The opening titles of the first three seasons show Sabrina in front of a mirror posing while magically changing into four different costumes and outfits as the cast members' names quickly flash on the bottom of the screen. The first three outfits are always the same, but the fourth one changes from episode to episode. At the end, Sabrina would say some sort of pun that related to the last outfit, then magically disappear.
The opening titles change for the first time in the fourth season. The characters are displayed doing different things in rising bubbles and bubbles in the back show Sabrina in the different outfits and costumes she changed into in the original opening credits and throughout the first three seasons. There are quiet vocals in the background. The sequence ended with Sabrina zapping one of the bubbles and looking into the camera.
"Ah-ahh. Here we go now.
The opening credits of seasons 5-7 are accompanied with a vocal theme song and feature Sabrina at various locations around Boston: Harvard Bridge, Boston Common, Union Oyster House, Massachusetts State House, Quincy Market, Newbury Street, Harvard University, Tufts University, and Beacon Hill. In the credits of seasons 5 and 6, after leaving Newbury Comics on Newbury Street, Sabrina walks down a flight of stairs and then teleports herself into her dorm room, lying on her bed next to Salem. In the final season, however, she arrives at the entrance to Scorch Magazine and upon pushing the door open, she is revealed to be walking into her house to greet Roxie, Morgan, and Salem.
"Life's changing around me
And I'm gonna make it mine
I'm reaching out and living by my rules
Time's moving way too fast
I wanna make it last
'Cause I'm out on my own now
And I like the way it feels"
The following cast members have been credited in the opening sequence (Note: Many returned as guest stars in later seasons. Also, many starring roles were credited after the opening sequence, therefore are not included in this list):
- Melissa Joan Hart- Sabrina Spellman (All seasons)
- Nick Bakay- Salem Saberhagen (All seasons)
- Caroline Rhea- Hilda Spellman (Seasons 1-6)
- Beth Broderick- Zelda Spellman (Seasons 1-6)
- Nate Richert- Harvey Kinkle (Seasons 1-4)
- Jenna Leigh Green- Libby Chessler (Seasons 1-3)
- Martin Mull- Willard Kraft (Seasons 2-4)
- Lindsay Sloane- Valerie Birkhead (Seasons 2 and 3)
- Michelle Beaudoin- Jenny Kelly (Season 1)
- Paul Feig- Eugene Pool (Season 1)
- Alimi Ballard- Albert the Quizmaster (Season 2)
- Soleil Moon Frye- Roxie King (Season 7)
- Elisa Donovan- Morgan Cavanaugh (Season 7)
Cast Order and Billings
Certain cast members were given special credits such as "and" "with" or "...as (character)" to show higher billing.
Melissa Joan Hart is credited with "Starring" before her name at the start of every opening sequence to show that she has top billing. Caroline Rhea and Beth Broderick are given second and third credit for the six seasons they starred.
In Season Two, Nick Bakay begins being credited with "Nick Bakay as the voice of Salem". This stays the same until Season Five when his credit is changed to "And Nick Bakay as the voice of Salem". The "And" is removed in Season Seven.
Martin Mull is credited with "And Martin Mull as Willard Kraft" for as long as he stars in the show (Seasons 2-4).
Alimi Ballard's (Albert the Quizmaster) credit reads "With Alimi Ballard" in season two, appearing in between Nick Bakay and Martin Mull for that one season.
Finally, in Season Seven, Soleil Moon Frye is included in the opening sequence for the first time with "And Soleil Moon Frye as Roxie". This is the reason Nick Bakay's "And" is removed after Season Six.