Saturday, March 12, 2022

JC High School in NY Presents: SpongeBob the Musical

JOHNSON CITY, NY - A musical adaptation of SpongeBob SquarePants, Nickelodeon’s longest-running animated children’s sitcom is coming to Johnson City High School.

Bikini Bottom, an undersea city, is struck with danger and it’s up to a sponge to save the day.

While the play is fun and lighthearted, it also is a story of identity, crisis, and critiques politics of the modern era.

Several previews of the play took place today (March 10) for the students to enjoy.

SpongeBob is played by junior Conor Morrison, who grew up watching the sitcom, says he’s ready.

“He wants to make a change but he doesn’t know how and that’s apart of the story. He’s trying to figure it out in any way he can, he just want’s to make the world a better place one fish at a time,” Morrison told WIVT - NewsChannel 34.

The show takes place tomorrow (March 11), Saturday (March 12) and Sunday (March 13).

Tomorrow and Saturdays show starts at 7 pm and Sundays is at 3 in the auditorium.

Tickets are 9 dollars for adults, 8 for seniors and students, and 10 at the door.


‘The Spongebob Musical’ to be performed at Johnson City High School

JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) -- Take a trip to Bikini Bottom this weekend as The Johnson City High School Music Department presents ‘The Spongebob Musical.’

Based on the popular Nickelodeon series by Stephen Hillenberg, “The Spongebob Musical” is set in the undersea city of Bikini Bottom. Actor Josh Evans, who plays the role of Patrick Star, said the musical follows The Spongebob movie.

“It follows the eventual doom of Bikini Bottom and a volcano erupting and everyone coming together to get past their differences,” Evans said.

Actress Tanika Champlin, who plays the role of Pearl, said this role coincides with her personal singing style.

“Since I’m more of a belty singer I like that I’m able to go out and do what feels natural to me,” Champlin said. “My character is a bratty teen so I can just stomp around the stage and it’s acceptable.”

Actress Taniya Colon, who plays the role of Sandy Cheeks, said each cast members role reflects their personality.

“I feel as if the characters match our personalities it gives you a way to be a little bit more expressive,” Colon said. “Especially my character with the different amount of emotions.”

After a two-year hiatus Champlin said it’s good to be performing again.

“Once we started doing our previews and getting everything together it’s looking really good,” Champlin said. “Everyone’s starting to realize that this is it and we’ve finally brought it back and it’s so much fun and we’re so happy for it.”

Evans said no show is complete without a few minor changes, and he’s ready to present the finished product.

“I’m personally most looking forward to seeing it all just set in stone and final we’re constantly changing and tweaking things so it’ll be nice to finally have a point where this is it, this is showtime and everything’s perfect,” Evans said.

The Johnson City High School Music Department will present “The Spongebob Musical” March 11 to 13 in the high school auditorium.

Friday and Saturday shows will begin at 7 p.m. and Sunday’s show begins at 3 p.m.

Tickets are $9 for adults and $8 for students and seniors. Tickets sold at the door will be $10.


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Originally published: March 11, 2022 at 00:56 GMT.

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