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The Spongebob Musical - 2016 - Chicago Tickets, News, Info & More

A legendary roster of Grammy Award winners. A visionary director and Tony Award-winning design team. One of the world’s most beloved and unforgettable characters. Turn them all loose on Broadway and what do you get?

Acclaimed Steppenwolf director Tina Landau and the groundbreaking designers behind Fun Home, Hedwig, and Spring Awakening have brilliantly reimagined Bikini Bottom for the Broadway stage, bringing the spirit of SpongeBob to life with humanity, heart, and pure theatricality. With an original score from some of the biggest names in

pop and rock, THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL explodes with energy.

Stakes are higher than ever before 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.

History:

Original Production
Run Type: Pre-Broadway
Market: Chicago
Previews: June 07, 2016
Closing: July 10, 2016

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by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Sep 9, 2021
A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet begins previews on Friday, September 17th, at the DR2 Theatre (103 E. 15th Street), with an opening night set for Monday, September 27th. The strictly limited engagement is set to run through Sunday, November 14th, 2021.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 30, 2021
After producing Shrek the Musical and Hedwig and the Angry Inch over the summer, Dingbat Theatre Project will be tackling another full-scale musical: the area premiere of The SpongeBob Musical.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 3, 2021
A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet, the first completely new musical to premiere at an off-Broadway venue since the shutdown began, released today a composer's demo lyric video of “One Hit Song”.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 29, 2021
A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet, the first new musical to premiere in New York City since the shutdown began, opened on September 27, with the strictly limited engagement set to run thought Sunday, November 14, 2021, at the DR2 Theatre (103 E. 15th Street).
by Jennifer Broski - Sep 28, 2021
A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet, the first new musical to premiere in New York City since the shutdown began, opened just last night, September 27, with the strictly limited engagement set to run thought Sunday, November 14, 2021, at the DR2 Theatre (103 E. 15th Street).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 23, 2021
A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet, the first new musical to premiere in New York City since the shutdown began, today released a first look at the production photos for the show!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 22, 2021
 A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet, the first new musical to premiere in New York City since the shutdown began, announced today a digital lottery for $39 tickets to the show. The lottery will be available for select performances. Lottery opens the day before the performance at 10:00AM and winners will be drawn two hours before the performance.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 16, 2021
A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet, the first new musical to premiere in New York City since the shutdown began, begins performances tomorrow, Friday, September 17th at the DR2 Theatre (103 E. 15th Street), ahead of an official opening night set for Monday, September 27, with the strictly limited engagement set to run through Sunday, November 14th, 2021.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 15, 2021
Nationally-recognized as one of the nation's leading producers of new works of theatre for young people and their families, The Coterie Theatre's 42nd Season will offer multiple new plays and musicals created to entertain, engage, and serve as memorable experiences for every generation of the family.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 11, 2021
Nationally-recognized as one of the nation's leading producers of new works of theatre for young people and their families, The Coterie Theatre's 42nd Season will offer multiple new plays and musicals created to entertain, engage, and serve as memorable experiences for every generation of the family.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 5, 2021
Aspire Community Theatre, which is mostly known as Aspire to local fans, is opening their 2021-2022, Season 5+ season with The SponggeBob Musical. It will be the first time the production, which closed on Broadway in 2019, will be performed in our area. This high energy production is not to be missed!
by Andrea Stephenson - Oct 24, 2021
The SpongeBob Musical is the first production of Theatre Harrisburg’s 96th season, and audiences can enjoy this optimistic and uplifting show October 22-November 7.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 18, 2021
When a humungous volcano threatens to wipe out the Krusty Krab with the rest of their idyllic sea bottom home, it looks like Sandy's brain, Patrick's braun and Spongebob's... erm... managerial elasticity? are the only hopes to save the day!
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 15, 2021
The Coterie Theatre returns to indoor performances on its mainstage with the world premiere of a new version of The SpongeBob Musical never before seen. Adapted from the beloved animated series, The SpongeBob Musical for Young Audiences is a brand new, high-energy version of the Broadway hit featuring a fun, pop-infused musical score written by some of the biggest names in Top 40 music. Performed live on The Coterie's mainstage located in Crown Center, The SpongeBob Musical will run November 4, 2021-January 2, 2022.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 13, 2021
Cal State Fullerton's fall season kicks off – in-person! – with “The SpongeBob Musical,” based on Nickelodeon's beloved animated series, with musical production co-conceived by Tina Landau and featuring songs by a diverse group of pop artists; book by Kyle Jarrow; and direction by Sarah Ripper.
by Steve Wilson - Nov 7, 2021
The Coterie Theatre made a big splash with the opening of its world premiere of THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES on November 4th at The Coterie Theatre located in Crown Center in Kansas City, MO. The new version of THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES has never been seen before and is adapted from the animated series, which has entertained children for the last 17 years. Though entertaining for younger audiences I found the musical to be tedious and the constant screaming to be annoying. Maybe I would have enjoyed it more if I had grown up during the SpongeBob era.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 23, 2021
Fairfield Center Stage, a community theater group, is continuing its 2021/22 season with its annual production of A Christmas Carol Experience, December 15-19. This year's production will be hosted by St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 661 Old Post Road, Fairfield, CT.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 22, 2021
On November 19, 2021, the Ephrata Performing Arts Center announced the show titles for the upcoming 2022 season. The season will feature three plays, three musicals, and one youth production.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 2, 2021
Award-winning Pantochino Productions Inc. opens it's new holiday musical, “The Littlest Christmas Tree” on Friday, December 3 at the MAC, Milford Arts Council on Railroad Avenue in Downtown Milford.
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 12, 2021
The Axelrod Performing Arts Academy presents its first musical, The SpongeBob Musical, at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center for two weekends, beginning Thanksgiving weekend: November 27 through December 5, 2021. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 10, 2021
Richard Allen and Taran Gray, the creators of the award-winning FREEDOM RIDERS: The Civil Rights Musical will be releasing the 18-song world premiere recording in its entirety on November 19th. 
by Stephi Wild - Jun 30, 2021
The season will start this fall with The SpongeBob Musical (November 4-7, Byham Theater) and continue with the annual production of the holiday classic, A Lyrical Christmas Carol (December 16-19, Gargaro Theater).
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 29, 2021
As part of the line-up for 2021 Pride programming, new NYC attraction Little Island is presenting a free ticketed event curated by Artist-in-Residence, Tony-nominated director Tina  Landau (The Spongebob Musical).
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 29, 2021
Pittsburgh Musical Theater will celebrate 30 years during the 2021-2022 season with performances in multiple venues including the historic Broadway style Byham Theater in the Cultural District, and their own Off-Broadway style Gargaro Theater in the West End.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 28, 2021
The Studio Theatre will present THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL, running July 15 - August 1, 2021.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2021
Break a Leg Theater Works announced today co-founders Kyle Wrentz and Healy Sammis have produced and directed two new COVID-safe virtual movie presentations “High School Musical Jr.” and “The Drowsy Chaperone!”
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 19, 2021
StoryBook Theatre is opening the curtains for their 45th Season of productions, called the Season of Hope, with the intention of bringing light to a difficult time in the arts. They will formally announce their new season on June 19th at 7:30 p.m. during the MisPlaced Fundraiser.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 18, 2021
The theatre is accepting donations in the form of Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Dogecoin (DOGE), Z-cash and Gemini Dollars (GUSD).
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 9, 2021
StoryBook Theatre has announced an exciting lineup of shows for its 45th season!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 7, 2021
The cast includes thirty-three young actors from Milford, Cromwell, Stratford, Orange, Fairfield, West Haven, East Haven, Trumbull, Shelton, Trumbull, Woodbridge, Ansonia, Monroe, Seymour and Madison.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 29, 2021
Announced today is the complete casting for the world premiere off-Broadway musical A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet. Starring as ‘Regina Comet’ is Bryonha Marie Parham, who will be joined by A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet creators Alex Wyse, and Ben Fankhauser to complete the cast.
by Herbert Paine - Jul 28, 2021
Live theatre is back! Here's a critics choice list of the top 20 venues in the area with information on upcoming productions for the 2021-2022 Season, how to buy tickets, and more!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 21, 2021
The Acts of Kindness Theatre Company is back this summer with The SpongeBob Musical, opening July 30 at The Eichelberger Performing Arts Center located in Hanover, PA.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 17, 2021
The upcoming season is one of hope and joy: from the opener of The SpongeBob Musical, a show that tells us that a little optimism (and a little sponge) can save the world, to the closing play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, a wild comedy that brings levity by way of family drama in a Bucks County, PA farmhouse.
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 14, 2021
Break a Leg Theater Works (www.breakalegtheater.com), one of the premier performing arts programs on the South Shore, announced today co-founders Kyle Wrentz and Healy Sammis have produced and directed two new COVID-safe virtual movie presentations “High School Musical Jr.” and “The Drowsy Chaperone!” 
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jul 14, 2021
Want to stream The SpongeBob Musical: Live On Stage!? Find out how. The cast includes Ethan Slater as SpongeBob SquarePants, Gavin Lee as Squidward Q. Tentacles, Danny Skinner as Patrick Star, Brian Ray Norris as Eugene Krabs, Wesley Taylor as Sheldon Plankton, Christina Sajous as Sandy Cheeks and Tom Kenny as 'Patchy the Pirate.'
by Herbert Paine - Jul 1, 2021
CURTAINS RISE ON THE 2021-2022 THEATRE SEASON ~ AT LAST! The current schedule of theatre productions for the 2021-2022 Season in the Phoenix Metro Region.
by - Dec 9, 2021
Today's top stories include the announcement of a film adaptation of Follies, which is 'in active development.' Plus, check out photos from the red carpet at the West Side Story film premiere, watch Broadway theatres dim their lights in honor of Stephen Sondheim, and more. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 8, 2021
The Firehouse Theatre has announced its “Great Adventure 2022 Season”. The season includes Violet, Anything Goes, Big Fish: Small Cast, The SpongeBob Musical, Catch Me If You Can, and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. 
by BWW - Dec 6, 2021
Our readers set the nominees, and now voting is open for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.
by BWW - Dec 6, 2021
Our readers set the nominees, and now voting is open for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Atlanta Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.
by BWW - Dec 6, 2021
Our readers set the nominees, and now voting is open for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Arkansas Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.
by BWW Staff - Dec 13, 2021
Our readers set the nominees, and now voting is open for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 5, 2021
Tomorrow, August 6, Broadway Records will release of the world premiere concept recording of EDGE OF THE WORLD: A Concept Album, written by Tony nominee Ethan Slater (SpongeBob Squarepants: The Broadway Musical, Who's Your Baghdaddy) and Drama Desk nominee Nick Blaemire (tick, tick...BOOM!, Glory Days). BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you a first listen of 'Olivia's Song' performed by Lilli Cooper!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 4, 2021
Legendary composer/arranger Tom Kitt (Next to Normal, Jagged Little Pill) has teamed up with TodayTix at Tavern to celebrate the release of his debut studio album, Reflect. The 2-time Tony Award winner will sit down at the piano while special guests perform songs from the album, along with iconic numbers from some of Tom’s most well-known musicals.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 31, 2021
Featuring book, music, and lyrics by Alex Wyse ('Indoor Boys', Spring Awakening) and Ben Fankhauser (Newsies, Beautiful), with direction by Marshall Pailet (Baghdaddy, Triassic Parq), this world premiere musical begins previews on Friday, September 17th, at the DR2 Theatre (103 E. 15th Street), with an opening night set for Monday, September 27th.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 27, 2021
Baby Chemist is back again for the Times Square Alliance produced Broadway Buskers series at Times Square's Broadway Plaza stage at 7pm this Friday, September 3rd, coinciding with the release of their latest single, an updated pop-punk cover of 4 Non Blondes' 90's classic 'What's Up?'
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 19, 2021
Legendary composer/arranger Tom Kitt joined the TodayTix at Tavern series to celebrate the release of his debut studio album, Reflect.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 18, 2021
Last seen in the title role of Aladdin, Telly Leung (he/him) lends his talents to “The World Was Dancing” for the evening. Another Aladdin alum, Michael James Scott (he/him) will take on the soaring, penultimate number “Flying Home” before returning to the New Amsterdam this fall. Following her recent turn in the Broadway company of Wicked, Tony nominee Nancy Opel (she/her) will show off her comedic chops in “Just One Step,” while Bre Jackson (The Color Purple, The Book of Mormon; she/her) gives voice to “The Flagmaker, 1775.”
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 18, 2021
The Axelrod Performing Arts Center has announced its grand reopening beginning in October, after 18 months shuttered from the pandemic. Four main-stage musicals have been announced as well as a youth production from the Axelrod Performing Arts Academy. The concert schedule will be announced after Labor Day.

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