Nickelodeon Readies The SpongeBob Musical: Live On Stage!


Following its run on Broadway, The SpongeBob Musical: Live On Stage!, which reunites members of the original Broadway company, will simulcast on Saturday, December 7, at 7:00 p.m., across Nickelodeon, TeenNick and Nicktoons.

Joining the cast is SpongeBob SquarePants voice actor Tom Kenny as Patchy the Pirate, performing the original Sara Bareilles song “Poor Pirates.” Nickelodeon also revealed a first look at the special, as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the potential of the total annihilation of their undersea world.

The SpongeBob Musical: Live On Stage! cast will include Ethan Slater as SpongeBob SquarePants, Gavin Lee as Squidward Q. Tentacles, Danny Skinner as Patrick Star, Brian Ray Norris as Eugene Krabs, Wesley Taylor as Sheldon Plankton and Christina Sajous as Sandy Cheeks, with Kenny as Patchy the Pirate.

Prior to making his on-stage debut, Patchy takes a fun-filled journey through the world of SpongeBob SquarePants’ best musical moments during the original special SpongeBob SquarePants: Patchy’s Playlist, premiering Saturday, Nov. 30, at 11:30 a.m., on Nickelodeon. During the special, Patchy highlights fan-favorite songs of the animated series, including “Ripped Pants,” “The F.U.N. Song,” “Sweet Victory” and more.

In addition, Patchy the Pirate appears in five original short-form videos leading up to the premiere of The SpongeBob Musical: Live on Stage! In each, he goes behind the scenes, interviewing principal cast members and checking out the production, while trying to score a ticket to the big show. Catch Patchy on Nickelodeon on Monday, December 2 through Friday, December 6.

“I’ve had a blast portraying live-action suburban buccaneer and President of the SpongeBob SquarePants Fan Club, Patchy the Pirate, since the character’s first appearance in season two of SpongeBob SquarePants way back in 2000,” said Kenny. “I loved The SpongeBob Musical, and I was thrilled to be included in it both in pre-recorded (‘French Narrator’) and songwriter (‘Best Day Ever’) forms! But to now have the opportunity to actually step on stage and perform alongside members of the original Broadway production is truly a unique honor. It’s ‘meta times ten,’ and I think Nickelodeon’s audience will really get a kick out of it!”