Let's go under the sea of The SpongeBob Musical!
First look production photos (via Entertainment Weekly) of The SpongeBob Musical have been released, providing us with our first look at the talented cast dressed as the fabled characters SpongeBob (Ethan Slater), Patrick (Danny Skinner), Sandy (Lilli Cooper), Squidward (Gavin Lee), Mr. Krabs (Carlos Lopez), and Plankton (Nick Blaemire). We also get our first look at the elaborate Bikini Bottom set.
Check out the photos in our gallery at the bottom of the page.
A legendary roster of Grammy Award winners. A visionary director and Tony Award®-winning design team. One of the world's most beloved and unforgettable characters. Turn them all loose on Broadway and what do you get? The SpongeBob Musical! Acclaimed Steppenwolf director Tina Landau and the groundbreaking designers behind Fun Home, Hedwig, and Spring Awakening have brilliantly reimagined Bikini Bottom for the Broadway stage, bringing the spirit of SpongeBob to life with humanity, heart, and pure theatricality.
With an original score from some of the biggest names in pop and rock, The SpongeBob Musical explodes with energy. 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 The SpongeBob Musical, where the power of optimism really can save the world!
The SpongeBob Musical will debut on June 7 at Chicago's Oriental Theatre, playing through July 10, 2016 before an expected move to Broadway next season.