Thursday, November 07, 2019

SLIMEFEST 2019 | Highlights | Love Blackpool

SLIMEFEST 2019 | Highlights | Love Blackpool

Catch SLIMEFEST 2019, featuring performances from Professor Green ft Alice Charter, Diversity, New Hope Club, The Thundermans star Kira Kosarin, Jess Folley, Road Trip, Scouting for Girls, Raye, Jess Folley, and Max and Harvey, premiering Friday 8 November 2019 at 6pm on Nickelodeon UK & Ireland!

RoadTrip vlog Day 2 of SLIMEFEST 2019 | The Scoop by Nickelodeon UK

We gave the RoadTrip boys a camera and let them run around SlimeFest 2019 to show you BTS of day 2! It's as chaotic as ever.

Slime Squad vlog Day 3 of SLIMEFEST 2019 | The Scoop by Nickelodeon UK

We gave the Slime Squad a camera to vlog the final day of SlimeFest 2019. It was crazy and emotional! You can re-live it Friday 8th of November at 6pm on Nickelodeon!

Slime Squad vlog Day 3 of SLIMEFEST 2019 | The Scoop by Nickelodeon UK

We gave the Slime Squad a camera to vlog the final day of SlimeFest 2019. It was crazy and emotional! You can re-live it Friday 8th of November at 6pm on Nickelodeon!

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Originally published: Tuesday, November 05, 2019.
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Eliyha leest de gedachten van Timo! 😱 | De Ludwigs Challenges #2 | Nickelodeon Nederlands

Eliyha leest de gedachten van Timo! 😱 | De Ludwigs Challenges #2 | Nickelodeon Nederlands

Eliyha heeft vandaag een challenge voor Timo (Benny): Gedachten lezen! Eliyha gaat de gedachten van Timo proberen te lezen. Aan het einde van de video legt Eliyha je uit hoe jijzelf - ja jij - iemand zijn of haar gedachten kan lezen.

In de challenges neemt de cast van de Ludwigs je als kijker mee: ze proberen hun collega’s voor de gek te houden met een raadsel of puzzel. Vervolgens laten ze je zien hoe je zelf thuis met je vrienden dit raadsel of deze puzzel kan oplossen.

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Willow City Announce 'Ghosts' in Conjunction with Nickelodeon's 'America's Most Musical Family' Appearance


There’s always something slightly fascinating about all-sibling band. Whether it’s their natural closeness, the interest they generate, or an ability to connect on a deeper level – Texas-based pop-folk band Willow City is a group that definitely demonstrate this.

Next week sees the release of their upcoming song “Ghosts”, which goes in conjunction with their featured appearance on Nickelodeon's music competition series - America's Most Musical Family.

Opening with piano chords, “Ghosts” progresses into a country-pop sound, and also adds hints of electronic music accompanied by a synth sound. The chorus offers catchy memorable lyrics, as is true to many folk songs. “Ghosts” provides an uplifting and positive vibe, encouraging an inspiring mindset for its listeners, aided by its dreamy nature. Bright, clear impressive vocals are delivered throughout the song in addition to great harmonies.

The lyrics detail a relationship as the lead vocalist discusses feelings brought on by the trials and tribulations regarding romantic relationships. Although some of the words are not expressing the most positive things in life, the song in contrast still remains quite happy and upbeat.

Recognized as a folk-pop band, Willow City offer a blend of various genres but are obviously influenced by their roots of folk primarily. “Ghosts” doesn’t go overboard on any particular style; it provides a nice crossover feel, which could easily appeal to a wide audience of listeners.

In addition to their new release, exciting times are ahead for Willow City, as next week they make an appearance on a brand-new Nickelodeon show - America's Most Musical Family. Representing the Proch family, Beecher, Ezra, Liza and Asa Proch will appear on an episode airing November 15. With a total of thirty talented families competing, the stakes are high with the winner receiving a recording contract with Republic Records, as well as a whopping $250,000 cash prize. The show will also bring great exposure for this talented young group. The Show is judged by Ciara, a Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter, dancer, and model; David Dobrick, a YouTube sensation having garnered over 5 billion views and 8.4 million followers on Instagram; Debbie Gibson, the youngest female artist ever to write, produce and perform a number one hit. Multi-Platinum recording artist, TV host and businessman Nick Lachey is hosting the show.

Willow City are a young band from Texas are cherishing their role of spreading the message of happiness and hope through their music.

You can pre-save "Ghosts" on Spotify, iTunes and Google Play here, the single drops on the 14th November.

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From the Waco Tribune-Herald:

Willow City brings family music to family audience at Waco's Jubilee

The Texas Americana/pop/bluegrass band Willow City comes to Waco to perform Saturday night at the Jubilee Theatre with more than one family thread connected to their appearance.

There’s the immediate one of members and crew: The band consists of Proch siblings Beecher, Ezra, Liza and Asa with father Tom as a roadie and mother Janet as tour manager and “merch girl,” with non-family member Cameron Tarvin occasionally joining on drums, as he will on Saturday.

There’s the thread of history: One grandmother grew up in Waco and met her husband while at Baylor University in the 1930s.

There’s the music, a family friendly mix of upbeat songs, sibling harmonies and stories that 26-year-old band leader Beecher says “cut through all this negativity around us today.”

And then there’s the television show: The Proches are one of 30 contestants in the Nickelodeon reality show “America’s Most Musical Family,” hosted by Nick Lachey, which starts this month with families vying for a recording contract, $250,000 and, well, the title of “America’s Most Musical Family.”

Willow City — Beecher on electric and acoustic guitar, 23-year-old Ezra on guitar, banjo and keyboards, 20-year-old Liza on electric bass and 16-year-old Asa on mandolin and percussion — evolved somewhat organically from the home-schooled siblings playing bluegrass and folk as they grew up. They found singing bluegrass and gospel drew a positive response wherever they sang.

As their audiences broadened, so did their interest in pursuing a band for commercial reasons, which followed Ezra’s selection eight years ago for a role in the film “Seven Days In Utopia.” They changed their name from the 4 Proches to Willow City, a tiny community near Fredericksburg where the family has lived since the siblings’ teenage years. It’s more evocative than the family name and carries a story with it, as do many of the group’s songs.

It also doesn’t hurt in the “America’s Most Musical Family” competition where it’s noted that the Prochs are “one-fifth the size of the town,” Beecher noted.

Beecher and Ezra write much of the band’s songs, drawing on their experiences on the road and in life, while Beecher points to Ezra and Asa as the band’s instrumental talents. With the expansion of their touring, they’ve also shifted their sound to add more of a pop influence.

All the Proches have an entrepreneurial side, Beecher noted: Ezra in music, Liza in visual arts, himself in denim clothing and Asa — well, music, but he’s still in high school.

It’s music that’s the family’s main interest, however, and Saturday’s Waco concert will feature Willow City’s mix of songs and storytelling, all aimed at uplifting their listeners. “Our shows are insanely high energy,” Beecher said.


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PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure” Announces South Africa Tour


X Barks the Spot in an all–new live show based on PAW Patrol, the number-one hit preschool series

Tickets go on sale 10am Tuesday 5 November 2019

All paws on deck! Following the continued success of the PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue” tour internationally, Nickelodeon, VStar Entertainment Group, TEG Life Like Touring and Glen21 Entertainment have announced that the second live stage show based on PAW Patrol, the top-rated preschool series produced by Spin Master Entertainment, will make its South African debut in April 2020.

The new action-packed, music-filled production, PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure,” will feature the beloved characters from the animated series, and will be playing the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg on 4 and 5 April, Sun Arena at Time Square Casino in Pretoria on 7 and 8 April, the Grand Arena, GrandWest in Cape Town on 11 and 12 April and The Globe at Suncoast in Durban on 17, 18 and 19 April 2020. Tickets to see the pups embark on this pirate-themed voyage go on sale to the general public at 10am this Tuesday 5 November 2019 through Ticketpros.

In PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure,” Mayor Goodway is getting everything shipshape for a big Pirate Day celebration in Adventure Bay. When Cap’n Turbot falls into a dark and mysterious cavern, it’s PAW Patrol to the rescue! Chase, Marshall, Rubble, Skye, Rocky and Zuma save Cap’n Turbot and discover a secret pirate treasure map that leads them on an epic adventure. Over land and on the high seas, the pups set out to find the treasure for Mayor Goodway so the celebration can go on. Things get ruff when Mayor Humdinger wants to find the treasure first for Foggy Bottom. The pups need all paws on deck for this pirate adventure, including help from the newest pup who’s all ears…Tracker! Using their heroic rescue skills, problem solving and teamwork, the pups set sail to save the day. No job is too big, no pirate pup is too small!

Similar to PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue,” which continued to tour the world in 2018 and 2019, this new show, PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure,” includes two acts and an intermission, and incorporates an innovative costume approach to help bring the pups to life on stage as well as their vehicles and packs during the adventure.

Fans can visit for PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure” tour schedule, ticket sale information and PAW Patrol Live! Tail Mail, where they can sign up to be among the first to receive tour updates and exclusive ticket pre-sale information for their city.

PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure” tour dates:

Johannesburg, SA - Ticketpro Dome, Johannesburg (
Saturday 4 April 09.30am, 1.00pm, 4.30pm
Sunday 5 April 09.30am, 1.00pm, 4.30pm

Pretoria, SA - Sun Arena at Time Square Casino, Pretoria (
Tuesday 7 April 09.30am, 1.00pm, 4.30pm
Wednesday 8 April 09.30am, 1.00pm, 4.30pm

Cape Town, SA - Grand Arena, GrandWest, Cape Town (
Saturday 11 April 09.30am, 1.00pm, 4.30pm
Sunday 12 April 09.30am, 1.00pm, 4.30pm

Durban, SA - The Globe at Suncoast, Durban (
Friday 17 April 09.30am, 1.00pm, 4.30pm
Saturday 18 April 09.30am, 1.00pm, 4.30pm
Sunday 19 April 09.30am, 1.00pm, 4.30pm

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What to Expect from Nickelodeon's ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark?’ Reboot

The cast of Nickelodeon's Are You Afraid of the Dark? recently sat down with ExtraTV to promote the highly anticipated reboot of the '90s Nickelodeon hit!

The '90s kids’ cult classic is coming back for a three-part limited series, reimagined for a new generation. The three new episodes will have members of the Midnight Society telling a terrifying story about the Carnival of Doom and its evil ringmaster.

Nickelodeon is preparing for the return of The Midnight Society with the all-new Are You Afraid of the Dark? three-part limited series event. Based on the ‘90s kids’ cult classic, and reimagined for a new generation, part one of Are You Afraid of the Dark? will debut on Friday, Oct. 11, at 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT), with parts two and three to follow Oct. 18, and Oct. 25, respectively.

Across the three hour-long episodes, Are You Afraid of the Dark? will follow members of an entirely new Midnight Society, who tell a terrifying tale of the Carnival of Doom and its evil ringmaster Mr. Tophat, only to witness the shocking story come frightfully to life. In the just-released trailer, viewers meet the new members of the Midnight Society, get a glimpse at the uncertainty that awaits and prepare for an adventure beyond their wildest nightmares.

Ramsey Naito on Bringing New Voices to Nickelodeon Animation Studios

Via the Viacom Newsroom:

In the Office With...

Ramsey Naito on Bringing New Voices to Nickelodeon Animation Studios

OCT 28, 2019

By Tara Weiss

“Animation is like herding 200 hungry cats, and they're all artists.”

Our In the Office With ... series, gives Viacom executives the opportunity to reveal a little bit about who they are, how they lead, and what drives them in the day-to-day.

Ramsey Naito is an unlikely TV executive. She didn’t grow up watching Saturday morning cartoons; she didn’t even have a TV. Her early ambition was to pursue a career as an installation artist.

But Naito’s career trajectory was redirected following early stints at animation studios and Nickelodeon. Early on in her career she was a production assistant on the Rugrats series. As she rose the ranks in the animation, Naito had a hand in producing The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut and she produced The Boss Baby. Last November, she was named EVP of animation production and development at Nickelodeon reporting directly to Brian Robbins.

A lot has changed in animation since she started in the industry. Competition for talent has never been so fierce. CGI has become so prevalent that many animators don’t need to know how to draw by hand since their work is done entirely on computers. And, portraying diversity and inclusivity on-screen and in the studio is a priority.

These are changes Naito welcomes. She considers her return to Nickelodeon as part of President Brian Robbins’ leadership team a homecoming and an opportunity to reinvigorate the brand. We recently chatted about how she’s bringing new voices to the network, expanding the SpongeBob universe and not having a TV growing up.

Tara Weiss: You didn’t start out with ambitions of working in TV animation. What type of art did you study and create?

Ramsey Naito: Sound installation. I was interested in deconstructing comedy in terms of conversation and language surrounding race and representation. It was sculptural and it was experiential, but it had a highly poetic and linguistic aspect to it because it was about the human point of view.

TW: That sounds very esoteric.

RN: It was, it was.

TW: How did you go from sculptural sound installation to production assistant at an animation studio?

RN: I went to Cal Arts [California Institute of the Arts] for graduate school where I met animators for the first time. They were the ones getting jobs straight out of college. I ended up getting a job as a production assistant at an animation studio called Klasky Csupo because that’s where my friends were working. I fell in love with it. I fell in love with the animation community and was just so inspired by a workplace that hired 200 to 300 artists at a time.

It really has kept my interest for over 20 years. Producing an animated show is like herding 200 hungry cats, and they’re all artists. So it’s very lively, and hard, but really fun.

TW: Was it a challenge to make the transition from animator to manager?

RN: It didn’t feel too challenging to me. I grew up in a highly creative environment–everyone in my family is an artist or a poet and so I empathize with an artist’s mind. When you’re creating, you are in a vulnerable space. I also understand how one has to keep that on track and moving forward. I’m able to marry both.

TW: Had you worked with Brian Robbins before he named you to his leadership team?

RN: We knew each other in passing, in the early days of Nick, but had never worked together. When he came back to Nick, it really struck a chord with me because I started my entire career here. I have very fond memories of Nickelodeon and my start here and I associate Brian as someone who helped define the brand.

TW: Can you describe the “new” Nick?

RN: I want to bring the best new original voices to Nickelodeon Animation Studios to make the best stuff for kids and families. I’d like the Studio to be a creative home and retreat where artists can cultivate their ideas. I also want to give kids access to great stories that can inspire them to laugh, to be a better friend, to have adventures and gain the confidence to be themselves and stand up for what they believe in.

To help achieve that we have assembled an executive team that is diverse and inclusive and are developing a slate of stories that is reflective of our audience and the world we live in.

I am also excited about our new [Intergalactic] Shorts Program, which was an open call for creators to pitch new ideas for potential series or movies. The program is turning out to be extremely eclectic. We’ve heard over 300 pitches from around the globe and will announce the winners soon.

TW: When Brian Robbins was hired, he also spoke of the importance of Nickelodeon’s content reflecting its diverse audience. What are some of your favorite examples?

RN: The Casagrandes just premiered. It’s an amazing, animated comedy about a Mexican-American family. It’s girl-empowered, bilingual and culturally vibrant. It’s one of a kind.

We’re also shooting a sitcom pilot called Meet the Voxels. It’s features an African-American and Latinx family where everyone is from a different video game. What’s unique about the production process on this, is we’re shooting it in a game engine, which halves the production turnaround with a fresh and contemporary visual style.

We’re also into production on Star Trek: The Animated Series. As a Japanese-American girl growing up watching Star Trek, I remember being inspired by strong female characters like Uhura, and getting to see an Asian character like Sulu. Our series will continue Star Trek’s legacy told through a Nick lens.

TW: What can you tell us about the SpongeBob spinoff Kamp Koral? Why is it being created in CGI as opposed to SpongeBob, which is two-dimensional?

RN: This series embraces what makes camp so special. It’s a place where new friendships are formed and memories are made. Our ability to create a really elastic squash-and-stretch-and-defy-all-gravity type of animation style in CGI is 100 percent doable. And the cartoony naturalistic texturing and underwater lighting allows Bikini Bottom to shine in a way we haven’t seen before.

TW: How did that idea come about?

RN: It came from the genius mind of Steve Hillenburg, the creator of SpongeBob Squarepants. At its heart, Kamp Koral is about friendship and it shares the origin story of how our Bikini Bottom friends all met.

TW: You’ve spoken frequently about women being underrepresented in animation. Why do you think that is and what is your role as a leader to change that?

RN: Seventy percent of the student body in animation schools are women but only 20 percent are getting jobs in creative roles. This is mystifying. But I see it as an opportunity to build a culture that feels safe for women and everyone as they develop their careers, but more importantly to be a mentor that empowers women to follow their dreams.

Small Talk

Adjectives your team would use to describe you: Empathetic. Decisive. Fun. Supportive and that I love shoes.

TV experience as a kid: I grew up without a TV. My parents were hippies and they felt like TV was something that took away from the creative process. Little did they know this just made me more obsessed with TV.

Formative creative experience: My father is a sculptor. He welds as a part of his art form. I started welding when I was 10 with him, making sculpture. My dad had a studio in Tribeca before it became fancy.

Photos by Magdalena Wosinka

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SlimeFest 2019 | Backstage with Kira | Nickelodeon UK

SlimeFest | Backstage with Kira | Nickelodeon UK

Kira Kosarin from The Thundermans is performing at SlimeFest 2019! Check out this behind the scenes video as Kira goes through her makeup routine, gives us a tour of her dressing room and gets ready for a very special performance.


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Annie vs Hayley EXTENDED High Fashion Thrift Haul πŸ‘˜ Fashion Faceoff | Nickelodeon

Annie vs Hayley EXTENDED High Fashion Thrift Haul πŸ‘˜ Fashion Faceoff | Nick

In this final thrift haul with never-before-seen moments, Annie and Hayley rush to grab as much fashion material for their DIY thrift flip to high-fashion models! With Annie unsure of her plans and Hayley grabbing too much stuff to hold, which one will finish their hauls in time?

What challenges do you want to see Annie and Hayley do next? Tell Nickelodeon in the comments on YouTube!

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Best of Canticos: Lullabies in English & Spanish | Season 2 Pt. 3 | Nick Jr.

Best of Canticos: Lullabies in English & Spanish | Season 2 Pt. 3 | Nick Jr.

Enjoy over 12 minutes of lullabies in English and Spanish with your preschooler! Head, Shoulders, Knees And Toes (Cabeza, Hombros, Rodillas, Pies), The Froggy Song (CucΓΊ, Cantaba La Rana), The Busy Tizzy Hen (La Gallina Turuleca), La Bamba, and Feliz Navidad! Sing with us! You can find more of your favorite shows weekday mornings on Nickelodeon, and everywhere you find Nick Jr.

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Kids can watch their favorite Nick Jr. shows weekdays on Nickelodeon and all week long on the Nick Jr. channel:

Preschoolers can watch full episodes online, play games, and discover silly surprises in the free Nick Jr. App and at Stream Nick Jr. for free in the Nick Jr. App on Roku and Apple TV or download full episodes for offline viewing on iTunes or Google Play.

You can also download premium apps featuring your child's favorite Nick Jr. shows on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon, including Nick Jr. Draw and Play and Nick Jr. Let’s Learn!

Watch more Nick Jr. everyday for FREE on Nick Jr. Pluto TV!

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Episode 3: Mr. Zilla's Opus | My Dad The Rock Star | KEEP IT WEIRD

Episode 3 | My Dad The Rock Star | KEEP IT WEIRD


Willy is just beginning to develop his talents in the brass section of the school band, when Principal Malfactor shuts down the Music Program, to divert money to buy the Football team new equipment. When Rock finds out, he offers to fund the Music Program himself, on one condition... that he teach the music class!

All the students are hyped about the cool new faculty member...except Willy, whose cover is blown by his Dad’s presence at school. Meanwhile, when the parents hear that the infamous Rock Zilla is molding their children’s impressionable minds they demand his resignation. Before the parents’ protest can get too heated, Rock understands that as much as he wants to be a bigger part of Willy’s life, he has to give his Son some space. So Dad quits, slyly telling the parents, “Who needs Music in school anyway? I didn’t, and look how well I turned out!” That’s all it takes for the parents to demand that the program be immediately reinstated!

Watch more full episodes of My Dad The Rock Star here!:

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'The SpongeBob Musical: Live On Stage!' to Debut on Nickelodeon in December 2019

Update (11/7) - Nickelodeon today filmed The SpongeBob Musical: Live On Stage! at the Theatre Royal Plymouth in Plymouth in the UK!

Original Nickelodeon Press Release:

to Debut on Nickelodeon December 2019

Ethan Slater
Danny Skinner, Brian Ray Norris,
Wesley Taylor, Christina Sajous,
Gavin Lee

Based on the series, SpongeBob SquarePants, created by Stephen Hillenburg
Book by Kyle Jarrow
Music Supervision, Orchestrations and Arrangements by Tom Kitt
Choreography by Christopher Gattelli
Television Direction by Glenn Weiss
Musical Production Conceived and Directed by Tina Landau

NEW YORK—Oct. 17, 2019--Following a critically lauded run on Broadway, members of the original award-winning Broadway company of The SpongeBob Musical: Live On Stage! will reunite to film the show for television in front of a live theater audience. The live television production will capture all-new depths of theatrical innovation where the power of optimism really can save the world. The SpongeBob Musical: Live On Stage! will air on Nickelodeon this December.

Rob Bagshaw, Executive Vice President of Nickelodeon Live Action Unscripted and Live Events, said:
“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!”

Tina Landau said: “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.”

The SpongeBob Musical: Live On Stage! cast will include Ethan Slater as SpongeBob SquarePants, Gavin Lee as Squidward Q. Tentacles, Danny Skinner as Patrick Star, Brian Ray Norris as Eugene Krabs, Wesley Taylor as Sheldon Plankton, and Christina Sajous as Sandy Cheeks. The ensemble will include Kyle Matthew Hamilton, Katie Lee Hill, Curtis Holbrook, L’ogan J’ones, Jai’len Josey, Kelvin Moon Loh, Lauralyn McClelland, Vasthy Mompoint, Bryonha Parham, Oneika Phillips, Jon Rua, JC Schuster, Abby C. Smith, Robert Taylor Jr., Allan Washington.

Adapted from the beloved Nickelodeon series, the Broadway musical was hailed by The New York Times as “brilliant” and “effervescent candy-for-the-spirit” by New York Magazine. This new musical earned its place on 2017’s “Best of Broadway” lists including, BuzzFeed, Chicago Tribune, The Daily Beast, Deadline, ET Online, Forbes, Time Out New York and Variety.

Named Best Musical by the Drama Desk Awards and Outer Critics Circle and earned 12 Tony Award nominations – the most nominated musical of the 2017-2018 theatre season – winning for Best Scenic Design of a Musical (David Zinn).

Acclaimed Steppenwolf director Tina Landau and the groundbreaking designers behind Fun Home, Hedwig, and Spring Awakening have brilliantly reimagined Bikini Bottom for the Broadway stage, on tour and now for television, bringing the spirit of SpongeBob to life with humanity, heart, and pure theatricality. With an original score from some of the biggest names in pop and rock, The SpongeBob Musical: Live On Stage! explodes with energy.

Stakes are higher than ever before as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total annihilation of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage.

The SpongeBob Musical: Live On Stage! is a musical production conceived and directed for the stage by Tina Landau, book by Kyle Jarrow, orchestrations, arrangements & music supervision by Tom Kitt, with choreography by Christopher Gattelli, produced for television by Austin Shaw with television direction by Glenn Weiss. Nickelodeon’s Vice Presidents Paul J Medford and Susan Vargo serve as Executive Producers, alongside Senior Vice President of Music & Talent Doug Cohn and is executive produced and overseen by Executive Vice President of Unscripted and Live Events Rob Bagshaw.

This one-of-a-kind television musical event features 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 Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Panic! At The Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants and T.I. (Clifford Harris, Jr.) Domani Harris and Darwin Quinn and a song by David Bowie and by Tom Kenny and Andy Paley. Additional lyrics by Jonathan Coulton. Additional music by Tom Kitt.

The design team includes scenic and costume design by David Zinn, lighting design by Kevin Adams, projection design by Peter Nigrini, sound design by Walter Trarbach, hair and wig design by Charles G. LaPointe and casting by Telsey + Company/Patrick Goodwin, CSA.

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

The SpongeBob Musical is now on tour across North America.

Airdate, additional programming plus further casting will be announced at a later date.

Since its launch July 17, 1999, SpongeBob SquarePants has reigned as the number-one kids’ animated series on TV for the last 17 years, while generating a universe of beloved characters, pop culture catchphrases and memes, theatrical releases, consumer products, a Tony award-winning Broadway musical and a global fan base. SpongeBob SquarePants is the most widely distributed property in Viacom International Media Networks history, seen in more than 208 countries and territories, translated in 55+ languages, and averaging more than 100 million total viewers every quarter. SpongeBob SquarePants is created by Stephen Hillenburg and produced by Nickelodeon in Burbank, Calif. The character-driven cartoon chronicles the nautical and sometimes nonsensical adventures of SpongeBob, an incurably optimist and earnest sea sponge, and his undersea friends.

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Originally published: Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 18:04 BST.

H/T: Special thanks to @RealMagitroopa for the news!; Additional source: Business Wire.
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On This Day in 1995 | Little Bear Premiered on Nickelodeon

On This Day in 1995 | Little Bear Premiered on Nickelodeon

On this day 24 YEARS AGO Little Bear premiered on Nick! Paws up if Little Bear was your favorite back in the day!

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