Spongebob Squarepants – The Broadway Musical

June 7 – July 3 2017 Oriental Theatre Chicago (world premiere, as SpongeBob The Musical)
December 4 2017 – September 16 2018  (Palace Theatre, Broadway)

Official website: http://spongebobbroadway.com

Based on the Nickelodeon cartoon series. 

Book: Kyle Jarrow
Score: Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler & Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alexander Ebert of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Panic At The Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants and T.I. as well as David Bowie, and by Tom Kenny and Andy Paley
Co-Conceiver and Director: Tina Landau
Choreographer:  Christopher Gattelli
Music Supervisor: Tom Kitt
Scenic and Costume Design: David Zinn
Lighting Design: Kevin Adams
Projection Design: Peter Nigrini
Sound Design: Walter Trarbach
Hair & Wig Design: Charles G. Lapointe
Make-Up Design: Joe Dulude II
Foley Design: Mike Dobson
Music Director: Julie McBride
Music Co-Ordinators: Michael Keller, Michael Aarons
Production Stage Manager: Julia Jones
Production Management: Juniper Street Productions

Technical Information

A live foley artist plays live sound effects and musical accompaniments (such as a swanee whistle and percussion) as well as specific sampled sound effects. 

Adobe After Effects and Cinema 4D were used to build the content. A disguise media server (a hardware and software solution) plays the material during the show. The content is mapped onto a 3D model of the set within the disguise system, so that when it’s projected, it matches and fits the set perfectly.
Several Panasonic and Christie S+14k projectors are used, along with a BlackTrax camera tracking system to match projections to actor movements, and the regenerative content creation tool Notch to create material on the fly.

Rosco X24 X-Effects projectors are used to create large scale rippling effects on the set, to portray the underwater world.

Related Equipment:

X24 X-Effects (2011)


The View From Bikini Bottom (April 2017)
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Building Bikini Bottom by Marc J Franklin (November 2017)
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Spongebob Broadway Projection (February 2018)
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