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Nickelodean's Spongebob
based on the series by STEPHEN HILLENBURG

book by KYLE JARROW

orchestrations & music produced by MATTHEW TISHLE

with new songs by Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler & 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

music supervision, orchestrations & arrangements by Tom Kitt choreography by Christopher Gattelli

musical production conceived & directed by Tina Landau

The SpongeBob Musical is presented through a special arrangement with Concord Theatricals. All authorized performance materials are supplied by www.concordtheatricals.com

april 22 to
june 4 2022

In-Person Presentation

rated G | 6+

running time 120 mins,
2-act musical

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The videotaping or making of electronic or other audio and/or visual recordings of this production or distributing recordings on any medium, including the Internet, is strictly prohibited, a violation of the author’s rights and actionable under copyright law. 

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presented in partnership with OCL Studios.

 
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SHOW SUMMARY

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.

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. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage. The power of optimism really can save the world!

 

“Effervescent candy for the spirit!””

– New York Media

RATING: PG | 6+ 
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Production Inclusion Statics

59% FEMALE/NON-BINARY
REPRESENTATION

57% MARGINALIZED REPRESENTATION

43% BIPOC
REPRESENTATION

33% LGBTQIA2S+
REPRESENTATION

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50% ON STAGE
65% OFFSTAGE

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60% ON STAGE
54% OFFSTAGE

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45% ON STAGE

43% OFFSTAGE

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45% ON STAGE
23
% OFFSTAGE

ABOUT THE CREATORS 

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KYLE JARROW

Kyle Jarrow is a Tony Award-nominated, Obie Award-winning writer and musician who makes work for television, film and the stage. He wrote the book for Broadway's The SpongeBob Musical, for which he was nominated for Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards. Other theatre work includes A Very Merry Unauthorized Children's Scientology Pageant (OBIE Award), The Wildness (Lortel Award nomination), Armless (Fringe NYC Overall Excellence Award), Whisper House (with Duncan Sheik, record available from RCA/Victor), Hostage Song (with Clay McLeod Chapman), Love Kills, Trigger and Gorilla Man. His plays have been seen all over the U.S., in Canada and in Europe, including The Old Globe, Steppenwolf, New York Theatre Workshop, Ars Nova, P.S. 122, American Repertory Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival and London's Other Palace Theatre. In addition to his more "traditional" theatre pieces, Kyle has also delved into the burgeoning field of immersive theatre and developed work for Cirque Du Soleil.

 

In the world of television, Kyle created and executive-produced the series Valor (CW/Netflix) as well as the streaming series Lost Generation. He's also written on the staff of Star Trek Discovery. He penned the indie features Armless (an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival) and Saint Janet (starring Kelly Bishop, streaming on Amazon).

In addition to his writing work, Kyle is known as the leader of the rock band Sky-Pony, a collaboration with his wife Lauren Worsham. Their LP Beautiful Monster is available from Knitting Factory Records or at skyponyband.com. Kyle was also a founder of the now-retired art-rock band The Fabulous Entourage, which appeared in the Whitney Biennial and opened for such groups as Hot Chip and We Are Scientists.

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Tina Landau

Tina Landau is a writer and director whose work has been produced on Broadway and Off-, internationally and regionally, and most frequently at Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, where she is an ensemble member. Known for her original, large-scale musical and ensemble work, Tina has been recognized by the Tony Awards, Drama Desks, Drama League, Outer Critics, Lucille Lortel and Obies, and is a recipient of a United States Artist Fellowship, the Princess Grace Statuette, a NEA/TCG Directing Fellowship and Rockefeller and Pew grants.

On Broadway, Tina has directed SpongeBob Squarepants: The Broadway Musical (also conceiver; Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle winner for Best Direction and Best Musical, 12 Tony Award noms), Tracy Lett’s Superior Donuts and the revival of Bells Are Ringing (Tony nom). Her Off-Broadway productions include Bill Irwin/David Shiner’s Old Hats, Chuck Mee’s Big Love and Iphigenia 2.0, all at the Signature; Tarell McCraney’s Head of Passes (also Steppenwolf, Berkeley Rep, Mark Taper Forum, NAACP Best Director) and In the Red and Brown Water, both at the Public Theater; Paula Vogel’s A Civil War Christmas at NYTW; McCraney’s Wig Out! and her original musical Dream True written with Ricky Ian Gordon, both at the Vineyard; her musical Floyd Collins, written with Adam Guettel, at Playwrights Horizons, the Old Globe and the Goodman (Lucille Lortel Best Musical, Obie award, Barrymore Best Direction, etc.); and En Garde Arts’ site specific productions of Orestes, The Trojan Women: A Love Story and Stonewall: Night Variations (also writer).

Tina has created over 20 productions at Steppenwolf, which include Ms. Blakk for President (which she co-authored with Tarell McCraney), Matthew-Lee Erlbach’s The Doppelgänger, McCraney’s The Brother/Sister Plays, Zinnie Harris’ The Wheel, Mee’s Berlin Circle and Time to Burn, classics such as The Tempest, Time of Your Life, The Cherry Orchard and The Diary of Anne Frank, and her own plays Space (also Mark Taper and NYC Public Theater) and Theatrical Essays.

Regionally, Tina has directed the musical Dave by Tom Kitt and Nell Benjamin (Arena Stage, Helen Hayes award for Best Director); her own play Beauty (Old Globe, San Diego Critics’ Award for Best Play), and productions of Midsummer Night’s Dream, Of Thee I Sing, and many more.

She teaches regularly in the U.S. and abroad, and is the co-author, with Anne Bogart, of The Viewpoints Book.

SONG LIST

ACT II

Bikini Bottom Day (by Jonathan Coulton)

– Full Company
Bikini Bottom Day (Reprise 1) (by Jonathan Coulton)

– SpongeBob
No Control (by David Bowie and Brian Eno)

– Perch Perkins & Full Company
BFF (by Plain White Ts)

– SpongeBob & Patrick
When the Going Gets Tough (by T.I., Domani Harris and Darwin Quinn)

– Plankton, Karen, Backup Fish, SpongeBob, Mayor & Ensemble
Look Out World ('Cause Here I Come) #1 –

Squidward
(Just a) Simple Sponge (by Panic! At the Disco)

– SpongeBob & Chorus
Daddy Knows Best (by Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros)

– Mr. Krabs, Pearl, Electric Skates & Ensemble
Hero Is My Middle Name (by Cyndi Lauper and Rob Hyman)

– SpongeBob, Sandy & Patrick
Super Sea Star Savior (by Yolanda Adams)

– Sardines & Patrick
Tomorrow Is (by The Flaming Lips)

– Sandy, SpongeBob, Squidward, Plankton, Karen & Ensemble

 

ACT II

Bikini Bottom Day Reprise (by Jonathan Coulton)

– SpongeBob
Bikini Bottom Boogie (by Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith)

– The Electric Skates, Pearl & Ensemble
Chop to the Top (by Lady Antebellum)

– Sandy & SpongeBob
(I Guess I) Miss You (by John Legend)

– SpongeBob & Patrick
I’m Not a Loser (by They Might Be Giants)

– Squidward & Sea Anemones
Simple Sponge (Reprise) (by Panic! At the Disco)

– SpongeBob
Tomorrow Is (Reprise) / Best Day Ever (by Andy Paley and Tom Kenny)

– SpongeBob, Sandy, Patrick, Squidward, Perch & Ensemble
Finale: Bikini Bottom Day Reprise (by Jonathan Coulton)

– SpongeBob, Sandy, Squidward, Krabs & Ensemble

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FROM THE DIRECTOR
JP THIBODEAU


 

JP Thibodeau
 
MEET THE CAST
 
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StoryBook would like to share our complete appreciation to OCL Studios, for donating their studio time for the cast recording sessions. Thanks to their generosity, support, and hard work, our cast was able to capture their beautiful voices, and safely record the magic of the show.  Check out OCL Studio's inspiring space >

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