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2020-21 BSC Productions

"For over eighty years, Bismarck State College Theatre has served the students of BSC and the audiences of the Bismarck-Mandan area by creating hands-on learning experiences that lead to high-quality live theatre that enriches, entertains, and enhances our community."

Up Next at BSC Theatre:

The Spongebob Musical

by Kyle Jarrow, 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 Antebellum,
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

The SpongeBob Musical is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals.

Directed by Danny Devlin

Auditions: January 18th at 6:00 PM in the Sidney J Lee Auditorium

Callbacks to occur later that week

Performances April 6th - 9th at 7:30 PM & April 10th at 2:30 PM in the Sidney J Lee Auditorium

"Adapted from the iconic Nickelodeon series! SpongeBob, Patrick, Sandy, Squidward and all of Bikini Bottom face total annihilation—until a most unexpected hero rises to take center stage." - Concord Theatricals

Bismarck State College announces auditions for our Spring musical, The SpongeBob Musical.

Actors are asked to prepare a comedic one minute monologue and 32 bars of a song from a contemporary Broadway musical or a contemporary pop song. Bring sheet music - an accompanist will be provided.

If needed, a monologue will be provided.

To sign up for an audition slot, use the following link:

Bismarck State College Theatre is always proud to welcome all members of the Bismarck-Mandan community to audition for our plays and musicals. 

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact


Short Play Festival 2022: It's About Time

Performances May 4th and 5th at 7:30 PM

Bismarck State College Theatre proudly announced our 2022 National Ten-Minute Playwriting Contest theme: It's About Time. 

Submissions to the 2022 Short Play Festival are now closed. Playwrights will be notified if they are student short-listed for the Festival by January. We are very excited by all of the scripts we received. 

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Sidney J Lee Auditorium!


Tickets to Bismarck State College Theatre are $12 when purchased online in advance, and $15 at the door. Tickets for BSC Students are $5 with a valid campus ID. Tickets for BSC Faculty and Staff are $10 with a valid campus ID. Tickets for students from outside BSC are $10 with a valid ID. Group rates and other discounts may be available; please contact the BSC Theatre email address below. Questions about these productions or ticketing may be sent to


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