Get ready to explore the depths of theatrical innovation at SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS, where the power of optimism really can save the world. In an action-packed episode of your favorite kids show, our unlikely hero will save the day, save his friendships and save his town of Bikini Bottom! This is a show not to be missed for fans of SpongeBob, as reviewers have noted you will probably adore this musical if: a) “SpongeBob” was a formative influence of your childhood; b) you are a stoner who tokes up to watch reruns of the show on YouTube, categories a and b are not mutually exclusive; or c) if you are a parent of “SpongeBob”-bingeing progeny and found its sensibility crept into, and wallpapered, your weary mind. Buy your tickets now and catch SpongeBob at the Golden Gate theatre, San Francisco!
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“AN INSPIRED BROADWAY EXTRAVAGANZA!” – The New Yorker
“IT HAD ME GRINNING LIKE AN IDIOT!” – The Hollywood Reporter
“★★★★ AN ABSOLUTE DELIGHT! – The London Telegraph
“BOLDLY THEATRICAL! GIDDY, GOOFY FUN FOR ALL!” – Variety
“A PARTY FOR THE EYES AND EARS.” – The Daily Beast
“THIS IS SOMETHING EXTRAORDINARY!” – The Huffington Post
“EXHAUSTINGLY IMAGINATIVE AND PERVERSELY BRILLIANT, THIS WATERY WONDERLAND IS A GINORMOUS GIGGLE OF A SHOW!” – The New York Times
“The most improbable and most delightful of musical adaptations! I smiled for literally every minute of it.” – New York Magazine
Mount Humongous is about to erupt! The nearby volcano has made its tremors felt through ought the town of Bikini Bottom and is up to our hero SpongeBob, played by Lorenzo Pugliese, his BFF Patrick Star, played by Beau Bradshaw, and the ever-resourceful Sandy Cheeks, played by Daria Pilar Redus, to team up, climb the Mount Humongous volcano and stop it from destroying the town! However, they have not gone un-noticed by the townspeople, married villains Sheldon Plankton, played by Tristan McIntyre and Karen the Computer, played by Caitlin Ort, try to convince the citizens to enter an escape pod that ensures safety. But, the two have a secret scheme planned as they will hypnotize the citizens in the pod into liking the chum that they serve at their restaurant, the Chum Bucket and they have another secret-secret plan to stop SpongeBob and Sandy reaching the top of Mount Humongous. The townspeople, swayed by the idea from Plankton and Karen decide to hold a last-minute music concert to raise money and invite the famous rock band, the Electric Skates to play at the concert putting Squidward Q Tentacles, played by Cody Cooley, in charge of organizing it. But tragedy strikes our daring trio as a group of cultist sardines appear and make Patrick their leader causing a rift to form between the two friends and leaving SpongeBob to carry on their plan to save everyone with only Sandy for help. Will SpongeBob and Sandy come up with a plan to save Bikini Bottom? Will their plan be thwarted by the evil villains Plankton and Karen? Come along to SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical and find out!
With twelve Tony Award nominations it tied for most-nominated production at the 2018 72nd Tony Awards and is the Winner of Best Scenic Design of a Musical. The Musical also won Six Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Actor in a Musical, Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical, Outstanding Director of a Musical, Outstanding Set Design for a Musical, Outstanding Wig and Hair and Four Outer Critics Circle Awards for Outstanding New Broadway Musical, Outstanding New Score, Outstanding Director of a Musical and Outstanding Actor in a Musical.
SpongeBob SquarePants, The Broadway Musical, the brilliantly reimagined and beloved Nickelodeon series co-conceived and directed by acclaimed Steppenwolf director Tina Landau and a book by the Obie Award winning Kyle Jarrow. The production is choreographed by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli. The show’s songs feature a legendary roster of Grammy Award winners, arranged and orchestrated by the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Tom Kitt, have been written by a plethora of pop-rock eminences, including 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, and T.I. with additional songs by David Bowie, Tom Kenny & Andy Paley. The groundbreaking Tony Award winning design team includes scenic and costume design by David Zinn, lighting design by Kevin Adams, projection design by Peter Nigrini, sound design by Walter Trarbach, hair and wig design by Charles G. LaPointe, and casting by Telsey + Company/Patrick Goodwin, CSA have brilliantly reimagined Bikini Bottom for the Broadway stage, bringing the spirit of SpongeBob to life with humanity, heart, and pure theatricality.
SpongeBob The Musical Reviews
“Children should feel free to take their parents to Tina Landau’s psychedelically inspired version of the whimsical kiddie cartoon show that’s been making a fortune for Nickelodeon since 1999. Kyle Jarrow’s book retains the two key elements of the Nicktoon: the cheerful sea sponge’s unquenchable optimism and his selflessly heroic efforts to rescue his friends from whatever problems happen to pop up. But Landau’s hallucinogenic stagecraft transcends the show’s television origins by speaking a visual language that’s three-dimensional and boldly theatrical.
The fluorescent color scheme is so dazzling and the visual effects so clever, it’s easy to overlook the simplicity of the basic design. Stacks of lime-green pool noodles make a perfectly fine approximation of sea kelp. And a graceful underwater ballet of hot-pink jellyfish is constructed out of nothing more than plastic umbrellas. The only downside is when we realize that the found objects used so ingeniously in this multi-million-dollar show represent the cast-off junk tossed into the ocean by thoughtless humans.
SpongeBob is so good-natured, he can’t help himself from greeting the world with manic joy. (“Hello lawn! Hello street! Hello sky! Hello flowers!”) But he can’t ignore the serious threat to the very existence of Bikini Bottom — an undersea volcano called Mount Humongous that’s threatening to blow sky-high. That’s actually a lot scarier than any of the problems that arise in the TV show, but this is Broadway, where things tend to get inflated.
Here, that inflation surfaces in the score. Instead of working with a simpatico composer and lyricist, Landau, in the adventurous spirit of a Steppenwolf director, has stacked the show with individual pop songs written by individual songwriters, including Cyndi Lauper, David Bowie, John Legend, Sara Bareilles, and Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry. It’s not as much of a gimmick as it seems, but without a signature sound, there’s no signature style. What there is, though, is plenty of giddy, goofy fun for all.”
– Marilyn Stasio, Variety.