COD College Theater to stage 'The SpongeBob Musical' July 7-17

  • Patrick Star, SpongeBob SquarePants and Sandy Cheeks work together to save Bikini Bottom in COD College Theater's production of "The SpongeBob Musical."

    Patrick Star, SpongeBob SquarePants and Sandy Cheeks work together to save Bikini Bottom in COD College Theater's production of "The SpongeBob Musical." Courtesy of COD Press Photography

 
 
Updated 6/23/2022 11:30 PM

College of DuPage College Theater will present "The SpongeBob Musical" from July 7 to 17 in the Playhouse Theater.

Performances will be 7 p.m. on Thursdays through Sundays (no performance on Friday, July 15) and 2 p.m. Sunday, July 17, at the McAninch Arts Center on the Glen Ellyn campus, 425 Fawell Blvd.

 

SpongeBob, Patrick, Sandy, Squidward and all of Bikini Bottom face total annihilation -- until a most unexpected hero rises to take center stage.

This silly musical with a meaningful message is perfect for the whole family.

The cast includes Alexander Wisniewski (Wheaton), Chris Yee (Naperville), Tatiana Arias (Naperville), Frankie Brummel (Lisle), Luke Risch (St. Charles), Vinny Scano (Glendale Heights), Jackie Schiro (Villa Park), Chris Talia (Carol Stream), Nick Washington (Bolingbrook), Joahna Williams (Carol Stream), Jenna Jongsma (Woodridge), Leo Grabowski-Grant (Roselle), Brandon Luna (Carol Stream), Elmeka Elme (West Chicago), Jamie Foster (Carol Stream), Maya Grzywinski (Medinah), Liam Karth (Geneva), Elise Lech (Warrenville), Emma Schmalz (Carol Stream) and Annie Wagner (Wheaton).

COD Theater Professor Amelia Barrett (Glen Ellyn) directs, with stage management by Nathaniel Sojka (Lisle), music direction by Dan Brennan (Wheaton) and choreography by Kyle Donahue (Geneva).

Based on the series by Stephen Hillenburg and book by Kyle Jarrow, "The SpongeBob Musical" includes original songs by Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, David Bowie, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T's, They Might Be Giants, T.I., Tom Kenny, and Andy Paley. Additional lyrics are written by Jonathan Coulton, with musical production conceived by Tina Landau and additional music by Tom Kitt.

Tickets are $16 or $14 for students and seniors. Support is made possible by a generous gift from the College of DuPage Foundation's Dr. Donald and Helen (Gum) Westlake Fund for Student Productions. Buy tickets at www.atthemac.org/events/the-spongebob-musical/.

For more information, call the MAC Box Office at (630) 942-4000.

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