The SpongeBob Musical at the Oriental Theatre #SpongeBobBway
The SpongeBob Musical in Chicago
Limited Engagement through Sunday, July 10, 2016 at Broadway In Chicago's Oriental Theatre
The SpongeBob Musical opened June 19 here in Chicago's Oriental Theatre and is there through Sunday, July 10. My kids and I had the pleasure of receiving an invite and saw seeing SpongeBob in Bikini Bottom yesterday!
We first discovered SpongeBob whilst living abroad as expats in Beijing. Television reception in China was very scarce and well, we didn't speak Chinese. My daughter, then 18 months, fell head over heels for SpongeBob and has loved him ever since. We watched SpongeBob on DVD that entire year and have been watching him ever since. He never fails to make us giggle with his silly antics.
The Best Day Ever!
We saw The SpongeBob Musical on stage, live at the theater, and it was amazing! I happen to be a huge fan of the arts and have a deep fondness for live theater. I think it is so important to expose my children (and myself) to theater productions. Thankfully, we live in an amazing city that has so much to offer us.
The cast was awesome. Ethan Slater as SpongeBob epitomized all of SpongeBob from his gait to his giggle. My kids simply adored Gavin Lee as Squidward--he was quite spectacular and had the sarcasm down perfectly. We fell in love with all the characters in Bikini Bottom. The music included original sons from Steven Tyler and Joe Perry and thankfully we remained in our seats instead of dancing in the aisles.
I loved the stage and the costumes. I especially loved how fun the costumes were. I could just see all the "fun and imagination" in the costumes and the set and it must have been such a joy to create all of these. My girls were in awe and were wishing for stage hand jobs.
The SpongeBob Musical!
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 Get ready to dive to all-new depths of theatrical innovation at The SpongeBob Musical, where the power of optimism can save the world.
The character-driven cartoon, SpongeBob, chronicles the nautical and sometimes nonsensical adventures of SpongeBob, an incurably optimist and earnest sea sponge, and his undersea friends. The SpongeBob Musical does exactly that too! I love that SpongeBob always finds joy in everything and is always so positive, even though he is only a sponge.
Thank you Broadway in Chicago for providing tickets. Images courtesy of Broadway in Chicago and used with permission. All opinions are 100% honest and my own. *Offer valid for all performances through July 10. Must purchase at least two tickets for offer to apply. Offer will be reflected as 50% off each ticket. Not valid with any other offer or on previously purchased tickets. Normal ticketing fees and other restrictions may apply. Subject to limited availability. Offer ends Sunday, July 10 at 2 pm Central.