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SpongeBob SquarePants The Musical

SpongeBob SquarePants is coming to Eastern Idaho. Tickets for the musical are on sale now. 

SpongeBob SquarePants is known as the cartoon character who is always optimistic and loves making Krabby Patties. The cartoon started in 1999 on Nickelodeon and after 20 years it’s still a famous show, so famous the makers decided to turn it into a musical.  

The first Broadway show of “SpongeBob SquarePants The Musical” was in December 2017. Later, in 2018, it was nominated for 12 Tony awards, taking home one for Best Lighting Design of a Musical.  

“I think it’s just a really feel-good story and really catchy songs,” said Georgina Goodland, visual arts director for the Idaho Falls Arts Council said. “I’ve been listening to the soundtrack quiet a lot with my 5-year-old son and we have been enjoying it a great deal and singing along all the time.” 

“SpongeBob SquarePants The Musical” is in Idaho Falls Monday, Mar. 2 at the Civic Center for the Preforming Arts in Idaho Falls. It will be a special show since the current Broadway cast will be coming and performing in Idaho Falls.  

Goodlander said there are several misconceptions about this Broadway show because some people think it’s mainly a kid’s show and the costumes are going to be big, foam suits. In reality, the costumes are inspired by the characters but are not trying to be the exact same as the cartoon and the musical can be both entertaining for children and adults.  

The music of this show will also astound you. Contributors include David Bowie, John Legend, Panic! at the Disco, Sara Bareilles, Aerosmith, Cyndi Lauper, Lady Antebellum, and many others.  

“The songs are diverse and are just really wonderful,” Goodlander said.  

Wrapped around the upbeat and an eye-catching show is a theme the whole family can appreciate. 

“I think it is just going to be a really fun, visually exciting show,” Goodlander said. “From the story I can gather so far, I think it has kind of a message that friendship and optimism can save the day.” 

Tickets range from $40 to $75 and are available by clicking here.