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 grew up watching SBSP or are the parent of a kid who did. Very clever human adaptation of cartoon characters. Insider references. Set A+
Don't see it if You are unfamiliar with Sponge Bob. Not enough there to grab onto unless you understand the backstory.
See it if You grew up watching Spongebob and want to escape life for a while. Love big time musical sets/and numbers.
Don't see it if You want something super serious (but the show did make some serious points, which surprised me). Don't like hearing kids giggle at shows.
See it if you're up for a surprisingly delightful, heartfelt & optimistic musical; never expected a musical about SPONGEBOB to be a balm for the soul
Don't see it if you just can't get over the idea that it's a musical based on Spongebob; if you don't want to see a brilliant cast or astonishing design
See it if You want a real fun evening with great dancing and singing for the whole family.
Don't see it if If you want serious drama and don’t appreciate light theater.
See it if You enjoy shows with eye popping sets You are looking for a show to take your kids to You are a fan of spongebob You like light musicals
Don't see it if You only like dramas You want something deep and profound
See it if OMG-this show blew me away. Never watched the cartoon and on Broadway it just works. Good story, great music, exceptional acting. See it!
Don't see it if If you hate the cartoon, you probably won't like this. I never saw the cartoon and while I didn't get the inside jokes, I loved it. So fun
See it if You want to have fun! It's also a deeper story than I thought it would be, about fitting in and inclusion, and friendship.
Don't see it if You are very serious and cannot get into silliness. You want to see performers who you already know. You don't want kids in the audience.
See it if you love big musicals, extravagant costumes, and an all around fun time; also helps if you love spongebob
Don't see it if you are unfamiliar with spongebob or don't like shows that attract kids and their families
See it if you love great costumes & sets - it won the Tony for Scenic Design in a Musical. You enjoy fun kid-friendly musicals (actors do a great job)
Don't see it if you want a drama, plot surprises, or sophisticated dialog/humor. (FYI, SBS is predictable & simple, but has a deeper takeaway - see below).
See it if You’re a fan of the show you’lo love this. Some great #s. I can see the attraction but I’m not a fan of the show.
Don't see it if I personally could have lived without seeing this but my 14 year niece wanted to and she loved it.
See it if you like interesting costumes, stagecraft and FUN The projections were wonderful BTW
Don't see it if the songs and dialogue matter, because the sound was murky at times, but frankly I could just watch it with no hearing & be interested
See it if you are 7 years old or are the parent of a 7 year old. Young children will love this! It's truly a spectacle, but that's all it is.
Don't see it if You're an adult looking for something more than bright lights and bubbles. This is a show geared towards a very young audience.
See it if Willing to turn off your brain and appreciate a world of zany colors, bouncy melodies and optimism.
Don't see it if Looking for intellectual stimulation. (See Junk instead.)
See it if Would love the "classic" Spongebob lines. To marvel at the on point physicality in casting of Spongebob, Squidward, and Patrick. Pure silly.
Don't see it if Expect far more quality in a Broadway score; pop writers provided music here, and it shows. Prefer shows about human stories sans winking
See it if you're down for a kids show that totally works as an 'adult' show with a strong plot and well-rounded characters
Don't see it if you're not in the mood for something fluffy and lighthearted
See it if You are a fan of the show. Have children that are fans or just looking for something light and funny. Great stage design.
Don't see it if You do not like childish shows.
See it if you're a fan of the show. Fun for the whole family. Beautiful sets!
Don't see it if you're not familiar with the show. Not required (I've never seen the TV show) but I think you'd enjoy it much more if you're a SpongeBob fan
See it if you love Spongebob, innovative staging with great performances, and an eclectic mashup of songs and genres
Don't see it if stiffer, more classical pieces of musical theater canon
See it if You're at all curious as to how this musical could be popular. It is fun, political, and well-thought out. The actors are so committed :)
Don't see it if You have absolutely no interest or pleasure from Spongebob.