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Clarkston High School transports the LC Valley to Bikini Bottom

CLARKSTON – Who lives in a pineapple under the sea and became the hottest star on Broadway? Why, it’s SpongeBob SquarePants, and now he is here with all his crazy, creatures of the ocean deep to rock the valley! 

Broadway’s critically acclaimed The SpongeBob Musical will be performed by the CHS drama club at the Clarkston High School Auditorium February 17-26, 2023.  Performances are Friday and Saturdays at 7pm, and Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm. 

The show is a musical adaptation of Nickelodeon’s long-running animated children’s sitcom, SpongeBob Squarepants. 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. SpongeBob sets out to prove that he is  more than just a “simple sponge,” in an effort to save his beloved home. The power of optimism really can save the world! 

The SpongeBob Musical is based on the beloved animated series created by Stephen Hillenburg and features a book by Kyle Jarrow, with original songs by Original Songs by Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Lady Antebellum, 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, T.I.And Songs by David Bowie, Tom Kenny & Andy Paley

“This is a show for everyone,” said director, Larry Goodwin.  “It’s kid friendly, but not just for kids.  SpongeBob fans will love the nostalgia and favorite references to the show, but you don’t have to have ever seen an episode of SpongeBob to love these quirky characters as they fight to save the world, all the while singing and dancing their way into your hearts.”

Music Director, Amy Stout, says, “These young actors sound amazing!  You will not believe that you are at a high school production.  They give their all in every moment, and they amaze me every day. Each song is written by different famous musicians, so they are tackling every genre of music – pop, rock, broadway, country, punk, hip hop – and more. The show is quite an artistic collaboration, and such a fun challenge for the cast to tackle, and they are doing it spectacularly. It’s hilarious and heartfelt, and truly has something for everyone in it. Don’t miss this show!”

“These young people are dancing!  There’s hip hop, tap, jazz, country line dancing – the list goes on and on, and I love it,” shares choreographer, Abby Seward. 

Larry Goodwin directs this production, and he, Kymee Martinak, and Jon Lane have beautifully transformed the CHS Performing Arts Theatre into an underwater playland for the inhabitants of Bikini Bottom and the audiences. 

Cast members include Frank Lane as SpongeBob SquarePants, Jonson Brotnov as Patrick Star, Sienna Newhouse as Sandy Cheeks, Paul Lane as Squidward Q. Tentacles, Preston Port as Eugene Krabs, Megan Price and Elizabeth Harrington as Pearl Krabs, Ethan Kelley as Sheldon Plankton, Reese Washington as Karen the Computer, Samantha Erks as the Mayor of Bikini Bottom, Micah Reynolds as Perch Perkins, Elizabeth Harrington and Khloe Duncan as Mrs. Puff, Haskell Coleman as Old Man Jenkins, Chas Nollette as Larry the Lobster, and Jalen Brotnov as Patchy the Pirate

The SpongeBob Musical is an exciting new musical featuring irresistible characters and magical music, this deep-sea pearl of a show is set to make a splash with audiences young and old. The future is bright, the future is bold, the future is The SpongeBob Musical.

For Calendar Editors:

What: The Spongebob Musical 

Who: The Clarkston High School Drama Club

When: February 17 – 26  – performance times – Friday and Saturdays at 7 pm and Sundays at 2 pm. 

Where: Clarkston High School Auditorium – 401 Chestnut St., Clarkston, WA 99403 

How: Purchase tickets at the door – $12 for adults, $8 for students and seniors. (Cash, check, credit card)   Doors open 30 minutes before showtime – 6:30pm or 1:30pm. Seating is general admission.

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