been there for Plankton’s every scheme and plot and has become jaded – she’s been there and done that. Strong comic actress, as well as Singer and Mover. 

Pearl Krabs (Female, Supporting, Mezzo-Soprano): Mr. Krabs’ bratty teenage daughter. This is a character role with Gospel vocal overtones. 

Eugene Krabs (Male, Lead, Baritone): 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. 

Patchy the Pirate: Male, Featured, Baritone. Leader of the pirate crew featured song at the top of Act 2. (Potentially doubling in ensemble) 

Electric Skates (Male, Featured, Tenor, Baritone, Bass): Rock and roll band members, the Skates are hard-core, grungy, heavy metals meet World Wrestling. Strong Dancers, ability to do skateboard tricks a plus. Also open to rollerblade or inline skating, with tricks available. 

Featured Roles:

Mayor of Bikini Bottom: Female, Mezzo 

Perch Perkins: Male, Featured, Bass 

French Narrator: Ensemble, Spoken 

Sardines: Ensemble, All Voice Parts 

Security Guards: Ensemble, Spoken 

Old Man Jenkins: Ensemble Baritone/Bass 

Mrs. Puff: Female, Ensemble, Mezzo 

Larry the Lobster: Male, Ensemble 

Ensemble: A variety of character types to play several featured ensemble roles, performers with comedic timing, strong pop/rock or contemporary musical theatre voices, tap and Hip-hop skills and experience a plus! 

The Foley Artist Fish: a staged role that produces all sound effects specified in the script and score using percussion instruments, triggered digital effects, and other creative sound makers. As envisioned by Tina Landau, “The show is meant to be performed with a FOLEY ARTIST FISH playing sound effects live, and within view of the audience, to accompany the stage action. This could include footsteps for SpongeBob and Squidward (as in the Broadway Production), dings for objects appearing, whacks for hits, and so on.”

 

The Branson Regional Arts Council is reaching out for qualified, area talent to participate in our exciting musical theatre and play productions at the Historic Owen Theatre in downtown Branson, Missouri. We are currently assigning positions for our 2024 Theatre Season and have been receiving interest from new talent, so wanted to give others the opportunity to possibly get involved as well.

If you are interested in being considered for our upcoming production staff as a Director, Music Director, Choreographer, Stage Manager, Set Builder or even a Lighting or Sound Technician, this is an opportunity to add your name to our talent pool. Potential candidates will be contacted for an interview with our producers. Any positions that may be available during the season would be on an individual contract basis and payed a nominal stipend for your efforts.

Click here to see a list of our 2024 theatre season productions.

How To Apply:

Please send a letter of introduction stating your background and interest areas, along with a resume of previous experience to info@bransonarts.org. Please include your best contact information, and the phrase “Production Staff Application” in the subject area of your email.

We encourage anyone who may have applied in the past to submit again as some time has passed since our last call for Production Staff. Thank you!!

ORDER YOUR 2024 SEASON PASSES TODAY

CLICK THE BUTTON BELOW TO ORDER ONLINE or call 417-336-4255 for assistance.

NOTE: All 2024 SEASON PASS SALES END ON FEBRUARY 25, 2024 (5pm).

This Pass is for 8 Mainstage Productions Only. Other special events throughout the year will be individually sold or available to BRAC Members. Show Tickets may be exchanged to other mainstage shows or dates during the 2024 Season. No Refunds, except in case of emergency.

2024 FULL SEASON PASS (See 8 Productions)

GET SEASON PASS THEATRE TICKETS

  • $136.00 – Adult (18+), $81.60Youth (4-17) note: some shows rated PG-13
  • Reserve your preferred seat for all 8 shows in our 2024 season.
  • SAVE 15% On Your Purchase
  • Makes a GREAT GIFT for a loved one that LASTS THROUGH THE YEAR!
  • All Pass Tickets Discounted! This is our best value pass!

NOTE: BRAC has no plans to alter this line-up, but show schedules and titles are subject to change.

2024 FAMILY PASS (See 4 Productions all Rated G)

GET SEASON PASS THEATRE TICKETS
  • $68.00 – Adult (18+), $40.81Youth (4-17)
  • Reserve your preferred seat for all 4 shows (Rated G) in our 2024 season.
  • SAVE 15% On Your Purchase
  • Makes a GREAT GIFT for a loved one that LASTS THROUGH THE YEAR!
  • All Pass Tickets Discounted! This is our best value family pass!

NOTE: BRAC has no plans to alter this line-up, but show schedules and titles are subject to change.

2024 INDIVIDUAL SHOW TICKETS (Select One Show at a Time)

HISTORIC OWEN THEATRE TICKETS
  • $20.00 – Adult (18+), $12.00 – Youth (4-17, lap children with adult free)
  • Reserve your preferred seat for one or more shows at our regular ticket rate. 


The SpongeBob Musical

Dates: Feb 8 – 25, 2024 (15 shows)

Rated G | Family Favorite

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea and became the hottest star on Broadway? Why, it’s SpongeBob SquarePants! And now he’s ready to ride the wave to the Historic Owen Theatre! 

This is a one-of-a-kind Broadway musical with original songs written 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, John Legend, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants, T. I., and a song by David Bowie. With additional lyrics by Jonathan Coulton and an additional song by Tom Kenny and Andy Paley.

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 Learned Ladies

Dates: March 15 – 24, 2024 (6 shows)

Rated PG | Mild Adult Themes

Henriette and Clitandre, are two young people in love who, in order to marry, must successfully navigate Henriette’s demanding and overeducated family.
With the help of Henriette’s father and uncle, along with a host of saucy servants who favour the marriage, the couple must convince the rest of the family that the match is a good one.
This zany web of love stories, farcical romps and battle of the sexes keeps true to Moliere’s original while providing a smorgasbord of modern treats for contemporary audiences.

Legally Blonde The Musical JR

Dates: April 12 – 14, 2024 (5 shows)

RATED G | Family Favorite

The Branson Regional Arts Council’s Staccato Show Choir (ages 14-18) presents a fun and upbeat adaptation of the hit film and award-winning Broadway musical.
Based on the award-winning Broadway musical and the smash hit motion picture, Legally BlondeThe Musical JR. is a fabulously fun journey of self-empowerment and expanding horizons. The show’s instantly recognizable songs are filled with humor, wit and sass — leaving cast members and audiences alike seeing pink! Legally Blonde JR. follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. When Elle’s boyfriend, Warner, dumps her and heads to Harvard, claiming she’s not “serious” enough, Elle takes matters into her own hands, crafting a showy song-and-dance personal essay and charming her way into law school. Befriending classmate, Emmett, and spunky hairdresser, Paulette, along the way, Elle finds that books and looks aren’t mutually exclusive. As Elle begins outsmarting her peers, she realizes that law may be her natural calling after all.

Company – A Musical Comedy

Dates: May 16 – 26, 2024 (8 shows)

RATED PG-13 | Parental Guidance

Sondheim’s game-changing musical is a sophisticated and honest look at modern adult relationships. From musical theatre’s most renowned composer, Company is largely regarded as a trailblazer of the dark-comedy, modern-musical genre and the winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Lyrics and Best Book.

On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor, Robert, contemplates his unmarried state. Over the course of a series of dinners, drinks and even a wedding, his friends – “those good and crazy people [his] married friends” – explain the pros and cons of taking on a spouse. The habitually single Robert is forced to question his adamant retention of bachelorhood during a hilarious array of interactions. Company features a brilliantly brisk and energetic score containing many of Stephen Sondheim’s best known songs. The strength of the piece lies in its vivid yet real characters, meaning impressive technical aspects aren’t necessary to convey the story. It can be told as effectively with a cavalcade of automated set pieces as it can with a chair or two. Every audience member will see reflections of themselves in at least one of the characters onstage.

Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR (BRAC’s Summer Youth Institute)

Dates: June 20 – 23, 2024 (6 shows)

Rated G | Family Favorite

From classic literature to the Academy Award-winning film and Broadway musical, Ariel’s undersea journey is a beautiful love story for the ages.

Journey “under the sea” with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR., adapted from Disney’s Broadway production and the motion picture (featuring the enormously popular Academy Award-winning music and delightfully charming book and lyrics). Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories, Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR. is an enchanting look at the sacrifices we all make for love and acceptance.
In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home — and her fins — behind and live in the world above. But first, she’ll have to defy her father, King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she’s the girl whose enchanting voice he’s been seeking.
NOTE: The 7pm shows are the older kids (13-18) and the 2pm shows are the younger kids (6-12) – subject to change

Urinetown The Musical

Dates: July 25 – Aug 4, 2024 (8 shows)
PG-13 | Parental Guidance

Holding out as our #1 Show of the Year, Urinetown the Musical is a sidesplitting sendup of greed, love, revolution (and musicals!), in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, environmental collapse, privatization of natural resources, bureaucracy, municipal politics, and musical theatre itself!
Hilariously funny and touchingly honest, Urinetown provides a fresh perspective on one of America’s greatest art forms. In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity’s most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides that he’s had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom!

 The Hunchback of Notre Dame          

Dates: October 17-27, 2024 (8 shows)

Rated PG | Musical

Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Menken and Schwartz. Peter Parnell’s new book embraces story theatre and features verbatim passages from Hugo’s gothic novel.
The musical begins as the bells of Notre Dame sound through the famed cathedral in fifteenth-century Paris. Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be “Out There,” observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful Romani woman, Esmeralda. Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit, though – the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled. As the three vie for her attention, Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the Roma – and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all. A sweeping score and powerful story make The Hunchback of Notre Dame an instant classic. Audiences will be swept away by the magic of this truly unforgettable musical.

 


White Christmas The Musical

Dates: December 5-15, 2024 (10 shows)

Rated G| Family Favorite

Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil’s former army commander. With a dazzling score featuring well-known standards including “Blue Skies,” “I Love A Piano,” “How Deep Is the Ocean” and the perennial title song, White Christmas is an uplifting, wholesome musical that will delight audiences of all ages.
Paramount Pictures released the movie musical White Christmas in 1954. Directed by Michael Curtiz, the film starred Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen, and featured 17 songs by Irving Berlin. The top moneymaker of 1954, White Christmas set a new record as Hollywood’s all-time highest-grossing musical.
The stage adaptation of White Christmas opened on Broadway at the Marquis Theatre on November 4, 2008, after several successful engagements throughout the United States. Directed by Walter Bobbie and starring Stephen Bogardus, Jeffry Denman, Kerry O’Malley and Meredith Patterson, the show was an audience favorite; it returned to Broadway the following year, starring James Clow, Tony Yazbeck, Melissa Errico and Mara Davi.