UPPER DARBY, PA – Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? SpongeBob SquarePants is who.
And the beloved undersea cartoon is heading to Delaware County for five upcoming performances of “The SpongeBob Musical.”
“The SpongeBob Musical” is presented by the Upper Darby Summer Stage in late July and early August.
Screenings are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. on July 29, July 30, August 5 and August 6, as well as at 1:30 p.m. on July 30.
Tickets range from $18 to $22.
Tickets for are available online here and can also be purchased by calling the box office at 610-814-270 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
“The SpongeBob Musical” runs about two and a half hours with a 15-minute intermission.
With 12 Tony nominations and named Best Musical by the Drama Desk Awards and Outer Critics Circle, “The SpongeBob Musical” features a score with music by Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend , Panic! At the Disco, David Bowie and many other artists.
This musical adaptation of Nickelodeon’s animated children’s sitcom is a story of identity, crisis and community with an eclectic score with something for everyone.
The show tells the story of its carefree titular character, SpongeBob SquarePants (Lansdowne’s Jayson Brown), whose enjoyable life is abruptly cut short when he and his friends discover that Mount Humongous, a nearby volcano, will erupt within 48 coming months. hours, destroying Bikini Bottom and everyone else.
SpongeBob teams up with Sandy Cheeks (Kennedy McAlister of Philadelphia) and Patrick Star (Pat Walsh of Drexel Hill) to try to save their community.
Prospect Park’s William Daniels plays SpongeBob’s cynical neighbor Squidward, while Havertown’s Nick Taddeo and Upper Darby’s Nigel Grant, Jr. play the money-hungry Mr. Krabs and the evil Sheldon J. Plankton, respectively.
“The show probably isn’t what people would expect if they were just used to the cartoon, or if they thought it would be like a theme park performance,” said director Sarah DeNight. . “We have an amazing live orchestra as well as a sound artist, providing live sound effects, at show time. The show is filled with a beautiful humanity and story that relates to our world today. I want the public to come for a fun night filled with nautical nonsense, but also to be ready to connect with our performers and history in a truly human way. Plus, there will be bubbles. .lots of bubbles.”
All performances will be held at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, 601 N. Lansdowne Avenue in Drexel Hill.
Parking is free.
Masks are suggested, but not required.