The Spongebob Musical
2021 | Starlight Community Theater
Directed by Dan Ashlock | Lighting by Renee Ashlock | Props by Cathy Merrill | Costumes by Alison Rondone | Construction by Mike Rippenkroeger | Scenic Painting by Michelle Johnston
In The SpongeBob Musical, we find ourselves in the undersea city of Bikini Bottom, inhabited by a happy-go-lucky and ever-optimistic yellow sea sponge (SpongeBob) and his equally quirky circle of friends and neighbors. SpongeBob’s pleasant existence is abruptly interrupted when it is discovered that Mt. Humongous, a nearby volcano, will erupt within the next 48 hours and completely obliterate Bikini Bottom. 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 power of optimism really can save the world!
I was lucky enough to be available to volunteer my scenic design experience to Starlight Community Theatre, a non-profit company a few miles north of Phoenix, Arizona. Starlight was able to snag the rights to Spongebob before anyone else in Arizona and became the first production of the musical in the state.