Performances are at Dragonfly Theater, Raymond J. Grey Junior. High School, 16 Charter Road, Acton, MA 01720
Friday, March 24 7:00pm
Saturday, March 25 1:00pm
Sunday, March 26 1:00pm
Friday, March 31 7:00pm (Audio Described)
Saturday, April 1 1:00pm (Audio Described)
Saturday, April 1 7:00pm
Sunday, April 2 1:00pm (Audio Described)
All Shows Sensory Friendly, Interpreter into American Sign Language and Open Captioned. Various Assisted Listening Devices available at Box Office. Second Weekend shows are Audio Described.
The stakes are higher than ever in this dynamic stage musical, as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total annihilation of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. Resident scientist Sandy Cheeks (Lali Haines, the Actress who played Sally Jackson in ODT Lightning Thief 2022 and the witch in ODT Into the Woods 2020 ) has an idea to combat the disaster, but scheming Sheldon Plankton (Chris Merritt, Actor recently seen as Holegrave in Dunstable Theater Collab’s House of the Seven Gables) looks to take advantage of the mayhem for his own gain. As Squidward Q. Tentacles (Laurie Penney, the Actress who played Scuttle in ODT Mermaid, 2019) plans a benefit concert to fund the town’s evacuation, residents turn against Sandy for being an outsider, and Patrick’s (Sabrina Denison (Deaf actress and Director of Artistic Sign Language for I was Most Alive with You, Playwrights Horizon, NYC 2018, voiced by Heather Pruiksma (Gertrude, in ODT Seussical 2017) attention is diverted by some groupies. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected, sweet and earnest hero, SpongeBob (Jared Palazzo, Percy Jackson, ODT Lightning Thief, 2022) rises up and with teamwork, saves the day. The power of optimism really can save the world! This dynamic musical is a feast for the eyes and ears as it celebrates the diversity and the interconnectedness of the community in an ocean habitat and everywhere in the world around us. Get absorbed in this irreverent, delightful adaptation of the beloved cartoon. The SpongeBob Musical is sweeter and as spectacular as a pineapple under the sea.
Directed by B James Kelly, Musical Director Directed by Kathryn Denney, Choreographer Becky Robichaud, Director of Artistic Sign Language, Kristin Johnson, Stage Manager, Lisa Jensen-Fellows and Produced by Sam Gould and Dawn Gomez.
The SpongeBob Musical is based on the beloved animated series created by Stephen Hillenburg and features a book by Kyle Jarrow, with original songs 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, Lady A, 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. The Broadway production of The SpongeBob Musical earned its place on 2017’s “Best of Broadway” lists including Broadway.com, BuzzFeed, The Chicago Tribune, The Daily Beast, Deadline, ET Online, Forbes, Time Out New York and Variety. The SpongeBob Musical was named Best Musical by the Drama Desk Awards and Outer Critics Circle and earned 12 Tony Award nominations – the most nominated musical of the 2017-2018 theatre season – winning for Best Scenic Design of a Musical (David Zinn).
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