The Sulphur Springs High School Wildcat Theatre will present the critically-acclaimed, Tony award-winning “The SpongeBob Musical” at 7 p.m. Nov. 11 and Nov. 13, and a 2 p.m. matinee on Nov. 14, at the SSHS Auditorium (at Hopkins County Regional Civic Center.)
In this production, SpongeBob and his friends spring from television to the SSHS stage in an exciting event featuring original music from superstars of all genres with original songs by Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, David Bowie, Panic at the Disco, Steven Tyler, T.I., and many more. Other productions of this musical, declared brilliant by the New York Times, with its message of inclusivity and fun-for-the-whole-family community-oriented humor, make it a must-see.
Junior Austin Crump leads The SpongeBob Musical cast as SpongeBob. He is backed up by seniors Savannah Lilley as Sandy, AllieGrace Woodard as Patrick, Lucy Braddy as Mr. Krabs, Emilie Gotcher as Squidward, and RJ Penny as Plankton, junior Danielle Verlander as Pearl Krabs, and freshman Aiden Woodard as Patchy the Pirate.
Other cast members include seniors Caleb Talmage and Brandon Williams; juniors Khira Young, Colbie Glenn, and Ricardo Chavarria; sophomores Oliver Falter, Betzy Chacón, Jolene Reed, Caroline Prickette, Cadyn Spigner, Addison Bradley, Camila Hidalgo, Talley Brown, Cadrian Davis, and Lorelai Lilley; and freshmen Audrey Tanton and Aspen Mayhew. Community and younger actors include Josh Williams, Cindy Welch, Melissa and Finley Peugh, Emery Brown, Nathan Woodard, and Gerald Grafton.
Crew members are led by Senior Stage Manager Anayeli De La Cruz, Senior Technical Stage Manager Brandon Williams, and Junior Stage Manager Markida Hood. Other crew members include senior Heather Horne, Junior Keziah Sims, Sophmores Esme Santacruz, Madilyn Lindley, Gil Fykes, and Addison Graves; and freshmen Bella Driver, Summer Patterson, and Alaya Mims.
The Wildcat Theatre production of The SprongeBob Musical is directed by Lesha Woodard, with musical direction by Beth Cole, additional choreography by Amanda Brandenburgh and additional tech direction by Kris Luce. The presentation is sponsored, in part, by Sulphur Springs Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, Alliance Bank, and Coldwell Banker,
Tickets are $10 from any cast or crew member or online at bit.ly/wildcattheatre, or $15 at the door.