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2022 Season Announced by Rise Up Performing Arts

RUPA_logoSpongeBob SquarePants the Musical
For adults and kids
April 7th-10th

For ages 13-18
June 16th -19th
Fairfield Freshman Theatre

For ages 7-13
July 22nd-24th
Fairfield Freshman Theatre

For ages 8-18
September 23rd–25th
Fairfield Freshman Theatre

Holiday Musical TBA
For adults and kids
December 8th-11th
The Sorg Opera House

For more information visit www.riseupperformingarts.com

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Auditions Announced for SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS the Musical at Rise Up Performing Arts

RUPA_logoAuditions for adults and kids

  • Jan. 7 from 6-9pm
  • Jan. 8 from 10am-3pm

Located: Rise Up Performing Arts – 228 Court St, Hamilton, OH 45011.

Rehearsals begin January 23th

  • Mondays and Wednesdays 6:30-9:00
  • Sundays 3:00-6:00

Show Dates: April 7th – 10th

Click here to sign up

Seeking strong singer, dancer, actors ages 8 and up. Yes, adults too! Please bring a completed audition form, resume, and a current headshot, photo does not need to be professional, and will not be returned. We will also have these forms available at auditions.

Please prepare a 1 minute musical theatre style song with an accompaniment track, or sheet music. Accompanist will be provided. There will also be a speaker connection for phones and mp3 players. Please have music cued up to where your singing will begin. Some will be asked to stay for a movement audition. 

To help with social distancing, please enter the building five minutes before your scheduled audition time and wear a mask. You may remove the mask when singing. Auditions are by appointment, walk-ins are welcome but will be seen at the closest available time slot. 

Callbacks: Sunday, January 9th from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm.
(If called back, you will be given a more specific time).



  • SpongeBob SquarePants (Range: C3-B4) The hero of our story. He loves his community more than anything in the world and he will do anything for them. SpongeBob is sincere, positive, sometimes a bit naïve but always determined to spread joy wherever he goes. He has more strength than he realizes.
  • Patrick Star (Range: Bb2-Bb4) SpongeBob’s BFF, Patrick is always up for SpongeBob’s adventures but struggles to find the confidence to strike out on his own. He can be gullible, but he’s strong and loyal.
  • Sandy Cheeks (Range: A3-E5) Smart, quick-witted, energetic and fierce. Sandy is a scientist who has a passion for karate and knows her worth. Her confidence and brains are the key to saving Bikini Bottom.
  • Squidward Q. Tentacles (Range: A2-F#4) Squidward is always having a bad day, especially when SpongeBob’s around. His secret ambition is to become a concert clarinetist, and he dreams of being in the spotlight and making his Mama proud. Tap skills needed.
  • Eugene Krabs (Range: B2-Bb4) Mr. Krabs’ priorities, in order, are: Money, keeping the Secret Formula safe, Money, his daughter Pearl, and Money. He sees Bikini Bottom’s peril as an opportunity to make (you guessed it) more MONEY!
  • Sheldon J. Plankton (Range: B2-G#4) Power hungry and always scheming. Plankton has a size complex because he’s about one inch tall. Rap skills necessary.


  • Patchy the Pirate (Range: D3-F4 (F5 falsetto) The biggest SpongeBob fan in the world.
  • Pearl Krabs (Range:Bb3-F#5) Mr. Krabs’ teenage daughter who is obsessed with the Electric Skates. Amazing pop belt.
  • Perch Perkins (Range: E2-E4) The town reporter. Informative, yet cheeky.
  • Karen the Computer (Range: G#3-F#5) Plankton’s computer wife. Sarcastic, evil and devoted to Plankton.
  • The Electric Skates, three rock stars who are gracing Bikini Bottom with their presence.
  • The Mayor of Bikini Bottom (Range: F#4-B5) Doesn’t know what she’s doing, but if you ask her, she’s got everything under control.
  • Larry the Lobster, a body-building crustacean
  • Mrs. Puff, SpongeBob’s driving teacher
  • Old Man Jenkins, the town curmudgeon
  • Gary the Snail, SpongeBob’s pet
  • Security Guards, trying to keep Patchy under control
  • Buster Bluetang, assistant to the Mayor


  • Cowboy Fish, Mob Fish, Sardines, Hip-Hop Dancers, Sponges, Pirates, Sea Anemones, Lots of Fishes and assorted Sea Creatures and MORE!

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Rise Up Performing Arts
Dec. 9-12
Fairfield Freshman School Theatre

Once upon a time, in a far away swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek.  One day, Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits who have been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek sets off with a wisecracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he’s handed a task — if he rescues feisty princess Fiona, his swamp will be righted. Shrek tries to win Fiona’s love and vanquish Lord Farquaad, but a fairytale wouldn’t be complete without a few twists and turns along the way.

  • Thu-Fri, Dec. 9-10 at 7pm
  • Sat, Dec. 11 at 3pm & 7pm
  • Sun, Dec. 12 at 2pm & 5pm

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Disney’s MOANA JR. Runs Sept. 24-26

RUPA_Moana Jr logoDisney MOANA JR.
Rise Up Performing Arts
Sept. 24-26
Fairfield Freshman School Theater

This thrilling and heartwarming coming-of-age story follows the strong-willed Moana as she sets sail across the Pacific to save her village and discover the truth about her heritage. Moana and the legendary demigod Maui embark on an epic journey of self-discovery and camaraderie as both learn to harness the power that lies within. With empowering messages of bravery and selflessness, Moana JR. is sure to bring out the hero within each of us.

  • Fri, Sept. 24 at 7pm
  • Sat, Sept. 25 at 3pm & 7pm
  • Sun, Sept. 26 at 3pm

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THE LION KING JR Runs July 15-18

Rise Up Performing Arts
July 15-18
Fairfield Freshman School Theatre 

THE LION KING JR tells the story of the epic adventures of a curious cub named Simba as he struggles to accept the responsibilities of adulthood and his destiny as king. Along the way, the young lion encounters a colorful cast of characters including spunky lioness Nala, charismatic meerkat Timon, and loveable warthog Pumbaa. To claim his rightful place on the throne and save his beloved Pridelands, Simba must find his inner strength and confront his wicked Uncle Scar. The Lion King JR. features classic songs from the 1994 film such as “Hakuna Matata” and the Academy Award®-winning “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” as well as additional songs penned for the Broadway production.

  • Thu, July 15 at 7pm (Simba Cast)
  • Fri, July 16 at 7pm (Mufasa Cast)
  • Sat, July 17 at 3pm (Simba Cast) & 7pm (Mufasa Cast)
  • Sun, July 18 at 1pm (Simba Cast) & 4pm (Mufasa Cast)

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