The SpongeBob Musical

“The SpongeBob Musical” features the titular character and his Bikini Bottom neighbours as they face the end of their underwater world as they know it. Songs were created by well-known artists including Aerosmith, John Legend and Sara Bareilles. (Musical Theatre of Anthem/Submitted)

The Musical Theatre of Anthem will stage “The SpongeBob Musical,” which features songs by the likes of Aerosmith, John Legend and Sara Bareilles. 

In the musical, SpongeBob and his Bikini Bottom neighbors face the total annihilation of their undersea world. After chaos erupts, lives hang in the balance. The power of optimism will save the world. 

“The SpongeBob Musical” is based on the 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 Coulton, with additional music by Tom Kitt. The musical production was conceived by Tina Landau.

The cast — comprised of award-winners and nominees ages 6 to adults — will stage the show Thursday, April 27, to Sunday, May 14.

The award-winning production staff includes co-director/choreographer Lyndsie Clymer; co-director Melisa Davis; co-vocal directors Shawna Weitekamp and J.R. Momeyer; production stage managers Jessica Kishbaugh and Melayna Johnson, and assistant stage managers Elleia Carter and Joslyn Momeyer.

Performances are Thursday to Sunday at Musical Theatre of Anthem’s performance space, 42201 N. 41st Drive, Suite B100, Anthem.

“The SpongeBob Musical”

WHEN: Various times Thursday, April 27, to Sunday, May 14

WHERE: Musical Theatre of Anthem, 42201 N. 41st Drive, Suite B100, Anthem

COST: $25