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The best day ever!
October 22-November 7, 2021 / Whitaker Center

Theatre Harrisburg is excited to kick off its 96th* season with The SpongeBob Musical, opening October 22nd at Whitaker Center in Harrisburg, PA. 

Join SpongeBob Squarepants and his friends Patrick Star and Sandy Cheeks as they work together to save their beloved home of Bikini Bottom from an impending volcanic eruption. This 12-time Tony® -nominated musical is more than simply a cartoon brought to the stage: Winner of the 2018 Drama Desk Outstanding Musical, and Outer Critics Circle Awards, The SpongeBob Musical has something for everyone, and features original music from a legendary lineup of Grammy® award-winners, including:  

Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, David Bowie, Jonathan Coulton, Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, Lady A, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Andy Paley, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants, T.I. and more 

In a timeless message, SpongeBob proves that when his world is thrown into chaos, he’s more than just a simple sponge, and that a little bit of optimism can save the world. 

* 95th Season productions suspended due to COVID-19 pandemic

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This show is performed at Whitaker Center. Please note, there is construction currently happening at this venue. If you park inside the Walnut Street Parking Garage, please take the elevator to Street Level and exit the building making a left on Court St. Walk the length of the building to Market Street and turn left, the Market Street entrance will be down the block on your left.

Proof of vaccination OR proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the performance start time are required to attend all live performances. Masks are required unless actively eating concessions or drinking. See our COVID-19 policy here.

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Reviews of The SpongeBob Musical   

“The SpongeBob Musical explodes with energy….” — Broadwayworld.com 

“Effervescent candy for the spirit!” – New York Magazine 

“Brilliant” – The New York Times 

“The music in the show is… spectacular” – The Daily Beast 

“It wants you to have fun. Soak it in.” – Time Out New York 

“Adults as well as children are likely to find SpongeBob absorbing.” – The Telegraph 

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THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals. www.concordtheatricals.com  

Based on the series by Stephen Hillenburg  

Book by Kyle Jarrow 

Original Songs by Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants, T.I. And Songs by David Bowie, Tom Kenny & Andy Paley. Additional Lyrics by Jonathan Coulton. Additional Music by Tom Kitt. 

Musical Production Conceived by Tina Landau 

Nickelodeon, SpongeBob SquarePants, and all related titles, logos and characters are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsors

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Donna and David Schankweiler

Supporting Sponsors

The Foundation for Enhancing Communities

Contributing Sponsors

 KIMBERLY TURNER