St Cloud High School’s Susan E. Hill Performing Arts Center will be transformed into Bikini Bottom as St. Cloud’s Theater Arts Department performs “The SpongeBob Musical” April 8-10 and 14-16.
Featuring a cast, crew and live musicians of over 140 St Cloud High students in its first production since the pandemic began. The department chose to produce this show for its catchy songs, technicolor visuals, goofy humor, and relentless positive messages about community, friendship, faith in others, and the power of optimism. The show is family friendly for all ages. It’s a robust, colorful musical with a big message and was named Best Musical by the Drama Desk Awards and Outer Critics Circle and garnered 12 Tony Award nominations.
The end is near. A single sponge can save the day. The stakes are higher than ever in this dynamic musical, as SpongeBob SquarePants and all of Bikini Bottom face utter Bikini Bottom annihilation. Chaos breaks out. Lives are at stake. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises and takes center stage.
The show features original 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 A, Cyndi Lauper & Rob Hyman, John Legend, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants, TI, Domani & Lil’C and songs by David Bowie & Brian Eno, and Tom Kenny & Andy Paley.
Show times are at 7 p.m. on April 8, 9 and 15 and at 2 p.m. on April 10 and 16. Tickets are on sale now, by visiting stcloudhs.booktix.com. Additionally, on the 14th, SCHS is hosting a Best Buddies event that brings students with disabilities, their buddy, and families from Osceola Couty to the St. Cloud Auditorium for a sensory-friendly performance.