Reuniting the original Broadway cast and director Tina Landau, the Tony nominated musical will be filmed for television in front of a live theater audience. The plot of the musical finds SpongeBob and friends facing the total destruction of their ocean world. But when things get very dire, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage.
“I’m so thrilled to be able to revisit the show in a new light and with our original cast members. The whole creative and I are excited to go back into the world of Bikini Bottom and discover its new life in TV broadcast form. But above all, I’m deeply grateful for the opportunity to share the joy and spirit of our show with a wider audience. That’s what matters most to me – the joy.” said director Landau.
“What better way to celebrate the 20th anniversary of SpongeBob SquarePants than to bring this wildly imaginative Broadway musical to Nickelodeon for a wider audience. We could not be more excited that fans and families of all ages will now have the opportunity to experience live actors portraying these beloved characters in a whole new way with The SpongeBob Musical: Live on Stage!" said Executive Vice President of Nickelodeon Live Action Unscripted and Live Events Rob Bagshaw.
If you're interested in seeing the live show in a theater, there is a North American tour currently underway.
I'm actually pretty excited