|YPT Announces 2021 – 2022 Season!|
YPT is Thrilled to be Back… with Magical, Musical Theater!
THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL
Open Saturday, September 11th, at 8:00 am
on Sign Up Genius!
September 25, 2021 10:00am-6:00pm
Callbacks: Sept. 26, 2021 1:00-5:00pm
Ages: 12 & Up Vaccinated
Tech Talk and Open House
Sunday, September 26, 2021
12:30pm YPT Tour
1:00-2:00pm Tech Talk
Come explore Tech Options on SPONGEBOB!
Perspective Crew Members and Parents Welcome!
Ages: 12 & Up Vaccinated
January 20-23, 2022
January 27-30, 2022
YPT’s SPONGEBOB Team
Caroline Huntoon, Director
Eddie Van Riper, Music Director
Tim Van Riper, Music Director
Erika Jost, Choreographer
Why SPONGEBOB THE MUSICAL!
In heavy times, we can all use a little nonsense. (The good kind.) Who better to offer respite… than a happy-go-lucky sponge who lives in a pineapple on the ocean floor? Launched in 1999 by Stephen Hillenburg, a former marine biologist whose interest in aquatic life was uniquely unbridled, the Nickelodeon cartoon “SpongeBob SquarePants” introduced the world to a community known as Bikini Bottom, populated by scheming plankton, entrepreneurial crabs, and (least explicably) a karate-trained Texan squirrel in an astronaut suit.
The phenomenon reached Broadway, in a musical extravaganza at the Palace, whose boards were once trod by Judy Garland and Harry Belafonte. And why not? SpongeBob is every inch an icon, though his dreams are humble. “You’re just a simple sponge, boy. And yet somehow you don’t seem to absorb very much,” Mr. Krabs, his boss at the Krusty Krab, tells him. But our hero yearns to prove himself, and finally gets the chance when a volcano threatens underwater doom. Here’s where the real twist comes: the show is very good.
An all-star roster of artists supplied original songs, among them Steven Tyler, the Flaming Lips, John Legend, Cyndi Lauper, and Sara Bareilles.
Michael Schulman, The New Yorker, December 2017
So join us,
as we welcome live theater back to Young People’s Theater,
with excitement, silliness, and joy.
Coronavirus Mitigation Measures:
Cast and Staff fully vaccinated
Masks required at rehearsals as recommended by the health department
Longer rehearsal timeframe with fewer rehearsals per week
to allow us to adjust our plans as needed
Rehearsal Call Times (Not All Cast Called at All Times):
MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR SPRING 2022:
Back with Matilda Cast…
Watch for announcement regarding audition opportunities for any wanting to join the cast!
UM Power Center for the Performing Arts
May 13-15, 2022
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