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What do you get when Bikini Bottom and Broadway combine? The SpongeBob Musical: Live on Stage! Lucky for you, it’s coming to DVD on November 3 — and I’ve got the perfect recipe for a themed watch party.
What’s The SpongeBob Musical: Live on Stage! About?
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.
Meet the Cast and Production Team
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.
Check out my interview with both Ethan Slater and Tom Kenny to learn more about how SpongeBob made the transition from screen to 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, and directed 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.
The production 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, 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. The production also features additional lyrics by Jonathan Coulton and additional music by Tom Kitt, along with “The SpongeBob Theme Song” by Derek Drymon, Mark Harrison, Stephen Hillenburg, and Blaise Smith.
The SpongeBob Musical: Live on Stage! DVD will be available to purchase on November 3 (and also includes a sing-a-long version). Pair your watch party with this delicious volcano cake with pineapple lava!
Volcano Cake with Pineapple Lava Inspired by The SpongeBob Musical: Live on Stage!
What You Need:
- Mini chocolate cakes
- 3.4 oz box of instant vanilla pudding
- 1 1/2 c. of cold milk
- Can of crushed pineapple in juice
- Red food coloring
- Icing bag
- Serrated knife
- Sparkler candles
- Prepare and bake mini chocolate cakes and set them aside to cool.
- For the pineapple lava, combine the pudding mix, cold milk, and ¼ c. of pineapple juice from the can. Whisk for two minutes until thick, then mix in several spoonfuls of crushed pineapple to the pudding mix and several drops of red food coloring.
- Stack two mini cakes on top of each other, then use a serrated knife to shave off pieces from the sides to create a volcano-shaped cake. Next, remove a small piece of cake from the top center of the cake to hold your lava.
- Place the prepared pudding mixture in an icing bag and cut off the tip of the bag. Next add lava to the top center of the cake and down the sides of the cake.
- Place sparkler candles on top of the cake for an extra touch!
Pair your volcano lava cake with some fun SpongeBob SquarePants cupcakes (with printable cupcake wrappers)!