PHS Theatre bringing SpongeBob to life as musical

Pittsburg High School Theatre will bring to life all the beloved characters from Bikini Bottom — Patrick, Mr. Krabs, Sandy, Squidward, and the rest! — when it produces The SpongeBob Musical at 7 p.m. March 9-10 and at 2 p.m. March 11 at Pittsburg High School.

The stakes are higher than ever 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. The power of optimism really can save the world!

Based on the beloved animated series created by Stephen Hillenburg, it will be directed by Breana Clark with music direction by Susan Laushman and Cooper Neil and technical direction by Chuck Boyles.

Musical numbers range from Bikini Bottom Boogie to Poor Pirates to the classic Best Day Ever, as characters roam between the iconic pineapple, The Krusty Krab, and The Chum Bucket.

The cast includes Tate Campbell as SpongeBob, Ben Shawn as Patrick Star, Olivia Doodnauth as Sandy Cheeks, Ella Rhuems as Squidward, Ben Bolinger as Mr. Krabs, Trent Toth as Plankton, Lauren Coomes as Pearl, and 16 other students rounding out the company. More than 40 additional students fulfill roles of the production crew and the pit band.

Tickets will be sold at the door; adults are $10 and students are $5.

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