1. The Score is Full of Big Names
The Spongebob Musical's score is definitely going to bring you down into the salty depths of Bikini Bottom, but did you know that this Broadway soundtrack features lyrics written by some of the greatest artists known to music?
Among the score's writers are Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alex Ebert, The Flaming Lips, John Legend, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, Panic! At the Disco, The Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants, T.I., and David Bowie (with additional lyrics written by Jonathan Coulton).
Catch a sneak peak of Panic! at the Disco's "(Just a) Simple Sponge" sung by Spongebob himself, Ethan Slater, in the video above.
2. There Won’t be Any Theme Park Costumes
You may have seen costumes like these at theme parks, on Nickelodeon’s orange carpet, and in other musical performances based on Cartoons, but you won’t find them on the stage of The Spongebob Musical. The musical does feature costumes that match the outfits of all of our favorite under the sea characters, but there isn’t any foam or giant, lifeless eyes.
3. The Sets are Brilliant
— Masterworks Broadway (@SonyBroadway) July 11, 2016
If you were worried that the real world would never be able to capture the majesty that is bikini bottom with its flower shaped clouds and jellyfish floating around like butterflies, then you’re in for a treat. The sets in the musical not only bring the cartoon fully to the stage, it makes you feel like you’ve been transported into your TV to Bikini Bottom.