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‘The SpongeBob Musical’ Takes The Stage In Chicago

Are ya ready kids?  Aye, aye Captain!  Who lives in a pineapple and now has a musical stage production which is expected to come to Broadway later this year or in early 2017?  SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS!

That’s right kids. The Bikini Bottom resident has made his way to the live action theater stage.  The SpongeBob Musical premiered in Chicago earlier this week for a limited run before making its way to the Big Apple and Broadway.

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The production stars newcomer Ethan Slater who plays the Nickelodeon icon, SpongeBob.  In the play, SpongeBob is challenged with the task of saving his town from an impending volcanic eruption along with the help of his underwater friends, Patrick (Danny Skinner), Sandy (Lilli Cooper), Squidward (Gavin Lee), Mr. Krabs (Carlos Lopez), and Plankton (Nick Blaemire).

The SpongeBob Musical has had some serious heavy hitters contributing to the creation of the production.  With musical input from Aerosmith, John Legend, Sara Bareilles, Cindy Lauper, Lady Antebellum, T.I. and even the late David Bowie how can this show not be anything but amazing!

The production is directed by Tina Landau (who is also a co-creator) and features a book by Kyle Jarrow, choreography by Christopher Gattelli and musical supervision by Tom Kitt.

The SpongeBob Musical will be playing at Chicago’s Oriental Theater from June 7th through July 10th before making its way to Broadway next season.  Check out the awesome photos of the live stage show from Entertainment Weekly below.

What do you think?  Would you go see The SpongeBob Musical?

Photo: Entertainment Weekly/Joan Marcus
Photo: Entertainment Weekly/Joan Marcus
Photo: Entertainment Weekly/Joan Marcus
Photo: Entertainment Weekly/Joan Marcus
Photo: Entertainment Weekly/Joan Marcus
Photo: Entertainment Weekly/Joan Marcus

 

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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A self-proclaimed nerd, karaoke junkie, craft beer enthusiast and lover of all things pop culture, Denise enjoys all facets of entertainment from Broadway to box office blockbusters. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, concerts (lots and lots of concerts), volunteering, reading and playing with her rescue kitten, Samantha (who rescued who, right?). Denise currently resides in Long Island, New York and is honored to be a part of the Fan Fest News team!