Performance Program

Lawrence Arts Center presents

The SpongeBob Musical

February 23, 2024, 7:00 pmFebruary 24, 2024, 2:00 pm & 7:00 pmFebruary 25, 2024, 2:00 pmFebruary 29, 2024, 7:00 pmMarch 1, 2024, 7:00 pmMarch 2, 2024, 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm

Please note:

  • There will be fog, sirens, flashing lights, moving lights, and latex balloons in the production.
  • The show runs 2 hours and 30 mins with a 10 min intermission.
Credits 🧽

Directed by Justin Harbaugh
Music Direction by Erin Zipper
Choreography by Justin Harbaugh & Leslie Dymond
Acting and Vocal Coach Ric Averill
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 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

Any video and/or audio recording of this performance is strictly prohibited.

©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.

Welcome to Bikini Bottom! 🍍

Welcome to the Lawrence Arts Center’s production of The SpongeBob Musical! On July 17, 1999, the SpongeBob SquarePants cartoon burst onto our TV sets, and we were immediately immersed in the adventures of an optimistic young sponge. We now take his biggest adventure onto our Main Stage with this 2018 Tony Nominee for Best Musical.

In a world where citizens of Bikini Bottom are uncertain what tomorrow may bring, and their home is threatened, the town is quickly thrown into chaos. Who will save the day? SpongeBob and his friends Sandy and Patrick show us that, to counter the forces of bigotry, exploitation, and disinformation, we must treat each other with kindness, foster inclusion, and gain empathy.

The performers, musicians, and crew worked to create this show in just six weeks. Their skills and passion are beyond words, and they have pushed our creativity each day.

Thank you to the leadership that brought this show to life: Erin, Ric, Leslie, Kalen, Samaria, Lexey, and Elizabeth—finally, a big thank you to all the families, caregivers and audience members. We could not do this without all of you!

Sit back, relax, and enjoy The SpongeBob Musical.

Justin Harbaugh

The Songs 🎶

Act I
  • “Bikini Bottom Day” | The Citizens of Bikini Bottom
  • “Bikini Bottom Day (Reprise 1)” | SpongeBob
  • “No Control” | Perch Perkins, The Citizens of Bikini Bottom
  • “BFF” | SpongeBob & Patrick
  • “When the Going Gets Tough” | Plankton, The Citizens of Bikini Bottom
  • “(Just a) Simple Sponge” | SpongeBob, Mr. Krabs, Sponges
  • “Daddy Knows Best” | Mr. Krabs, Pearl
  • “Hero Is My Middle Name” | SpongeBob, Sandy, Patrick
  • “Super Sea Star Savior” | Patrick, Sardines
  • “Tomorrow Is” | The Citizens of Bikini Bottom
🦀 10-Minute Intermission 🦀
Act II
  • “Poor Pirates” | Patchy, Pirates
  • “Bikini Bottom Day Reprise” | SpongeBob
  • “Bikini Bottom Boogie” | The Electric Skates, Pearl, Fans
  • “Chop to the Top” | Sandy, SpongeBob
  • “(I Guess I) Miss You” | SpongeBob, Patrick
  • “I’m Not a Loser” | Squidward, Sea Anemones
  • “Simple Sponge (Reprise)” | SpongeBob
  • “Tomorrow Is (Reprise) / Best Day Ever | SpongeBob, The Citizens of Bikini Bottom
  • Finale: “Bikini Bottom Day Reprise” | The Citizens of Bikini Bottom
Cast, Ensemble & Band 🏖
SpongeBob Arthur Phog Clifford
Patrick Adrian Brothers
Sandy Megan Hill
Squidward Ella Rhuems
Mr. Krabs Jasper Mumford
Plankton Jack Malin
French Narrator Jen Walker
Pearl Kayla Cook
Karen Alex Bellavia
The Mayor Robin Michael
Perch Perkins Felicia Goodison
Patchy the Pirate Ric Averill
Security Guard 1 Jason Van Nice
Security Guard 2 Isabella Luchsinger-Cuevas
Larry Owen Gerrish
Mrs. Puff Devi Arkeketa
Johnny the Bartender Gladys Demby
Krabby Patty with Legs Margaret Weisbrod-Morris
Gary the Snail Nolan Stewart
The Electric Skates Jacob Micka

Anders Benson

January Jackson

Old Man Jenkins Oscar Lang
Buster Bluetang Andrew Heideman
Mob Fish Emmett Henry
Upside Down Fish Kouri Demlash
BFF Dancers Jacob Micka

Lily Stewart

Cadence Mayfield

Sardine 1 Lily Stewart
Sardine 2 Eva Farmer
Sardine 3 Owen Gerrish
Sardine 4 Nolan Stewart
Sardine 5 Isabella Luchsinger-Cuevas
Sea Anemones Sarah Song

Santana Romero

Ensemble A 🌊
Emmett Henry

Nolan Stewart

Owen Gerrish

Jacob Micka

Isabella Luchsinger-Cuevas

Eva Farmer

Lily Stewart

Felicia Goodison

Jennifer Walker

Kayla Cook

Alex Bellavia

Ensemble B 🏴‍☠️
Oscar Lang

Kouri Demelash

Anders Benson

Andrew Heideman

Jason Van Nice

Cadence Mayfield

Evie MacFarland

Gladys Demby

January Jackson

Devi Arkeketa

Robin Michael

Youth Ensemble 🦈
Ollie Averill

Zea Alvarez

Libby Cain

Moe Frye

Oliver Lang

Spenser Greer

Ayla Roundy

Grace Goodison

Ida Hegeman

Markis Krestas

Ollie Jepson-Pike

Karoline Beinek-Pentzer

Kennedy Michael

Lucy Needham

Naomi Watts

Band 🥁
Piano Erin Zipper
Keys, Strings Ric Averill
Guitar Jeff Jackson
Bass Jim Piller
Drums/Foley Matt Bell
Tech Class 🐙
  • Alexandra Sanchez
  • Isabel Sanchez
  • Liam Price
  • Max Dahda
  • Cora Brownley
  • Graham Hall
  • Lucas Hasiuk
  • Benjamin Tiemann
  • Katherine Walters
  • Nicolette Davis
  • Lillian Ramsey
  • Sawyer Harding
  • Kalispell Johnson
  • Nora Kemp
  • Celia O’Connor
  • Miles Perez
  • Isobel Krestas
  • Zizi Ball
  • Ellie Seybold
  • Maddy Turner
  • Alia Leon
Production Team 🐳
  • Director/Co-Choreographer Justin Harbaugh
  • Acting/Music Coach Ric Averill
  • Music Director Erin Zipper
  • Co-Choreographer Leslie Dymond
  • Scenic Designer Samaria Fleig
  • Lighting Designer Lexey Jost
  • Costume Designer Landon Noll
  • Costume Assistant Jess Finkemeier
  • Stage Manager/Assistant Director Kalen Stockton
  • Sound Technician Josiah Moreno
  • Scenic Builders Cliff Hoitt-Lange, David Nichols, Elliot Yochim, Jennifer Walker, Jess Finkemeier, Jodie Little, Lexey Jost, Monica Shafii, Nico Scales, Samaria Fleig,  Sofia Bilbao, Tevin Mershon, and the SpongeBob Junior Tech Class
  • Sound Engineer Josiah Moreno
  • Sound Assistant Miles Perez
  • Running Crew Elliot Yochim, Cliff Hoitt-Lange, SpongeBob Junior Tech Class
Production Staff 🐚

Director of Performing Arts Elizabeth Sullivan

Associate Director of Performing Arts & Education Justin Harbaugh

Technical Director/Production Manager Samaria Fleig

Assistant Technical Director Lexey Jost

Event Manager Lisa Purdon

Box Office Manager Josiah Moreno

Artistic Director Emeritus, Performing Arts Ric Averill

Special Thanks 🐿
  • Pet World
  • Liberty Hall
  • Just Food 
  • Matt Bell
  • Courtney Farr
  • Macey Webb
  • Lawrence Parks & Recreation Dept.
  • Freestate High School
  • Billy Mills Middle School
  • Leavenworth High School
  • Madison Plouvier
  • David Brown
  • Jane Pennington & Theater Lawrence
  • Keats Johnson
  • Sarah Bowling
  • Trish Nuteboom
  • Bryce Jones
  • Keith Miles
  • Jeff Noll
  • Rochelle Watson
  • Karla Luchsinger
  • Lucy Needham
  • Monica Shafii
  • Hang12
  • Nick Schmiedeler
  • Lisa Purdon
  • Our amazing volunteers!
  • Parents and families of the cast and crew!

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Meet the Production Staff

Justin Harbaugh

Associate Director of Performing Arts & Education

Elizabeth Sullivan

Director of Performing Arts

Samaria Fleig

Technical Director, Production Manager

Lexey Jost

Assistant Technical Director, Shop Manager

Josiah Moreno

Box Office Manager, Sound Technician

Ric Averill

Artistic Director of Performing Arts Emeritus

Erin Zipper

Music Director, The SpongeBob Musical & School of Theatre and Music

Landon Noll

Costume Designer

Jeff Jackson

The SpongeBob Musical, Musician-Guitar

Matt Bell

The SpongeBob Musical, Musician-Drums/Foley

James Piller

The SpongeBob Musical, Musician-Bass

Kalen Stockton

Assistant Director & Stage Manager

Elliot Yochim

Technical Crew

Cliff Hoitt-Lange

Stage Manager

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The Cast

Photography by Ann Dean

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