Celebration Theater Co. Presents THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL Premiere in Orlando

Celebration Theater Co. continues its 2022 season with the Orlando premiere of The SpongeBob Musical, May 6-15 at the Alexis and Jim Pugh Theater at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.

The SpongeBob Musical, adapted from Nickelodeon’s iconic series, sees SpongeBob, Patrick, Sandy, Squidward and all of Bikini Bottom come face to face with utter annihilation, until a most unexpected hero rises to occupy the front of the stage.

Based on the series by Stephen Hillenburg, The SpongeBob Musical was originally conceived and directed by Tina Landau and includes a book by Kyle Jarrow; 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 Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Panic! at Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants and TI; songs by David Bowie, Tom Kenny and Andy Paley; additional lyrics by Jonathan Coulton; and additional music by Tom Kitt.

The SpongeBob Musical features the talents of Jake Aboyoun as SpongeBob, Brandon Muñoz-Dominguez as Patrick, Jordan Grant as Sandy, Pery Salyer as Squidward, Daniel Torres and Meghan Ottomano alternating in the roles of Karen and Plankton, and Christian Inirio as Mr. Krabbs. Also featured are Marquise Hillman as Pearl, Patrick Clark as Patchy the Pirate, Cadence True as Perch Perkins, Rachel Hope Ihasz as Mayor of Bikini Bottom, Megan Hill as French Narrator, Logan Creasman as as Gary, Bryan de Souza as Larry the Lobster, Maddie Lenahan as Mrs. Puff, and Samuel Burnham as Foley Artist.

The set includes Paige Coolahan, Lucas Engle, Lena Feliciano, Aaron Fletcher, Dominik Garatino, Rhe’a Hughes, Justin Jimenez, Steph Jolly, Vincent Pupo, Becky Rooney and Spencer Wrolson.

The production is directed by Gabi Glidewell with musical direction and sound design by Jameson Boyce, choreography by Bobby Hall and Rhe’a Hughes, costumes by Emma Cronnell and Hannah Sage, and lighting by Mac McName. CTCo Founder and Artistic Director Lena Feliciano is Associate Director and Taylor Bray is Stage Manager.

Reserved seating, priced from $14.50 to $39.50, is available online and in person at the Bill and Mary Darden box office on Magnolia Avenue. In addition to the “Industry Night” performance on Monday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m., there will be a special family performance at noon on Wednesday, May 11. The SpongeBob Musical is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes long, including a 15 minute intermission.

Founded in 2017, Celebration Theater Co. (CTCo) is a nonprofit community theater committed to presenting works of contemporary musical theater and new versions of classics from the musical theater canon. The company presents a full season of live entertainment each year at The Abbey and the Alexis and Jim Pugh Theater at the Dr. Phillips Center. Currently, CTCo is the only community theater group in the city of Orlando to present a full season of live theater each year; The SpongeBob Musical is the second full-length musical of CTCo’s sixth season, with The Wild Party and West Side Story rounding out the season. For more company information, click here to visit the CTCo website.

Celebration Theater Co. is funded in part by United Arts of Central Florida, home of OrlandoAtPlay.com and UAArtsEd.com; the city of Orlando; and Orange County Arts and Cultural Affairs. The SpongeBob Musical is sponsored in part by the Florida Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture; the Florida Council for Arts and Culture; the State of Florida; and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The SpongeBob Musical is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals.