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With rehearsals beginning this Monday, Nickelodeon has announced complete casting for THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL set to make its Pre-Broadway premiere here in Chicago this summer.
Co-conceived and Directed by Steppenwolf ensemble member Tina Landau with book by Kyle Jarrow, orchestrations, arrangements & music supervision by Tom Kitt, with choreography by Christopher Gattell, the cast includes Ethan Slater as SpongeBob SquarePants, Gavin Lee as Squidward, Nick Blaemire as Plankton, Lilli Cooper as Sandy Cheeks, Carlos Lopez as Mr. Krabs, Danny Skinner as Patrick, Gaelen Gilliland, Juliane Godfrey, Curtis Holbrook, Stephanie Hsu, Jesse JP Johnson, L’ogan J’ones, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Mark Ledbetter, Kelvin Moon Loh, Lauralyn McClelland, Vasthy Mompoint, JC Schuster, Allysa Shorte, Jacob Smith, Abby C. Smith, Jason Michael Snow and Allan K. Washington.
Along with an impressive design team who’s resumes include FUN HOME, the recently reimagined SPRING AWAKENING and HEDWIG this all new musical will feature songs composed by an impressive all-star line-up featuring Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of AEROSMITH, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Dirty Projectors, Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, John Legend, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants and T.I., and a song by David Bowie with additional lyrics by Jonathan Coulton.
THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL opens June 6th with a limited engagement through July 3rd at The Oriental Theater and tickets are now on sale.