by Paul Canaan
After antsy anticipation for the newest Broadway season, I finally got to see SpongeBob SquarePants. Not knowing the TV show, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Of course, you’re always a little biased when you have friends spread around the production.
In two words-ish: Whadda blast! From the cast to the inventive direction and choreography and the foley artist stage right (which was amazing), the talent on stage is truly extraordinary. The story is adorable and joyous. It was also thrilling to hear how all the different composers created a cohesive score. That alone is pretty groundbreaking.
These days I love when I can go to the theatre and have a truly good time. This show doesn’t take itself too seriously, which makes the message that diversity wins hit home harder. I can’t wait to go back and bring ALL the friends in the land!
Paul Canaan is a Broadway performer, most recently seen in the cast of Kinky Boots. He is also the President of The Original Production.