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Sunday, April 2nd 1 PM Open Door Theater presents Nickelodeon's The SpongeBob Musical
Presented By Open Door Theater
Sunday, April 2nd at 1:00pm EST
Online sale ends: 04/02/23 at 11:00am EST
R.J. Grey Jr. High School Auditorium
16 Charter Rd
Acton, MA 01720
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(Logo in orange states Nickelodeon and in yellow The SPONGEBOB MUSICAL)

Online sales stop two hours before the start of each performance. Tickets are available at the door while supplies last. 

This performance is audio described. All shows are sensory friendly/relaxed, interpreted into American Sign Language, and open captioned.

To ensure availability of a wheelchair seating location, service animals seating, or audio description device it is best to reserve in advance.

The SpongeBob Musical is fun for all ages!

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. Resident scientist Sandy Cheeks (Lali Haines, the actress who played Sally Jackson in ODT Lightning Thief 2022 and the witch in ODT Into the Woods 2020) has an idea to combat the disaster, but scheming Sheldon Plankton (Chris Merritt, the actor recently seen as Holegrave in Dunstable Theater Collab’s House of the Seven Gables) looks to take advantage of the mayhem for his own gain. As Squidward Q. Tentacles (Laurie Penney, the actress who played Scuttle in ODT Mermaid 2019) plans a benefit concert to fund the town's evacuation, residents turn against Sandy for being an outsider, and Patrick's (Sabrina Denison, Deaf actress and Director of Artistic Sign Language for I was Most Alive with You, Playwrights Horizon, NYC 2018, and voiced by Heather Pruiksma, Gertrude in ODT Seussical 2017) attention is diverted by some groupies. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected, sweet and earnest hero, SpongeBob (Jared Palazzo, Percy Jackson in ODT Lightning Thief 2022) rises up and with teamwork, saves the day. The power of optimism really can save the world!

This dynamic musical is a feast for the eyes and ears as it celebrates the diversity and the interconnectedness of the community in an ocean habitat and everywhere in the world around us. Get absorbed in this irreverent, delightful adaptation of the beloved cartoon. The SpongeBob Musical is sweeter and as spectacular as a pineapple under the sea.

Open Door Theater’s Production is Directed by B. James Kelly, Musical Director Kathryn Denney, Choreographer Becky Robichaud, Stage Manager Lisa Jensen-Fellows, and Produced by Sam Gould and Dawn Gomez.

Open Door Theater values and includes people of all nationalities, socioeconomic backgrounds, abilities, races, genders, religions, and sexual orientations in everything we do on stage and off. We welcome the unique insights, perspectives and feedback of all our participants to fulfill our mission and believe that the more diverse our community, the more learning opportunities created.

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. The Broadway production of The SpongeBob Musical earned its place on 2017’s “Best of Broadway” lists including Broadway.com, BuzzFeed, The Chicago Tribune, The Daily Beast, Deadline, ET Online, Forbes, Time Out New York and Variety. The SpongeBob Musical was named Best Musical by the Drama Desk Awards and Outer Critics Circle and earned 12 Tony Award nominations – the most nominated musical of the 2017-2018 theatre season – winning for Best Scenic Design of a Musical (David Zinn).

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


Assistance Discounts

We are pleased to participate in the Massachusetts card to culture discount program. Discounts are available to Massachusetts EBT, WIC and ConnectorCare cardholders. Up to 2 tickets per season to subscription-eligible productions priced at $10 each. EBT, WIC and ConnectorCare Cardholders can request this discount by going to our accessibility page on our website here https://www.opendoortheater.org/accessibility/.

Did you know anyone with a Massachusetts-issued EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) card can get reduced or free admission into more than 100 cultural organizations across the Commonwealth? Access the power of culture with your EBT card—see the full list of participating organizations online.

EBT Card to Culture is a collaboration between the Mass Cultural Council and the Executive Office of Health and Human Services Department of Transitional Assistance.

If you need further assistance:


Tickets line: (978) 264-8150 (voicemail is not checked daily)


Performances are held at Dragonfly Theater in RJ Grey Junior High

16 Charter Rd

Acton, MA 01720

Enter the campus from Route 111. The Auditorium is in the building visible above the tennis courts on the left.

Items Not Allowed
No food or beverages are allowed in the RJ Grey Auditorium. Snack and drinks will be available for purchase in the lobby. NO NUTS or CITRUS of any kind are allowed in the school building.
Additional Information
Open Door Theater works to create an accessible environment for all. If you need assistance with special seating, wheelchair access, adaptive listening devices or have any other accessibility support please contact us at: 978-264-8150 (please note, voicemail is not checked daily)

Presented By

Event starts at 1:00pm
Doors open at 12:30pm

Left Orchestra: $15.00
Orchestra: $15.00
Right Orchestra: $15.00
WC: $15.00

All Ages

R.J. Grey Jr. High School Auditorium<br> 16 Charter Rd<br> Acton, 01720




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