Interview with SpongeBob! Ethan Slater and Tom Kenny Discuss The SpongeBob Musical: Live on Stage!

The SpongeBob Musical: Live on Stage! heads to DVD on November 3, and you do not want to miss the chance to visit Bikini Bottom!

Originally performed on broadway, The SpongeBob Musical: Live on Stage gives us the opportunity watch the amazing live-action performances of SpongeBob, Patrick, Squidward, Plankton, and the gang right from our homes.

Since I love both musicals and SpongeBob SquarePants (I grew up watching this show on Nickelodeon ALL THE TIME with my friends), I knew I had to watch this musical — and it did not disappoint! All of the live-action performances emulated the characteristics and mannerisms of the beloved animated characters and left my husband I wondering how it was even possible. The energy on the stage was contagious, and by the end of the musical, we were humming and singing along.

Oh, and as a bonus feature, The SpongeBob Musical: Live on Stage! also includes a sing-a-long version! Which is perfect since the music is terrific and features some original songs from 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, Rob Hyman, 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 additional songs by David Bowie, and by Tom Kenny and Andy Paley. 

Interview with Ethan Slater and Tom Kenny

This week I had the pleasure of speaking with TWO very talented SpongeBobs!

Watch my interview with Ethan Slater, who plays SpongeBob SquarePants on stage, and Tom Kenny, who voices SpongeBob SquarePants in the cartoon series and plays Patchy the Pirate on stage, for the behind-the-scenes scoop on what it takes to act like SpongeBob on stage and how to master his iconic laugh!

About The SpongeBob Musical: Live on Stage!

SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face catastrophe – until a most unexpected hero rises to take center stage to prove that the power of optimism really can save the world. This one-of-a-kind musical event boasts the full, extended-length broadcast of the hit Broadway musical, plus an exclusive sing-along version only available on this DVD! Also featuring a special guest appearance by voice actor Tom Kenny as ‘Patchy the Pirate,’ this is one under-the-sea spectacular that you don’t want to miss.

The SpongeBob Musical: Live On Stage! cast includes 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, Christina Sajous as Sandy Cheeks and Tom Kenny as ‘Patchy the Pirate.’ The ensemble includes Kyle Hamilton, Katie Lee Hill, Curtis Holbrook, Jesse JP Johnson, L’ogan J’ones, Jai’len Josey, Kelvin Moon Loh, Lauralyn McClelland, Vasthy Mompoint, Bryonha Marie Parham, Oneika Phillips, Jon Rua, JC Schuster, Abby C. Smith, Robert Taylor Jr., and Allan Washington. 

Bring home The SpongeBob Musical: Live on Stage on DVD on November 3 — it’s sure to put a smile on your face.


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