San Diego Junior Theatre Presents “The SpongeBob Musical”

| October 8, 2022 | 0 Comments

San Diego Junior Theatre, the nation’s longest-running youth theatre program, opens its 75th Anniversary Season with “The SpongeBob Musical.” It will run from October 28 to November 13, 2022 at the Casa del Prado Theatre in Balboa Park, 1600 Village Place, San Diego, and is recommended for all ages.

The stakes are higher than ever in this dynamic stage musical, as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the annihilation of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage.

With original songs by Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, The Flaming Lips, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Panic! At The Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants, David Bowie and more, this award-winning musical, based on the beloved animated series, demonstrates how the power of optimism really can save the world.

Junior Theatre welcomes back Jason Blitman, director of last season’s hit production “The Lightning Thief,” to bring the stories of Bikini Bottom’s citizens to JT audiences. Joining Jason on this adventure under the sea is JT alum and “Frog and Toad” choreographer, Emily Shackelford as well as first time JT music director, Eliza Vedar.

Thanks to a generous contribution from The Conrad Prebys Foundation, Junior Theatre continues to provide an ASL-interpreted performance for each production. For The SpongeBob Musicalthe ASL-interpreted performance will be Saturday, November 12 at 2pm. For optimal seating, members of the Deaf community can reach out directly to the box office at

Junior Theatre strongly encourages all eligible patrons to be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19. For the safety of our unvaccinated students who perform without masks, and our young, unvaccinated patrons, masks are still required for all patrons two years old and up. Patrons are asked to check for full details and any policy updates prior to attending a performance.

All Junior Theatre productions are performed in Balboa Park’s historic Casa del Prado Theatre, 1600 Village Place, at the corner of Old Globe Way and Village Place. For tickets and more information, visit or call the box office at 619-239-8355.

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