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Family Community Theatre to Present SpongeBob the Broadway Musical


HUTCHINSON, Kan. – The Family Community Theater is proud to present SpongeBob Musical. Adapted from the iconic Nickelodeon series! SpongeBob, Patrick, Sandy, Squidward and all of Bikini Bottom face total annihilation—until a most unexpected hero rises to take center stage.

SpongeBob Squarepants awakens and welcomes the day with his pet sea snail, Gary (“Bikini Bottom Day”). He greets various friends in his hometown of Bikini Bottom—including his best friend Patrick, his neighbor Squidward, and his friend Sandy Cheeks—as he walks to the Krusty Krab restaurant.

A violent tremor suddenly rocks the entire town. A news report reveals that the tremor was caused by the nearby Mount Humongous, a volcano that will soon erupt, throwing the town into a panic.

With the town in a panic over the impending doom, married villains Plankton and Karen try to convince the citizens to enter an escape pod that ensures safety—a cover-up for their secret scheme to hypnotize the citizens in the pod into liking the chum that they serve at their restaurant, the Chum Bucket. The townspeople, unknowingly, support this idea and decide to hold a last-minute music concert to raise enough money to buy the pod. Squidward’s idea of his one-man show is immediately shut down. Instead, Pearl suggests that the famous rock band, the Electric Skates, play at the concert. Everyone agrees and Squidward is named manager of the event. Despite Sandy’s pleas that science could help them solve the problem, the townsfolk ignore her for being a land mammal.
SpongeBob, however, is against the idea of leaving town and believes the citizens should save Bikini Bottom. SpongeBob convinces Patrick and Sandy to team up, climb the volcano, and stop it from erupting with a bubble device Sandy will build.
Can the friends save their beloved home, Bikini Bottom?

Playwright – Kyle Jarrow is a Los Angeles–based writer and rock musician. His theatrical writing has been noted for its macabre humor and frequent incorporation of pop music. Jarrow wrote the book for SpongeBob SquarePants, The Broadway Musical which opened at Broadway’s Palace Theatre in December 2017. He has been nominated for a Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, and Outer Critics Association Award for his work on the show.

Music –  The music was created by numerous contemporary rock artists – Yolanda AdamsSteven Tyler and Joe Perry of Areosmith, Sara BareillesJonathan CoultonAlex EbertThe Flaming LipsLady AntebellumCyndi LauperRob HymanJohn LegendPanic! At the DiscoPlain White T’sThey Might Be GiantsT.I., Domani, Lil’ CDavid BowieBrian EnoAndy PaleyTom KennyDerek Drymon, Mark Harrison, Stephen Hillenburg, Blaise Smith & Tom Kitt.

The Family Children’s Theatre production has a cast of 46. Craig Williams directs the play with assistance from Mary Kay Dechant.

February 16-19, 2023

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday – 7:30 p.m.

Sunday – 3:00 p.m.

Memorial Hall

101 South Walnut Main

Hutchinson, Kansas

Tickets available:

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Memorial Hall 1 hour prior to the show