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6 Show-Stopping Moments in ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ on Broadway

August 14, 2018 by Cory Crayn
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Danny Skinner, Ethan Slater, and Lilli Cooper in “SpongeBob SquarePants” on Broadway. (Photographed by Joan Marcus)
What do John Legend, They Might Be Giants, Sara Bareilles, and Cyndi Lauper have in common? They are some of the composers and lyricists who have made underwater magic with “SpongeBob SquarePants” on Broadway. This imaginative take on the favorite Nickelodeon cartoon follows the characters on an adventure to save Bikini Bottom from a natural disaster. Director Tina Landau and Tony-winning scenic and costume designer David Zinn morph these animated characters into three-dimensional performers who can sing, dance, do back-flips, tap dance with four legs, skateboard, and more. (There’s even a Foley sound artist.)
“SpongeBob SquarePants” must close on Sept. 16 so make sure to journey to the sea floor before then, and check out some highlights from the show below.
Danny Skinner and Ethan Slater in “SpongeBob SquarePants” on Broadway. (Photographed by Joan Marcus)
The ultimate homage to your best friend forever
SpongeBob and Patrick Star are the definition of BFF, and there’s even a song about their inimitable friendship in the show. You’ll immediately want to call…err text…your own BFF.
“SpongeBob SquarePants” on Broadway. (Photographed by Joan Marcus)
An onstage skatepark with accompanying skate tricks
Get ready to relive your Tony Hawk pro skater fantasy. Only this time, you’ll see sea creatures pop an ollie.
Gavin Lee in “SpongeBob SquarePants” on Broadway. (Photographed by Joan Marcus)
Squidward’s tap number
We think tap dancing with two legs looks difficult, but the lovable grump Squidward undertakes the task with four in his show-stopping number. He’s definitely not a loser.
Ethan Slater and the cast of “SpongeBob SquarePants.” (Photographed by Joan Marcus)
The opening number
Get ready to start your Bikini Bottom day. The colorful and jubilant opening number welcomes you into the underwater world with all of your favorite characters. It’s the best day ever!
“SpongeBob SquarePants” on Broadway. (Photographed by Joan Marcus)
A sea of beautiful jellyfish
It’s no wonder David Zinn won the Tony Award for scenic design. Every environment feels entirely imaginative and authentic. The jellyfish scene is one of our favorites.
Danny Skinner, center, in “SpongeBob SquarePants” on Broadway. (Photographed by Joan Marcus)
A kelp gospel choir
What better way to honor your favorite starfish than to sing songs of praise? We always walk around with a full gospel choir for random odes. Get into it.