An exciting new musical featuring irresistible characters and magical music, this deep-sea pearl of a show is set to make a splash with audiences young and old. The future is bright, the future is bold, the future is The SpongeBob Musical.

Kokandy Producing Artistic Director Derek Van Barham comments, “We’re so excited to dive into our 11th season – a season with a splash zone! We really couldn’t think of a better way to spend the summer than The SpongeBob Musical, inviting Chicago into our very own Bikini Bottom. Just the mention of the show, its characters and its uplifting message are enough to brighten anyone’s day. There’s something for everyone in the world we’re going to create. Come on in – the water’s (more than) fine!”

June 22 - September 3, 2023

The Chopin Theater
1543 W Division St in Chicago.

Directed by JD Caudill
Music Direction by Bryan McCaffrey
Choreography by Jenna Schoppe

Based on the series by
Stephen Hillenburg

Book by Kyle Jarrow

Original Songs by
Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler & Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alex 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, 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

©2023 Viacom International Inc. All Rights Reserved. Nickelodeon, SpongeBob SquarePants
and all related titles, logos and characters are trademarks of Viacom International Inc. Created by Stephen Hillenburg.
THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals.