(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- State Theatre New Jersey presents The SpongeBob Musical for four performances from Friday, November 29 to Sunday, December 1. Based on the wildly popular kids’ animated series SpongeBob SquarePants, The SpongeBob Musical features an original pop and rock-infused score by a legendary roster of Grammy Award®-winning songwriters. Tickets range from $40-$98.
The SpongeBob Musical explodes with energy and features original songs by some of pop and rock music’s biggest Grammy Award®-winning songwriters. The SpongeBob Musical includes original songs by 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 & Rob Hyman, John Legend, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants, T.I., Domani & Lil’C, and songs by David Bowie & Brian Eno, and Tom Kenny & Andy Paley.
“Wonders pour from the stage in a ravishing stream of color and invention” (Time Out New York) as Broadway’s best creative minds reimagine and bring to life the beloved Nickelodeon series with humor, heart, and pure theatricality in a neon-sparkly “party for the eyes and ears” (Daily Beast). Be there when SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face catastrophe—until a most unexpected hero rises to take center stage. This “creative explosion” (Broadway.com) is “nothing short of genius” says TheaterMania, so bring the entire family to celebrate friendship and cooperation, and learn the power of unity and inclusion.
Led and conceived by visionary director Tina Landau and a Tony Award®-winning design team, The SpongeBob Musical brings the spirit of SpongeBob to life with humor, heart, and pure theatricality. The production features a book by Kyle Jarrow, orchestrations and arrangements by Tom Kitt, musical supervision by Julie McBride and Tim Hanson, and choreography by Christopher Gattelli. The 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, make-up design by Joe Dulude II, foley design by Mike Dobson, and casting by Stewart/Whitley.
Starring in The SpongeBob Musical are Lorenzo Pugliese as SpongeBob SquarePants, Beau Bradshaw as Patrick Star, Cody Cooley as Squidward Q. Tentacles, Zach Kononov as Eugene Krabs, Tristan McIntyre as Sheldon Plankton, and Daria Pilar Redus as Sandy Cheeks.
The ensemble features Joshua Bess, Morgan Blanchard, John Cardenas, Chris Cerreto, Natalie L. Chapman, Richie Dupkin, Teddy Gales, Stephen C. Kallas, Méami Maszewski, Stefan Miller, Mary Nickson, Dorian O'Brien, Caitlin Ort, Elle-May Patterson, Helen Regula, Sydney Simone, Ayana Strutz, Miles Davis Tillman, Rico Velazquez, and Rachel Wong.
State Theatre is located at 15 Livingston Ave in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Photos by Jeremy Daniel