Friday, September 17, 2021

The Coterie Theatre in Kansas City, MO Presents the World Premiere of 'The SpongeBob Musical' for Young Audiences

The Coterie Presents Nickelodeon's
The SpongeBob Musical for Young Audiences

The Theatre for Young Audiences World Premiere

Performance Dates: November 4, 2021 - January 2, 2022

Press / Opening Night: Saturday, November 6 at 7:00 p.m.

Kansas City, MO - A legendary roster of Grammy Award winners... One of the world’s most beloved and unforgettable characters... Turn them loose on stage and what do you get? The undersea town of Bikini Bottom! Inhabited by an ever-optimistic yellow sea sponge named SpongeBob and his equally quirky circle of friend and neighbors: Patrick, Sandy, Squidward, Mr. Krabs, and even Plankton! Their pleasant existence is interrupted when it is discovered that Mt. Humongous will erupt within the next 48 hours and obliterate Bikini Bottom.  SpongeBob powerfully proves to one and all that optimism really can save the world, and shows everybody that he is not “just a simple sponge.”

Based on the Series by Stephen Hillenburg

Book by Kyle Jarrow

Original Songs by Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, Lady A, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might be Giants, and T.I.

And Songs by David Bowie, Tom Kenny & Andy Paley

Additional Lyrics by Jonathan Coulton

Additional Music by Tom Kitt

Musical Production Conceived by Tina Landau

Standards: Develop and apply skills and strategies to comprehend, analyze, and evaluate fiction, poetry, and drama from a variety of cultures and times. (MO K-5.R.2.A)  Analyze the structure of texts, including how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text. (KS RL.K-5.3)

Running time: Approx. 60 minutes.

For Families with AGES 5+.

Targeted to Grades: K-4th.

Interpreted performance in American Sign Language (ASL) on Saturday, November 20 at 4:00 p.m.

Find educator resources and curriculum extensions at

Tickets on sale from September 17. Visit for booking information.

Group rates available.

The SpongeBob Musical: Live On Stage! was broadcast in December 2019 across Nickelodeon platforms and featured much of the original Broadway company reprising their performances, including Tony nominee Ethan Slater as the high-energy title sponge, Tony nominee Gavin Lee as Squidward Q. Tentacles, Danny Skinner as Patrick Star, Brian Ray Norris as Eugene Krabs, and Wesley Taylor as Sheldon Plankton. The TV event is available to stream on Paramount+ and now is available on DVD.

The Original Broadway Cast Recording is available now from Masterworks Broadway wherever music is sold and streamed:

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