Nickelodeon's beloved cartoon icon comes to life on Broadway in this new musical featuring new songs from some of rock and pop's greatest luminaries. More…
Stakes are higher than ever before as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total annihilation of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage. Get ready to dive to all-new depths of theatrical innovation at 'SpongeBob SquarePants,' where the power of optimism really can save the world! The one-of-a-kind musical event includes original songs by Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alexander Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, John Legend, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants, and T.I., as well as songs by David Bowie.
See it if you're looking for fun-for-the-whole-family. SSP is aimed at kids. Its cleverness will hold adults, but it is grating. Song quality varies!
Don't see it if you want sophisticated fare. SSP is broad, loud, in-your-face, over-the-top. Sometimes charming. Some good performances. Some great effects.
See it if a fun show , good story behind it. Very good directing and staging. Not just for kids but for everyone of all ages.
Don't see it if it can be silly, not for the serious theater goer. If you are not into shows like school of rock, or any show that has kids themes too it.
See it if Happy cartoonish fun. Pleasing song and dance. Charismatic actors. Immersive set. Helps to go with a kid who knows the references.
Don't see it if You are looking for something more serious, or have no exposure to the TV show.
See it if Knowing exactly who it is & what it wants to say, SpongeBob is quite charming Fabulous! set & engaging ensemble go a long way to win us over
Don't see it if Too long for it's own good With too many songs extending a flimsy book it skirts dangerously close to eye-glazing But kills it in the finale
See it if you're a fan of SpongeBob, family shows ok for kids, colorful costumes, zany sets, music by many popular composers, sight gags, clever dance
Don't see it if don't like SpongeBob or shows based on kiddie shows, farcical jokes & overwrought characters, scores created by many writers,
See it if you like noisy colorful performances with screaming, crying children wandering the aisles.
Don't see it if you expect characters looking like the cartoon, you require plot complexity, you don't expect cheap off-off B'way techniques on B'way.
See it if Busy and joyful pollination of "Starmites," "Bed Bugs," and "The Little Mermaid." Clever sets and costumes. High energy.
Don't see it if Created for adult pocketbooks, but kids will dig the silly. Highfalutin this isn't.
See it if full Broadway treatment - wonderful sets, costumes, dance, orchestra, super-kinetic performance by Ethan Slater as Bob
Don't see it if though like TV show humorous & whimsical, ultimately succumbs to standard Bdway shtick: silly plot, rock concert finale; meh music
See it if Like a preposterously creative venture that's just goofy, silly fun.You start smiling when you enter & will wear grin long past standing O.
Don't see it if Don't want a show that's based on a cartoon. This is for the kid in U. Perhaps read about characters before you go, but it's not mandatory.
See it if You want a fun evening out. The story is banal, but the production is quirky and fun, go for the entertainment.
Don't see it if You want a strong and interesting story, it's designed for kids, so bring them, but don't expect a lot of depth
See it if You like a mix of sig spectacle and intimate songs. You like clever staging and wondrous costumes and intricate timing.
Don't see it if You want profound. You dont like spectacle. You want a strong or unique story.
See it if you're willing to indulge your inner child or are accompanied by a child. More enjoyable than I expected due to the inventive staging.
Don't see it if you're looking for something substantial tho there are positive messages sprinkled throughout.
See it if you just want to have fun, feast your eyes on a colorful set and be entertained by a talented cast.
Don't see it if You prefer meaty characters and complex plots.
See it if you are a SpongeBob fan and/or need to escape from the land-based world, love bright colors & unusual characters including a happy main one
Don't see it if you need a deep plot because this story is definitely in line with simplistic cartoon plots that have happy endings
See it if // This is the most fun I've had at a Broadway show in a long time. Sure, it's not intellectual, but it's a great time. Perfect for all ages
Don't see it if you're not familiar with the show or if you'd rather see something more serious.
See it if You want to be dazzled by the costumes & the sets. Inventive. Always something to look at. Some of the dancing (tap) is terrific.
Don't see it if you want a good story. This is disappointing ...bad guy vs good guy who wants to save town (has fat friend). Been there, done that.
Also Gavin Lee is outstanding.
See it if you can enjoy this for what it is: a cartoony world of Nickelodeon fare brought to life in gaudy glows and tacky trails of confetti; a kid.
Don't see it if seeking high art; innovative story-telling, lyrics, or plot; do not have a childish or openminded bone in your body; cannot stand tackiness.
See it if Huge production with the works (large set, lots of dancers, great pop music) for a fun, light time. Mentions climate change & female power.
Don't see it if Only enjoy serious musicals with deeper meanings. Over the top / "so extra" productions annoy you. Knowledge of characters helps.
Also Ticket from in-person rush for $30.
See it if A surprising well executing family play which took me by surprise. I loved it.
Don't see it if you don't like family musicals, this won't be your kind of play.
See it if Want to be truly entertained - great music, singing, staging, direction, sets, costumes. So much fun.
Don't see it if Looking for something serious - this is pure entertainment people!
See it if You love SpongeBob. I never really watched it, but I imagine it's great if you're a fan.
Don't see it if If you don't love SpongeBob and you're not a theater geek, it's probably not worth it.
See it if You want a secretly subversive, downtown, queer big budget musical that is DELIGHTFUL.
Don't see it if You're annoyed by children. You want something serious or cohesive, it's intentionally multi-tone.
See it if You want to have a fun evening of theater and listen to a score written by some of the best songwriters of the day.
Don't see it if You only enjoy serious theater and don't want to unleash your inner child.