Barbara Ingram School for the Arts presents THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL
HAGERSTOWN, MD - The highly anticipated Barbara Ingram School for the Arts (BISFA) all-school Spring musical returns to the Maryland Theatre stage this April with a one-of-a-kind musical event, THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL.
A musical theatre production for all ages, THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL is incredibly fun and
family-friendly with a timeless story of identity, crisis, and community. David Ryan, Lead Theatre Teacher at Barbara Ingram states, “Spongebob The Musical goes far beyond the content of the cartoon we are all familiar with. It touches on the importance of community and the acceptance of others that may appear different from us. It uses a catchy musical score to teach and remind us to see the potential in others and accept all for who they are.”
The annual all-school musical invites students from all eight (8) disciplines to be part of the production to highlight the inherent gifts and talents within the entire school body. Whether on stage or in the orchestra pit, behind the scenes running lights and sound, creating props, building scenery, or producing promotional imagery and video, the entire school is encouraged to participate.
THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL explodes with energy and features an original pop and rock-infused score by a legendary roster of Grammy® Award-winning songwriters.
Explore the depths of theatrical innovation in THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL where the power of optimism really can save the world.
THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL presented by Barbara Ingram School for the Arts at Maryland Theatre:
Tickets are on sale now and range from $10-$25. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting https://www.mdtheatre.org/bisfa, in-person at the Maryland Theatre Box Office (21 South Potomac Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740) or by calling (301) 790-2000. Group sales are available for groups of 8 or more and can be purchased by calling (301) 790-2000.
About The Spongebob Musical
The SpongeBob Musical is based on the beloved animated series created by Stephen Hillenburg and features a book by Kyle Jarrow, with original songs by Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alexander Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, Lady A, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants and T.I., and songs by David Bowie, Tom Kenny and Andy Paley. Additional lyrics are by Jonathan Coulton, with additional music by Tom Kitt. The musical production was conceived by Tina Landau.
About Barbara Ingram School for the Arts (BISFA)
Barbara Ingram School for the Arts (BISFA) is a Washington County Public Arts Magnet High School which opened its doors to students in 2009. BISFA provides students from all over the region with a rigorous academic education and intensive pre-professional training in one of six arts and two technology based arts areas: creative writing , dance, instrumental music, theatre, visual arts, vocal music, computer game development & animation (CGDA) , and photo & cinematography. Admission to the school is determined by an audition, portfolio, and interview process based on students’ interest and potential in their selected discipline.
About The Maryland Theatre
Located in downtown Hagerstown, Maryland, The Maryland Theatre is the anchor of the Arts & Entertainment District and has a mission to provide quality entertainment, educational and cultural offerings to the community at large.
The Maryland Theatre and Performing Arts Center is proud to serve as the home of regional arts organizations such as Symphony Orchestra, Barbara Ingram School for the Arts, City Ballet School, Hagerstown Community Concert Association, Authentic Community Theatre, and the Miss Maryland Scholarship Pageant; and as the co-presenter of the annual New Year's Eve Krumpe's Donut Drop.
The stakes are higher than ever in this dynamic stage musical, 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!
Though SpongeBob SquarePants is incredibly fun and family-friendly, its timeless story of identity, crisis, and community is also a witty allegory that examines and critiques the politics of the modern era, and it does so in such a way where children will appreciate and understand the plot line, while adults can read between the lines and extract even more from the musical’s message. SpongeBob SquarePants features an eclectic score of music, each song having been written by a different musical artist with the purposes of recreating the type of musical hodgepodge exhibited by the original television series.
THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL explodes with energy and features an original pop and rock-infused score by a legendary roster of Grammy® Award-winning songwriters. Led
and conceived by visionary director Tina Landau (2018 Tony Award nominee) and a Tony Award®-winning design team, the production brings the spirit of SpongeBob to life with humanity, heart, and pure theatricality.
Explore the depths of theatrical innovation in THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL, 2018 Best Musical winner of the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards, where the power of optimism really can save the world.
Media Contact : Dr. Rob Hovermale, HoverRob@wcps.k12.md.us, 301-766-8840
Related Links : https://www.mdtheatre.org/bisfa