SpongeBob gets musical thanks to big name musicians Nickelodeon said Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, it will produce the world premiere of “The SpongeBob Musical” in Chicago next summer. (PRNewsFoto/Moody Gardens)
SpongeBob gets musical thanks to big name musicians
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There is a "SpongeBob" musical in the works. But this music is no kiddie stuff.
 
Nickelodeon said it will produce the world opening. It will be called "The SpongeBob Musical." It will be performed in Chicago. It is coming next summer. The musical will include original songs. They will be written by many artists. They include John Legend and David Bowie. 

They will include Cyndi Lauper and Plain White T's. They Might Be Giants and Lady Antebellum will be included too. 

Panic! At the Disco will also take part. And Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry. Plus more musicians will be included.
 
It is co-imagined by Tina Landau. She will also direct. A book was written by Kyle Jarrow. Music supervision is by Tom Kitt. 

The show will play Chicago's Oriental Theatre. It will start June 7. It may be taken to New York's Broadway from there.
 
Producers call it "a rousing tale of a simple sea sponge who faces the unthinkable. It is a celebration of unchecked hope. Of unexpected heroes. And of pure theatrical invention."
 
Kids' material has made the leap to stage before. They have included "The Addams Family." ''Annie" has also made the leap to stage. And so has "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown." 

Writer, director and producer Adam McKay is also working on an "Archie" musical.

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Why are the producers using musicians who normally perform for original songs?
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COMMENTS (24)
  • natalier-4-bar
    9/10/2015 - 11:28 p.m.

    The Producers are using musicians who normally perform for original songs because apparently according to the article in paragraph six they think this show will be taken to the big leagues, Broadway and according to the producers "a pure theatrical invention." So they wanted to hire people who can really write great music so this show will really sky rocket! It is also a great idea using Cyndi Lauper because she has written the music for the Tony Award winning musical, Kinky Boots(personally one of my favorites) and she will bring in a great original song.

    Opinion: I loved this article because it catered to my interests, Broadway and it mentioned one of my favorite musicals, "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown." I can't wait to see if Sponge Bob the Musical will be as good as it has been built up to be.

  • freddy-eri
    9/11/2015 - 05:23 a.m.

    The reason is that this music is very popular and all people will love this song.

  • kristine-eri
    9/11/2015 - 05:31 a.m.

    The producers are using musicians who normally perform for original songs because I think when he offer the new musicians, they may be written down the song with the new idea.

  • may1-eri
    9/11/2015 - 06:07 a.m.

    I think the producers are using musicians who normally perform for original songs because famous singers can attract to people with their original songs.

  • thomasp-pay
    9/11/2015 - 11:06 a.m.

    Spongebob movie okay.Spongebob show okay.Spongebob play okay.Spongebob musicle not okay.

  • lynn-eri
    9/14/2015 - 12:16 a.m.

    They are using the musicians who normally perform the original songs so that their musicial will be original work and they do not have to face with problems concerning the right for the songs. Besides most of the songs sung by the musicians have been popular for years so they do not have to worry about how to advertise.

  • riley-eri
    9/14/2015 - 06:00 a.m.

    The producer are using musician who normally perform for original songs because they want to popular for their original song and they think celebrities
    can attract people.

  • hannah-eri
    9/14/2015 - 06:21 a.m.

    The musicians are more attractive than others for the audiences. They have already been popular. Most of audiences are interesting only being popular musicians.And also the musicians can make a lot of money than normals for producers.

  • william1108-yyca
    9/14/2015 - 09:08 p.m.

    I wonder if it is next june 7 or it already ended. But if it didn't start yet i will maybe want to go to chicago. Maybe next time I can be able to go there

  • riley-eri
    9/14/2015 - 11:49 p.m.

    The producers arebusing musican who normally perform for origional songs becuase they think musicams can help them to poular for their song

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